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Ohio's Hospice LifeCare Camp Waves of Emotion Recap

Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare Holds Summer Camp for Grieving Children

Pathways of Hope at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare hosted its 13th annual Camp Waves of Emotion, Aug. 2-5, at its Wooster office. Camp Waves of Emotion is a bereavement camp for children, ages 7-12, who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or significant loved one. The camp experience is designed to encourage campers to express their feelings of grief in a safe and fun environment.   

Campers were surrounded by a caring community that gave them the opportunity to interact with their peers who are grieving the loss of a loved one. In addition to activities to help them attend to their grief, campers had the opportunity to create artwork and even created picture frames for their loved ones at the University of Akron Wayne College 3D Lab. 

“Camp Waves of Emotion was a great success this year,” said David Hargrave, LSW, CCTP, CGCS, bereavement counseling professional at Ohio’s Hospice Lifecare. “Each camper was able to safely share and process unique aspects of their grief journey at different times throughout the camp.” 

Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare,a not-for-profit organization established in 1982, is an affiliate of Ohio’s Hospice that serves communities in northeast Ohio. It embodies the spirit of neighbors caring for neighbors with a commitment to relieve suffering, ease fears, and provide companionship along life’s last journey. Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare addresses patient and family needs wherever the patient calls home. Services also include access to the Stanley C. and Flo K. Gault Inpatient Pavilion, providing short-term patient care to manage acute symptoms, adjust medications, or stabilize patient condition. 

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