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Good Grief Day Camp Offered

Trudy Ventello and Pat Kirkowski work together to plan for the thirteenth year offering Good Grief Day Camp through Memorial Hospital’s Hospice program and the Bradford County Human Service Development Fund.

Good Grief Day Camp will be held at the Vesper Church Spiritual Life Center in Standing Stone June 11, 12, and 13, 2013. The setting is a perfect location for the camp including indoor and outdoor activities.

Good Grief Day Camp is a bereavement support camp for children ages 6 through 18 who have experienced the death of a loved one. The focus of the camp is to help children with grief and bereavement through play, art, music and activities.

Good Grief Day Camp provides an atmosphere to help kids understand that their feelings are normal and lets them celebrate the life of the person who has died and also to learn coping skills. "There is nothing easy about losing a loved one," said Trudy Ventello, LSW, one of the camp leaders.

"Every year’s camp experience has been a great success and very rewarding," echoes Pat Kirkowski, camp leader. "We knew we wanted to keep offering it to the community."

There is no fee for the Good Grief Day Camp. The camp is supported by the efforts of Memorial Hospital Hospice volunteers’ fund raising efforts and Bradford County’s Human Service Development Fund. Pre-Registration is necessary, or to obtain more information, please call Pat Kirkowski at (570) 265-2525 or Trudy Ventello at (570) 268-2233.

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Press Release
May 24, 2013
Contact: Jeff Russell 268-2444