Helping youth heal after the death of a loved one

Capital Caring Prince George’s County to hold grief camp for youth who have suffered the loss of a family member

When a family member dies, children react differently from adults as they deal with feelings of loss, emotional distress and, in some cases, depression. For the past two decades, Capital Caring has embraced grieving children by offering support at local Point of Hope Camps.

On Aug. 11, Capital Caring Prince George’s County will host a Point of Hope Camp for children ages 6 –15.  The half-day camp is provided at no cost and intended for children who have had a close loved one die recently. Campers will partake in expressive arts, crafts, movement therapy and connect with others who have lost a loved one. The camp will be held at Watkins Park Nature Center in Prince George’s County from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

More about Capital Caring Point of Hope Camps
Our Point of Hope Camp staff are trained and licensed social workers, counselors and chaplains who provide support to those facing loss throughout their emotional journey. The camp offers grieving adolescents the opportunity to connect with others who have also suffered a loss in a safe, therapeutic environment. All activities that campers are engaged in are designed to be fun and help campers work through the grief process by building trust, self-esteem and skills to cope with their recent loss.

ABOUT CAPITAL CARING
Since 1977, Capital Caring has simply improved care for those facing life‐limiting illness through direct support of patients and their families, public education and advocacy. Since its inception, Capital Caring has provided hospice, palliative care, and counseling to nearly 120,000 patients and their families. Almost 800 employees and 1,000 volunteers provide these services to nearly 1,400 patients each day. As one of the nation’s oldest and largest non‐profit providers of hospice and palliative care, Capital Caring is proud to provide nearly $3.3 million in charitable care to families in need annually. To learn more about Capital Caring, visit www.capitalcaring.org or call 800‐869‐2136.

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