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  • Hospice of the Piedmont Provides Summer Day Camp for Grieving Youth

    (Charlottesville, VA, June 1, 2021) – Hospice of the Piedmont is pleased to announce the 2021 Journeys Summer Bereavement Day Camp. This camp is being offered for children and teens (5-18) who are affected by the death of a loved one. The program is provided as a public service and is funded by donations from grants and the community at large.

     

    Our camps provide a safe and supportive environment that gives grieving children the opportunity to discover that they are not alone and that their feelings are normal. This is an opportunity to gather in nature, be around peers with a similar story, laugh, share, and have a common experience together.

     

    The half-day outdoor summer camp will be held on Saturday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Moorman’s River Camp in Free Union. It will be facilitated by the Living Earth School. The day’s activities will include art expression, nature education and exploration, catered lunch, and a real campfire with s’mores to end the day.

     

    Transportation will be provided to and from camp at certain locations if requested.  For an application or more information about camps or bereavement support for children, teens, and parents, call the Center for Children’s Journeys program at Hospice of the Piedmont at 434-817-6900 or 1-800-975-5501, or visit www.hopva.org.

     

    About Hospice of the Piedmont

     

    Founded in 1980, Hospice of the Piedmont is the only community-based nonprofit hospice organization serving central and northern Virginia. We serve the counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Buckingham, Culpeper, Greene, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, and Rappahannock. Hospice of the Piedmont provides high-quality, compassionate care to patients with advanced and serious illness, as well as their families, plus grief support for community members coping with the death of a loved one. Hospice of the Piedmont is committed to providing care and support services to all members of our community regardless of their ability to pay. Hospice of the Piedmont is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for compliance with a comprehensive set of national standards. By choosing a healthcare provider that has achieved ACHC accreditation, you can take comfort in knowing that you will receive the highest quality of care.