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Free grief camp for teens to be held at Camp Evergreen

The camp is for youth and teens who have experienced the death of someone important in their lives.


Posted on March 25, 2014 at 5:33 p.m.

MISHAWAKA – Camp Evergreen is accepting applications for volunteers and campers to attend Youth Day Camp and Teen Camp. Camp Evergreen is a free grief camp for youth and teens who have experienced the death of someone important in their life.

Youth Day Camp, for ages 6 to 12, is set for 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 31 at Bair Lake Bible Camp, 12500 Prang St., Jones, Mich. Teen Camp, for ages 13 to 17, is set for May 30 to June 1 at Bair Lake Bible Camp.

According to Camp Director Holly Farmer, Camp Evergreen helps educate youth and teens on the grief process and positive ways to cope. "It can be a life-changing weekend for the children and volunteers," said Farmer. "Along with opportunities for healing and sharing, the teens, youth, and adults participate in many activities, including swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, and camp fires."

Volunteers are needed for both camps. Adult buddies for each youth camper and small groups of teen campers are needed to provide support and assist with camp activities. All volunteers must attend one three-hour training session offered at Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, at the following times:

  • 6 to 9 p.m. May 12
  • 9 a.m. to noon May 16
  • 6 to 9 p.m. May 22

Camp Evergreen is sponsored by Center for Hospice Care as a free community service. Transportation to and from camp is included.

Campers and volunteers must complete an application packet. For more information or to request a packet contact Farmer at 255-1064 or email evergreen@centerforhospice.org.


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