Dealing with the death of a loved is hard for everyone, but especially for children. At Camp Hope Warsaw, which took place July 12 to 14 at Warsaw Community Church, 32 children participated in activities designed to help them address and process their grief. Campers connected and built relationships with each other while sharing their emotions and stories about their loved ones and participating in art, music, physical activities and games.
“Camp Hope helps kids realize that they’re not alone,” said an 11-year-old camper. “It helped me learn how to talk about my feelings and helped me feel better.”
Camp Hope Warsaw is a program of Ryan’s Place, a nonprofit located in Goshen, Ind., that provides grief support to children, teens and families. The organization will offer two additional camps this fall: Camp Hope Columbia City Sept. 19 and Camp Hope Syracuse Oct. 1. For additional information, call 574-535-1000.