Camp Grin Again: Growth through grieving

Camp Grin Again

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Hospice of Wichita Falls is hosting "Camp Grin Again" to provide kids who have lost a loved one another way to grieve.

This year has the largest group Hospice has had for Camp Grin Again, all of them from different backgrounds but have one thing in common and that is experiencing loss.

Some of the kids have lost parents, grandparents, and best friends.

This camp allows these kids another way to grieve together and share their experiences by playing games, arts and crafts, and breakout sessions.

The goal is to help kids understand the grieving process and that it is okay to be sad.

"We have been honoring our loved ones and talking about memories," said Morgan Perron Children's Program Coordinator at Hospice of Wichita Falls.  It has been a little bit more emotional, but we've also got kids doing a relay race, laughing, running around, and having a good time.  Slowly throughout the week, you can tell that they are having an 'ah-ha' moment.  We at least hope to plant the seed in these kids if we can get these conversations going.

Organizers of the camp hope that these kids can take away that there is a support system for them.

To learn more about "Camp Grin Again," click here.

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