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Episode 10: Camp Hope, grief camp for kids

Episode 10: Camp Hope, grief camp for kids

On this episode of Real People, Real Hope we introduce you to Wellspring's Camp Hope - a free grief camp for kids supported 100% from generous donors.

The grieving process is hard enough as an adult, but imagine what it’s like for a 12-year-old who’s just lost his mom to cancer. Knowing what to say and do – or feel – is so hard. It may seem almost easier to feel lost and alone.

But that’s not healthy for anyone. That’s when Camp Hope steps in.

Camp Hope is a three-day camp designed to help children and teenagers, ages 6-17, learn how to grieve. Camp Hope provides a safe place for children and teens to interact with peers who have experienced similar losses. Campers can express their feelings of grief, learn coping skills and most importantly, begin a healthy healing process.

Al Kaul, VP Human Resources & Chief People Officer at Wellspring Lutheran Services. Al is also a long-time Camp Hope counselor. He holds a degree in social work.

Al Kaul, VP Human Resources & Chief People Officer at Wellspring Lutheran Services. Al is also a long-time Camp Hope counselor. He holds a degree in social work.

Jane Olivier, Wellspring Bereavement Coordinator and Camp Hope Director

Jane Olivier, Wellspring Bereavement Coordinator and Camp Hope Director

Recording the Camp Hope podcast episode at the Detroit Foundation Hotel

Recording the Camp Hope podcast episode at the Detroit Foundation Hotel