Presentation on theme: "By: NW Dist. Rep. Abigail Hopkins. Located in Ingleside Ill. YMCA Camp Duncan Monday, June 23-Friday, June 27."— Presentation transcript:
By: NW Dist. Rep. Abigail Hopkins
Located in Ingleside Ill. YMCA Camp Duncan Monday, June 23-Friday, June 27
Journey Care Started in 1984 Committed to care: Life-death Elizabeth Pannier created Journey Care
Ages from 6-13 For kids who’ve lost a loved one No pay for campers: covered by donations Are able to express grief
Helping children and adults cope with the loss of a loved one The only cure to grief: avoid shutting yourself out Grief is a deep sorrow often caused by a loved one About 1.2 million children lose their parents before age 15 causing grief
Camp Courage is a camp for kids and adults Supporting these people with the grief from the loss of a loved one Camp Courage makes going through grief a little easier for kids
Expressing their feeling through art Writing and performing their own song to express themselves Working with new friends on team-building activities Answering questions to a doctor for the loss of a loved one for relief Swimming in the indoor pool to cool off Going canoeing for fun And having a special family tribute for memories
This year was their 20 th anniversary They have professionally trained Journey care counselors Providing leadership at Camp Courage Presented by Hospice and Palliative care at Northeastern Ill.
Donations allow kids to attend camp with no cost They are also used for materials These include: paint, quilt fabric, t-shirts, invitations, camp ground fees, and transportation
I couldn’t imagine loosing a loved one, and I was happy to see there was a camp that provided care for kids with grief. This brought my attention, and I was very excited when I heard that this camp agreed on being my SSP.
I appreciated you listening and I hope you enjoyed! Wendy Moylan phone#: Journeycare.org