Seasons Hospice Foundation recruiting kids for Bereavement Camp, Jan. 18-20

Camp Kangaroo, a free three-day bereavement program offered through Seasons Hospice Foundation, is recruiting children ages 5 to 13 who have lost a loved one to participate in a camp experience in January.

The camp will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, through Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Shake-A-Leg Miami in Coconut Grove. Transportation, lunch and snacks will be provided for campers at no cost.

Each day of camp consists of both recreational activities and grief therapy sessions. Camp goals are achieved using a variety of proven bereavement therapy methods.

Seasons Hospice Foundation’s Camp Kangaroo began in the Chicago area two years ago, and is quickly expanding to other Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care locations across the country.

Camp Kangaroo has four identified goals:

• Educate campers about grief and provide appropriate outlets for them to express their emotions.

• Provide peer support by connecting campers with other children experiencing similar loss and grief emotions.

• Provide a therapeutic opportunity for campers to honor their lost loved one and move forward through their grief.

• Give campers an opportunity to explore medical questions related to their own loss with a Seasons Hospice physician.

For more information, or to register your child for Camp Kangaroo, call 305-762- 9230.

Camp Kangaroo is provided at no cost through the generous donations of individuals and organizations in the Miami-Dade community. Call 305-762-9230 if you are interested in becoming a Camp Kangaroo sponsor.

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