Camp for grieving children set to open

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 25, 2008

The Selma Times-Journal

Not everyone grieves the same, a fact that is true for both children and adults.

Sometimes, a retreat from the stresses of daily living is helpful. For children who live in the Black Belt region and Southern Alabama and have lost someone, this summer they have an opportunity to recharge and reconnect at Camp Braveheart.

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The camp is free and has several sessions over the summer &8212; June 13-16, July 11-14, July 25-28, and August 1-4 in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Activities include horseback riding, field games, boating and tubing, fishing, canoeing, arts and crafts, wall climbing, and animal exhibits.

The camp for kids living in the Selma and Dallas County area will be located in Wetumpka, and transportation will be provided from Selma to the site. Children who are between the ages of 7 and 14 can attend.

Camp Braveheart coordinators describe the camp as a &8220;safe haven&8221; for children to feel supported and to be understood.

Interested parents and children can apply at Wiregrass Hospice, located off Medical Center Parkway at 200 Center Park Place. Individuals who know of a child that could benefit from attending the camp are asked to contact the hospice or Bill Frank, the camp director, at 1-800-626-1101 for more information.