The project has been assembled in order to alleviate the emotions following the loss of a family member or close friend. The Volunteer Coordinator of this program, Becky Kimble said, “Teens and children are all too often, forgotten mourners. Because they grieve very differently from adults, their needs are often overlooked. That is why Rays of Hope Camp is so important.” It will be a two day event in which campers can interact and relate to other campers who are experiencing the same struggle of loss. Art, music, and other recreational activities, will allow children and teens express their feelings in a positive and supportive environment.
With the astounding support from the local communities’ fraternal organizations and funeral homes, this program will be completely free for kids who are residents of either counties. Transportation can be provided for those who are interested in participating, the priority is to make it possible for any child in need to have the option to take part in this experience. The event will take place at Camp Palmer from July 22nd to July 23rd. Camp Palmer is also known for being the location in which 4-H Camp events take place. The address of Camp Palmer is as follows: 26450 CO. Rd. MN Fayette, Ohio 43521-9575.
For any questions or more information, please contact Becky Kimble at 419-633-7590 ext. 1902.