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Center for Hope and Healing hosts first grief camp July 11

Staff Reports

The Douglas Center for Hope and Healing’s first annual grief camp for children and teens ages 7-17. Camp Hope was held at Round Hill Pines at Lake Tahoe.

Sixteen attended the first day camp on July 11 along with trained board members and group facilitators from the nonprofit.

“Camp Hope’s focus was to provide a comfortable and safe place for participants to process feeling related to their loss, validate and normalize their feelings, teach healthy coping skills for loss, and to provide an opportunity to commemorate and memorialize our loved ones,” said spokeswoman Mickey Garcia.

She thanked the community for their ongoing support as they enter into our fifth year of providing grief support and services to families, teens and children free of charge.

“It is through your donations, grants and community fundraising that enables us to continue our mission and expand our services,” Garcia said. “A special note of thanks goes out to Berger North Foundation and Douglas County for providing grants that made Camp Hope possible.”

For more information on upcoming volunteer training and the times and dates of support groups, visit the center’s website at douglascenterforhopeandhealing.org or call the 24 hour hotline at 775-450-0329.