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Atlantic Home Care and Hospice Offers Bereavement Camp for Kids

Free, Week-Long Summer Day Camp Designed for Children Who Have Lost a Loved One

MORRISTOWN, NJ MAY 2011 – Atlantic Home Care and Hospice has announced Camp Clover, a free, week-long summer bereavement day camp for children and teens that focuses on helping them deal with the loss of someone close to them. Children ages seven to 15 are invited to participate. The camp will be held at JCC Camp Deeny Riback, a JCC MetroWest camp, August 22 through 26. Space is still available.

“Camp Clover offers traditional summer camp programs like swimming, sports, and arts and crafts combined with educational and therapeutic activities designed to assist children in their grieving process,” said Marcie Colon, LSCW, manager, social service department, Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. “Children are in a supportive environment where they can express their feelings and share their stories knowing they will not be judged and are not alone.”

Activities are planned to foster coping skills that children can use throughout their lives. One highlight for campers includes a visit from Michael “Big Mike” Lynche, an American Idol Season 9 contestant whose mother died when he was a teenager.

Atlantic Home Care and Hospice has partnered with the JCC of Metrowest Camp Deeny Riback in Flanders, NJ which is hosting the camp during its ninth bonus week at the end of the season, August 22 through 26. Camp Clover is run by trained staff and volunteers and is funded strictly by donations. The camp provides bus transportation and lunch.

Anyone who wants to volunteer, donate, or refer a child may call 973-379-8440, extension 8956.

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  • Pam Garretson
  • Manager, Public Relations
  • Morristown Medical Center
  • Atlantic Health System
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  • P.O. Box 1905
  • Morristown, NJ 07962-1905
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