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Grant allows Adventist St. Thomas Hospice to offer overnight grief camp

Published: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 10:50 a.m. CDT

HINSDALE – Thanks to a grant awarded by The Moyer Foundation, Adventist St. Thomas Hospice in Hinsdale will offer a free overnight camp experience to children and teens grieving the death of someone close to them.

Camp Erin Chicago, in partnership with Adventist St. Thomas Hospice, will take place for the first time this October, according to a news release from Adventist Midwest Health.

Grief professionals and trained volunteers facilitate the weekend, which combines traditional camp activities with grief support and education. The bereavement camp will be open to about 50 children and teens from ages 6 to 17 and held at Camp Dunkin in Ingleside, Ill., according to the release.

Thanks to the 10-year, $100,000 grant from The Moyer Foundation, Camp Erin Chicago will allow Adventist St. Thomas Hospice to expand services it already provides grieving young people.

Throughout the year, the hospice offers a Tommy’s Kids Support Group, and each summer, it runs Tommy’s Kids Summer Camp.

For information on supporting childhood bereavement camp programs at Adventist St. Thomas Hospice, visit hinsdalehospitalfoundation.org.

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