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Camp Offers Ways for Kids to Cope With Losing Loved Ones
Written by Tyler Hawn
Last updated on July 14, 2013 @ 5:52PM
Created on July 14, 2013 @ 5:46PM

Losing a loved one can be one of the hardest things to cope with in your life, especially for young kids. One group in Preston County has had a tradition to help those who've lost someone cope better and live a happier life.

Hospice Care hosted its 18th annual bereavement camp at Camp Nabe this weekend. Kids of all ages came out to participate in activities.

On Sunday morning, they had a butterfly release, which symbolizes the change a butterfly goes through during its development. One camper said it's great to have people she can connect with.

"It makes me feel better knowing that other people have gone through what I haven," said Corinne, Camp Nabe Attendee.

Camp officials said they get to know the kids and the loved ones they have lost in their lives, so they make a personal connection with each of the kids that come out to the camp.

"It means a lot to me. I interview these kids before they come to the camp, so I know each of their situations. They touch my heart," said Chris Garbart, Camp Director.

Camp Nabe has been in service since 1995, and a lot of the kids we talked to today all agree it was a great experience that changed their life forever.


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