Children and teens attend Camp Hope in County Limestone

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — On Monday, children and teens coping with the death of a loved one attended a free, one-day summer camp.

Camp Hope is designed to help children deal with their grief. Hosted by Hospice of Limestone County, the camp’s goal is to give campers a good time.

Campers participated in meet-and-greets, face painting, crafts, swimming and more!

“We’re having a great day,” said Emily Sandlin, Camp Hope coordinator for Hospice of Limestone County. “We have children of all ages who have experienced loss here today to begin to work through some of their feelings and grief.”

“We have kids ages 5 to 15, the youngsters are in one group and the teenagers are in another group,” Sandlin continued. “So we work with them a little differently. They can look around and see other children going through the same thing. It helps more than anything.

The camp operates with volunteers. These volunteers were paired with campers to help make the most of the camper’s day.


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