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Sioux Valley Hospice Grief Camp for Children

Sioux Valley Hospice has scheduled its 2006 Camp Jess for Tuesday, July 18 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sioux Valley Hospice has scheduled its 2006 Camp Jess for Tuesday, July 18 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Camp Jess is a one day grief camp for children ages 6-14 who have experienced a death of a family member or close friend.

When a death occurs in a family, confusion, anger, uncertainty, fear, loneliness and guilt are common feelings that may invade a child’s world. Children often keep their feelings to themselves because they may not want to further burden a grieving parent. Camp Jess offers a unique blend of creative group work including:

- Music
- Arts and crafts
- Recreational activities
- Small group discussion
- Education on grief process


These activities are designed to promote opportunities to express feelings and learn health coping techniques. This is done with other kids who have experienced similar losses. Professional social work staff-lead group activities and adult volunteers, many who have also experienced loss, provide individual attention to campers throughout the day.

A donation of $25 is requested to be applied toward the cost of meals, snacks and activities. To register, call 605-328-4440.