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The Children's Hospital Hosts Free Camp for Grieving Children, Teens, Caregivers

The Children's Hospital Hosts Free Camp for Grieving Children, Teens, Caregivers

Second Annual Bo's Camp to be held September 27-29 

MACON, GA (Wednesday, September 25, 2013) – The Children's Hospital at The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) will host its second annual Bo's Camp, September 27 - 29. Bo's Camp is a weekend bereavement camp for children and parents or guardians who have lost a loved one. 

The camp will be held at Hephzibah Children's Home,6601 Zebulon Rd. in Macon, and is free for participants. Campers and their families will spend time with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The camp is divided into peer groups for children (ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-13), teenagers (ages14-18) and parents or guardians. Throughout the weekend, campers are involved in family activities and age appropriate grief sessions, as well as variety of camp activities, including arts and crafts, and a ropes course.

“We had over 60 participants, from ages 2 to 70, at our inaugural camp last year, and more than 100 have registered to participate this year. The camp allows parents who have lost children and children who have lost significant loved ones to talk about their grief and learn healthy coping skills. We are able to provide hope and healing to families who are experiencing loss. They do not have to grieve alone,” said Rebecca Cogburn, Director of Pediatric Critical Care at The Children's Hospital at MCCG.

Bo's Camp is funded by donations from the community, and would not be possible without volunteer support. The staff and volunteers at Bo's Camp are specially trained to work with children and their families and include social workers, therapists and counselors, medical staff, chaplains and community volunteers.