PH Community Nurses To Offer One-Day Grief Camp

Penn Highlands Community Nurses hosts annual bereavement camps for children each summer and at the holidays. Called Camp Flutterbye, the next camp will be held Saturday, November 11 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Pines, on Windfall Road in St. Marys.

“The holiday season is often a sensitive and confusing time for children and teens who are grieving the death of a loved one,” said Joanne Straub, the hospice social worker who facilitates the camp. “We hope to help the kids understand their feelings and to find effective ways to cope with them.”

The camp offers various activities throughout the day, some designed for therapy and some designed for fun. A pizza party will be held, and there will be indoor swimming. There is no fee, and anyone of school age - kindergarten through grade 12 - is invited to attend.