On June 7-9 Hospice of Lake Cumberland held its annual “Camp Promise” bereavement camp for children ages 6-16. The camp was held at the Camp Jabez facility in Nancy.

Over a three-day period the children engaged in activities that included a water slide, archery and fishing. They also spent time working through their individual loss, focusing on their feelings. The camp culminates with a butterfly release that helps the children remember their loved one while releasing their hurt.

The camp is open to any child, 6-16 who has lost a loved one and is grappling with the emotions that accompany that loss. The lost loved one does not need to have been a Hospice of Lake Cumberland patient for a child to attend the camp.

There is never a charge to attend Camp Promise. This year’s event was made possible by the donations by numerous community supporters and private citizens including a grant from the Somerset Walmart and help from the Alton Blakely Collision Center.

To learn more about Camp Promise and the work of Hospice of Lake Cumberland: 606-679-4389.

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