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Hendrick Hospice Care’s day camp provides place to heal for young children, Aug. 3

Hendrick Hospice Care’s Camp Courage JR is a one-day camp specifically designed for young children dealing with grief and loss. The camp, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., is open to children who are entering Kindergarten through the second grade.

Camp Courage JR was created for children facing similar losses of a loved one through death, divorce, separation, incarceration or deployment, but may not be ready for an overnight camp. Campers participate in recreational activities that promote self-esteem, encourage self-healing and provide an outlet for unexpressed emotions. With the help of specially trained counselors, participants develop healthy coping skills as a result of the variety of grief exercises offered, which ultimately help build self confidence, trust, and an understanding of the grief process.  

Applications are available online at, by email at or can be picked up at Hendrick Hospice Care Center, 1651 Pine St. Abilene. The day camp will be held at Hendrick Hospice Care Center.