Hospice of Michigan’s Camp Good Grief Helps Children Experiencing Loss

Register by May 24 for the free one-day program at Camp Newaygo

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (April 30, 2024) – Registration is open for Hospice of Michigan’s annual Camp Good Grief at Camp Newaygo, located at 5333 S. Centerline Road in Newaygo, Michigan. This free grief support program is designed for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one and is open to children aged 8-17 who are dealing with grief, regardless of whether their loved one received care via Hospice of Michigan.

“Hospice of Michigan is committed to supporting children by providing them with professional grief services and an opportunity to connect with others facing similar experiences,” said Alexandra Irwin, grief support services manager for Hospice of Michigan. “Children and adults both process grief in different ways and Camp Good Grief provides essential support, education and guidance at a time when kids are struggling with the emotional toll of losing a loved one.”

The program offers campers a variety of experiences that combine art, music and conversation with grief education and emotional support. Children will have the opportunity to express their emotions, remember their loved ones and establish lasting friendships with peers as they explore the camp’s acres of groomed fields and natural woods.

Camp Good Grief runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 13. The camp is free of charge, provides campers with breakfast, lunch and snacks and is run by qualified grief professionals, music therapists and volunteers from Hospice of Michigan and its partner organization, Arbor Hospice.

Space is limited and registration is open until May 24, 2024. To register, visit http://www.hom.org/camp.


About Hospice of Michigan

A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the not-for-profit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, pediatric hospice care and compassionate support services through Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through the NorthStar Institute. The NorthStar Care Community also includes Arbor Hospice and Centrica Care Navigators. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve more than 6,600 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888-247-5701 or visit www.hom.org.