The Comox Valley Hospice Society and YANA are pleased to collaborate with the Camp Kerry Society in announcing an information session for Vancouver Island’s first Grief Camp for Youth which will be held this Spring, from March 20th to 23rd near Crofton, BC.

The Camp Kerry Society is a registered charity that has been recognized as a provincial leader in British Columbia for their unique approach to bereavement services and for their work with children, youth and families who are coping with grief and loss.

According to Dr. Heather Mohan, “Loss can magnify typical developmental challenges for youth and create great instability in a world that is suddenly changed. The development of supportive peer networks ~ such as those that are typically established in camp environments ~ is critical to helping youth foster and re-build a sense of hope and community after a loss.”

Comox Valley Hospice Society and YANA will be hosting a Community Information Session with Dr. Heather Mohan and members of the Camp Kerry team on Thursday, February 6th – 4:30p to 6:00p – at the Comox Fire Hall at 1870 Noel Ave. Anyone interested in attending the camp or referring youth to this program is welcome to join us for more information. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Comox Valley Hospice at 250.339.5533 or reception@comoxhospice.com.

The Comox Valley Hospice Society offers care and support for people of all ages who are living with dying, caregiving and grieving as well as free Advance Care Planning educational sessions. YANA is a community organization providing help to Comox Valley families who need to travel for medical treatment for a child or for a pregnant mother. YANA’s purpose is to improve access to healthcare by providing travel funding and accommodation.

Terri Odeneal

MSN, Comox Valley Hospice Society