Submitted photo Canoeing is one of the many activities enjoyed by the children at Camp Hope.

Submitted photo

Canoeing is one of the many activities enjoyed by the children at Camp Hope.


MOUNT VERNON — Hospice of Knox County, a member of Hospice of North Central Ohio, has opened registration for its 2017 day camp for children ages 6 to 17 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or significant loved one.

Taking place Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Camp Mohaven in Danville, Camp Hope teaches coping and thriving skills, provides healing, and offers a variety of opportunities for grieving children to have fun and honor loved ones. Hundreds of local families have been helped by this day-camp program. It is available not only to those children whose loved ones were served by HKC, but to all children in the community.

Campers will be encouraged to process emotions related to grief during activities involving swimming, hiking, art, quiet sharing, music, games, and even horseback riding. This year’s “Super Heroes” theme will add a new dimension to the traditional camp activities.

Kathy Wantland, HKC Bereavement Coordinator, explained, “Camp Hope provides organized play, creativity, and quiet sharing to remind children they are not alone in their grief and that it’s OK to just be a kid.”

There is a cost per camper with camp scholarships available for those who need assistance.
To register or for more information, call Hospice of Knox County at 740-397-5188. Applications are also available online at

An additional Camp Hope week is being held June 20-23, at Camp Mowana in Mansfield. Hospice of North Central Ohio serves those dealing with chronic and terminal illnesses and those journeying through the loss of a loved one in Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Morrow and Richland counties.



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