NEWARK — Hospice of Central Ohio has been instrumental in helping kids who have lost a loved one learn how to handle grief for over 20 years. The 21st annual Camp HOCO grief camp for children ages 6–12 is slated this summer from June 25-29.

Camp HOCO is open to the community at no cost in partnership with the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio. Camp HOCO brings together the best of summer camp experiences — making new friends and experiencing new adventures — with services and support to ease the pain of kids who have lost loved ones. With a theme of “On Safari — Trekking Your Way Through Grief,” camp activities include arts and crafts, hiking and music. In addition to these traditional camp activities, children participate in grief support activities gain skills in managing their personal grief.

Camp HOCO is a day camp meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Retreat Center, 2734 Seminary Road, Newark, OH 43056.

For additional information or registration, visit or contact Sheri Weiner at 740-788-1482.


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