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Camp offers sessions for children and their parents or guardians
For the 19th year, Palmetto Health Hospice is sponsoring Brett’s Rainbow Bereavement Camp Saturday, Sept. 24, at the White Oak Conference Center, 633 Mobley Highway, Winnsboro, SC. The camp is designed for children ages 5–18 and their parents and guardians who have experienced the death of a family member or other significant person. The camp is offered free of charge and is made possible by community contributions to Palmetto Health Hospice. The camp also includes day-long activities for parents or guardians of the children. Applications are due by Sept. 19.
“Families often find it can be challenging to help their children deal with death, especially when the adults themselves are overwhelmed with grief,” said Emil Mitchell, director of Palmetto Health Hospice and one of the volunteer coordinators of the camp. “The mission of Brett’s Rainbow is to improve the emotional, psychological and spiritual health of grieving children and their families. The camp and its volunteers provide children and adults a place to share their stories, learn from one another and experience positive methods to help them heal.”
This year’s camp still is in need of volunteers. Each volunteer will be assigned to a team with a specific task. Volunteer teams will help with registration, activities, meals and classroom assignments.
The camp’s name, “Brett’s Rainbow,” is in memory of Brett Hall; an 8-year-old boy cared for by Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital and Palmetto Health Hospice. Hall died in 1988.
For more information about volunteering or to request an application, call Karen Brazell, Brett’s Rainbow Camp director, at 803-296-3331 or visit PalmettoHealth.org.