Employee & Community Health

Camp helps grieving kids, teens heal



When a young person experiences the death of an important person in his or her life, they're faced with a lot of unfamiliar feelings and emotions. To help them deal with their grief, Mayo Clinic Hospice invites children ages five to 18 to participate in a free, one-day Healing Adventures Camp. 

Campers, assigned to age-appropriate groups, will spend time with other children who have had a similar experience and meet with trained grief facilitators who will encourage discussions about loss, healing, grief and new beginnings. They'll also participate in a variety of activities, including nature walks, music, rock-wall climbing, crafts, a petting zoo and group time. 

Families are required to participate in a closing activity with the campers from 3-4 p.m. The day of the camp, there also will be an optional parent/guardian support session. 

Prior registration is required for the camp. 

What: Healing Adventures Camp
When: Saturday, September 16, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Ironwood Springs Ranch, 7291 CR 6 SW, Stewartville, MN 55976 
Cost: Free
Registration deadline: Friday, September 1

Please contact Amy Stelpflug via phone at 507-284-4527 or 1-800-679-9084 or via email at stelpflug.amy@mayo.edu for more information, application forms and future camp offerings.