Calvary hosts13th Camp Courageous for 2010
Calvary hosts13th Camp Courageous for 2010

 

 

Calvary Hospital Marks 13th Season of Camp Courageous

BRONX, NY, August 2010 – From August 16 through August 20, Calvary Hospital hosted the 13th season of Camp Courageous, a children’s bereavement camp located at Arrow Park in Monroe, NY, surrounded by the beautiful and vast Sterling Forest.  The 45 participants this year have all attended the children and teen bereavement programs that Calvary offers year-round.  Since their inception, “Precious Moments” -- Calvary’s bereavement program for young children aged 6 to 11 years old – and its teen bereavement support for 12- to 18-year-olds, have helped hundreds of children with their grief process. The camp provided a safe, nurturing environment for the children of diverse backgrounds to validate feelings, offer hope, and have fun for the week. 

            This year, Camp Courageous featured a special appearance by clowns of the spectacular Big Apple Circus, an entertaining and fun-filled basketball experience by the Harlem Wizards, a mosaic art project, tree planting, music and dance activities--ending with a balloon release in memory of their loved ones.  Supporters of Calvary’s children’s bereavement programs and Camp Courageous have included but are not limited to: Newman's Own Foundation, Thomas & Agnes Carvel Foundation, Robert Mize and Isa White Trimble Foundation, and A Little Hope, Inc.

            In the New York metropolitan area, Calvary has established itself as a resource for grieving families.  It offers free bereavement support groups for adults, children, and teens, and referrals for additional support if necessary.  Calvary’s programs are available to anyone who has lost a loved one, whether that person was a patient at Calvary, or someone from the larger community whose death was attributable to illness, accident, or violence. 

Calvary Hospital (www.calvaryhospital.org) is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients.  A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century.  More than 5,500 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services.  To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org

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Campers enjoying themselves at the 13th Annual Camp Courageous sponsored by Calvary Hospital.

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