Published on March 11, 2011

Baptist Accepting Applications for 13th Annual Camp Good Grief

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Baptist Trinity Hospice is now accepting applications for the 13th annual Camp Good Grief to be held Monday, July 25 through Wednesday, July 27 at Pinecrest Conference and Retreat Center in LaGrange, Tenn.

Camp Good Grief will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and transportation, lunches and snacks will be provided. During the camp, bereavement staff will help children communicate their feelings and explore their grief through support groups and activities involving art, music, journaling and recreation.

Any child between the ages of 6 and 12 who has lost a loved one in the last two years is eligible for the free camp, which is funded by a grant from the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation and The Junior League of Memphis.

Camp Good Grief began in 1999 as the Mid-South's first children's grief camp and has helped more than 400 children. Baptist Trinity also offers free bereavement camps for teens and adults. In late 2010, Baptist opened the region's first and only residential hospice, Baptist Trinity Hospice House, and the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief, a comprehensive bereavement center located adjacent to the Hospice House. Open to the entire community, the Center offers grief counseling, workshops, and community education—free of charge.

Camp applications are due by May 23, 2010. To request an application, make a donation or get more information, please call 901-861-5656 or visit


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