Baptist Health Madisonville Hospice to host 12th annual Camp Butterfly

August 23, 2019

Baptist Health Madisonville Hospice to host 12th annual Camp Butterfly

Baptist Health Hospice Madisonville to host 12th annual

Camp Butterfly

 

Madisonville, KY. (August 23, 2019): Camp Butterfly will be held at the Welcome Center at Mahr Park Arboretum on Saturday, September 21.  Camp Butterfly is a free grief camp for any child in the community ages six through 12 that has experienced the death of a loved one.

 

During camp sessions, the children will learn to cope with their feelings of grief in a positive way and will have fun with children that have experienced a similar loss.  There are activities planned and led by social workers and others that will teach the children how to effectively deal with their loss.

 

“We play games, spend time with our companion dogs and have a nice lunch all while teaching these children that they are going to be okay,” said Kellie Gipson, Volunteer Coordinator for Baptist Health Hospice.  “The favorite event of the day is always our memorial service that ends with the releasing of live butterflies.  Parents are encouraged to attend the service which is open to the community,” added Gipson.

 

Registration and check-in begins at 9:00 am and camp will last until 2:30 pm.  The memorial service is scheduled to begin at 3 pm.  The Welcome Center at Mahr Park Arboretum is located at 642 Nebo Road in Madisonville.

 

For more information or to register for Camp Butterfly, please call Kellie Gipson at 270.326.4660 by September 9.

 

 

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