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Breast Cancer Options Camp Lightheart for Children of Breast Cancer Survivors

August 7 @ 9:00 am - August 10 @ 5:00 pm

Free

A free sleep-away camp for children of breast cancer survivors or children who have lost their mother to the disease. Age 8-14 The only service we know of for children in this situation. Camp provides a support group for them. They have fun, cook healthy food, hike and participate in sharing circles and verbalize their fears for the first time. The campers are in a safe, nurturing and fun-loving environment. Our professional staff is headed by LCSW who specializes in children’s in stressful situations. Through carefully organized activities by the highly skilled staff, the children are given opportunities to talk about their individual situations. Breast cancer is the common bond for these children and as with any support group, this lessens their feelings of isolation, or of “feeling different”. These children experience something very special…something that is about them and for them. It is our belief that through deep listening and understanding, we will help each child develop individual strategies for coping. We also believe that the children will offer much needed support to one another. Attendees must be vaccinated.

Details

Start:
August 7 @ 9:00 am
End:
August 10 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
www.breastcanceroptions.org

Venue

Omega Institute for Holistic Studies
150 Lake Drive
Rhinebeck, NY
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