Conley Outreach to offer Grief Day Camp

By on May 25, 2011

KANEVILLE—Conley Outreach Community Services announced this year’s Good Grief Day Camp, “Your Unique Grief Journey.” The camp will be held Monday through Friday, June 27-July 1, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Conley Farm, 47W085 Main Street Road, in rural Elburn, just west of Kaneville.

This special program is a one-week, non-residence camp designed specifically for children ages 6-12 who have lost a parent or sibling to death. The camp will employ the healing elements of music, theater, art and nature to help children on their unique grief journey. In addition, spending time with other children who have experienced a similar loss will help them understand that they are not alone in their grief.

At Good Grief Day Camp, the goal is to help children begin the healing process by meeting them wherever they are in their feelings, offering understanding, and helping them express their grief experience and feelings.

Registration will be limited to 20 children and only to those who have lost a parent or sibling to death. The application deadline is Friday, June 10. The cost of the camp is $50 per camper, with a $100 limit per family. Scholarships are available to offset the cost of the camp. No child will be turned away for inability to pay, but they must be registered to attend.

Contact Carol Alfrey at (630) 365-2880 with questions or to request registration materials. Registration materials may also be downloaded from the Conley Outreach website at