Press Release, April 18, 2016 – Hospice Hawaii Hosts Annual Family Camp To Support Hope And Healing And Encourage Fun

HONOLULU (April 18, 2016) – Bringing hope and healing to grieving children and families, Hospice Hawaii will hold its annual Ka Pilina Pulama Family Camp from June 24-26, 2016, at the Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center in Hauula. Understanding the importance of providing families with a strong support network to aid the healing process, Hospice Hawaii’s Family Camp features fun camp activities, arts and crafts, moving ceremonies and delicious food to engage camp participants throughout the weekend.

The deadline to register for this year’s Family Camp is May 20, 2016. “Hospice Hawaii is pleased to offer our annual bereavement camp to aid families in the grieving and healing process,” said president and chief professional officer of Hospice Hawaii Kenneth L. Zeri. “When facing an unthinkable loss, it’s helpful to have others around you who understand and can support you through the difficult process of moving forward. We also let them know it’s okay to have fun.”

The peaceful setting with its sprawling grounds and the backdrop of the majestic mountains all help to enhance the healing process. Designed for families with children ages 7-17 years, Family Camp offers participants valuable mentors and coping strategies, which encourage families to bond with one another and discover they are not alone in their grief journey toward healing. A range of indoor and outdoor activities, creative arts and crafts, and moving rituals are all offered to help participants feel better, celebrate their loved one, and have fun. Not your typical camp food, meals at Family Camp are also included in the camp registration fee.

Camp registration fee is $50 per family, with limited scholarships available. For more information about Family Camp or to register by the May 20 deadline, call Hospice Hawaii’s Bereavement Counselor at (808) 791-8093 or email familycamp@HospiceHawaii.org.

About Hospice Hawaii
Established in 1979, Hospice Hawaii is about helping people in life. The goal of the non-profit organization is to help patients live as fully as possible, to provide comfort and relief from pain, and to aid in symptom management. An interdisciplinary team of professionals and trained volunteers strive to meet the physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of patients and families in the comfort of their own homes as well as in other settings like its Kailua Home, nursing homes and other facilities. With offices on Oahu, Molokai and Lanai, Hospice Hawaii also provides bereavement support to patients, their families, and the wider community. For more information about Hospice Hawaii, visit www.hospicehawaii.org.