Serenity Shed adds bereavement day camps for children

OREGON – Serenity Shed bereavement center, which marked its sixth anniversary, expanded its children’s resources to include day camps. The next one will be Oct. 16 at the Nash Recreation Center. Families who have children ages 6 to 16 who could benefit can register by calling 815-732-2499.

Oregon Park District also provides online registration.

“When experiencing a death, people often tend to focus their attention on the adults grieving and try to distract kids from what they are feeling,” bereavement coordinator Cathy Warren said. “But children and teens need to face their grief head-on just like adults. They need support, encouragement and resources to help them deal with their emotions.”