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Today is final day to register for free children’s bereavement camp at Lake Tahoe

Today is the final day to register for a free children’s bereavement camp that will take place on the East Shore in mid-August.

Known as Camp Sunrise, the multi-day camp is hosted by Barton Health at Galilee Camp and Retreat Center in Glenbrook. The camp is for those ages 7 to 14 who have experienced the death of a loved one.

The grief camp offers education and support through a variety of fun-filled activities and programs on the shore of Lake Tahoe. Camp Sunrise takes place Aug. 16-17. Registration is open through July 31.

Children receive grief education and support including memory exercises, physical activity, honoring ceremonies and talking circles, according to Barton. All activities including lodging and meals are free for campers.

"Camp Sunrise provides a supportive space for grieving children to explore and express their feelings of loss," Tina Bruess, Camp Sunrise director and hospice service coordinator at Barton Health, said in a press release. "Participants have the opportunity to spend a weekend with peers to gain a deeper understanding of their grief and how to live with it."

Camp Sunrise is offered to children in the Lake Tahoe and Carson region; applications are available online at bartonhealth.org/campsunrise or at the Barton Home Health & Hospice office at 2092 Lake Tahoe Blvd, Suite 500 in South Lake Tahoe.

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Space is limited. For questions and more information, call Barton Hospice at 530-543-5581.