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St. James Plaindealer - St. James, MN
  • Mayo Clinic Health System invites children and teens to grief support camp

  • Mayo Clinic Health System hospice is hosting Camp Oz on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Bass Lake Camp in Winnebago to help support children and teens who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Registration for the free, day-long grief support camp is currently open.
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  • Mayo Clinic Health System hospice is hosting Camp Oz on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Bass Lake Camp in Winnebago to help support children and teens who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Registration for the free, day-long grief support camp is currently open.
    "Camp Oz is a day-long grief camp for children and teens, ages 6 to 18, who have experienced the death of someone in their life," says Jeanne Atkinson, Mayo Clinic Health System bereavement coordinator. "The camp gently guides children through the complex emotions of grief and offers a connection with others who share this challenging journey. We show kids that they are not alone."
     Activities at Camp Oz include:
      *   Art
      *   Climbing wall
      *   Group sharing time
      *   Family barbecue and closing ceremony
      *   Special activities led by the Minnesota State University, Mankato women's track and field and cross country teams
    Adds Atkinson, "We deeply appreciate the generosity of individuals who continue to support Mayo Clinic Health System hospice. It is thanks to your assistance that Camp Oz is offered free of charge to the children and teens that so desperately need it."
    For more information or for registration materials, please call 507-385-2618 or 800-327-3721, ext. 2618 (toll-free). To learn more about Mayo Clinic Health System, please visit mayoclinichealthsystem.org.
    Mayo Clinic Health System consists of Mayo-owned clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities that serve the health care needs of people in more than 70 communities in Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest quality health care close to home.

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