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Camp Ray of Hope Registrations available for Fall 2010

Waterville -

Bucksport residents Sierra, 8yrs. and Charity 9yrs. were among more than 100 campers who attended Camp Ray of Hope in 2009. The annual statewide weekend retreat for grieving families is a program of Hsopice Volunteers of Waterville Area.

WATERVILLE – Camp Ray of Hope is accepting registrations for the fall session which runs September 17-19th. This is an annual overnight/ retreat held at Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop that is for Maine families and individuals who have experienced the death of a significant person in their lives.
Attendees are given opportunities to network with other people from throughout the state of Maine who are also in the midst of transition from loss by death. Children and adults participate with their peers in support groups, workshops that encourage healthy outlets and self care. Campers can also fish, canoe and enjoy surroundings that are peaceful and unspoiled. Massage Therapists, Reiki Practitioners, Reflexologists, manicurists and other complementary care providers donate sessions to campers of all ages.
Camp Ray of Hope was first offered by Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area in 1995 and continues to be the only one of its kind in Maine. Applicants from throughout the state are considered. Cost is $60.00 per person or $180.00 for a family of three or more. Scholarships are available. Donations for scholarships are gratefully accepted. Call (207) 873-3615, email Jillian Fortin at jfortin@hvwa.org with questions or to request a brochure and registration form. Registration forms can also be accessed at www.hvwa.org/camp-ray-of-hope .

For More Information:

Contact Name: Jillian Fortin - Youth Services Coordinator

Telephone Number: (207)873-3615


Email: jfortin@hvwa.org