A positive overnight experience for children dealing with the loss of a loved one will take place October 19th and 20th. It is called "Camp Jess" and is sponsored by Sanford Health through their Hospice Program. The location is Our Savior's Lutheran Church on 33rd street in Sioux Falls, on the south side of the Augustana College Campus.

The camp is for children 6 to 16. Children will have a chance to tell their own story and listen to others. Part of the experience will include learning coping skills in everyday life through activities, including art, music, basketball, and the traditional campfire featuring s'mores.

The camp is not church based, and children experiencing grief can be from anywhere in our area.  The church has many features to make this a good experience and the Sanford people involved in the program are professionals and/0r trained volunteers.

A fee of $40 is suggested, however no child will be turned away due to an inability to pay.

For further information and registration call:   (605) 312-5500.