This week, boys and girls who have lost a loved one have a chance to relate to other kids who have gone through similar experiences. They're attending a free week of camp at Green Oak Ranch in Vista. Experience Camps provide free, one-week camps for children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver.
Along with swimming, arts and crafts, and team sports, the kids take part in bereavement activities including sharing circles where they are encouraged to talk about their grief.
Those who operate the camp tell KOGO News everyone grieves differently, especially children, who often don't know if they're feelings are ok.
They say this week of camp offers kids the opportunity to be comfortable with others, and the kids often come back every year and then end up volunteering to pay it forward to help others.
Listen to the interview with the chief experience director at Experience Camp below.
Here's the website for Experience Camp.
Photo Credit: Experience Camp