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Contact: Suzie Blake, suzie.blake@childrensgrief.org, 505-323-0478

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Children’s Grief Center to Hold Camp Corazon for Children Experiencing the Death of a Loved One

Albuquerque, NM – July 19, 2021 – The Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico (CGC)—an organization that provides New Mexico children and their families with free grief support groups—will be holding Camp Corazon, a day camp for children who have experienced the death of a family member. The camp will be held on Saturday, July 24 in the North Valley of Albuquerque. Camp is free of charge and is open to children aged 7–seniors in high school.


To register, call (505) 323-0478 or visit https://childrensgrief.org/EVENTS/

“Camp provides an immersive experience for young people experiencing grief,” said Mia Mendoza, Program Director for the Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico. “Many times, children who are grieving can feel as if no one understands what they’re going through. Camp offers a setting in which they can connect with others going through similar experiences. That comfort and connection can foster healing from the isolation, loneliness and grief that they are experiencing.”

“It (camp) helped me to learn new ways to help me express my feelings,” said a 12-year-old former camp attendee.

“It helped me remember what I loved to do with my dad,” added a 10 year old whose father died of cancer.

“We encourage anyone dealing with the death of a family member to attend,” added Mendoza. “Camp is a beautiful, healing experience for all involved. While grief is a heavy subject, our campers find ways to have fun and enjoy the time together.”

Running from 10am–4pm, campers will be provided with lunch and snacks and will experience team-building activities and interactive events.

While the camp is provided without a fee, registration is required. Space is limited to 40 campers. Camp location is provided following registration.

About Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico: The Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico (CGC) offers free support groups for bereaved children (ages 5 – 25) and their adult caregivers, as well as bereaved adults seeking support. It is the only such program in central New Mexico.


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