20130709 - Camp Courage (KG) - nwherald

Camp Courage

Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com

Piper Campus, 7, (right) of Chicago helps attach chenille stems to volunteer Joanna Bodigor's hair during Courage Camp, a camp for grieving children ages 6-13 who have recently lost a loved one. Bodigor is a Courage Camp alum and this is her first year volunteering. In 2001 and 2002, Bodigor attended camp to help deal with the loss of her father. The camp gives children an opportunity to explore their feelings along side others while in a safe, and fun environment. "When you can reach a child this young, it can change their life," said Grief Support Manager Mary Ann Green. Started in 1995, Camp Courage is now in it's 19th year.