Good Day LA did a story last week on Comfort Zone Camp, a camp for children ages 7-17 that are grieving over the death of a loved one. The mission of this camp is to provide grieving children with a voice, a place and a community in which to heal, grow and lead more fulfilling lives.
I really appreciate what this organization is doing for these kids because I know what it feels like to lose a loved one at that age. At the age of 12, I lost my father. I didn’t know what to feel or how to respond to peoples’ questions of how I was doing. My friends did their best to comfort me and support me, but it wasn’t the same because they didn’t share a similar experience. I am lucky that I have a Father in heaven that took care of me and comforted me in my time of pain, but how do other kids cope with this tragic loss. This is why I decided to write about Comfort Zone when I heard the story on Good Day LA. Comfort Zone aims to create that environment where kids can have fun and break the isolation death often brings. With other children who are going through the same thing and a great staff that helps these children with daily coping skills, Comfort Zone Camp is a great place for grieving kids.