Golfers tee off to help local grief camp

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. — Golfers at Woodland Hills Golf and Country Club swing toward helping children overcome a difficult season in their lives.

Camp Wings“It’s just a good time to get out with our co-workers — have a good day of fellowship and fun and just basically the main reason is the cause,” says golfer Mike McMinn.

“This August will mark the 12th Camp Wings right here in West Tennessee,” West Tennessee Hospice Social Services Coordinator Pat Bard said. “Twenty-five students who have been through a difficult time will get the grief counseling they need.”

Camp Wings stands for wisdom, insight, knowledge and guidance through sorrow. Kids ages 7 to 14 have a full weekend of activities in which they’ll be able to participate.

“We have a lot of fun activities. We also do some grief work through making memory boxes, art, music.” Pat Bard says this three-day experience hopefully will last much longer.

“Children don’t always know what they’re feeling or how to deal with that, and that’s what we want to give them is some coping tools and some ideas of who they can talk to once they’re gone from camp,” Bard said.

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