Hospice of the Sacred Heart Hosts Camp Healing Hearts

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WHAT:            Hospice of the Sacred Heart hosts Camp Healing Hearts

This event is a five-day camp experience to provide grief education to children ages 8 to 14 who have experienced the death of a loved one. Camp is designed to provide campers exposure to the arts, giving them the opportunity to develop healthy ways to express themselves and process their emotions. Trained bereavement counselors and members of the regional arts community work together to assist the campers in finding comfortable outlets to share their grief.  Jennifer Seechock, Hospice of the Sacred Heart Director of Counseling Services, will be available throughout the week for media interviews.

The five-day camp is free and is made up of instructional sessions in various art platforms.  This year’s theme is Circle of Life. Bereavement counselors will be available throughout the week if any campers or family members require individual support.

Community volunteers lend their time to campers with artistic projects in painting, writing, photography, yoga, dance, singing and cooking/baking. All sessions will be held in person at the lodge at Montage Mountain. At the conclusion of camp activities, campers and their families will enjoy a day at the waterpark on Friday, August 11th. Media representatives are encouraged to attend any session Tuesday through Friday.

A video retrospective of Camp Healing Hearts will be presented before the feature film at the Circle Drive-In, 1911 Scranton Carbondale Highway, Dickson City, on Wednesday, August 23rd at dusk.  

WHEN:            Monday through Friday, August 7 through 11

9:00 – 11:30 AM


Jennifer Seechock, Hospice of the Sacred Heart Director of Counseling Services, will be available during those times for media interviews.

WHERE:          Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA 18507

CONTACT:       Jennifer Seechock

Hospice of the Sacred Heart

(570) 855-4370


Camp Healing Hearts is sponsored by New York Life, Lackawanna County, Montage Mountain, Simrell Media, Lamar Advertising and Mansour’s Market Café.

About Hospice of the Sacred Heart

Hospice of the Sacred Heart is a not-for-profit, free standing hospice program serving Northeastern Pennsylvania since 2004. The main office is located in Moosic, with an Inpatient Unit located in Dunmore. Care was provided for over 1,000 patients in 2021 and over 21,000 to date. Hospice of the Sacred Heart employs approximately 120 employees throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. Volunteers provided over 2,000 hours of support to patients and families in 2021. Most volunteer activities were suspended in 2020, 2021 and 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit www.HospiceSacredHeart.org