Nurses donate to grief camp

A summer camp for a special group of U.P. kids is preparing for its second year, and the camp has received a donation from area nurses.

Camp STAR is a grief camp that combines outdoor activities with education and emotional support.

Registered nurses from Marquette General Hospital donated $2,000 to the camp Monday morning.

The money helps kids attend Camp STAR free of charge.

“And they also offered a little challenge for other groups in the community, which puts a little fun into it, and it’s good to put attention towards our cause also,” Camp STAR board of directors secretary Sarah Harnett said.

The ‘STAR’ in Camp STAR’s name stands for ‘Sharing Together and Remembering’.

Organizers are looking for young people in the Upper Peninsula who’d like to do those things.

“We have ten spots right now that we hope to fill very soon, and camp is for kids 8 to 16 years old who’ve lost anyone (a parent, a friend or another loved one)”, Harnett said.

Camp STAR will take place on August 9th through the 11th at Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay.

If you want more information about it, you can visit the camp’s homepage or Facebook page.