WINTHROP – Registration is under way for Camp Ray of Hope at Camp Mechuwana on Sept. 19 to 21. The annual retreat is for families and individuals who’ve experienced the death of a significant person in their lives.

People can network with others who are also in the midst of transition from loss by death. Children and adults can participate with their peers in support groups and workshops that encourage healthy outlets and self-care. Massage therapists, Reiki practitioners and reflexologists donate sessions to campers of all ages.

Camp Ray of Hope was first offered by Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area in 1995. It continues to be the only one of its kind in Maine, organizers said. Applicants from throughout the state are considered. Cost is $40 a person or $120 for a family of three or more. Some scholarship money is available. People can call 873-3615 or e-mail [email protected] for further information or to request a brochure and registration form.

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