Camp Jonathan, a free bereavement day camp for children in New Milford, offered a wonderful respite in August for kids trying to face the reality of losing a loved one.

The New Milford Visiting Nurse Association Hospice offered the program Aug. 8-12 for a 17th straight summer, welcoming children aged 6-12 free of charge at St. John's Episcopal Church's parish hall.

The camp provides a safe setting for children to express their grief and emotions through art, dance, crafts, music and discussion.

For more information about Camp Jonathan, call Mary Peitler at 860-354-2216.