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Camp Hope brings renewed hope for kids

BEAVER (WVVA) -- Imagine losing a parent or guardian at a young age.  This is a reality for a group of kids in Raleigh County, but now they're learning how to cope.

Hospice of Southern West Virginia is putting on a two day bereavement camp called Camp Hope.

Through hands-on activities, these kids are working to confront the loss, talk openly about it and lean on each other for help and support. 

Lea Conner lost her father five years ago, but the pain is still real for her.  She has high hopes for Camp Hope. 

"I just hope to be happier and to know that there's nothing that I can do to solve what has happened, I mean I know he can't come back, so I'm just hoping that I know that he's there and that he's with me," says Conner. 

The camp ends tomorrow evening with a balloon release in honor of their lost loved ones. 

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