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304 Main Street
P.O. Box 200
Waterville, Maine 04903
Phone: 207-873-3615 *
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 2:00pm
All support groups will be cancelled if the Waterville School Systems close. However, the office will be open.
Camp Ray of Hope
A WEEKEND RETREAT HELD ANNUALLY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOST SOMEONE THEY LOVE
Camp Ray of Hope Honored
Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area’s (HVWA) program, Camp Ray of Hope, was honored with the 2008 Joe Mayo Award on November 12, 2008 at the annual Blaine House Tea.
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This statewide program is a weekend retreat for grieving families and single people. Children and adults spend group time with their peers and doing activites with their own family members. Mini workshops throughout the weekend offer opportunities to learn new coping and self care techniques.
Camp Ray Of Hope was founded in 1995 to give grieving families a place to come together and learn new ways to cope with their loss, to meet others with similar circumstances to remember special times, to make new friends, and to have fun.
write stories about their loved ones, draw pictures, participate in arts & crafts, and go on nature hikes. They also learn healthy outlets for anger and self care techniques.
of all ages spend time with other adults in a group setting as well as joining the children in some activities.
offered on Saturday afternoon include fishing and canoeing, crafts to express your creativity or preserve memories, and self-care options.
Childcare is available on site for infants and toddlers.
Camp Ray Of Hope takes place annually, the third weekend of September, at Friends Camp in South China, Maine
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