GREEN BAY - One local camp is trying to make a difference this week.
It's helping children who have experienced the death of a loved one find hope.
"I'm painting it rainbow," Roree Taff said. "Rainbows are pretty."
Taff painted a memory box in honor of her father, who passed away last September of a heart attack.
And for children coping with grief like Roree, Camp Lloyd is like the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
"A lot of times kids who have lost a significant loved one feel that they're the only one in the world that have experienced such a loss," said Illene Cupit.
Cupit started the week-long camp in 2006 at UW-Green Bay. She says it's important these children who shoulder the burden of grief know it's okay to be a kid.
"You grow up very quickly and you kind of lose sight of your childhood. And I think that there is a lot of guilt if you are having a good time. And we're telling them that it's okay, that your loved one would want you to be having fun," said Cupit.
Throughout their play-based grief therapy, campers like Roree pair up with a buddy: A specially trained UW-Green Bay student who comes ready to listen.
"A lot of what I've heard so far is that their friends really aren't understanding what they're going through," said Meyer.
"It's really hard with your friends because they don't know what to say," explains Taff.
Roree says already this week she's made new friends, here in a place where her father's death isn't so taboo.
"It's ok to talk about it," she said.
Staffers say they're learning right along with their campers.
"I already on day two have grown so much. I really related to my buddy Roree and she is teaching me how to be a better person. I've never been in her situation and she's already so much stronger of a human being than I am and she's 12 years old ,so that's something to learn from right there," said Meyer.
At the end of the week, campers like Roree say they'll walk away from Camp Lloyd with more than just a memory box.
They'll always remember they're not alone.
Camp Lloyd started with only nine campers eight years ago.
Now, more than thirty children participate.
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