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Grief Trails - Session One

July 15, 2024  |  10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM

Although children and older teens may appear to be less affected by the death of a loved one, there are many questions, fears, and worries as they attempt to make sense of the loss and deal with the changes it creates. Grief Trails is a program that allows children ages 6 to 12 and 13 to 18 to learn the importance of communicating emotions and needs to others while working hands-on with gentle horses. The youth get to come together with their peers in an encouraging environment and participate in activities that will help them express their feelings, learn effective communication tools, and have fun at the same time.

Bereavement Coordinator Kristi Beall and trained volunteers to guide the children through conversation, horseback riding, and creating keepsakes. This year, participants will learn to be “Grief Warriors – Becoming Grief Superheroes.” Camp activities include arts and crafts, outdoor fun, and a butterfly release. The teen group will cater more toward group activities and peer work. In addition to these traditional camp activities, children participate in grief support activities to learn to manage their grief. This event is offered through Bridge’s Group S.T.A.R. (Special Times Always Remembered) at no cost to the family, with all materials provided.

For more information and registration forms, please call Bridge Bereavement Services at 419.423.5351 or e-mail Kristi Beall, Ed.D., GC-C; Bereavement Coordinator, at Registration for this event is required.


Location: Challenged Champions, 11913 County Road 6, Ottawa, Ohio 45875

Ages 6-12
Date: Monday, July 15, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Registration is due by June 2, 2022

Ages 13-18
Date: Monday, July 22, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Registration is due by June 2, 2022



Challenged Champions Equestrian Center
11913 County Road 6
Ottawa, OH 45875
Challenged Champions Equestrian Center