Health First To Host ‘Camp Bright Star’ Nov. 2

By  //  October 4, 2013

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EVENT held at Gleason Park

BREVARD COUNTY — Hospice of Health First will host “Camp Bright Star” for children who have experienced the death of a loved one.

CAMP BRIGHT STAR offers children lots of outdoor fun at Gleason Park. Conquering one of the climbing challenges are (from left) Sarah, Jeff, Barbara Evans, Certified Hospice CNA and Camp Facilitator, and Alyssa.
Hospice of Health First will host “Camp Bright Star” for children who have experienced the death of a loved one.

The event integrates grief support into a fun-filled day with activities such as arts and crafts, outdoor games, entertainment and lunch. Children will have the opportunity to interact with other children who have had similar experiences and share their feelings with trained grief support counselors. The camp is funded in part by a generous gift from Marj Bartok in memory of her son, Robert.

Cost for the event is $5 per child and is for kids ages 5 to 12. Please call 321-733-7672 to register. Registration is required before the event and scholarships are available.


Camp Bright Star is part of Hospice of Health First’s Bright Star Center for Grieving Children. The Center helps children, teens and their families who are grieving the death of a loved one. The Bright Star Center helps about 60 children and teens each month. Bright Star has helped more than 1,700 children and 570 families.


Founded in 1995, Health First is a fully integrated health system. The not-for-profit employs more than 7,500 people and has four hospitals (including Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, Cape Canaveral Hospital and Viera Hospital). Health First Health Plans also offers a wide variety of health insurance plan options for Brevard and Indian River Counties. In addition, Health First is home to Brevard County’s only Trauma Center. Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group on the Space Coast. Health First offers numerous outpatient and wellness services, including four Pro-Health and Fitness Centers.