August 2, 2007 in Features
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Camp Chmepa

Every one of the nearly 60 children at Camp Chmepa (je-me-pah) has a similar story. Some lost a parent to cancer. One little boy’s mom died in a car crash. Another boy’s brother killed himself. Some watched family members die of alcoholism and drug abuse. The details of their stories may differ, but each of the campers - who gathered at the Hospice of Spokane-sponsored camp on Lake Coeur d’Alene last weekend - share this in common: They have all been touched by the death of a parent, grandparent, sibling or someone close to them. And they are all learning how to deal with that loss.

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