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NORTH BERWICK, MAINE — Camp Kita is pleased to announce tuition for our 2015 campers will be FREE due to diligent fundraising and generous donors.

Camp Kita is a week-long overnight camp for kids ages 8-17 who have lost a parent or loved one to suicide.

Every 12.8 minutes, an American dies by suicide. Those grieving a loss by suicide experience a unique grief, but the stigma attached to taking one’s own life often leaves these survivors silenced.

Camp Kita, founded by the Mosher siblings 10 years after their father’s suicide, is a recreational and therapeutic summer camp focused on child survivors.

In its second year, Camp Kita provides a safe, nurturing environment where child survivors can connect with one another while learning constructive ways to deal with the often unspeakable and fierce emotion of losing a loved one to suicide.

The campers’ shared loss and experience affords them the opportunity of forming deep, knowing bonds with others and thereby forging supportive connections.

Our week-long focus is to provide and explore constructive forms of self-expression. We practice self-awareness as a way of identifying feelings and communicating them in a focused way. Our focus on grief, dovetails with an equally important focus on hope — the power and purpose of piecing oneself together. Most importantly, we empower campers to utilize the tools and resources we provide so that they may draw upon them throughout their lives, and we have FUN.

We will welcome campers to Thompson Lake in Poland, Maine, from Aug. 16-22. For information or to register a camper, visit www.campkita.com or email info@campkita.org.