Compass Health in the News with Camp Mariposa!!

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"The camps are designed to reduce the feelings of fear, guilt and loneliness that children living with a parent with addictions can ...have, he said. The camps also provide kids an opportunity to bond with other children with similar experiences.

"Since the first local camps kicked off in Snohomish County, 51 children have participated, said Megan Boyle, associate director of Compass' intensive services for children.

"Campers come not just from Snohomish County but throughout the Puget Sound region, including Skagit, King and Pierce counties.

"Counselors help the kids talk through the issues they face. Family addiction often triggers issues of shame and secrecy, Boyle said. “Talking with other kids helps them process their experiences.”

"But there also are activities traditionally associated with camp, such as campfires, boating, hiking and swimming."

See the whole story here at the Everett Herald.