Camp Stepping Stones - Care Dimensions

Camp Stepping Stones

Grief Support


Camp Stepping Stones is a one-day, outdoor retreat for children ages 4 to 18 and their families who have experienced the death of someone important. It's a space for parents/caregivers and kids to connect with other grieving families, to honor and remember those who have died, learn some new coping skills and have some fun.

Campers spend the day bonding with a small group of kids their own age while engaging in a variety of expressive activities. Specialized programming is developed for our teen group.

Parents and other adult caregivers of campers have the opportunity to attend relevant workshops, relax and unwind, and socialize with other parent/adult caregivers who know what it's like to raise grieving children. 

Camp is managed by Care Dimensions' children's program manager, staff and volunteers who are experienced and trained in working with children and their families.

Rain or shine, camp is held in July on the campus of the Glen Urquhart School in Beverly, Mass. The date of the next camp will be announced in early 2022.

Email or call 855-774-5100 to be added to our contact list and we will send you information about Camp Stepping Stones 2022 and other children’s grief programming opportunities.

Camp Photos from Past Years

To see more photos, view this photo album.

National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC)

In 2018, Care Dimensions joined NAGC  - a nationwide network comprised of professionals, institutions and volunteers who promote best practices, educational programming and critical resources to facilitate the mental, emotional and physical health of grieving children and their families.


Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the nonprofit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in more than 100 communities in Massachusetts.