Camp Stepping Stones - Care Dimensions

Camp Stepping Stones

Grief Support

Family Retreat to Remember


Due to the COVID19 pandemic registration for Camp Stepping Stones has been postponed until further notice. To receive email updates about Camp Stepping Stones or other children’s programming at Care Dimensions please email and ask to be added to our contact list.

Each summer we offer a family retreat for children and adults who have experienced the death of someone close to them. The one-day camp offers children traditional camp experiences with hands-on activities to help them express their feelings and remember loved ones. Adults have the opportunity to relax and attend workshops to learn skills to help their children manage their grief. The entire family will have fun while learning valuable coping skills and bonding with other families who understand what they are going through.

Camp Stepping Stones is staffed by a team of professional bereavement counselors and trained volunteers.

Kid-Friendly Activities

*Special programming for teens
  • Arts and crafts
  • Games
  • Sports
  • Yoga
Adult Workshops
  • Common grief reactions in children
  • Communicating effectively
  • Helping kids cope with grief
  • Self-care

Adults receive comprehensive information and support about raising grieving children.


Glen Urquhart School 
74 Hart St
Beverly, MA


July 18, 2020


Transportation can be made available for families traveling from Greater Boston upon request. 

Free for Children and Families

Thanks to the generosity of community donors, Camp Stepping Stones is free of charge after the registration fee. The registration fee may be waived in certain circumstances. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Please call 855-774-5100 or email if you have questions.

Interested in Volunteering?

Volunteers are required to attend a training prior to the July 18 Camp Day. On Camp Day, all volunteers must be present from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. To apply to become a volunteer, email

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 non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in more than 95 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.