Stepping Stones of Hope
Camp Samantha - A Grief Camp for Kids, Families, and Grown-ups
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Camp Samantha is a weekend long grief camp held July 15 - 17 at Spirit in the Desert located in Carefree, AZ. This overnight camp is designed for children and teens 6-17 and the adults in their lives who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The camp runs from Friday evening to late Sunday afternoon.
Camp Samantha is a traditional, fun, high-energy camp combined with grief education and emotional support. Through art, music, and a lot of talking and laughing, kids learn about death and dying. And, they learn how to begin to cope. All of this in a safe environment with other grieving children where they can realize they are not alone.
We offer help for grieving kids, teens, families and adults.
Bereaved children and teens yearn for normalization of their emotions and experiences that follow a death of a loved one. Even though the grieving process is unique, they find peace in knowing they are not alone. We assist families in building a framework for healing through education and understanding.
Campers have many opportunities to express their feelings and thoughts, as well as honor and celebrate their loved one. Experiences at camp help build a lifelong foundation for healthy mourning of the losses that inevitably come in life. Loss affects us all, but with special care, children especially can manage loss and move forward with healthy, happy lives.
It's easy to refer someone to Stepping Stones of Hope.
So you want to know how you can refer a friend or family member to a Stepping Stones of Hope grief support program? We have created a two-page sheet outlining the steps, as well as answers to the most asked questions when it comes to referrals.