Camp Caterpillar

Where Children Learn to Grieve and Heal

What is Camp Caterpillar? 

  • It's an annual child grief day camp.

When will it be held?

  • Saturday, September 26, 2020  8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.                                                 


  • 3700 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95204

Who can participate?

  • Children from Kindergarten to 8th grade who had a loved one passed away within the last two years.

Why is this event important for your children?

  • It's a safe place where children can grief, learn healthy grieving process and be surrounded by a nurturing environment.

            Pre-registration is required by Friday, August 28, 2020


*(This meeting is only for the parent or guardian of the registered child.)

We look forward to meeting you at the MANDATORY parent/ guardian meeting on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m

(Please note, because there is often a waiting list to attend the camp, your child"s spot will be given to another family if you do not attend this meeting).

The mandatory parent/guardian meeting will take place at:

Hospice of San Joaquin

Office Building A

3888 Pacific Avenue

Stockton, California 95204

Please bring in a 4" x 6" photo of your child"s loved one to the mandatory parent/guardian meeting.

More About Camp Caterpillar 

Campers will learn that they are not alone in their feelings of grief or their anxiety about the ways their lives have changed. Children will be taught that the process of grieving is not forgetting their loved one but remembering with less pain. Campers learn to express the feelings, improve communication, and learn coping skills to deal with current and future losses.


Camp Caterpillar is offered each September in Stockton, CA. All activities are led by Hospice of San Joaquin grief staff as well as grief Volunteers. Certified Pet therapy dogs are available throughout the day for campers to enjoy!