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?

  • Camp Caterpillar will be held virtually on Zoom, Wednesdays in March
    • Ages 5 - 8 | Wednesday, March 3, 2021 
      • Registration closed
    • Ages 9 -12 | Wednesday, March 10, 2021
      • Registration closed
    • Ages 13 -17 | Wednesday, March 17, 2021
      • Registration closed                                    


  • Zoom Session

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.

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 will be held via Zoom for 2020. All activities are led by Hospice of San Joaquin grief staff as well as grief volunteers.