By the Bay Camp for Grieving Children & Teens
Sonoma County – Sponsored by Hospice by the Bay
By the Bay Camp, in partnership with Comfort Zone Camp, an experienced camp organizer and facilitator, offers a unique program that allows more opportunities for grieving children, teens and families, while providing an even more supportive 1:1 camper to Big Buddy grief mentor experience. Camp activities include icebreakers, confidence-building exercises and age-based support groups — all led by trained grief specialists — that will help promote trust, expression and interaction among campers.
Website: By the Bay Camp
Camp Hope is a free weekend camp for children, ages 6 to 17, who have experienced the loss of a significant loved one. Sponsored by the Taylor Family Foundation.
Website: Camp Hope
Children’s Bereavement Art Group
This peer support group is for children and teens, ages 4-17 years old, grieving the death of a significant person in the last year. Art and creative activities are used to facilitate healthy self-expression and grief resolution. Children are placed in groups according to age, development and type of loss. This 10-session group is held every other week over a five-month period, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. There is a waiting list. There is no charge for the group but donations are gladly accepted.
Website: Children’s Bereavement Art Group
Stepping Stones – A Youth Program of Yolo Hospice
Stepping Stones is a support program specifically designed to help children, teens and families cope with the terminal illness or death of a loved one. Our support groups (modeled after the renowned Dougy Center in Portland, OR) provide an environment of grief support and education that allows the child to direct his or her own healing with the support and guidance of bereavement specialists and trained volunteers. Pre-registration and orientation required.
Website: Stepping Stones
Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Ongoing grief support group in Jackson. Call for information.
Various bereavement programs.
Sacramento County Phone: 916-817-2338
El Dorado County Phone: 530-621-7820