Grieving Families Find Camp Paz a Safe Place to Begin Healing

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Stepping Stones of Hope to host overnight grief camp for kids and grown-ups in Payson, AZ.

Safe Place For Kids To Grieve

Children grieve differently than adults and their grief process is sometimes misunderstood. Often children learn best from other children who share their experience.

Camp Paz, hosted by Arizona-based nonprofit Stepping Stones of Hope, is planned for the weekend of October 8-9, 2016 at Whispering Hope Ranch in the beautiful, relaxing pines of Payson. The weekend-long overnight camp helps grieving children (ages 6 to 17) and adults by providing a neutral, safe environment where friendships are created and profound healing can begin.     

Camp Paz for Kids (Paz means Peace in Spanish) was created in 1999 to give children, whose lives have been disrupted by the death of a loved one, a chance to be around other kids who understand and share a similar experience.

Children grieve differently than adults and their grief process is sometimes misunderstood. Often children learn best from other children who share their experience.

While at camp, children and adults are divided into small groups to partake in a variety of activities, including music, animal interactions, humor and art. Themes of the weekend include trust, vulnerability, interpersonal relationships, guilt, anger, family dynamics, memories, hopes and dreams.

Stepping Stones of Hope is dedicated to providing comprehensive support-based programs, continuing care and education to grieving children, families, adults and communities.

Camp Paz for Kids & Grown-Ups is generously subsidized by Capital Group and K-2 Adventures.

For more information, please email Diane Raden at dianer(at)steppingstonesofhope(dot)org or call 602-264-7520. Registration can be completed online at http://www.steppingstonesofhope.org.

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