Amanda the Panda Camps

UPDATE: EveryStep’s top priority is the safety and health of its employees, volunteers, the people in our care, and the people who support us. With that in mind, we have made the decision to postpone our April Amanda the Panda camp. All Grief & Loss Support Groups (including Amanda the Panda groups) are temporarily suspended indefinitely. To view information about cancellations and rescheduling regarding EveryStep program and events, please visit 

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Overnight Camps

At EveryStep's Amanda the Panda Grief & Loss Camp, children (kindergarten and above), teens and adults find a place of comfort and support as they connect with others who have experienced the death of a loved one. Campers are grouped with peers their own age and enjoy an overnight experience. Amanda the Panda Grief & Loss Camp is typically offered twice annually - in the spring and in the fall. 

Together, with the companionship of trained volunteer camp counselors, campers gather to honor, remember, learn, and grow in their grief journey. Amanda the Panda Grief & Loss Camp counselors and volunteers lead the campers through age-appropriate activities that focus on remembrance and healing.

Some of the activities include:

  • Tie-dye t-shirts
  • Games
  • Campfire
  • Wagon Ride
  • Low-Ropes Course for teens
  • Candlelight Ceremony
  • Small Group Sessions
  • Balloon Release

Upcoming Overnight Camp Details: 
April 4-5, 2020

Day Camps

More information coming soon.


Click the link below to visit our general registration page. 

Register for an upcoming Amanda the Panda camp.


Volunteers help with a variety of tasks and interact with our camp participants to create a safe, comforting environment. We have a variety of volunteer positions available, and many of them do not require previous experience. To learn more about these opportunities, please call 515-223-4847 or email Megan at


Please call 515-223-4847 or email

Download the Amanda the Panda brochure.