Grief Takes A Hike

Grief Takes A Hike

      Grief Takes a Hike 2017

GTAH was held in Wisconsin on  August, 4th -6th – this overnight adventure is designed for families who have experienced the death of a grandparent, mother, father, child or other significant person. Available to families at no cost, Grief Takes a Hike allows participants to come together to experience the therapeutic value of nature. This time allows for families to share and process feelings, while enjoying indoor and outdoor activities such as relaxation at the beach, family relays, exploration of nature, campfires, art and more.

Grief Take a Hike teaches families to:

  • Enjoy activities as a family
  • Identify positive and helpful coping skills
  • Learn about loss of life grief at different developmental stages
  • Understand the differences between adult and child grief
  • Find hope after loss
  • Learn the benefits of self-care and how to balance your grief with your child’s grieving needs
  • Recognize the value of the grief support group process




In conjunction with Presence Health, Fox Valley Hands of Hope provides transportation from Geneva, Illinois to Walworth, Wisconsin and back, meals and lodging to campers completely free of charge. Spanish interpreters are available.

If your family – or a family you know – could benefit from Grief Takes a Hike, please contact Jill Thorson, Children’s Bereavement Services Coordinator (phone: 630.232.2233, extension 225; e-mail: for more information or to reserve your family’s spot for GTAH.