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Camp New Dawn and Adult & Family Retreat Offer Healing and Support for Grieving Families

Compass is hosting Camp New Dawn, August 10-12 and Adult & Family Retreat, August 11-13 at Camp Pecometh.

Centreville, MD- Camp New Dawn, a transformative grief retreat, will take place from August 10-12, 2024, at Camp Pecometh. This three-day, two-night camp provides children, teens, and families who have experienced the loss of a loved one with a safe and nurturing environment to learn healthy coping skills that will support them throughout their lives.

Hosted by Compass, Camp New Dawn offers a unique opportunity for campers to engage in group discussions, participate in healing activities, and connect with peers who understand their experiences. Under the guidance of professional grief counselors, campers will explore and express their grief in a natural setting, fostering a sense of community and mutual support.

Running concurrently, the Adult & Family Retreat will be held from August 11-13, 2024 at Camp Pecometh. This retreat begins with 24 hours dedicated exclusively to adults, providing them with a crucial respite and the chance to focus on their own grief journey. During this time, adults will engage in workshops and activities designed to help them understand and process their grief.

On the second day of the retreat, children and teens will join their families, allowing the entire family to work together on their grieving process. Family activities will focus on enhancing communication and providing tools that families can use at home to continue their healing journey together.

Key Details:

  • Camp New Dawn: August 10-12, 2024
  • Adult & Family Retreat: August 11-13, 2024
  • Location: Camp Pecometh, 401 Jack Elliot Way, Centreville, MD 21617

“Our goal is to provide a compassionate space where children, teens, and families can find solace and support,” said Lexy Mollica, Communications & Web Specialist of Compass. “Camp New Dawn and the Adult & Family Retreat offer an opportunity to learn, heal, and connect with others who are on a similar journey.”

Registration for Camp New Dawn and the Adult & Family Retreat is now open. To learn more and secure a spot, please visit For more information please contact: Camp New Dawn Rhonda Knotts at or Adult & Family Retreat Sherrie Young at



Since 1985, Compass has been allowing patients to spend their final months the way they choose, guiding loved ones after a life-limiting diagnosis, and showing individuals healthy ways to manage their grief. Today, the organization is a regional provider of hospice care, supportive care, and grief services in Caroline, Kent, and Queen Anne’s counties. Whether serving their patients in private residences, skilled nursing facilities, or Compass’ residential center in Centreville, staff and volunteers are guided by their mission to ensure that individuals facing end of life can live out their days in a full and meaningful way.

Compass is a fully licensed, independent, community-based nonprofit organization certified by Medicare and the state of Maryland and accredited by the Joint Commission. It is affiliated with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Hospice & Palliative Care Network of Maryland. For more information about Compass, call 443-262-4100 or visit

Media Contact:

Lexy Mollica, Communication and Web Specialist