Where children learn to grieve and heal.

Insider updates from the Camp Erin Department.

Thanks for stopping by the Camp Erin Blog! You will not only find the most up to date info happening with Camp Erins across the country, but also some great resources and applicable information for grieving families.

Camp Erin is the largest bereavement camp in the country - designed for youth ages 6-17 who are grieving the loss of someone close to them. It is a weekend-long experience filled with traditional, fun, camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support — facilitated by grief professionals and trained volunteers from local hospice and grief counseling agencies. Camp Erin is the largest network of bereavement camps in the United States with 36 camps in 23 states. More than 2,500 greiving children and teens will receive the healing experience of Camp Erin this year!

February 24, 2009

Camper Memory - Palm Springs

"My favorite part of camp was the talent show. We rocked the other groups! I also liked the trust fall and staying up late with my cabin buddies."

Spring Training Event - One Lucky Night

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with The Moyer Foundation at the Phillies Spring Training ballpark and help raise funds for Camp Erin! Immediately following the Phillies vs. Reds game. Join Karen and Jamie Moyer and a number of other World Champion Phillies players for green drinks, southern BBQ, the live band LUCKY PENNY and silent and live auctions.
3.17.09 4:30 - 7:00pm $250 person
RSVP and Questions: katie@moyerfoundation.org

February 18, 2009

Note from a camper

I wanted to share a great note we recieved from a 2008 camper:

"These are the words I would use to describe Camp Erin...FUN, COOL, AMAZING, WOW, FRIENDS and EMOTIONAL....and a lot of others that I can't spell! Thanks for letting me be a part of camp....it was great!"

A few group shots of campers and volunteers from 2008!

Camps and locations SET for 2009!

It's confirmed! All 28 camps and locations have been set for Camp Erin 2009. Our first camp will be held in April and the last the end of September. Congratulations to all new camps as they work hard in planning camp! For more information go to:

February 3, 2009

2008 World Series Champions team up off the field to support Camp Erin!

On January 28, we were excited to team up with Jamie Moyer's teammate Geoff Jenkins from the Philadelphia Phillies to host the 2nd Annual Geoff Jenkins Celebrity Poker Tournament at the W Scottsdale in Arizona. More than $65,000 was raised with all proceeds from the event to benefit Camp Erin! More than 200 attendees and 100 players turned out for the event, including over 40 professional athletes and celebrities such as Phillies’ Shane Victorino, Cleveland Indians Grady Sizemore, LA Dodger’s Russell Martin and Noah Lowry of the San Francisco Giants.

“The event was amazing, everyone had a good time,” said Jenkins who makes his off-season home in Phoenix, AZ. “It was a great opportunity to bring my friends together and have a lot of fun while supporting an important cause like The Moyer Foundation’s Camp Erin.”

The W Scottsdale donated the DJ, food and venue for the event. Their were great prizes for the top players who were able to keep their poker faces on including a 63" flat screen donated by Design First for the first prize winner. Congratulations Bill Hall of the Milwaukee Brewers!

The Moyer Foundation and Camp Erin team send our many thanks to Geoff, his event planning team and the W Scottsdale staff for all their hard work to make this event such a huge success. We are so grateful!

Photos: Left: Tournament winner Bill Hall - Milwaukee Brewers, tournament host Geoff Jenkins - Philadelphia Phillies and Grady Sizemore - Cleveland Indians. Right: Karen and Jamie Moyer (left) and Cathy and Jeff Fassero (right) former Mariner teammates and long time friends of the Moyer's.