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!

May 12, 2009

Great Camp Erin - St. Louis coverage!

Over the weekend, Camp Erin - St. Louis had a great news story with Fox Channel 2 about Annie's Hope, The Moyer Foundation and of course, Camp Erin! One of the many great opportunities to raise awareness that are happening all across the country!

Check out the video link below:


Congratulations Becky and everyone at Annie's Hope and Camp Erin - St. Louis!

May 6, 2009

Camp Erin Advocate - Greg Norton, Atlanta Braves

MLB.com wrote an article about Atlanta Braves outfielder Greg Norton, a Camp Erin advocate, who's mother was tragically murdered by his dad when he was in his teens. The article mentions the support he and his wife Jaena give to Camp Erin.

"Through his foundation, Phillies left-handed pitcher Jamie Moyer created Camp Erin, a bereavement camp created for children who have lost a loved one. Jaena helped raised funds for this charity over the course of the past three years and accompanied Braves pitcher Tim Hudson's wife, Kim, to a camp that was held in Hampton, Ga., earlier this year. [Camp Erin] is something that I want to get involved with. I just want to help somebody or at least make them feel like there's light at the end of the tunnel. I have a story that shows that things can work out."

May 5, 2009

Happy May! Updates from the Program Coordinator

We are gearing up for the start of The Moyer Foundation special events season and of course for Lesa’s wedding on May 24th! To say things are busy around here is an understatement. :-)

Here’s the scoop:
We are currently seeking RFP’s for new Camp Erin locations for 2010. We are expanding to the following cities: Anaheim, Dallas/Ft Worth, Baltimore, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, New York and Eastern Washington. If you have any referrals of organizations that would be great additions to our Camp Erin network, please let me know and we’ll contact them regarding Camp Erin. RFP’s are due June 15th.

Camp Erin – Philadelphia will be occurring May 15th-17th, good luck and have a wonderful weekend!

Have you visited the National Camp Erin Network blog lately? Better yet…have you posted a comment or subject? Camp Erin – Portland has posted a question to other camps regarding a challenge course, great time to leave a comment and help the Camp Erin team!

The Classic Baseball games are currently being shipped or have been shipped if you requested to receive one. The company that donated them to us is very excited to be able to provide a fun activity for kids and teens. If you have any pictures of kids/teens playing the game, I would love to share them with our contact.

Jamie has interviewed with different ESPN programs in the last few weeks, which has been great exposure for Camp Erin. Last week after one interview, we received over 30 inquiries in a 5 minute period. We had calls and emails from all over the U.S. from people interested in volunteering or wanting to get applications for children they though would benefit from Camp Erin. We hope you have had some great volunteers or prospective campers contact you.

Hope all is well with everyone!

Lynette McCampbell