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!

January 29, 2010

Haiti Earthquake Helping Hearts Campaign

On Tuesday January 12, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, just 15km from the capital. The worst earthquake Haiti has experienced in 200 years. The devastation of this event is beyond comprehension - especially for its youngest victims.
        • More than half of the Haitian people are less than 18 yrs old
        • More than 2 million children have been affected already
At this moment, the people of Haiti need the support of the global community now more than ever, especially the children. The Moyer Foundation has created a partnership with Free the Children to aid in the immediate emergency relief efforts as well as the long-term rebuilding and recovery efforts required in the months and years ahead.

The Moyer Foundation has made a commitment to match ALL donations up to $50,000!

To read more about our relationship with Free the Children and DONATE NOW, click HERE!

Photo Credit: UN Photo - Logan Abassi

January 21, 2010

Join us for Super Brunch!

The ULTIMATE celebrity Super Bowl party in Miami – bringing together culinary, sports and entertainment super stars! This exclusive VIP event is hosted by Chef Mario Batali, MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen, together with friends Emeril Lagasse, artist and musician Jimmy Buffett AND comedian, actor and talk-show host, Jimmy Fallon!

All proceeds from the event will benefit TMF's Camp Erin and the Mario Batali Foundation.

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Club 50, Viceroy Hotel - Miami, FL
11AM- 2PM - Poolside
  • Gourmet brunch, cocktails - menu designed by Mario Batali
  • Food demos with Mario and Emeril Lagasse!
  • LIVE entertainment by Bernie Williams former NY Yankee turned star Musician!
  • Auctions
Get your ticket now as there are going FAST! Contact Katie Hamilton at katie@moyerfoundation.org or visit www.moyerfoundation.org/events for more info.

January 20, 2010

The National Bereavement Camp Conference is coming soon!

The Moyer Foundation is excited to announce that planning for the first annual National Bereavement Camp Conference is in full force! Below is more information about the conference.

Date: Saturday, June 26, 2010
Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Provide an overall view of bereavement camp structures and best practices across the country by creating a forum of exchange, learning and collaboration through sharing of timely clinical information, programs, advances in research and successful ideas for new or existing bereavement camps.

• Provide information on current topics and ideas for implementation related to childhood bereavement camps such as
       - innovative program models
       - resident camp activities
       - overall camp structures
       - fun/unique ideas for activities and camp sessions
       - fundraising, PR and marketing
• Promote networking among attendees - including health caregivers, counselors, educators, researchers, as well as volunteers and parent advocates who work with bereaved families across North America.

Bring together nationally recognized bereavement professionals along with leading bereavement and resident camp professionals across diverse fields of expertise, providing participants with a rich and interactive learning environment and networking opportunities.

One day conference, with 3-5 breakout sessions – each focused on specific bereavement camp topics. CEUs will be offered. Registration will open in March.

Please contact Lynette Moore for more information: lynette@moyerfoundation.org or 206.298.1217