Effective December 10, 2020, Youth Grief Services is administered by Brighter Days Grief Center. Please visit their website to access, learn about, or support The Brighter Days Grief Center Youth Program.
The health and safety of our campers is our top priority. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, modifications to the camp weekend have been made in an effort to support campers and their families. Although we are not able to offer a traditional camp experience, we are grateful to be able to offer a unique camp-like opportunity.
For more information and/or to register, please email email@example.com
by MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14. We welcome ALL previous Camp Erin campers to attend as well!
Camp Erin is a free, weekend bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a weekend camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving.
At Camp Erin, the focus is on the kids! Professionals and highly trained volunteers of Fairview's Youth Grief Services work to combine all the fun and excitement of camp with time to connect with other kids who have experienced loss.
Traditionally at Camp Erin, along with campfires, camp songs, cookouts, swimming, games and crafts, we incorporate education about grief and allow ample time for sharing with each other. During this special camp experience, campers develop genuine connections and lasting friendships.
Watch what kids experienced at the 2018 summer camp.
Eluna partners with bereavement programs in local communities to help fund, develop and grow Camp Erin® nationwide. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org.
If you are looking for important grief resources to help a child, friend or family member in your community, we would like to share the Eluna Resource Center. Its straightforward design makes it easy to search for articles, videos, activities, and referrals to local programs.
Youth Grief Services and Camp Erin is offered at no charge. We depend on the generous support from Eluna, Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund, The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, Fairview Foundation, Fairview Employees, YGS volunteers, and individual donors.