Camp Erin Offers Unique Summer Experience for Grieving Children and Teens
Local San Diego youth coping with loss have been able to find support and comfort at Camp Erin® San Diego, an overnight weekend camp at no charge, facilitated by the Center for Compassionate Care of The Elizabeth Hospice.
“The camp offers kids like me a safe place to share our grief and to bond with each other. Because of the activities offered, it also gives us the opportunity to laugh and have fun,” said Ross, an 11-year old who experienced the death of his father. “Camp Erin helped me to realize how many kids are going through grief and how through our loss we all have something in common.”
This annual weekend summer camp is open to children and teens ages 6 to 17 who are grieving from the death of someone close to them. This year’s camp will be held June 6-8 in Julian, CA. This free camp experience combines traditional, high-energy camp activities with grief support and education.
Camp Erin San Diego is now accepting applications for campers for the June 2014 camp. More information is available at elizabethhospice.org/camperin, firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (760) 737-2050.
“Camp Erin San Diego attendees will discover the treasure of peer support and learn healthy outlets and strategies that they can take home,” said Liz Sumner, Director of the Center for Compassionate Care of The Elizabeth Hospice.
Camp Erin San Diego is part of the largest national network of bereavement camps in the country established by The Moyer Foundation; a non-profit organization founded by World Series Champion pitcher, Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen. The Foundation’s mission is to provide comfort, hope and healing to children affected by loss and family addiction.
About The Elizabeth Hospice
The Elizabeth Hospice has a 36-year tradition as the premier provider of medical, emotional and spiritual support to the seriously ill and their families, and is the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider in the region. Since 1978, The Elizabeth Hospice has provided services to more than 85,000 patients and families in San Diego County, regardless of their ability to pay. In addition, the Center for Compassionate Care of The Elizabeth Hospice provides comprehensive counseling and grief support services in the community. To learn more, call (760) 737-2050 or visit The Elizabeth Hospice website at www.elizabethhospice.org, and join their online communities on Facebook, Twitter, and Caregivers’ Blog.
About The Moyer Foundation
The Moyer Foundation is a public, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide comfort, hope and healing to children affected by loss and family addiction. Founded in 2000 by World Series champion pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen, The Foundation created and supports two signature programs. Camp Erin® is the nation’s largest network of free bereavement camps for grieving children and teens ages 6 - 17. Camp Mariposa® is a free, first-of-its-kind program for children ages 9-12 impacted by a family member’s addiction. For more information on The Moyer Foundation and its programs, please visit www.moyerfoundation.org.
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- Media Relations Specialist
- The Elizabeth Hospice
- (1) (760) 737-2050
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