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.
“Camp Erin helped me is so many ways,” said a 13-year old who experienced the death of both her parents. “One way is to put all of my anger and grief into something positive instead of negative. They tell me that it is okay to grieve and everyone grieves differently. Thank you, Camp Erin!”
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 5-7 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 2015 camp. More information is available at elizabethhospice.org/camperin, firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (800) 797-2050.
“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 (http://elizabethhospice.org) is the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider of medical, emotional and spiritual support to the seriously ill and their families in San Diego County. Since 1978, The Elizabeth Hospice has touched the lives of more than 90,000 patients and families in the communities we serve, regardless of their ability to pay. Through its Center for Compassionate Care and the Jenna Druck Center, comprehensive counseling and grief support services are available for all ages to the community-at-large, regardless of the type of illness or death experienced. To learn more, call (800) 797-2050 or visit the websites at www.elizabethhospice.org, www.cccforhope.org, and www.jennadruckcenter.org
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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- The Elizabeth Hospice
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