One young woman's concern for other children coping with death inspired the creation of Camp Erin. Learn more ›
Camp Erin allows a grieving child or teen to be with others who have similar feelings, and to build friendships with this understanding. Learn more ›
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If you would like to make a referral of a camper to Camp Erin, please contact Scott Winters, Camp Erin Coordinator, CampErinPortland@providence.org or (503) 215-4622 so we may contact the camper’s parent/guardian about registering.
Created and supported by The Moyer Foundation, Camp Erin® is the largest network of free bereavement camps in the country designed for children and teens ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. It is a weekend-long experience filled with traditional, fun camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support – lead by grief professionals and trained volunteers. Camp Erin provides a unique opportunity for peer bonding between children and teens facing a similar life circumstance. Camp Erin is offered free to all families.
This year, Camp Erin Portland will be held from Friday, August 15 to Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Camp Kuratli in Boring, Oregon. To apply, please download the registration form and mail it to:
Attn: Camp Erin Coordinator
6410 NE Halsey Street, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97213
Fax: 503-537-1677 (Attn: Camp Erin)
Everyone approaches death differently, and Carlson, 51, has eased the way for many.