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 know a family who might be interested in learning more about Camp Erin, please encourage them to contact our Camp Erin Coordinator, CampErinPortland@providence.org or 503-215-4622.
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 14 to Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Camp Kuratli in Boring, Oregon.
Attn: Camp Erin Coordinator
6410 NE Halsey Street, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97213
Fax: 503-537-1677 (Attn: Camp Erin)
Camp Erin is a network of bereavement camps all across the country – established in 2002 in Everett, WA though a partnership with the Moyer Foundations and Providence Hospice. It is named after a remarkable teenager who lost her battle with liver cancer at age 17.
Everyone approaches death differently, and Carlson, 51, has eased the way for many.