How do grieving children, teens, and families benefit from attending Camp Erin?

One of the most important benefits for children and teens is to learn they are not alone in their feelings or experience. Camp Erin allows a grieving child or teen to be with others who have similar feelings, and to build friendships with this understanding.

Children often need an avenue to express their grief and to honor the person who has died. During the weekend, campers have an opportunity to address their feelings and memorialize their loved ones through a variety of activities, including:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Healing rituals
  • Swimming
  • Teen Challenge/Ropes Course
  • Grief support and expressive activities, such as music and movement
  • Archery
  • Story telling
  • Campfires
  • Fishing

A loss affects the whole family and Providence Hospice believes that healing happens in the family. Camp Erin and Me,Too groups benefit families by exploring ways to better understand and support one another. Parents/Guardians are comforting allies in a child's process of healing through grief. Camp Erin and Me,Too groups support parents and guardians to strengthen family communication and bonding. To register for a Me,Too group, please call (503) 228-2104 or metoo@oregonhospice.org.