Camp Erin®: A Bereavement Camp for Kids

Miami, FL—February 10, 2014—The Moyer Foundation and Catholic Hospice presents Camp Erin®, a special camp for children who have experienced the death of a loved one.  Camp Erin® will take place March 14 -16 at Camp Owaissa Bauer located at 17001 S.W. 264th Street in Homestead. The Camp is FREE for all children in need of bereavement support between the ages of 6 and 17.The Camp provides a safe setting to assist children in dealing with their grief. The services offered include: music therapy, pet therapy, art therapy, sports, a memorial service including a bonfire and s’mores and much more. We offer our support to ensure that these children have the ability to grieve and express their emotions in order to start on a path of healing and recovery.

The Moyer Foundation announced that Catholic Hospice has been awarded a grant to establish Camp Erin® in South Florida. “We are very fortunate to be part of the largest network of free bereavement camps in the country designed for children ages 6-17 that have experienced the loss of a loved one” stated Ms. Bonnie Alkema, Executive director for Catholic Hospice.   The mission of The Moyer Foundation is to empower children in distress by providing education and support – helping them to live healthy and inspired lives after the lost of a loved one.

The Moyer Foundation was founded in 2000 by MLB, World Series-winning All-Star pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen.  Through the generosity of a giving community, The Moyer Foundation supports programs all over the United States that directly serves critical needs of children in severe distress. Since its inception, The Moyer Foundation has raised millions of dollars to help support hundreds of different programs that help children in distress in a variety of ways.


Catholic Hospice is a not-for-profit health care organization providing end-of-life care to terminally ill patients and their families throughout Miami-Dade and Broward County. Catholic Hospice is dedicated to the preservation of the quality of life of people facing end of life issues.  They provide pain control and symptom management, as well as spiritual and psychological support to over 500 patients and their bereaved families daily, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, ethnic background, handicap, diagnosis or financial resources. Catholic Hospice also sponsors programs such as the L’chaim Jewish Hospice Program, Wishes Granted, Pet Peace of Mind®, We Honor Veterans, Camp Erin®: a bereavement camp for children, and other bereavement support groups.



Amy Baena

Public Relations Coordinator


(786) 493-0801