Camp Erin Helps Children Learn To Grieve

Camp Erin is a free overnight weekend bereavement camp for children and teens ages 6 to 17 years old who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Camp Erin combines grief education and emotional support with fun traditional camp activities. Our compassionate grief professionals and trained volunteers provide a caring and supportive environment for campers to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make meaningful connections with peers their age who are also grieving. 

Next Camp Erin

We’re happy to announce that we have TWO CAMPS this year starting off with a ONE-DAY FAMILY CAMP on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Tree Tops Park in Davie. Then, later this year, we are hosting a TRADITIONAL OVERNIGHT YOUTH ONLY Camp Erin on October 25-27, 2024 at Camp Owaissa Bauer in Homestead! All new and returning campers are welcome to join us! 

For more details, check out our camp flyers here: FAMILY CAMP | YOUTH ONLY CAMP. (Please link to their respective flyer for each camp)

Ready to register? APPLY IN 5 EASY STEPS!

1. Download and complete the Camper Application. (Please link to their respective applications for each camp and language)

2. Submit your Camper Application(s) to our team at

3. Complete a Family Interview (one per family; to be scheduled with a camp team member).

4. Attend “Save Your Spot” Camper Orientation (details TBA).

5. Attend Camp Erin!

Take note of the LAST DAY TO REGISTER as space is limited for both camps!

  • FAMILY CAMP: Friday, May 17, 2024 
  • YOUTH ONLY CAMP: Friday, September 20, 2024

For additional questions or assistance, contact our team at or (954) 944-2709

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For more information or questions, contact our team at (954) 944-2709 or

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The History of Camp Erin

Camp Erin is named in memory of Erin Metcalf of Woodinville, Washington, a remarkable young woman who developed liver cancer at the age of 15. Karen and Jamie Moyer met Erin through Make-A-Wish.

Erin had a compassionate heart and when she was hospitalized she often expressed concern for the other children there as well as their siblings, who sometimes received little attention. The Moyer Foundation helped fund several children’s bereavement camps – including camps for the victims of 9/11, discovering the positive impact a camp of this kind could have.

In 2000, when Erin died at the age of 17, Jamie and Karen Moyer wished to honor Erin’s memory and her caring spirit. Acknowledging her love of children and her desire to help others, the Moyers felt that a grief camp for children would be an appropriate tribute. The first Camp Erin was established in Everett, Washington in 2002 helping 42 grieving children.

Volunteer Opportunities

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Services Department at (305) 351-7052 or

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Eluna website

Looking for important grief resources to help a child, friend or family member in your community or nationwide? We are proud to share the Eluna Resource Center. Its straightforward design makes it easy to search for articles, videos, activities, and referrals to local programs. In addition, Eluna offers free recommendations with a 24-hour turn-around.

Eluna is a public, 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to support children and families impacted by grief or addiction. Founded in 2000 in Seattle by former MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer and child advocate Karen Phelps Moyer, Eluna was originally called The Moyer Foundation and launched a series of programs supporting thousands of children and families annually at no cost to them. Camp Erin® is the largest national network of grief programs for bereaved children and teens, Camp Mariposa® is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth impacted by a family member’s substance use disorder, and the Eluna Resource Center offers online tools, local referrals and personalized phone and email support for families experiencing grief, addiction and other related issues. For more information, please visit