Camp Erin - Snohomish County
Our camper application is currently closed for our 2023 Camp Erin program. We look forward to sharing our 2024 program dates soon and encourage you to join our waitlist in the meantime to hear when our 2024 application becomes available!
Community Leaders and Professionals (School Counselors) - We encourage you to share this resource with your community by sharing the above link with families who may benefit from this resource. You may also share your contact information with us if you would like updates.
Camp Erin provides a caring environment, filled with activities to assist children and teens coping with loss. It is a free weekend camp for children ages 6-17 (or 18 if still in school) who have experienced a loss." Camp Erin offers a special combination of fun recreational activities and supportive discussions to help campers build their trust, self-esteem and coping skills. Age-appropriate groups of children and teens provide an opportunity to meet with peers who have had similar feelings and experiences. Planned activities allow for sharing of feelings and concerns, friendship building, and fun.
All of the following activities are led and sponsored by pediatric specialists and trained volunteers:
- Art therapy
- Story telling
- Recreational activities
- Healing rituals
- Nature walks
- Grief workshops
The camp is facilitated by professional staff affiliated with Providence Hospice of Snohomish County program, as well as trained volunteers. Adult “Big Buddy” volunteers offer additional support and companionship for campers.
Camp Erin®-Snohomish County is free of charge to all participants.
Camp Erin volunteers must be 21 years or older. Although we attempt to place every volunteer applicant, we may not be able to place all applicants due to the large number of applications received.
Positions fill up fast - so please submit your application as soon as possible!
In 2000, Seattle Mariner Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen approached Providence Hospice and Home Care with their desire to establish a new bereavement service for Snohomish County - CAMP ERIN - a weekend grief camp for kids, designed to counsel children and teenagers who have experienced the death of a loved one.
The proceeds from the 2001 Jamie Moyer Bowling Tournament enabled the Moyer Foundation, Karen and Jamie Moyer’s 501(c)(3) public foundation, and Providence Hospice and Home Care to establish an endowment to fund Camp Erin’s operating costs. The camp is named after Erin Metcalf, a 17-year-old hospice patient, who died in 2000 and was a close friend of the Moyer family.
Eluna partners with bereavement programs in local communities to help fund, develop and grow Camp Erin® nationwide. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org.
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.
Because of our generous community, no children or families are charged to attend Camp Erin® Snohomish County.
The proceeds from the 2001 Jamie Moyer Bowling Tournament enabled the Moyer Foundation, Karen and Jamie Moyer’s 501(c)(3) public foundation, and Providence Hospice and Home Care to establish an endowment to fund Camp Erin’s operating costs and ensure the camp’s long-term growth.
With the support of donors throughout our community and the endowment, Camp Erin® can be offered at no cost to grieving children in Snohomish County. Donate to Camp Erin® Snohomish County and help make a difference!