Camp Erin - Snohomish County

2021 Camp Erin Snohomish County Aug. 15 -19

This summer we are excited to share with you that 2021 Camp Erin is going virtual!

Applications for 2021 are now closed.

We are working hard on supporting our camp families in a fun virtual environment while maintaining safety. Attending our virtual camp this year will not hinder your camper coming to our next in-person camp.

If you have any questions regarding camp please reach out to Nicole Sotkiewicz, Camp Erin Coordinator, at 425-626-0550 or nicole.sotkiewicz@providence.org.

In addition to Camp Erin, we have other no-cost bereavement support for kids and teens through our pediatric grief program. If you have additional questions please contact Lulu Verneuil at 425-261-4844.

Kids enjoying Camp Erin 

What we do

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
  • Swimming
  • Music
  • 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 is free for all participants, but space is limited and registration is required. Please note that preference is given to campers who have not attended Camp Erin before. However, a waiting list of applicants who have attended camp before or whose applications were received after all spots were filled is kept and these applicants will be accepted as space allows during mid-August.

If camper attends virtual camp this year as a new camper, camper will still be considered a "new camper" once camp can be held in person.

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.