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:
Campers participate in the weekend camp at Camp Killoqua, in Stanwood, WA. 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 will be held Aug. 28-30, 2020.
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.
For more information, please call 425-261-4807.
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.