"How could a parent ever repay you for Camp Erin and what it has given my kids? The effects have lasted long after camp, and both of them are functioning at a much higher level than before camp." - Father of a 2006 Camp Erin®-King County camper
Camp Erin®-King County is a free, weekend, overnight camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 18 attend a weekend camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving.
Campers participate in the weekend camp at Lake Retreat Camp, in Ravensdale, WA. The camp is facilitated by professional staff affiliated with Providence Hospice of Seattle's Safe Crossings program, as well as trained volunteers. Adult “Big Buddy” volunteers offer additional support and companionship for campers.
Camp Erin®-King County is free of charge to all participants. Camp Erin will be held June 12-14, 2020 – both the Children's Camp Erin (ages 6-12) and Teen Camp Erin (ages 13-18, or 19 if still in school).
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-May.
For more information, please call 206-749-7689.
In 2004, Eluna (formerly the Moyer Foundation) gave Providence Hospice of Seattle a grant to launch Camp Erin®-King County. The grant funded the camp's start-up costs and provided Providence Hospice of Seattle with an endowment to ensure the camp's long-term growth.
With the support of the endowment, donations from our community, and a generous grant each year from Safe Crossings Foundation, Camp Erin®-King County can be offered at no cost to grieving children in King County.
Donate to Camp Erin-King County and help make a difference!