Camp Erin

Children Grieve Too

Camp Erin® Kansas City is a free, weekend bereavement camp for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. School-aged children and teens attend a weekend camp 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.

Camp Erin provides a safe place to:

  • Tell their story in a safe environment
  • Learn they are not alone
  • Process grief in healthy ways
  • Honor and memorialize loved ones
  • Build a toolbox of coping skills
  • Have fun!

The Los Angeles Camp Erin was featured in an Emmy award-winning documentary on HBO in 2014 called One Last Hug. It can be purchased HERE.

Applications and More Information

Camp Erin is for children and teens who are several months past their loss at the time of camp. Families will be notified about acceptance to Camp following an interview and as space permits.

Spaces are limited and early application is recommended. The camp experience is designed for children and teens who are several months past their loss at the time of camp. Families will be notified about acceptance to camp as space permits.

To inquire online or download an application click the Inquire Now button:

Inquire Now

For more information or to request an application by mail, call 816.363.2600. People outside the Kansas City can find a Camp Erin location HERE.

Thanks to funding from Eluna and generous donations from the community and volunteers, there is no charge to attend Camp Erin. 

How Can I Help Camp Erin?

Camp Erin is supported by grants and donations from people who share a common interest in providing support for grieving children and teens. Your individual contribution of money, supplies or time will be most welcome. To donate by credit card today, click the Donate Now button.

For more information on how to get involved contact: Camp Director at 816-363-2600

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