Camp Erin

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Children Grieve Too

Camp Erin provides a supportive and caring environment for children and teens affected by the loss of someone close to them. Fun, recreational activities are designed to help campers deal with their grief and develop coping skills.

Children grieve in many ways. They require physical activity as well as emotional outlets. Camp Erin provides a safe place where children can create bonds and friendships with their peers who have been through a similar experience.

Camp Erin is open to children and teens, ages 6 to 17, who have experienced the death of someone close to them.

The camp is staffed by professional grief specialists from Kansas City Hospice and Solace House and is open to the community.

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

Thanks to funding from The Moyer Foundation and generous donations from the community and volunteers, there is no charge to attend Camp Erin.   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:


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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions