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After careful deliberation, Camp Erin Philadelphia is currently postponed for 2020. We are currently not accepting new camper applications, but please contact us at CampErin@pennmedicine.upenn.edu to receive updates and information regarding rescheduling.

Logo of Camp Erin Philadelphia Camp Erin® Philadelphia is a free weekend bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 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.

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David Bradley Children's Bereavement Program, part of Penn Medicine Hospice, helped create Camp Erin Philadelphia and is supported in part by Eluna, 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, while Camp Mariposa® is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth impacted by a family member's substance use disorder.

Looking for important grief resources to help a child, friend or family member in your community or nationwide? We are proud to share the Eluna Resource Center which offers online tools, local referrals and personalized phone and email support for families experiencing grief, addiction and other related issues. Its straightforward design makes it easy to search for articles, videos, activities, and referrals to local programs. In addition, Eluna offers free personalized recommendations with a 24-hour turn-around.

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Camp Erin Camper Application

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Volunteer Application

There are many opportunities to be a volunteer for Camp Erin - Philadelphia. Our volunteers report that their experience is moving and enriching—and sometimes life changing!

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