PHILADELPHIA – The only overnight bereavement camp of its kind in the area, Penn Wissahickon Hospice’s Camp Erin - Philadelphia will host nearly 100 children May 14th – 16th. At Camp Erin – Philadelphia, children aged 6-17 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or close friend will take part in the three-day camp which combines traditional, fun, high-energy camp activities with grief education and support, to help the children cope with the loss of a loved one.

Developed in partnership with The Moyer Foundation – founded by Philadelphia Phillies’ pitcher, Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen – Penn Wissahickon Hospice, and Diamond Ridge Camps, Camp Erin – Philadelphia provides activities including music workshops, arts and crafts, games, drama skits, and opportunities for remembrance. At Camp Erin – Philadelphia, each camper has the opportunity to remember their loved one, develop grief skills, and enjoy a positive camp experience. 




Diamond Ridge Camps
1965 Deer Run Drive
Jamison, PA 18929


Saturday, May 15
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Media are welcome to film b-roll and interviews with campers and Camp Erin – Philadelphia staff.  Activities at this time include music workshops, arts and crafts, writing workshops, and preparation for the evening’s remembrance ceremony.


  • Elise Gaul, MS, LPC, CT, Camp Erin – Philadelphia Director
  • Steven Bernstein, Diamond Ridge Camps Director

For more information about Camp Erin, please visit


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The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 18 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $373 million awarded in the 2015 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center -- which are recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report -- Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2015, Penn Medicine provided $253.3 million to benefit our community.

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