Enrollment Now Open for 2018 Camp Erin ® San Diego

Unique Summer Camp for Grieving Children and Teens Hosted by The Elizabeth Hospice in Partnership with The Moyer Foundation

SAN DIEGO, CA – February 19, 2018 – San Diego youth coping with loss can find support and comfort at Camp Erin San Diego, an overnight weekend camp at no charge, hosted by The Elizabeth Hospice in partnership with The Moyer Foundation. This weekend summer camp, for youth ages 6 to 17 who are grieving the death of someone close to them, combines traditional camp activities with grief support and education.

Camp will be held July 27-29, 2018 in Forest Falls, CA. Forest Falls is located in the mountains above San Bernardino Valley. Transportation is provided. Interested campers and volunteers can apply at https://elizabethhospice.org/services/counseling/camp-erin-san-diego . More information is available by emailing camperin@ehospice.org or calling (800) 797-2050.

“Camp Erin let me know that it’s OK to not be OK. That crying is OK and talking about my loved one isn’t bad. Camp Erin helped me realize that I can still have fun and be happy.” –
12-year-old girl

“At Camp Erin San Diego, children and teens honor and memorialize their loved one, meet friends who are facing similar circumstances, build coping skills, and have fun,” said Jan Jones, president and CEO of The Elizabeth Hospice.

The Elizabeth Hospice offers the most comprehensive children’s bereavement program in San Diego and Riverside Counties. In addition to Camp Erin San Diego, the program includes: peer grief support groups for children 3 to 17 years old, on-site grief support groups in 16 school districts, as well as grief education, training and resources for school professionals. These bereavement services are offered at no charge and are open to everyone in the community, including families who do not have a patient affiliation with The Elizabeth Hospice. One-on-one counseling for bereaved children is also available.

Camp Erin San Diego is part of the largest national network of bereavement camps in the country, which was created and is supported in part by The Moyer Foundation.

About The Elizabeth Hospice

The Elizabeth Hospice is the region’s most experienced and largest nonprofit hospice and palliative care provider of medical, emotional and spiritual support to the seriously ill and their families in San Diego and the Inland Empire. Since 1978, The Elizabeth Hospice has touched the lives of more than 95,000 patients and families in the communities we serve, regardless of their ability to pay, and providing specialty services such as Veterans Outreach, Palliative Care, Pediatric and Perinatal Hospice Care and counseling and grief support for all ages regardless of the type of illness or death experienced. To learn more, call (800) 797-2050 or visit our website at www.elizabethhospice.org

About The Moyer Foundation

The Moyer Foundation is a public, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide comfort, hope, and healing to children and families affected by grief and addiction. Founded in 2000 by MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer and child advocate Karen Phelps Moyer, The Moyer Foundation supports thousands of children and families each year through its free signature programs and services. Camp Erin® is the largest national bereavement program for children and teens grieving the death of someone significant in their lives and Camp Mariposa® is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth impacted by a family member’s substance use disorder. The Moyer Foundation Resource Center extends the Foundation’s continuum of care by providing a curated set of online resources with personalized phone and email support for families experiencing grief, addiction and other related issues. For more information, please visit www.moyerfoundation.org

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