2022 Camp Erin Family Camp
Supporting Families Grieving the Death of Someone Significant
Days: Saturday, November 12 & Sunday, November 13
Times: Arrive at 1 p.m. Saturday, depart at 11:30 a.m. Sunday
Location: Lied Lodge at Arbor Day Farm | Nebraska City, Nebraska
The Mourning Hope Grief Center is partnering with Eluna to offer a free, overnight Camp Erin® Family Camp to support families who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives. Priority will be given to frontline healthcare workers and other families grieving the death of someone from COVID-19, as well as families who have experienced a death in 2020 and following.
Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, Camp Erin combines grief education, emotional support and fun, traditional camp activities. At Camp Erin, families:
- Explore their grief
- Learn essential coping skills
- Make connections with other families with shared grief experiences
This special opportunity is made possible through a partnership with the Brave of Heart Fund, founded by the Foundations of New York Life and Cigna and administered by E4E Relief.
The Camp Erin Family Camp application closed on Friday, October 21, 2022.
Camp Erin FAQ
Q: How much does camp cost?
A: Through a partnership with the Brave of Heart Fund, founded by the Foundations of New York Life and Cigna and administered by E4E Relief, Camp Erin Family Camp is free to all families. This includes all activity supplies, dinner on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday, snacks and overnight accommodations at the Lied Lodge.
Q: Who can attend Camp Erin Family Camp?
A: Children and teens ages 6 to 17 and their adult caregiver(s) who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives in 2020 and following. Priority will be given to frontline healthcare workers and other families grieving the death of someone from COVID-19.
Q: What are the COVID-19 protocols?
A: Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program, and some programming may be rescheduled, cancelled or provided in a virtual setting.
Q: Who is the Camp Erin Family Camp contact?
A: The camp is staffed by bereavement professionals from the Mourning Hope Grief Center and community volunteers who are professionally trained by Mourning Hope staff. If you have any questions about Camp Erin Family Camp, please contact Pam Dinneen at email@example.com or 402.488.8989.
Eluna Resource Center
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. 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.
Eluna's resources specific to COVID-19 are available here.
Eluna is a public, 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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, Camp Mariposa® is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth impacted by a family member's substance use disorder, and the Eluna Resource Center offers online tools, local referrals and personalized phone and email support for families experiencing grief, addiction and other related issues. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org.