We did it!!!!!
Despite Covid and testing, weather alerts and sudden changes, we were able to provide a wonderful day of hope, healing and connection for 39 grieving children.
It had been a long two years since I last saw my amazing, passionate staff.
They were ready, committed and gave it their all to support children suffering on so many levels. Although not the three day experience we were all used to, we were all taken back and amazed at the impact that one day could have.
The connections were instant, the laughing and smiles led to the sharing and comfort of being vulnerable with each other.
They saw they were not alone and had support from their peers.
So hopefully Camp Erin NYC shed a little light on their darkness, showing that grief and joy can coexist. Their toolbox may be fuller with ways to deal with their feelings and connections and friends were made to lean on.
Our thanks for all the support you all give in so many different ways.
If not for you, there would be no us!
Have a wonderful fall, stay safe and enjoy your moments.
Ann Fuchs
Director, Camp Erin New York City
Phone: 914-552-6919   

A bereavement camp for children 7-17.

“Where Children Learn to Grieve and Heal”


COPE partners with Eluna to offer Camp Erin® NYC, a FREE, weekend long grief support camp designed to help children and teenagers ages 7 – 17, who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or someone close to them.

Camp Erin® NYC is a free, weekend bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 7 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.




Camp Erin® NYC combines traditional fun camp activities with grief education and emotional support, facilitated by grief professionals and trained volunteers. Through interactions with other children and with adults, campers learn that they are not alone in their grief. Camp Erin® NYC provides a relaxed, safe and supportive setting for children to express emotions, share their grief and learn positive coping skills. The COPE Foundation provides families with long term support.

For more information about Camp Erin® NYC, please email Camp Director Ann Fuchs at afuchs@copefoundation.org

COPE offers a concurrent parent camp for caretakers of the children who attend Camp Erin® NYC (nominal charge). For more information about the parent camp, please email Camp Director Ann Fuchs at afuchs@copefoundation.org. To view a press release about this parent camp, please click here.

COPE was awarded the 2014 Roger E. Joseph Prize for recognition of Camp Erin® NYC’s extraordinary compassion in offering generous grief support to children and teenagers as they come to grips with the death of a loved one. Past recipients have included the family who sheltered Anne Frank; Rosa Parks; Daniel Pearl, posthumously; and others.


Check out photos from our past


Camp Erin® NYC is made possible through the support of many dedicated volunteers. There are several ways to get involved. Please consider volunteering and/or donating:

Wanted become a volunteer?

Please call Ann at 914.552-6919 or email afuchs@copefoundation.org

To make a donation to COPE for Camp Erin NYCplease click here
To download our new brochure,Please Click here
To download our camper application,Please Click here
To download our camper application,To download our volunteer application

Your support helps grieving children build a support team, forge forever friendships and gather the tools to navigate their grief journey. THEY need you and WE need your support.


To DONATE money needed for supplies and services, see link below, or make checks payable to COPE (with a note in the memo section “Camp Erin NYC”) and send to The COPE Foundation, P.O. Box 1251, Melville, NY 11747.


For more information, please call Ann Fuchs at 914.552-6919 or email afuchs@copefoundation.org

donate NOW

Eluna teams up with many corporate partners, individual and in-kind donors, professional teams, and community leaders to help raise awareness and generate support for Camp Erin® NYC. The generosity of local communities ensures that Camp Erin® NYC is FREE to all campers. This can only be possible with your help.

Some of the items you can donate include:

  • 70 mini led flashlights
  • 18 12-packs colored magic markers sharpies etc.
  • 5 packs of colored tissue paper

And from Michael’s art store:

  • 3 packs of 60 count foam paint brushes
  • Foam Brush Value Set By Craft Smart 60 pack   
  • 8 bottles Liquitex® Gloss Medium & Varnish, 32 ounces

To donate and for more information please contact: Ann Fuchs, Camp Director at afuchs@copefoundation.org

About Eluna

Eluna is 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, 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.

Eluna partners with bereavement programs in local communities to help fund, develop and grow Camp Erin® nationwide. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org

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.