From some of our campers
“Camp Erin helped me realize that opening up and releasing emotions and thoughts is incredibly important. I am very grateful for this experience and for the people I met. It is important to connect with people who have been through similar things.”
“I met people who understand what I am going through and became good friends with them. I learned how to express my emotions healthfully and was able to talk about my Mom honestly.”
“Camp Erin provided a space for me where I didn’t feel alone in my loss. It gave me a sense of community and healing during a difficult time. I especially liked the feeling activity and the luminary ceremony. They helped me process my feelings. I feel like I can move forward and live as best I can in honor of my dad through Camp Erin.”

 

Contact:

Ann Fuchs – Director, Camp Erin NYC

Email: afuchs@copefoundation.org

Phone: 914-552-6919

Mailing Address: 23 Salem Drive, Scarsdale, NY 10583

Important Note:

All applications if not scanned and emailed to afuchs@copefoundation.org must be mailed to New York address NOT Florida as of June 1st.

Ann Fuchs
23 Salem Drive
Scarsdale, NY 10583

 
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.
 

A bereavement camp for children 7-17.

“Where Children Learn to Grieve and Heal”

GET INVOLVED

To download our new brochurePlease Click here
To download our camper applicationPlease Click here

Important Note:

All applications if not scanned and emailed to afuchs@copefoundation.org must be mailed to New York address NOT Florida as of June 1st.

Ann Fuchs
23 Salem Drive
Scarsdale, NY 10583
 
 

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

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

To download our volunteer applicationPlease click here
To make a donation to COPE for Camp Erin NYCplease click here
We haven’t done our bowling fundraiser in three years. That event has supported Camp Erin since our first year. We’re not bowling, but we are moving! Spin, dance, walk, bike, jog, rollerblade in honor of Camp Erin NYC! Gather a team. Choose your activity. Set a goal. Select a destination. Have fun!please click here

Camp erin nyc 2021

ABOUT COPE’S CAMP ERIN NYC

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 HELPED ME FIND THE PART OF ME THAT I WAS MISSING. IT MADE ME REALIZE MY DAD IS THERE AND HE WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF ME.” – CAMP ERIN ® NYC CAMPER

 

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.

CAMP ERIN® NYC BOWL-A-THONS

 
Check out photos from our past events
 

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.