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Camp Erin Cope

August 23-25, 2024

A bereavement camp for youth ages 7 to 17 grieving the death of a significant person in their lives.

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Camp Erin Cope

August 23-25, 2024

A bereavement camp for youth ages 7 to 17 grieving the death of a significant person in their lives.

Copy of Camp Erin NYC 2024 Banner
Copy of Camp Erin NYC 2024 Banner 1
Ann Fuchs

Ann Fuchs

Director, Camp Erin New York City

"Where Children Learn
to Grieve and Heal"

Hi from Camp Erin NYC,


Memorial Day is considered the unofficial beginning of summer in the United States. Here we are! Summer 2024!

Camp is revving up and we are eager to help more children in need. As always, we ask that you please share our information with colleagues, families, organizations and friends.

This will be our 13th summer and we are shutting down the myth of unlucky 13. Being that Our Attitude Determines Our Direction, I am All In and know this is going to be the best summer ever helping grieving children.

Please continue to share our information with families who could benefit from Camp Erin NYC.

My thanks again.



About 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.

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. There is also a concurrent parent and adult retreat for caregivers of the children who attend Camp Erin NYC for a nominal fee.

For more information about Camp Erin NYC, please email Camp Director Ann Fuchs at

Parent/Caregiver Retreat

COPE offers a concurrent Parent/Caregiver Retreat to Camp Erin NYC.

Loss affects the entire family. Supporting grieving children ideally involves supporting their parents and caregivers.

While the children are attending Camp on one side of the lake, parents and caregivers have the option of partaking in their own Retreat on the other side of the lake.

There will be scheduled programs and circles where parents and caregivers can share their personal story and find understanding from others who are on a similar path of loss—while learning tools to support themselves and their children in their grief.

There will also be optional free time to enjoy the camp grounds, swim, play tennis, pickle ball, and walk on a wooded trail—hopefully finding some downtime and personal peace.

While Camp Erin NYC is free to attend, a $100 donation is requested for those participating in the Parent/Caregiver Retreat. This donation helps offset the cost of a room for 2 nights and 6 meals and can be made in memory of your loved one.

COPE programs are available to all regardless of your ability to pay, so please contact if you are unable to cover the full donation.

Parents and Caregivers will apply to the Retreat through the Camp Erin NYC application process. You will complete the Camper Application and Interview process first and then you will be able to sign up for the Retreat.

{It opened my grief. It gave me new ideas. It showed me the power of holding grief as a community. It helped me feel more comfortable with my grief. It was truly the gift of a lifetime.{
2023 Parent/Caregiver Retreat Participant
{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 Camper

Camp Location

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Camp Erin is the largest national grief camp network for youth and families grieving the death of a significant person in their lives.

Camp Erin supports children, teens, and families through in-person day and overnight sessions and online programs. Participants attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, interactive activities.

Hosted at
Camp Wayne for Girls
56 Nice People Place
Preston Park, PA 18455


Help Support Camp Erin NYC

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.

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.

About Eluna Network

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

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

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.