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Hi from Camp Erin NYC!

Lots going on in the month of February! Some events you may recognize such as Ground Hog Day, Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday and Valentine’s Day.  Some of the lesser-known celebrated days include Radio Day, National Thinking Day, and World Science Day – who knew?

The one that made me pause was Make a New Friend Day!

People come in and out of our lives constantly. Sometimes connections are made, and friendships are born. Others just pass through.

Friends, both old and new, can offer new experiences, new perspectives, and support whether you are facing challenges or just enjoying some fun and joy. The beauty of Camp Erin is that our campers arrive as strangers and leave as friends creating a new circle of people to share thoughts, feelings, and experiences with.

This February, consider reaching out to an old friend or be open to what comes your way. The bond of friendship is a priceless treasure.

Happy February!


Warmest regards,



Ann Fuchs
Director, Camp Erin New York City
A bereavement camp for children 7-17

“Where Children Learn to Grieve and Heal”

Phone: 914-552-6919



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”


To download our new brochurePlease Click here

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

To download our volunteer applicationPlease click here
To make a donation to COPE for Camp Erin NYCplease click here


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

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 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.

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

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

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

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.