Camp Erin – Los Angeles
Our August 2016 Session of
Camp Erin Los Angeles is now full.
If you are interested in applying for a camper or to volunteer
for our 2017 sessions please fill out an interest form below.
You will be notified when applications are available in January.
2017 Session Dates: June 23-25 and August 18-20
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Who is Erin?
Camp Erin is named in memory of Erin Metcalf, a friend of the Moyers who lost her battle to cancer at age 17. Erin’s wish was to help other children.
What activities do campers participate in throughout the weekend?
Campers engage in fun outdoor activities such rock wall climbing, swimming, relay racing, hiking, tie-dye shirt making, and basketball interspersed with grief related activities used to facilitate expression of grief and memorialize their loved one who died. Camp favorites include the memorial lantern ceremony and the grief hike.
Who will be taking care of my child?
Camp counselors are highly trained and compassionate volunteers who are there to support campers as they participate in activities and bond with one another. OUR HOUSE Directors oversee the counselors throughout the entire weekend.
Did you know Camp Erin-LA was featured in an HBO Emmy Award-Winning Documentary?
ONE LAST HUG (…and a few smooches) Three Days at Grief Camp is an unflinching documentary short film set at Camp Erin – a sleep-over summer camp where grieving children of all ethnicities find comfort in one another to deal with their pain. Under the guidance of grief professionals, kids learn that their feelings are normal – and that by talking about them they can begin to heal. With unprecedented access, ONE LAST HUG illuminates the effects of death and grief on children. Its inspiring and emotional journey is intimate, cathartic, and testament to the healing power of friendship and support. .
ONE LAST HUG won the Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Program at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards. If you are interested in viewing the documentary, you can do so through HBO’s streaming service: www.hbogo.com.
Want more information about camp? Email Karissa.
Thank you to our Camp Erin Sponsors:
The Moyer Foundation
New York Life