Camp Erin Albany is a free bereavement day camp for youth, who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 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 no cost to families.
65 campers will attend Camp Erin - Albany, all of which:
- Are aged 6-17 years old and have never previously attended an in-person Camp Erin - Albany
- Have experienced the death of a family member or friend.
- Have lost their loved one due to any reason, including homicide, suicide, overdose, accident, cancer, illness, suddenly, unexpectedly, or natural causes
Requirements for Camp Erin - Albany
•Grief Services Application – Must be completed by the legal guardian by 9/1/23
•Guardian and children must meet with a Grief Counselor
•All paperwork and a photo of the child must be submitted prior to reserving a camper spot by 9/1/23
Once accepted for Camp Erin, families will:
• Attend pre camp activity scheduled for 9/11/23 4:30-6:00
•Attend Camp Erin Friday September 22nd - Sunday September 24th