Hospice Grief Services

Free support for anyone grieving the death of a family member or friend.  Please call 518-724-0200 or apply online.

Camp Erin - Albany

Camp Erin - Albany 2020

WHEN: Friday, Sept 25th 5:00pm - Sunday, Sept 27th 2:00pm

Drop off / Return: Maria College, 700 New Scotland Ave, Albany

Online Application - Printable Application

Camp Erin - Albany is a free, weekend bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of 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.

55 campers attend Camp Erin - Albany annually, all of which:
  • Are aged 6-17 years old and have never previously attended Camp Erin - Albany
  • Have experienced the death of a family member or friend recently, or many years ago
  • 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
  • Guardian and children must meet with a Grief Counselor face-to-face at our office in Renss
  • All paperwork and a photo of the child must be submitted prior to reserving a camper spot

Once accepted for Camp Erin, families must:
  • Attend the Ice Cream Social, at Maria College, Saturday, September 12th, 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Attend Camp Erin Weekend, Friday Sept 25, 5:00pm – Sunday Sept 27, 2:00pm

View our photographs from previous years:

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 20162017, 2018, 2019

For more information, please call: 
Dana Haugen, LMHC 518-285-8137 or Tara Hempel, LCSW 518-285-8189