The Mourning Hope Grief Center is partnering with The Moyer Foundation to launch Camp ErinŽ Lincoln. Camp Erin is a free, weekend overnight camp for children between the ages of six and 17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them.
The Mourning Hope Grief Center is partnering with The Moyer Foundation to launch Camp Erin® Lincoln. Camp Erin is a free, weekend overnight camp for children between the ages of six and 17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them.
Registration is now open for the camp’s inaugural Lincoln location, which will be held September 26-28, 2014. Space is limited, and campers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Children and teens from all areas of Nebraska are welcome to attend.
“As a society, we tend to overlook how children are affected by grief,” said Carly Runestad, executive director of the Mourning Hope Grief Center. “There’s tremendous need out there for the kind of support Camp Erin provides, so we’re very glad to be bringing this program to the Nebraska community.”
At Camp Erin, children learn that they are not alone in their grief. The fun, familiar environment of camp is combined with planned activities that give children a chance to honor their loved ones, express their feelings and make lasting friendships with their peers facing similar experiences. Led by grief professionals and trained volunteers, Camp Erin helps children learn to cope and to heal.
“A child should never have to grieve alone,” said Karen Moyer, co-founder and vice president of The Moyer Foundation. “Together, with the team at the Mourning Hope Grief Center, we’re thrilled that Camp Erin is going to be available to Nebraska children and their families.”
Camp Erin Lincoln Details
· Camp Erin Lincoln will be held September 26-28, 2014 at Camp Kitaki, midway between Omaha and Lincoln.
· Applications to attend Camp Erin must be received by September 1, 2014 – but space is limited and you are encouraged to apply early.
· For more information or to apply as a camper or volunteer, please contact Kim Davis at 402.488.8989 or firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> . You can also visit: www.mourninghope.org <http://www.mourninghope.org> for additional information or to download an application form.