"I love Camp Erin because it helped remind me who I am and how brave and strong I am."
Camper, Age 10
what we do
Camp Erin® Boston is a FREE, weekend bereavement 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.
Click on the video below to get a glimpse of campers and volunteers in action and to learn more about the Camp Erin® Boston experience.
We are proud to have served over 500 campers and their families.
Over 600 – many volunteers are actively involved throughout the year in fundraising and planning efforts. Some have been with us since the first session of camp, and we welcome new volunteers each year.
need for services
An estimated 1 in 14 children in the U.S. will experience the death of a parent or sibling before age 18. That is over 4.9 million individuals. (Judi’s House/JAG Institute & New York Life Foundation)
Eluna partners with bereavement programs in local communities to help fund, develop, and grow Camp Erin® nationwide. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home is home to the HEARTplay children's bereavement program and is the Boston area Camp Erin® provider.