Camp Erin Comforts Grieving Children
Through the generosity of our donors, Team Jesse funded thirty-three children suffering from the loss of a loved one in a military family to attend Camp Erin bereavement camp in 2013. These kids participated in camps across the country including Tacoma, WA, San Francisco and Oakland, CA and Washington D.C. Targeted military outreach was conducted in partnership with local bereavement organizations in each of these markets. Camp Erin, created by The Moyer Foundation, is the largest nationwide network of free bereavement camps for children and teens ages 6 to 17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. It is a weekend-long experience filled with traditional, fun camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support--facilitated by grief professionals and trained volunteers.
At Camp Erin, children are comforted knowing that there are other children who have experienced similar situations and understand exactly what they are feeling. Children have an opportunity to address their feelings and memorialize their loved ones. They are provided with the tools and resources needed during and after camp, including memories and friendships that last long after camp is complete.
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