This year’s Camp Erin retreat was held Friday–Sunday, August 12–14. Children and teenagers can be deeply affected by the loss of someone close to them. However, they grieve differently than adults and need specialized support and care.

Camp Erin: Annual Youth Grief Weekend

Application for 2017 coming March 2017

Our annual youth grief support weekend, Camp Erin® Oakland/Bay Area, helps campers ages 6–17 express grief, build trust and self-esteem, and learn to cope with their loss through therapeutic activities, traditional camp fun and relaxation in the beautiful Sonoma County redwoods.

Camp Erin 2016

This year’s Camp Erin retreat was held Friday–Sunday, August 12–14.
Hosted by the nonprofit Hospice by the Bay with partial funding from the Moyer Foundation, there is no charge for this healing weekend retreat. Transportation to and from camp, meals, snacks and activities are all included.

In addition to support groups and healing rituals, campers can enjoy swimming, hiking, games, sports, campfires and crafts. Parents join campers for short activities at drop-off and pick-up.

Camp Erin Videos

For details, click here for a downloadable Camp Erin 2016 brochure.

Apply for Camp Erin

Click here to view the Camp Erin 2016 Camper Instructions and Application.

  • Either print a copy or save the application to your computer for future access.
  • Return the completed application via mail or fax to the number indicated on the form.
  • We do not recommend that you send your application as an email attachment.

For more information, email or call (415) 230.6310. Se habla español.

Read our booklet about how adults can help grieving children.

Volunteer at Camp Erin

Thank you for your interest – we have filled our volunteer positions for this year’s camp.

Call Cheryl Wilkins at (415) 927.2273 for more information or email:

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