Registration now closed for 2014
Camp Erin 2014 is full, but we will continue to place campers on a waitlist until July 18. We will contact families if a spot for 2014 opens. Otherwise, those on the waitlist will be first on the list for Camp Erin 2015.
Still need volunteers!
The Family Program (held August 3) offers grief support and education to the entire family system as well as hands on resources for caregivers to facilitate ongoing healing within the family well after Camp Erin weekend comes to an end. We need you! We need both clinical (social workers/counselors) as well as non-clinical people to make this year’s Family Program a success. To volunteer, please complete the online volunteer application and read FAQs about the Family Program.
Camp Erin® Indianapolis 2014 dates have been selected!
Mark your calendars for August 1-3, 2014.
Camp Erin® is a FREE grief camp for children and teens, ages 6-17 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—led by grief professionals and trained volunteers. Camp Erin Indianapolis also provides support to caregivers through our Family Program.
Please note that campers are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, based on the date of the returned completed application. Each family will have an interview to be sure that Camp Erin can meet their needs. Campers who have attended in years past will be placed on a waitlist until July 14 to provide opportunity for those who have not yet attended camp. This waitlist will also be first-come, first-serve and a member of our leadership team will contact each family during the week of July 14 to notify those that have been selected to attend Camp Erin 2014.
On this site, you will find information on ways to get involved as a volunteer and how to refer a camper.
The site will be updated periodically with forms and information about Camp Erin 2014. Please check frequently for updates.
About Camp Erin
At Camp Erin, children are comforted knowing that there are other children who have experienced similar situations and understand how 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. More about Camp Erin >>
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9894 E. 121st St.
Fishers, IN 46037
Camp Erin a success!
We are proud to report that our Camp Erin is steadily growing!
- Camp Erin Indianapolis 2011- we served 54 campers.
- Camp Erin Indianapolis 2012- we served 61 campers.
- Camp Erin Indianapolis 2013- we served a record 77 campers!
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Our local Camp Erin mascot and symbol is the giraffe, the animal with the biggest heart and longest neck. He represents the heart we bring to Camp Erin and the courage we show when we "stick our necks out" to tell our stories and be a part of this camp. We want to thank our campers, families, volunteers and supporters for their willingness to take this risk to be a part of Camp Erin.
Thank you to the families who trusted us with their children, to our campers who reached down and found strengths they didn’t know they had to meet physical and emotional challenges, to our volunteers who tirelessly offered their time and resources, to our funders and grantors who trusted our vision and joined us to make it all possible.
Together, we ARE Camp Erin Indianapolis. I am here for you. You are here for me. We are here for each other.
We hope each of you will stay in touch. You can e-mail us or post on the Camp Erin Facebook page.