Camp Erin Indianapolis

Camp Erin Indy

Camp Erin® Indy is a free, weekend bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of 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.

2019 Camps

Thank you so much for your interest in Camp Erin Indy. Please stay tuned for details regarding 2019 camp opportunities.

For Campers For Volunteers

Camp Erin Indy provides support to caregivers through our Family Program.

Camp Erin Indy is part of a continuum of grief support offered by Community Health Network. For more information on others grief support services, please visit eCommunity.com/grief.

Camp Erin Indianapolis

About Camp Erin

Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6‐17 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. Additional services are offered to support the whole family outside of the camp weekend. Through a network of partnerships with bereavement programs in local communities across the US and Canada, Camp Erin brings hope and healing to thousands of children and families annually and is offered at no cost to families.

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More About Camp Erin

Contact Camp Erin

Kelly Petersohn
9894 E. 121st St.
Fishers, IN 46037
Phone: 317-621-4227
E-mail: CampErin@eCommunity.com

2018 Camp a Success!

Across both camps, we served 158 youth and their families with the dedicated support and compassion of 100+ volunteers!

  • 98% of campers reported that they learned and know that they are not alone in their grief.
  • 99% reported that they know or learned several healthy ways to express their grief.
  • 99% reported they felt supported at camp and/or identified at least one support person.
  • More than 70% of campers indicated an interest in volunteering at Camp Erin when they are old enough to do so!

How We've Grown

Support Camp Erin

Since its launch, attendance at Camp Erin Indianapolis continues to grow, and the program requires additional generosity to sustain the need for its long-term impact and success. For only $300, you can send a child or teen to Camp Erin Indianapolis, offering them comfort and healing in their time of need.

Will you seize this opportunity to change a life?
Designate an online gift to "Other: Camp Erin" below. 

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