Camp Erin® Indianapolis 2015 a success!
Camp Erin 2015 is complete and was a huge success with 96 campers, 76 onsite volunteers, 89 Family Program participants and 27 family program volunteers! Please stay tuned for announcements regarding Camp Erin 2016.
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 mid-July 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 at the end of July to notify those that have been selected to attend Camp Erin.
On this site, you will find information on ways to get involved as a volunteer and how to refer a camper.
The website will be updated in early 2016 with forms and information about Camp Erin 2016. Please check back.
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!
- 2011: We served 54 campers.
- 2012: We served 61 campers.
- 2013: We served 77 campers.
- 2014: We served 93 campers.
- 2015: We served 96 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.