Camp Erin NYC

“Camp Erin helped me find the part of me that I was missing. It made me realize my dad is there and he will always be a part of me.”  –  Camp Erin NYC Camper

COPE partners with the Moyer Foundation to offer Camp Erin NYC, a FREE, weekend long grief support camp designed to help children and teenagers ages 6 – 17, who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or someone close to them. Next year, Camp Erin NYC will be from August 25 through 27, 2017.

Camp Erin combines traditional fun camp activities with grief education and emotional support, facilitated by grief professionals and trained volunteers. Through interactions with other children and with adults, campers learn that they are not alone in their grief. Camp Erin provides a relaxed, safe and supportive setting for children to express emotions, share their grief and learn positive coping skills. The COPE Foundation provides families with long term support.  For more information about Camp Erin NYC, please email Camp Director Ann Fuchs at afuchs@copefoundation.org.

COPE offers a concurrent parent camp for caretakers of the children who attend Camp Erin NYC (nominal charge). For more information about the parent camp, please email Lilly Julien at ljulien5@gmail.com.  To view a press release about this parent camp, please click here.


COPE Foundation was awarded the 2014 Roger E. Joseph Prize for recognition of Camp Erin® NYC’s extraordinary compassion in offering generous grief support to children and teenagers as they come to grips with the death of a loved one. Past recipients have included the family who sheltered Anne Frank; Rosa Parks; Daniel Pearl, posthumously; and others.

Camp Erin NYC took place this summer at Camp Wayne, August 26 ‐ 28, 2016 (2.5 hours from New York City in the Pocono Mountains).


Get Involved

Camp Erin is made possible through the support of many dedicated volunteers. There are several ways to get involved. Please consider volunteering and/or donating:

To VOLUNTEER and be a part of an incredible weekend as a Big Buddy for a camper or serve as support staff for activities, please call Ann at 914.552-6919 or email afuchs@copefoundation.org

To DONATE money needed for supplies and services, see link below, or make checks payable to COPE-Camp Erin and send to The COPE Foundation, P.O. Box 1251, Melville, NY 11747. Moyer Foundation teams up with many corporate partners, individual and in-kind donors, professional teams, and community leaders to help raise awareness and generate support for Camp Erin. The generosity of local communities ensures that Camp Erin is FREE to all campers. This can only be possible with your help.

To make a donation to COPE Camp Erin New York, please click here.

To download our new brochure, please click here.

To download our camper application, please click here.

To download our volunteer application, please click here.

For more information, please contact:
Ann Fuchs, Camp Director at afuchs@copefoundation.org


 

The Moyer Foundation is a public, 501 (c) (3) organization with offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Seattle, Washington. The organization was founded in 2000 by World Series champion pitcher, Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen. The Foundation’s mission is to empower children in distress and with the community’s support, creates and funds programs to give children the tools and skills to overcome life’s greatest challenges. Camp Erin is The Moyer Foundation’s furthest reaching initiative and the largest network of free bereavement camps in the country specifically designed for grieving children and teens between the ages 6-17. Camp Erin serves more than 2,500 children annually through over 40 camps nationwide. Each camp is facilitated through a long term partnership with a local healthcare or bereavement support agency. Together these organizations and The Moyer Foundation raise funds to help bring the healing experience of Camp Erin to children in more communities each year.