Camp Erin® NYC

“Camp Erin NYC 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 24 through 26, 2018.

Camp Erin® NYC 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® NYC 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 Foundation 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.


 

PHOTOS from Camp Erin® NYC – COPE Sibling Bowl-a-Thon which was held on April 3rd, 2017 at Frames Bowling Lounge in Manhattan.  Stay tuned for bowling event in 2018. Date to be announced.

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Get Involved

Camp Erin® NYC 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® NYC. The generosity of local communities ensures that Camp Erin® NYC is FREE to all campers. This can only be possible with your help.

To make a donation to COPE Camp Erin NYC, 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) non-profit organization with a mission to provide comfort, hope and healing to children and families affected by grief and addiction. Founded in 2000 by former MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer and child advocate Karen Phelps Moyer, The Moyer Foundation supports thousands of children and families each year through its free signature programs and services. Camp Erin NYC ® is the largest national bereavement program for children and teens grieving the death of someone significant in their lives.  For more information, please visit moyerfoundation.org.