COPE’s 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 Eluna 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.
Camp Erin® NYC is a free, weekend bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a 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.
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 email@example.com.
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 Camp Director Ann Fuchs at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
To DONATE money needed for supplies and services, see link below, or make checks payable to COPE (with a note in the memo section “Camp Erin NYC”) and send to The COPE Foundation, P.O. Box 1251, Melville, NY 11747.
Eluna 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.
Some of the items you can donate include:
- 70 mini led flashlights
- 18 12-packs colored magic markers sharpies etc.
- 5 packs of colored tissue paper
And from Michael’s art store:
- 3 packs of 60 count foam paint brushes
- Foam Brush Value Set By Craft Smart 60 pack
- 8 bottles Liquitex® Gloss Medium & Varnish, 32 ounces
To donate and for more information please contact: Ann Fuchs, Camp Director at email@example.com
Camp Erin® NYC Bowl-a-Thons
Check out photos from our past Bowl-a-Thon Here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
To make a donation to COPE for 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 email@example.com