Camp Erin is a no-cost bereavement camp experience for youth and families who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Our Youth Camp is for children and teens ages 6 to 17. Our Family Camp includes older siblings, parents, grandparents, and any other people considered family. Both camps are led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, and campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving.
At Camp Erin, the focus is on illuminating the importance of being connected to a community that understands. Professionals and highly trained volunteers of Brighter Days Family Grief Center work to combine all the fun and excitement of camp with time to connect with other kids who have experienced the death of a significant person.
Traditionally at Camp Erin, along with campfires, camp songs, games, and crafts, we incorporate education about grief and allow ample time for sharing with each other. During this special camp experience, campers develop genuine connections and lasting friendships while learning how to balance joy and sorrow. Watch our camp video from 2021 HERE!
Brighter Days offers Camp Erin – Twin Cities at no charge. We depend on the generous support from family foundations, corporations, and individual donors. We are always looking for sponsors and would love to hear from you if you would like to align your mission, and your heart, with ours!
Camp Erin is offered by Eluna Network. Eluna partners with bereavement programs in local communities to help fund, develop and grow Camp Erin® nationwide. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org.