It's Not Too Late to Register for Grief Camp for Kids

Contact: Shirley Freyer
Concordia Lutheran Ministries
Tel: 724-352-1571 x8266

It's Not Too Late to Register for Grief Camp for Kids

Jefferson Twp., PA – Camp Erin Pittsburgh, a bereavement camp for children and teens who have lost a significant person in their life, will be held June 9-11, 2017 at YMCA Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer, 30 miles north of Pittsburgh. Camp registration is free thanks to generous support from businesses, foundations and individuals.

A partnership between Good Samaritan Hospice, The Moyer Foundation and YMCA Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer the tree-day, overnight camp provides a safe, caring environment where grieving children and adolescents (ages 6-17) can create friendships with others who understand what they’re going through.

One out of every 20 children age 15 and younger will suffer the loss of one or both parents. These statistics don’t account for the number of children grieving the loss of an extended family member, friend or caregiver. At Camp Erin Pittsburgh, licensed counselors/social workers and trained volunteers help campers remember their significant person, express emotions, share their stories and develop coping skills.

The experience pairs traditional summer camp activities with grief education and peer support. Activities at camp may include: Arts and crafts, Camp fires, Swimming, Zip lines, Ropes course, Sports, Journaling, Archery, Music, Pet therapy, and Luminaries.

For more information or to request a camper application, call our Camp Director at 724-933-8888 or toll free at 1-800-720-2557 or fax completed camper applications to 724-933-8844 or mail to: Good Samaritan Hospice Attn: Camp Erin Pittsburgh Director, 3500 Brooktree Road, Suite 320, Wexford, PA 15090.