Camp Erin DFW is a free, weekend bereavement camp for youth and families who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. As the only location in Texas, Camp Erin DFW welcomes children and teens ages 3 to 18 and their families to 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.
As one of a select few pilot programs serving whole families, Camp Erin DFW held its inaugural event June 3-5th, 2022 in the hills of East Texas on the campgrounds of Camp Gilmont in Gilmer, TX. Camp Erin DFW welcomed 12 families to this first-ever weekend overnight family grief camp at no cost. Families were only required to provide their own transportation to and from camp.
All meals and accommodations were provided for all camp families and staff. Donor support for comfort kit items included the following:
Our next camp will take place in June 2023, with planning already underway.For information, fill out the form below or call 214-601-1233.
Applications for Camp Erin DFW 2023 coming soon!
A short preview of One Last Hug, an HBO documentary featuring Camp Erin.
Camp Erin DFW and all Camp Erin programs enjoy extensive support from many sponsors and partners. See below for valuable resources from these partners and other national organizations designed specifically for grieving children and families.
Explore the links below for more helpful articles and resources for children who are grieving.
Eluna is a public, 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to support children and families impacted by grief or addiction. Founded in 2000 in Seattle by former MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer and child advocate Karen Phelps Moyer, Eluna was originally called The Moyer Foundation and launched a series of programs supporting thousands of children and families annually at no cost to them. Camp Erin® is the largest national network of grief programs for bereaved children and teens, Camp Mariposa® is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth impacted by a family member’s substance use disorder, and the Eluna Resource Center offers online tools, local referrals and personalized phone and email support for families experiencing grief, addiction and other related issues. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org.
If you want to help children and their families from all across Texas learn to deal with the grief of losing a loved one, please complete our online form and a representative will contact you shortly.
For information about Camp Erin DFW and any upcoming events, fill out the form below.
12477 Merit Drive
Dallas, TX 75251
Phone: (972) 239-5300