Camp Erin: Where Children Learn to Grieve and Heal

Camp Erin DFW is a free, weekend overnight 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.

Sarina and Nipun Desai – Camp Erin DFW Campers 2022 and 2023

Nestled in the rolling hills of central Texas, just a few miles due south of the famed Camp Longhorn, lies a beautiful oasis named Camp Buckner. This special camp is a faith-based nonprofit that serves vulnerable children, families and seniors and was the perfect partner for the second year of Camp Erin DFW, the family grief camp created in conjunction with the Children’s Bereavement Program at Faith Presbyterian Hospice (FPH) June 2-4, 2023. Click here to read more about this incredible weekend.

Fun at Camp – Camp Erin DFW “The Blob”
KDFW News Coverage of Camp Erin DFW 2023
Beautiful scenery at Camp Erin DFW 2023

Camp Erin DFW 2024

For information about our camp to be held in the summer of 2024, fill out the form below or call (214) 601-1233

Families who have never attended Camp Erin DFW will receive first priority to attend.

A short preview of One Last Hug, an HBO documentary featuring Camp Erin.  

Additional Resources

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.  

Helpful Articles

Explore the links below for more helpful articles and resources for children who are grieving.   

The History of Camp Erin

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

Volunteering with Camp Erin DFW

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.

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