Free weekend camp Sept. 25–27 in Julian helps kids who suffered death of a loved one
July 21, 2009 (San Diego) – Camp Erin San Diego, a free weekend camp open to kids ages 6-17 who have recently experienced the death of a loved one, has a limited number of openings available for the program September 25 – 27, 2009. Hosted by The Center for Grief Care and Education at San Diego Hospice, Camp Erin will be held at Camp Marston in Julian. The program provides traditional outdoor activities and camp fun with grief education and emotional support for kids who have experienced the death of a loved one.
Camp Erin was created by The Moyer Foundation, established by Jamie Moyer, World Series pitcher, and his wife Karen. There are currently 29 camps located in 18 states helping children learn to grieve and heal. The camps are supported by more than 100 national advocates including MLB players and coaches, sports announcers and entertainment celebrities throughout the United States. Camp Erin San Diego is supported by The Moyer Foundation, Qualcomm, The Padres Foundation, and the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation.
San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine is one of the 10 largest community-owned, not-for-profit hospices in the country, bringing compassionate, expert medical care to more than 1,000 seriously ill adults and children each day throughout San Diego.