Children's Grief Support Services 

Camp Erin Montgomery County

Camp Erin is an overnight weekend camp for children and teens, who are grieving the death of someone close to them.

Who? 

Children and teens ages 6-17, who are grieving the death of someone close to them

 

What? 

Campers participate in a wide range of activities including:

  • Sharing memories

  • Expressive arts

  • Trust and bonding activities

  • Campfire and drumming circle

  • Recreation and outdoor activities


When? 

Friday, May 15 - Sunday, May 17, 2020


Where? 

Bar-T Mountainside, 2914 Roderick Rd, Urbana, MD 21704. ​Round-trip transportation is provided to and from the CaringMatters Cottage in Gaithersburg, MD.

Why? 

Camp Erin allows youth to: 

  • Tell their story in a safe environment

  • Process grief in healthy ways

  • Meet friends facing similar circumstances

  • Learn they are not alone

  • Build a tool-box of coping skills

  • Honor and memorialize loved ones

  • Have fun!
     

How? 

Camp Erin Montgomery County, was created and is supported in part by The Eluna Network (formerly The Moyer Foundation).

 

Register: To apply to attend Camp Erin, download and submit our camper application.

Contact Zema Meseretu at zemam@caringmatters.org or call 301-869-4673 ext. 118 with any questions about Camp Erin Montgomery.

Volunteers:

Volunteers: Download our volunteer application.

 

All Volunteers: Download our volunteer reference form. (New volunteers are required to submit THREE reference forms. Returning volunteers must submit ONE reference form). 

For registration or information,

on Camp Erin Montgomery 2020, please contact

Zema Meseretu at zemam@caringmatters.org

or 301-869-4673 

Download the Camp Erin Brochure

Thank you to our major Camp Erin sponsors:

Bar - T, Inc.
The Eluna Network

The George Preston Marshall Foundation

The Dick and Jody Vilardo Foundation

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Camp Erin Montgomery 2019 

Thank you to our talented volunteer photographers, Audrey Rothstein and Jim Griffin, for documenting the magic, the impact and  the healing spirit of Camp Erin!

Camp Erin Montgomery 2018

Video by Montgomery County Council Television

Camp Erin Montgomery 2018 Photo Montage

Thank you to our volunteer photographers,

Audrey Rothstein, Joe Richardson, Marvin Sirkis and Tomy Pinto,

for capturing the magic of Camp Erin 2018!

CaringMatters

CaringMatters provides social supports and community education so that no one dies or grieves alone.  

Email: caring@caringmatters.org

Phone: 301-869-HOPE (4673)

Registered Charity: 52-1591455

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CaringMatters is a 501(c)(3) non-profi­t organization registered with the State of Maryland, and our EIN is 52-1591455. A copy of our current ­financial statement is available by contacting CaringMatters, Inc. at 518 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 or at 301-869-4673. Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary.