Children's Grief Support Services
Camp Erin Montgomery County 2020
Camp Erin 2020 Update
CaringMatters remains fully committed to the health of our volunteers, staff, and community and therefore, we decided to postpone this year's Camp Erin and convert it from a weekend, overnight camp to a day camp format, scheduled for Saturday, October 10, 2020 and Sunday, October 11, 2020.
Camp Erin 2020 will be held as a weekend day camp for children and teens grieving the death of someone close to them.
Children and teens ages 6-17,grieving the death of someone close to them
Campers participate in a wide range of activities including:
Trust and bonding activities
Campfire and drumming circle
Recreation and outdoor activities
Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 10, 2020
Times to be announced soon.
Bar-T Mountainside, 2914 Roderick Rd, Urbana, MD 21704. Transportation will not be provided due to the safety regulations currently in place.
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
Camp Erin Montgomery County was created and is supported in part by The Eluna Network.
Camp Erin 2020 Changes:
Due to the pandemic, we are changing to the format of Camp Erin and putting additional safety measures in place:
Camp Erin 2020 will be a DAY program, scheduled for October 10 and 11, 2020. Times to be announced.
Camp will host smaller groups with a total of 25 campers.
In order to follow social distancing guidelines, we are unable to provide bus transportation to camp; Campers can be dropped off and picked up at Bar-T Mountainside in Urbana.
Campers and volunteers will practice social distancing, wear masks, and wash hands frequently throughout the camp day.
To follow best practices, Camp Erin staff and volunteers will follow all guidelines provided by health officials and the American Camping Association.
If Montgomery County Public Schools or Frederick County Public Schools are closed, camp will be canceled and we will develop and provide virtual support to children and families.
Register: To apply to attend Camp Erin, download and submit our camper application.
Contact Zema Meseretu at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-869-4673 ext. 118 with any questions about Camp Erin.
Sí su familia necesita ayuda para completer la aplicación, comuniquese con Maria J. Alvarez a su correo electronico; email@example.com para poder ayudarle.
We will host a volunteer Q&A session in early August to address any concerns about COVID-19 and our related camp policies and practices.
Volunteer applicants should: