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:

  • Sharing memories

  • Expressive arts

  • 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

  • Have fun!


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 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; 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:

For registration or information,

on Camp Erin 2020, please contact

Zema Meseretu at

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


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.