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Children's Grief Support Services 

Camp Erin Montgomery County

Camp Erin

Friday, May 21, 2021 - Sunday, May 23, 2021

Camp Erin is a dynamic, free program led by grief professionals and caring volunteers that provides space for kids to share their stories, discover they're not alone and find helpful, fun ways to process grief. Space is limited, reserve your spot now! This opportunity is for those who have not previously attended Camp Erin. 


Friday, May 21, 2021, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


  • In-car kick-off for campers and families at Bar-T Ranch, Laytonsville, MD

  • Pizza dinner for the entire family

  • "Camp in a Box" provided to each camper free of charge,
    including all camp supplies and fun surprises


Saturday, May 22, 2021, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


  • Virtual Zoom activities for campers with frequent breaks


Sunday, May 23, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


  • Optional virtual Zoom activities for campers

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

Contact Penny Gladhill, or call 301-990-0852 

Application Deadline: Friday, May 7, 2021, 3:00 pm

Sí su familia necesita ayuda para completer la aplicación, comuniquese con Maria J. Alvarez a su correo electronico; para poder ayudarle.

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"Camp in a Box"

For registration or information,

on Camp Erin 2021, please contact

Penny Gladhill at

or 301-990-0852 


"Memory Wall" from Virtual Camp Erin, Fall 2020

"Drum It Out!"

Percussionist Josh Robinson will facilitate an interactive workshop, "Drum It Out!" that teaches campers to use drumming as a coping tool, a vehicle for healthy expression/emotional release, and a fun way to connect with others. Participants will make their own drums and get a pair of drumsticks to keep! More information at

Camp Erin Montgomery County, offered free of charge, was created and is supported in part by Eluna, 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.

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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 Looking for important grief resources to help a child, friend or family member in your community or nationwide? We are proud to share the Eluna Resource CenterIts straightforward design makes it easy to search for articles, videos, activities, and referrals to local programs.

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!

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circle of kids
photos remembering loved ones
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