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Camp Erin allows children to grieve and heal following loss of a loved one

Author: Susan Repa
15 February 2017

The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult and traumatic events in a child’s life.

It can be difficult to know how to help kids cope with the loss, particularly as people work through their own grief.

On a daily basis, the staff and volunteers at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice saw the need for enhanced children’s grief support and in 2012, reached out to the Moyer Foundation with the hopes of partnering to bring Camp Erin to Hamilton’s youth.

Camp Erin was created by the Moyer Foundation in 2002 and is the largest nationwide network of free bereavement camps for children and teens. Camp Erin is named in memory of Erin Metcalf of Woodinville, Washington, a remarkable young woman who developed liver cancer at the age of 15. Erin died when she was 17. Karen and Jamie Moyer met Erin through Make-A-Wish.

Click here read the full article in the Stoney Creek News section of HamiltonNews.com

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