Camp Erin - Twin Cities!!

July 25th - 27th, 2014

One Heartland Retreat Center in Willow River, MN

Camp Erin is a weekend-long grief camp designed for children ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a family member or close friend.

At Camp Erin the focus is on kids. Grief professionals and highly trained volunteers of Youth Grief Services work to combine all the excitement and fun of camp with time to connect with other kids. The camp is designed to help children express their grief, build trust and self esteem, and learn to cope with their loss.

Along with campfires, camp songs, swimming, games and crafts, we incorporate education about grief and allow ample time for sharing about their loved ones. During this supportive and fun experience genuine connections are made among campers and lasting friendships often develop out of this supportive and fun weekend. Campers stay in one of the beautiful cabins situated throughout the property. All meals are provided.

"My volunteer experience at Camp Erin - Twin Cities exceeded my already high expectations. The activities, facilities, and organization of events and resources allowed me to give my full attention to the campers and their needs. If a potential volunteer has only one opportunity to give their time at a camp, I highly recommend Camp Erin."

David F. [Volunteer Since 2009]

2014 Camp Erin Flier

Camp Application

Frequently Asked Questions

How can Camp Erin help?

Children who attend Camp Erin:
Learn that they are not alone and that other children share similar feelings.
Learn that their feelings are normal.
Express their grief and memorialize their loved ones.
Laugh, be themselves, and just have fun!

Camp Erin is a partnership between Youth Grief Services and The Moyer Foundation. In addition, generous support for the camp comes from Fairview employees, volunteers, and Fairview Health Services.

About The Moyer Foundation

The Moyer Foundation was founded in 2000 by World Series Champion and Major Leagues All-Star pitcher, Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen. The Foundation’s mission is to provide comfort and support to children enduring a time of profound physical, emotional or financial distress. One of the Foundation’s main initiatives is Camp Erin — the largest children’s bereavement camp in the country. The Moyer Foundation partners with hospitals, hospices and bereavement organizations in local communities to help fund, develop and grow Camp Erin nationwide. For more information, please visit