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Camp Erin - Albany

Camp Erin - Albany 2020

WHEN: Friday, Sept 25th 5:00pm - Sunday, Sept 27th 2:00pm

Drop off / Return: Maria College, 700 New Scotland Ave, Albany

Online Camper Application - Printable Application

Camp Erin Albany is a free, weekend bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a weekend camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. There is no cost to families.

55 campers attend Camp Erin - Albany annually, all of which:

  • Are aged 6-17 years old and have never previously attended Camp Erin - Albany
  • Have experienced the death of a family member or friend recently, or many years ago
  • Have lost their loved one due to any reason, including homicide, suicide, overdose, accident, cancer, illness, suddenly, unexpectedly, or natural causes

Requirements for Camp Erin - Albany

  • Grief Services Application – Must be completed by the legal guardian
  • Guardian and children must meet with a Grief Counselor face-to-face at our office in Renss
  • All paperwork and a photo of the child must be submitted prior to reserving a camper spot

Once accepted for Camp Erin, families will:

  • Attend the Ice Cream Social, at Maria College, Saturday, September 12th, 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Attend Camp Erin Weekend, Friday Sept 25, 5:00pm – Sunday Sept 27, 1:30pm

View our photographs from previous years:

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

For more information, please call or email:

518-724-0200 or [email protected]

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 Center. Its straightforward design makes it easy to search for articles, videos, activities, and referrals to local programs. In addition, Eluna offers free personalized recommendations with a 24-hour turn-around.

Camp Erin Volunteers

Apply online to volunteer for camp:

2020 Volunteer Application


1. Must be at least 18 years of age

2. Must have graduated from High School

3. Must have reliable transportation

4. Must complete a background check

To apply for a volunteer position:

1. Complete a Volunteer Application

2. Attend an inperson interview

3. Attend a 2 hour volunteer training

4. Attend the Ice Cream Social, Sept 12

5. Attend Camp Erin Albany Sept 25-27

About Eluna

Eluna partners with bereavement programs in local communities to help fund, develop and grow Camp Erin® nationwide.

Eluna is 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, Camp Mariposa® is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth impacted by a family member's substance use disorder, and the Eluna Resource Center offers online tools, local referrals and personalized phone and email support for families experiencing grief, addiction and other related issues. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org.