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Camp Erin - Albany

Camp Erin - Albany 2020

In order to ensure the continued health and safety of all of campers, staff, and volunteers, Camp Erin is now a virtual camp experience! 

WHEN: Monday, August 10th- Friday, August 14th 

Online Camper Application - Printable Application

Camp Erin Albany is a free, week-long bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. 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.


Our virtual camp experience will hold true to our mission of offering grieving children and teens a safe and nurturing space for healing and connection and will feature the same emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Each day of camp will have a morning session from 10:30am-11:30am and an afternoon session from 1:00pm-1:45pm. 



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
  • All paperwork and a photo of the child must be submitted prior to reserving a camper spot

Once accepted for Camp Erin, families will:

  • Receive a "Camp in a box!" complete with craft materials for all grief activities and fun Camp Erin 2020 swag
  • Attend Camp Erin Week virtually, Monday August 10th-Friday August 14th 

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

June 2020 update: WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS


Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with us, we hope to see you in 2021!

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.