This summer I have the privilege of serving as a volunteer for children who have lost a loved one. Grief uprooted my life 5 years ago and I've been searching for guidance and support ever since. To me, a camp like this one is essential for these children and their emotional well-being.

A few lessons we hope to share with these campers so that they can feel supported and empowered while grappling with their loss: Grief is a normal process in response to the loss of a loved one. Each person has the natural capacity to heal in his or her own timeframe. The duration and intensity of grief is unique to each individual. Caring, listening, and acceptance assist in the healing process.

Please take a look for yourself at what the camp is all about and reach out if you have any questions!

All about Camp Forget-Me-Not/Camp Erin DC

This camp is a weekend-long, FREE, sleep-away camp that gives children an opportunity to gently explore the normal process of grief. Camp provides a unique opportunity to explore grief in a safe setting where a child’s self-expression is heard, valued, and honored. 

Campers are paired with an adult buddy for the weekend. Buddies are specially trained volunteers who serve as role models in the grief process and help provide companionship and support to campers. The individual attention Buddies provide campers is what makes Camp Forget-Me-Not/Camp Erin DC so special. Professional licensed therapists and counselors lead several therapeutic group sessions designed to address the age-specific needs of grieving campers.

All the activities are specially designed to help campers express themselves and develop bonds with others. 

This camp is completely free for campers thanks to its volunteers and annual donations. Please consider giving what you can.

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  • Anonymous This camp sounds like it truly gives children a place to learn their grief is ok also provides support and healing. I am honored to donate thanks to one of the volunteers of this camp sharing about it. She is truly a beautiful soul and I am so grateful she April 2019
  • Laurie Firmin April 2019 $52.50
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  • Kyle George April 2019 $52.50
  • David George Kyle George told me to give April 2019 $50.00
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