Camp Erin

For a third year Mourning Hope Grief Center is partnering with The Moyer Foundation to host Camp Erin Lincoln. Registration is now open for the Lincoln camp scheduled for September 23-25, 2016, at Carol Joy Holling Camp. Please click here to access brochure.

Camp Erin is a weekend-long, overnight bereavement camp designed for children between the ages of 6-17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. It is a traditional, fun, high-energy camp experience combined with grief education. This special camp is offered free of charge to all families.

Camp Erin is an initiative created and funded-in-part by The Moyer Foundation, a non-profit organization established by Major League All-Star pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen.

“As a society, we tend to overlook how children are affected by grief,” said Carly Runestad, executive director of the Mourning Hope Grief Center. “There’s tremendous need for the kind of support Camp Erin provides, and we’re very glad to share this program with the entire Nebraska community.”

At Camp Erin, children learn that they are not alone in their grief. The fun, familiar environment of camp is combined with planned activities that give children a chance to honor their loved ones, express their feelings and make lasting friendships with peers who are facing similar experiences. Led by grief professionals and trained volunteers, Camp Erin helps children learn to cope and to heal.

“A child should never have to grieve alone,” said Karen Moyer, co-founder and vice president of The Moyer Foundation. “Together, with the team at the Mourning Hope Grief Center, we’re thrilled to make Camp Erin Lincoln available to all children and their families.”

Camp Erin Lincoln Details:

  • Camp Erin Lincoln will be held September 23-25, 2016 at the Carol Joy Holling Camp in
    Ashland, NE.
  • Applications to attend Camp Erin must be received by August 1, 2016 – but space is very
    limited. You are encouraged to apply early. The camp did have a waiting list last year.
  • For more information, or to apply as a camper, please contact Caitlin Mason, Program Director,
    at 402.488.8989 or
  • To learn more about becoming a camp volunteer or to apply for that position at Camp Erin,
    contact Lauren Patton, Program Resource Coordinator, at 402.488.8989 or
  • You can also visit for additional information or to download application forms.

About The Moyer Foundation:
The Moyer Foundation is a public, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide comfort, hope and healing to children affected by loss and family addiction. Founded in 2000 by World Series champion pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen, The Foundation created and supports two signature programs. Camp Erin® is the nation’s largest network of free bereavement camps for grieving children and teens ages 6 – 17. Camp Mariposa® is a free, first-of-its-kind program for children ages 9-12 impacted by a family member’s addiction. For more information on The Moyer Foundation and its programs, please visit

About Mourning Hope:
Founded in 1994, Mourning Hope Grief Center companions grieving children, teens, young adults and their families when someone significant in their lives has a serious illness or has died. Mourning Hope provides support groups, community education, grief resources and referrals. Mourning Hope Grief Center is located at 4919 Baldwin Avenue. For more information call (402) 488-8989 or visit the Web site at