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AUGUST 14, 2008
  Invitation to Cover: Philadelphia Camp Erin
  100 Campers To Attend Innovative Bereavement Camp

PHILADELPHIA –  Kids who’ve lost a parent or a friend often don’t know where to turn as they process their sadness and worries. Camp Erin, developed by Philadelphia Phillies’ pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen, through the Moyer Foundation and Penn Home Care and Hospice Services, gives them a unique place to grieve and heal – and have plenty of summer fun.

This weekend, children ages six to 17 who’ve experienced the death of parents, relatives or friends will gather for the Philadelphia area’s second annual Camp Erin. The three-day camp offers a variety of traditional summer camp activities combined with professional grief counseling, education and emotional support to help campers find innovative ways to remember and memorialize  their lost loved ones and develop essential coping skills.


Diamond Ridge Camps

1965 Deer Run Drive

Jamison, PA 18929


Saturday, August 16
10 AM to 5 PM

Media are welcome to film b-roll and interviews with campers and Camp Erin staff throughout the day, which will include camp sports activities, ropes courses and arts and crafts. Other activities available for filming include:

10 to 11 AM

Campers practice for the plays they’ll perform Saturday night

3:15 to 4:15 PM

Campers prepare for the evening candle lighting ceremony by decorating luminary bags in memory of the loved one they are grieving


  • Stephen Phillips, MSW, LSW, Philadelphia Camp Erin Director
  • Joan Doyle, RN, MSN, MBA, Executive Director, Penn Home Care & Hospice Services
  • Elizabeth Alexander, RN, MS, Director, Wissahickon Hospice

For more information about Camp Erin, contact Holly Auer or visit


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