Camp Erin – Detroit

About Camp Erin – Detroit

Camp Erin – Detroit is an annual, overnight, weekend-long camp experience for children and teens that have experienced the death of someone close to them. The camp weekend is offered free of charge and facilitated by professional staff specializing in grief as well as trained volunteers from SandCastles Grief Support Program. Grief is a normal, natural response to death, and individuals who are supported in their loss are able to heal in additional ways. Camp Erin offers that support.

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SandCastles has offered a camp program since 1997. In 2009, we became Camp Erin – Detroit, part of the national Camp Erin network with The Moyer Foundation. Camp Erin is the largest network of bereavement camps in the country, serving more children than any other organization.

Register for Camp Erin TODAY!

Camp Erin – Detroit applications for 2018 are now available!  To participate in Camp Erin – Detroit, your child or teen must be between 1st and 12th grades. Camp Erin – Detroit dates are Friday, August 17 through Sunday, August 19, 2018.  If you are interested in learning more about this camp, please call SandCastles at 313-874-6881 to speak with a staff member to initiate the application process.

Volunteer for Camp Erin – Detroit

Are you someone looking to become involved with helping children on their grief journey even if it’s just for a short weekend? Here is your opportunity! SandCastles is looking for volunteers to help in support of their Camp Erin – Detroit bereavement camp held the weekend of August 17-19, 2018. We rely on volunteers during this memorable weekend experience and have many different opportunities for you to volunteer. We are in need of Group Facilitators to facilitate the children’s groups for the weekend and Helpers that can assist in many areas throughout the weekend.

The weekend is both challenging and rewarding for both the children and adults to learn and to grow in amazing ways. We will provide you with the complete SandCastles volunteer training program prior to camp, which will prepare you to work as a support group facilitator. If you are interested in joining our team for the weekend or finding out more information about this fun-filled, challenging, memorable and potentially life-changing experience, please contact us at 313-874-6881 or Please indicate you are calling to become a volunteer for Camp Erin – Detroit. Your commitment will make a big difference in the lives of grieving children in the community.

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Donate to Camp Erin – Detroit

Camp Erin does not charge for children to attend. If you are interested in making a donation directly to Camp Erin – Detroit to help sponsor a child for camp, please click here to donate online. Please note “Camp Erin” in the available text box.

Our camp sponsors include The Moyer Foundation, Henry Ford Hospice, Henry Ford OptimEyes, Dignity Memorial, Absopure, and many other dedicated individuals and organizations.

Click here to access photo galleries from past years of Camp Erin – Detroit!