Camp Erin Hawaii

Where Children Learn to Grieve and Heal

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Camp Erin® Hawaii is a free, weekend bereavement camp for children and teens ages 6-17 who are grieving the death of someone close to them. It is a fun, traditional camp combined with grief education, peer bonding, and emotional support led by grief support professionals and trained volunteers.

Camp Erin is an initiative created and supported by The Moyer Foundation — the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives.

The next Camp Erin® Hawaii will take place in summer 2019.
 Let us know if you have any questions.

Volunteers Wanted

Camp Erin Hawaii is led by grief professionals and trained volunteers who help provide a unique opportunity for youth to increase levels of hope, enhance self-esteem, and especially to learn that they are not alone.

Previous camping experience is helpful but not required because Hospice of Kona will train the volunteer in their specific position, which include:

  • Cabin Big Buddies
  • Clinical Support
  • Free Time Activities
  • General Support Team
  • Grief Workshops
  • Set-up and Take down

For more information, or to volunteer, email us at  or visit

Camp Erin Hawaii Donations

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The Moyer Foundation, a public, 501(c )(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 2000 by World Series Champion pitcher, Jamie Moyer, and child advocate Karen Phelps Moyer. The mission of The Moyer Foundation is to provide comfort, hope and healing to children and families affected by grief and addiction.

Camp Erin is named in memory of Erin Metcalf, a friend of the Moyer’s who lost her battle to cancer at age 17. Erin’s wish was to help other children. Through The Moyer Foundation, Camp Erin has been established across the country, making it the largest network of bereavement camps in the country.

The Moyer Foundation and Hospice of Kona are grateful to the many individuals, corporations, foundations, community partners and volunteers for joining our team to help bring Camp Erin Hawaii to more children each year. With your help, this unique weekend-long camp brings critical life coping skills, hope and healing to thousands of grieving children and teens.