​​​​​​Contact Tammy, 301-869-4673 tammys@hospicecaring.org to register

Camp Erin© Montgomery County

​An overnight weekend camp for children and teens, who are grieving the death of someone close to them

United Way #8365 | CFC #42512

​​​Hospice Caring is delighted to announce Camp Erin Montgomery County, MD. Created and supported by The Moyer Foundation, Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of someone close to them. This free, weekend‐long experience combines traditional, fun camp activities with grief education and emotional support. Led by grief professionals and trained volunteers, Camp Erin provides a unique opportunity for youth facing similar life circumstances to increase levels of hope, enhance self‐esteem, and learn they are not alone. Hospice Caring, Inc. previously offered a children’s bereavement camp, “Camp Caring,” from 2003- 2016. You can view a video of our most recent camp below.


​​Who?  Children and teens, ages 6-17, who are grieving the death of someone close to them

What? Campers participate in a wide range of activities including:

  • Sharing memories
  • Expressive arts
  • Trust and bonding activities
  • Campfire and drumming circle
  • Recreation and outdoor activities

When? May 3 - 5, 2019 

Where? Bar-T Mountainside, 2914 Roderick Rd, Frederick, MD 21704. 
Round-trip transportation is provided to and from The Hospice Caring Cottage in Gaithersburg, MD.

Why? Camp Erin allows youth to: 

  • Tell their story in a safe environment
  • Process grief in healthy ways
  • Meet friends facing similar circumstances
  • Learn they are not alone
  • Build a tool-box of coping skills
  • Honor and memorialize loved ones
  • Have fun!

How? Camp Erin Montgomery County, was created and is supported in part by The Moyer Foundation.

Register: Please contact Tammy Schmidt to receive information about Camp Erin 2019.


New Volunteers: Click Here to download our volunteer application.

Returning Volunteers:​ Click Here to download our application for returning volunteers.

All Volunteers:  Click here to download our volunteer reference form. (New volunteers are required to submit THREE reference forms. Returning volunteers must submit ONE reference form). 

Thank you to our volunteer photographers, Audrey Rothstein, Joe Richardson, Marvin Sirkis and Tomy Pinto, for capturing the magic of Camp Erin 2018!

All services provided without charge. Contributions of any size are appreciated. Donate now.