Grief Camps for Children and Teens in Cleveland, OH

Cornerstone of Hope offers two summer grief camps in the Cleveland area who have experienced loss

During the camps, children participate in age-appropriate grief activities led by professionals and participate in fun activities designed to build community.  Please note that we will be following State of Ohio Responsible RestartOhio Guidelines concerning Youth Day Camps to maintain the safety of our campers during COVID-19.

There are two grief camps for children and teenagers in Cleveland to best serve the youngest members of our community who have experienced loss.


  • Camp Cornerstone

July 12 – 16, 2021 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Camp Cornerstone is a day camp for children ages 6-12 years old.  Camp Cornerstone will be held daily at Cornerstone of Hope’s Campus in Independence. All new campers must attend an intake session.

Registration is now closed.


  • Camp Erin®

August 6-8, 2021  |  Overnight Weekend

          Held at Templed Hills Camp in Bellville, Ohio.

Transportation will be provided for campers from Cleveland Cornerstone of Hope office.

All campers must complete a pre-camp assessment and attend Save Your Spot Pizza Party on Friday, July 30, 2021 at our Cleveland office.

Online registration is now open for Camp Erin.

Register by Friday, July 23, 2021.

Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 8 to 17 attend a weekend camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Additional services are offered to support the whole family outside of the camp weekend. Through a network of partnerships with bereavement programs in local communities across the US and Canada, Camp Erin brings hope and healing to thousands of children and families annually and is offered at no cost to families. For more information, please visit

All new campers must attend an intake session. No cost to attend.

Please note that attendance at the Save Your Spot Pizza Party is mandatory in order to secure your spot at Camp Erin.  The Cleveland Pizza Party will be held on Friday, July 30th, from 6:00pm-7:30pm. At this meeting we will be going over important release forms, medical information, and what you can expect from the camp weekend. Additionally, campers will have the opportunity to meet others who will be at camp, providing them with a familiar face when they attend camp. Please be sure to check your email for additional information.

Camp Erin® Cleveland was created and is supported in part by Eluna*. For more information, please visit

*Eluna is a public, 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to support children and families impacted by grief or addiction. Founded in 2000 in Seattle by former MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer and child advocate Karen Phelps Moyer, Eluna was originally called The Moyer Foundation and launched a series of programs supporting thousands of children and families annually at no cost to them. Camp Erin® is the largest national network of grief programs for bereaved children and teens, Camp Mariposa® is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth impacted by a family member’s substance use disorder, and the Eluna Resource Center offers online tools, local referrals and personalized phone and email support for families experiencing grief, addiction and other related issues.  For more information, please visit

Eluna Resource Center – Looking for important grief resources to help a child, friend or family member in your community or nationwide?

We are proud to share the Eluna Resource Center. Its straightforward design makes it easy to search for articles, videos, activities, and referrals to local programs. In addition, Eluna offers free personalized recommendations with a 24-hour turn-around.

Eluna’s COVID-19 Resource is also available.