Grief Camps & Programs for Children and Teens

Cornerstone of Hope offers workshops and summer bereavement camps for children and teens experiencing loss in Columbus, OH.

Cornerstone of Hope offers workshops and summer bereavement camps for grieving children and teens. Our programs, workshops and grief camps offer children an opportunity to learn about grief and engage with peers who have similar experiences. Campers will participate in age-appropriate grief activities led by professionals, go on field trips, play fun high-energy games and experience challenging activities.

We are so excited to be offering Camp Memory this summer! At Cornerstone of Hope it is our top priority to provide a safe and enriching day camp for your children. With the ongoing concerns of COVID-19, it is important that we share with you the safety precautions we will be taking during camp. Our well-trained staff and volunteers will help keep your campers safe with the following measures: curbside pick-up and drop off, smaller group sizes, scheduled hand-washing breaks, regularly sanitizing spaces and supplies, and providing individually packaged meals and snacks. Please rest assured that, though camp may look a little different this year, the heart of this amazing experience will not change. Our campers will have the opportunity to explore their thoughts and feelings and share their loss experience with their peers in a supportive environment, with lots of time for fun and making friends along the way!

Camp Memory – Columbus, OH

July 21-23, 2020

Camp Memory is a day camp for children ages 6-13 years old.  Attendees will enjoy breakfast, lunch and snacks provided by Cornerstone of Hope. Be sure to read our letter to all families concerning our new approach to camp this summer. Please note, we will be complying with the mandated mask requirement which went into effect July 3rd in Columbus.  Read about our other safety enhancements  here!

Register Online   Registration is now closed for Camp Memory

 

Camp Erin® – Cornerstone of Hope, Independence

July 17th & 18th, 2020

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 6 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 elunanetwork.org.

All new campers must attend an intake session. No cost to attend. Registration is now closed for Camp Erin.

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

*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 elunanetwork.org.

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.

 

Questions? Contact our camp coordinator, Francesca Tripodi, at camp@cornerstoneofhope.org or 216.524.4673.

 

 

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Upcoming Children Workshops & Programs

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