The mission of Erin's House is to provide support for children, teens, and their families who have experienced a death of a loved one.

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5670 YMCA Park Dr. West
Fort Wayne, IN  46835


Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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3-day, 2-night camp for ages 8 through 13

DATES: July 24, 25, 26

LOCATION: To Be Determined

Registration is currently CLOSED.

In its 19th year, Camp Good Grief is a weekend peer-support bereavement camp for children ages 8-13 who have experienced the death of a loved one. This camp is offered at no cost to all participants. 

Facilitated by professional and trained volunteer camp leaders, campers attend a 3-day, 2-night camp. The campers participate in a variety of activities including camp fires, rock climbing, games, arts and crafts, and other activities designed to encourage and promote healing. Camp Good Grief assists children in understanding the finality of death, allows them to experience and express the feelings associated with the death of their loved one, and encourages them to continue living in their “new normal.”

Camp Good Grief provides a setting that is safe for children to learn how to adjust in their lives as a result of the death of a loved one. Children have some concentrated time to discover

their individual coping skills and to practice new skills as they continue to reinvest into positive lives.  Camp can provide a decreased sense of isolation and the feeling that they are the only person in the world that is experiencing these thoughts and emotions. Children return from camp with improved skills and resources necessary to identify and express their emotions in positive ways, allowing them both respect and dignity in their personal grief journeys.

And as staff and volunteers at Camp, we have been moved, surprised, delighted, tired, achy, but always grateful. We know we have made a difference in lives of the grieving children in our community. We hope that you will join us! 

Camp Good Grief will be held at Camp Crosley in North Webster, IN (Their address is: 
165 EMS T2 Lane, North Webster, IN 46555). The camp is approximately one hour northwest of Fort Wayne.

Please note: Campers may attend Camp Good Grief for 3 years. After 3 years, priority will be given to first-time campers.

If Camp Good Grief would be your first experience with any Erin's House service, we would love for you to come in for a tour and learn a little more about the mission of Erin's House. 

Questions? Please contact Cindy Maldonado-Schaefer, Director of Operations: or 260.423.2466.

Registration is currently CLOSED.