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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A 2-day, 1-night camp for ages 14 through 19.

DATES: August 27 - 28

LOCATION: Camp Adventure in North Webster, IN

Registration for Teen Retreat is currently closed.

At Camp Good Grief in 2009, the camp directors watched how our teens interacted so well together. Although the teens were very much part of the whole group, it was clear that they enjoyed their time together as true peers. So beginning in April of 2010, we offered the first Teen Retreat! Teen Retreat allows up to 25 teens ages 14-19 to enjoy an overnight retreat together, to work on their grief, and to enjoy time designed just for them.

Teen Retreat is hosted at Camp Adventure in North Webster, Indiana. The teens arrive on Saturday morning and, after a celebration with their family at 10:00 am on Sunday, they head for home. This overnight retreat provides a setting that is safe and comfortable for the teens as they learn how to adjust in their lives as a result of the death of a loved one. This experience 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. We have found that the teens return from the retreat with stronger, 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.

Teen Retreat was specifically designed to help teens explore and express their feelings associated with the death of a loved one. In addition to enjoying typical camp activities like a zipline, rock wall, fishing, and bonfire, the teens also participate in activities that introduce and enhance emotional skills.

A Little Bit About Camp Adventure…

The Outdoor Ministries of Impact 2818 is the product of over 90 years of history. It consists of seven unique camp sites, one of which is Camp Adventure. There is a Wilderness Camp area and several cabin clusters. Camp Adventure also has a high- and low-ropes course and a swimming pool. Meals are prepared and served in Lookout Lodge. For more information about Camp Adventure, please visit

Questions? Please contact Cindy at 260.423.2466. or

Registration for Teen Retreat is currently closed.