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One-Day Camp for Teens Ages 14-18

Camp Red Cedar | 3900 Hursh Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46845

Spring Retreat

Erin’s House Teen Retreat allows teens ages 14-18 who have experienced a death to take part in a 1-day retreat designed to encourage healing in a safe, comfortable environment especially for them.


At Camp Good Grief in 2009, the camp directors watched how the teens interacted so well together. Although the teens were very much part of the whole group, it was clear that they thrived together as true peers. So, beginning April of 2010, we offered the first Erin’s House Teen Retreat!


This year, Erin’s House is partnering with Camp Red Cedar to bring equine-assisted learning activities to our teen campers, along with other activities that introduce and enhance emotional skills.

This retreat can provide a decreased sense of isolation among teens and feeling that they are the only person in the world having these thoughts and emotions after a death occurs.


We have found that the teens return from Teen Retreat with stronger, improved coping skills and ability to identify and express their emotions in positive ways, allowing them both respect and dignity in their personal grief journeys.


About Camp Red Cedar

Camp Red Cedar’s mission is to encourage children and adults of all abilities to move beyond their boundaries through recreational activities, outdoor education, creative arts, and interaction with horses in an integrated environment. For more information about Camp Red Cedar, please visit

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


Campers do not need to be enrolled in Erin's House peer-support program to participate in Teen Retreat.

Teen Retreat is open to any teen age 14-18 who has experienced a death of someone significant in their life.

There is no cost to attend Teen Retreat thanks to the generosity of our community.

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