Camp Erin Toronto is a weekend-long overnight bereavement camp in Muskoka for children and teens in the Greater Toronto area. The camp finds grieving children through various community agencies—most notably the Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre—and combines traditional outdoor camp activities, such as swimming and canoeing with grief education and emotional support activities, such as journal making and a candlelight memorial ceremony.
Camp Erin activities focus on providing campers with the tools needed to help them in their grief and with difficult experiences throughout their lives. It also enhances self-esteem and provides pure enjoyment. The Camp gives children and teens the opportunity to meet with other grieving kids in a fun and natural environment; understanding that they are not the only ones to experience the death of someone close to them decreases the sense of isolation that many grieving children experience.
All activities are facilitated by our grief counsellors and trained volunteers.