Camp Erin® Montreal brings hope into the lives of bereaved children and teens by providing a safe environment to share their story, process their grief in healthy ways, and honour the memory of the person who died. Led by grief professionals and trained volunteers, Camp Erin® Montreal provides a unique opportunity for peer bonding for children and teens facing similar life circumstances. This weekend-long overnight experience is filled with traditional, fun camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support.
The Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA and the Harry Bronfman Y Country Camp (YCC) are partnering to make Camp Erin® Montreal an outstanding camp experience. Nestled in the rolling countryside of the Laurentian Mountains, YCC is a calm, nurturing environment ideal for children to grieve with others who have similar emotional needs.
Because children grieve in many ways, Camp Erin® Montreal has a staff/camper ratio of 2:1 to ensure that each child will receive a high level of attention and support.
Sometimes our emotions can feel out of control, similar to a swirling tornado. Use the tornado shaker as a visual for these feelings and help children learn to practice calmness and patience as the tornado calms down.
A short but thorough list with suggestions on how to explain death to children.
Learning to grieve for losses great and small is a critical skill in a child’s healthy development.