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The healing power of Camp Erin

  • Featuring: Michael & Jennifer Hayes
  • Date Submitted: Oct 5, 2022
  • Location: Washington

When Jennifer’s brother John died of a drug overdose leaving his four kids, ages 10-14, orphans, she and her husband, Michael, took them in. Their mother had passed away eight years earlier, leaving Emily, the oldest then 6-years old, as the de facto mom for her younger siblings. To help the kids heal, Jennifer and Michael enrolled them in Camp Erin, a grief camp for children. Edit credit: Mike Addis

If you would like to know more about Camp Erin please check out the online forum, Camp Erin Parents.


  • Michael Hayes
  • Jennifer Hayes
  • Camp Erin
  • Grief camp