The Willow Center, located in the LC Valley, provides counseling to help children cope with the loss of loved ones. This summer, the center is hosting Camp Erin, a free weekend camp to help kids deal with their grief while enjoying traditional summer activities.
The Willow Center was founded in 2000 and holds support groups to help kids, teens and their parents deal with grief. Four years ago, the center partnered with the Moyer Foundation for Camp Erin, a free national camp that combines a traditional camp experience with counseling to provide a memorable and healing summer experience.
“They get to know other kids who are grieving,” said Mary Lou Franzese, the Camp Director, “Often times their world view isn't large enough to know that other kids are grieving.”