Former Mariner Jamie Moyer to open special camp for Newtown families

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The Moyer Foundation, founded by former Seattle Mariners pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen Moyer, are working with Connecticut leaders to find a location for a nearby camp for kids dealing with the tragic events of the Newtown shooting. 

The bereavement camp, named Camp Erin, is scheduled to take place this summer for children and teens ages 6 to 17. The Moyer's believe their 10 years of experience in helping kids will benefit those who were touched by the Newtown shootings.

The camp is free, three-day camp where kids can meet with grief counselors, share their experiences and learn to cope. The Moyers say that Camp Erin provides a safe place for children to learn positive coping skills, honor and memorialize those who have died and realize they are not alone in their grief.

The Moyers told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Frank Field that the foundation will reach out to the families of Newtown who have been affected by this tragedy and share information about the free Camp Erin program.


Camp Erin currently has 40 locations across the country, including one in every Major League Baseball city.

 

The Foundation (www.moyerfoundation.org) serves approximately 3,000 children through its programs.