Helping Kids heal from homicide-related trauma
Camp Sheilah, an annual bereavement camp founded by the Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation in 2011, helps children ages 7-17 whose parent, legal guardian or sibling have been victims of homicide on their healing journey.
After several years of providing clinical support for the youth who attended camp, in 2020, Kids Above All entered into a formal partnership with the Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation, assuming operational control of Camp Sheilah.
Campers who attend the three-day event participate in fun activities like rock climbing and zip lining that challenge them to do things that they would normally wouldn’t do, building resilience and helping them learn how to navigate difficult situations. They also take part in small group discussions and art therapy to help them remember and honor their family member, as well as assist them in working through the trauma they’ve experienced.
For more information about the Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation, visit their website.
Camp Sheilah 2021
This year’s three-day Camp Sheilah will be a hybrid event, taking place from August 27-29, 2021. Here is the schedule:
- Friday, August 27 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (VIRTUAL)
- Saturday, August 28 – 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (IN-PERSON)
- Sunday, August 29 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (VIRTUAL)
Each year, Camp Sheliah’s success is made possible by the hard work, dedication and support of our volunteers. As in previous years, we seek 50 – 70 volunteers to help in the following roles:
- Explorer (Big Buddy)
- Journey Helper
- First Aid Station Attendant
Sign up below to participate in Camp Sheilah 2021, as either a camper or volunteer!