Kids Above All's
Camp Sheilah Program

Helping kids heal from homicide-related trauma

Kids Above All’s Camp Sheilah Program, 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.

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 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.

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. Read more about the partnership here.

Camp Sheilah 2024

Kids Above All’s Camp Sheilah Program will be held between September 6-8, 2024, and you can participate–either as a camper or volunteer. Learn more below about how to get involved.

Volunteers Needed!

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 80 – 100 volunteers to help in the following roles:

  • Explorer (Big Buddy)
  • Scouts
  • Journey Helper
  • First Aid Station Attendant

Volunteers must also attend ONE training session. The dates for this year’s session are:

  • Saturday, June 29, 2024
  • Saturday, July 13, 2024

Register Now!

Sign up below to participate in Camp Sheilah 2024, as either a camper or volunteer!

Be a Camper!

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Continue your healing journey at Camp Sheilah.
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Be a Volunteer!

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So you've been approved as a camper or volunteer. What's next?

For both campers and volunteers, please use the button below to access and complete the necessary forms for Kids Above All’s Camp Sheilah Program. If you have any questions, please contact Camp Director Jeri Laureano or Camp Sheilah’s Volunteer Coordinator Denae Stern.

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