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 family members 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.