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 2022
Camp Sheilah 2022 was a big success! Thanks to the more than 40 campers, their families and the many, many dedicated volunteers who made the weekend a meaningful, fun and impactful experience!
Stay tuned for more information about quarterly activities, ways to support campers throughout the year, and details about Camp Sheilah 2023!
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)
- Journey Helper
- First Aid Station Attendant
Sign up below to participate in Camp Sheilah 2022, as either a camper or volunteer!