Upcoming Events

Camp Sheilah 2021

Event Details

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Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation hosts the 11th annual bereavement camp in Illinois – called “Camp Sheilah”. This program is a strength-based, child-focused model, which includes age-based support groups facilitated by trained grief specialists. Both camp and support groups will facilitate different icebreakers, confidence-building activities and other activities designed to facilitate trust, expression, and interaction among them.

Accepting camper and volunteer applications now!


  • 3-day hybrid program for youth ages 7 to 17 who have lost a parent or sibling to homicide
  • The camp is fun!!
  • Each Jr. Explorer is matched with an Explorer (an adult who shares similar interests)
  • Small group discussions are led by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois (we call them Journey Leaders)

Three sessions for the camp will be run on:

-August 27, 2021 – 6:30pm to 9pm Friday (virtual via Zoom)

-August 28, 2021 – 9:30am to 8:30pm Saturday (in person at Camp Manitoqua in Frankfort, IL)

-August 29, 2021 – 10am to noon Sunday (virtual via Zoom)