Upcoming Events

Virtual Camp Sheilah 2020

Event Details

  • Date:

Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation hosts the 10th 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 starting March 18, 2020.


  • Two-day 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)
  • Gift cards for lunch will be provided to families to break for lunch

Three sessions for the camp will be run on:

Friday, September 11:

7pm to 9pm

Saturday, September 12:

Session 1 is 9:30am to noon and Session 2 is 1pm to 3:30pm

  • Location: Remote Zoom sessions – info to be sent out prior to camp
  • Completely free