Camp SHIELD Family Bereavement Retreat
Camp SHIELD will be held August 26 - 28, 2022, at Camp Kinard in Batesburg-Leesville. Camp SHIELD will be an opportunity for the entire family to remember and honor their loved one, to grieve together outside of the funeral in a relaxed, safe and supportive setting. Families will be allowed to express emotions, share their grief, connect with others and learn positive coping skills.
Camp SHIELD is offered free of charge except for a small $50 administrative fee per family.
Camp Kinard occupies 325 acres 30 miles outside of Columbia and its unique facilities provide a great retreat experience in a nurturing, fully–accessible environment.
The application process for Camp SHIELD is now open!
At Camp SHIELD You Will Learn:
Why child loss is the worst pain imaginable
The two most important ingredients needed while grieving
Why being "told the truth" is actually more harmful than helpful
The type of stories that help you move through grief
Exercises on how to quiet and rest by yourself, and as a family
To process what you are learning with your peers
Jacoby's Journey Group
Jacoby’s Journey Group is an ongoing in person community created to allow grieving families to connect and share with other families in a safe place as they navigate this grief journey.