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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

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