A Retreat from Grief
for grieving siblings & their families
When Cullin died, our family decided to unite, revive and uplift others, even when we were feeling so deflated. Little by little, we began to breathe life into ourselves and others by turning our empty, achy arms into helpful, hope-filled hands by incorporating creative healing strategies and connecting with other bereaved families through Scared Sidless initiatives like ©Camp Cullin, a Retreat from Grief for siblings of loss and their parents. Each July, grieving siblings meet at camp to participate in team building activities, healing techniques, art therapies. Most importantly, they connect with kids just like them, children living without their brother or sister. United by death and love, they feel safe to express their feelings, share the burden of grief, and open up, or sit back choosing to listen and relate to the stories shared by the other. At Camp Cullin they come alive. They honor their siblings. They connect. They teach the parents a thing or two about grief, healing, life, and living as we watch them:
Have fun and play, enjoying each of the moments that provide laughter, joy, even tears and pain.
Grab their friend’s hand, asking them to join
Make new memories with the loved ones of today, while remembering the love ones of the past.
Believe in the unseen, watch for the magic in life, and use imagination to combat the stifling effects of grief.
Act courageously enough to listen with empathy and speak with intent
When a child dies, the siblings ask "Why?"
We can't answer that question,
but we can help with the "What now?"
Camp Cullin is a Retreat from Grief for siblings of loss and their families.
Big changes are coming to Camp Cullin in 2020!
Camp Cullin '19 would not be possible without our generous donors, sponsors, and supporters.
Held at the Beaumont Ranch in Grandview, Tx.
Generous donors give heartfelt trinkets which really lift our spirits.
are we are so blessed to gather in grief and leave with connections that will last as long as our grief, forever.
Click the link below to watch our Camp Cullin preview video created by Cullin's big sister Kili
Facebook Birthday Giver's Club
The following givers donated their birthday
to our cause on Facebook:
Thank you for supporting Scared Sidless and our mission to serve bereaved siblings and their families.
The Austin Parker Fishing Tournament at Camp Cullin
Concerned Families for ATV Safety
Concerned Families for ATV Safety is a network of parents dedicated to reducing injuries and death among children driving powerful All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs).