Camp April – California
Friday, Oct 16, 2020 – Sunday, Oct 18, 2020
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Camp April is named after the widow of Officer Max Scherzer, April’s courage and resiliency are a daily inspiration to the Blue H.E.L.P. team. Max was unable to seek the help he needed and lost his battle on August 21, 2016. Since his death, April has been left alone to raise her then four-month-old twins with few financial benefits or support. The significance of April’s name should not be lost on anyone – April showers bring May flowers – this camp will help plant the seeds of hope for the children who have been left to deal with this tragedy.
Through a generous grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, Blue H.E.L.P. will host the first bereavement camp exclusively for children of law enforcement officers & first responders whose parents died by suicide. Two camps will be scheduled, one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast mixing traditional camp fun & camaraderie with customized grief education and emotional support delivered by trained professionals and caring volunteers. The Motorola Solutions Foundation awards grants each year to organizations, such as Blue H.E.L.P. which support and advance public safety programs and technology and engineering education initiatives.
Event LocationApple Canyon Retreat Center
Mountain Center, CA