Michael Lavalle Scholarship

Sunshine on the Sea Scholarship

Anna Heijs was a member of our “Seaponies” group during the summer 2015 season. Throughout the day, Anna radiated smiles and sunshine. Her essence will always remain a part of the fabric of Camp Coconuts. In her legacy, we want to bring smiles and sunshine to a child who is experiencing a debilitating illness. In memory of Anna Heijs, the Sunshine on the Sea scholarship will be granted to that child and their sibling. We sometimes forget to think about how siblings have to adjust. Parents do not always have the time they wish they did, let alone the ability to support the other siblings. Because of Anna, Camp Coconuts’ Sunshine on the Sea scholarship is here to help children who are dealing with issues of loss and bereavement by offering 3 weeks (per sibling) of fun, creativity, and adventure. If your family is experiencing such a hardship, or know of a family, please send us your story. We together with Anna’s family will select the recipient for the Sunshine on the Sea scholarship.