Sibling Support at Camp Rainbow SIBS Camp

Kids at Camp Rainbow SIBS Camp are empowered to deal with all of life’s challenges, while at the same time having fun and “just being kids.” Siblings of children diagnosed with cancer also experience a strong emotional and social impact. Siblings can often feel overlooked—as parents, caregivers and other family members turn their attention to treatment and other considerations that accompany a cancer diagnosis. Just as the child with cancer needs support, attention and care, so do their strongest supporters: their brothers and sisters.

The siblings at camp this year had a lot to say! During the therapeutic songwriting process, many stories, ideas, and emotions were shared among the campers. With assistance from the KRC music therapists, they composed their profound thoughts into beautiful and powerful lyrics. As heard in their original song, “Deeper,” the siblings expressed their own personal experiences. Throughout the songwriting process, each participant had a story to tell and wanted to share it with listeners. In the opening of the song, they want you to “Listen up!”

The song by these Rock Stars is not only impressive, but genuinely heartwarming. Being a kid is supposed to be easy and fun. Yet these siblings realize there are certain variables in their lives, over which they have no control. This can leave a child feeling many different ways. In a KRC session, it’s all about independence. They have the power to create something authentic and inspirational, and they can call it their own. The music therapists are there to support, guide and help this process along the way.

 

“Deeper”

Hey, listen up!

We got this feeling in our hearts that we can’t let go

We got a story to tell and you need to know

Feeling left out; it’s a really bumpy road

Even though it’s hard, we carry this load

 

We’re swimming in cold water and we can’t get out

Deeper and deeper, I’m starting to have doubts

My world is upside down

I’m trying to swim up

Water’s all around

Water’s all around

 

We got this feeling in our hearts that we can’t let go

We got a story to tell and you need to know

Feeling left out; it’s a really bumpy road

Even though it’s hard, we carry this load

 

I hear muffled voices calling my name

I see a light above, to the surface I came

Support is all around

I know I’m not to blame

I know I’m not to blame

I know I’m not to blame

 

We got this feeling in our hearts that we can’t let go

We got a story to tell and you need to know

Feeling left out; it’s a really bumpy road

Even though it’s hard, we carry this load

 

We carry this load

We carry this load

Sibs Camp

2019!

 

Thanks for Listening!