Camp Encouragement


In the City Of Chester there are so many people walking around with unresolved trauma and if I can be of any help to give our families the opportunity to receive counseling and save their lives then I’m all in.

Patricia graduated from Chester High School Class 1972, encouraged by her uncle she attended Virginia State University graduating with a BS in accounting (1977).

Patricia was motivated to receive her Master Degree after the murder of her son.  She was given the vision to create a Grief camp for children and she graduated from Neumann University with Master’s in Organizational and Strategic Leadership (2014).  She is also has a certificate as a Biblical Counselor (2017).

Patricia’s son William Trippley was murdered in the street of Chester (April, 2014) and that incident changed her life.  With the help of Neal Regino the William Trippley Youth Development (WTYDF) was founded (2008). The Trippley Foundation offers at-risk youth a year round program focusing on education and soccer and with the help of the Philadelphia Union, Chester City United was created.

Patricia is founder of Camp Encouragement.  Camp Encouragement is a grief camp for children who losted a loved ones.  This week long camp gives children the opportunity to participate in counseling sessions, talk about their loved one, and also meet other children who are going through the same or similar issues.

Member affiliations:

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated

The Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World

Board member Media Providence Friends School

Board member Chester Community Coalition

Community Service:

Planning and volunteering in the creation of the playground at STEMS at showalter in Chester.

Book Bag Drive with the IBPOof Eof the World.

Horse Back Riding: collaboration with the Art Barn and Camp Encouragement

Hay Ride: collaboration with the Continental Societies and Camp Encouragement

Indoor soccer program: collaboration with the Salvation Army and The Trippley Foundation

Soccer games with the children of Chester City United and the Philadelphia Union.


Outstanding Service Award, the Nia Center, Inc. November 21, 2008

Building Relationship and Changing a Generation Philadelphia Union Foundation Mar. 13, 2013

Alpha Kappa Alpha Society, Inc. Unsung Hero Award, 2016

Casarraine Blackwell Community Leadership Award November 18, 2018