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June 21, 2013

Camp Noah offered for children impacted by tornadoes

NORMAN — Camp Noah is a camp for elementary-aged children in communities impacted by the weather disasters in the area. Parents may still register their children to participate in the program which will run from Monday to June 28 in Norman. There is space for up to 60 campers for the fully funded camp.

Camp Noah’s Summer Day Camp Program partners with local communities to provide a safe, caring and fun environment where children can process their disaster experience. Campers build resiliency skills within the familiarity of their own communities, using a proven curriculum led by trained staff.

Owned and operated by Minnesota’s largest human services nonprofit organization, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, Camp Noah has been helping children affected by disasters since 1997.

Camp Noah has been hosted in 22 states and has been recognized nationally for its achievements in responding to a wide range of natural and human-caused disasters.

Since becoming a national program in 2006, Camp Noah has:

· Facilitated more than 250 camps nationwide.

· Served more than 8,000 children and their families.

· Trained and equipped more than 3,500 staff volunteers and local site coordinators.

Any elementary-aged child affected by the storms qualifies to participate in the camp, which will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University Lutheran Church and Student Center, 914 Elm Ave. Doors open at 8 a.m. Children must be pre-registered.

Camp Noah is free for campers; each child will receive more than $150 in supplies, crafts and gifts. Transportation, breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided.

For more information, call the church office, 321-1584.

 

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