The Norman Transcript

Religion

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.

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Religion
  • Hnsen Luger Kate Hansen still riding the Olympic cloud

    Not many people can say they actually accomplished their lifetime dreams. Even less can say they did it before turning 22....

    March 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Conference set

    Following a diocesan-sponsored national conference on violence, “Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace,” the Episcopal Church Women of St. John’s Norman will host an Oklahoma diocesan-wide women’s conference and Bishop’s day on April 25-26....

    April 18, 2014

  • Muslim group urges re-education

    LOS ANGELES — Seeking a way to prevent violence like last year’s deadly Boston Marathon bombing, an Islamic advocacy group Monday announced a plan aimed at helping U.S. mosques identify and re-educate radicals....

    April 18, 2014

  • This is ... Friday ...

    It’s Good Friday. Good Friday? What could possibly be “good” about Good Friday? Think about it … this is the day in which the Lord Jesus was beaten and crucified. He hung on a cross between two thieves. Abandoned, betrayed and denied, by ...

    April 17, 2014

  • Why do we always test God?

    ‘Do not put the Lord God to the test,’ Jesus said, but don’t we do this all the time? Human nature The Rev. Holly McKissick, Peace Christian Church UCC: It’s human nature: testing the limits of God’s peaceful creation....

    April 17, 2014

  • Girl told not to say prayer

    OVIEDO, Fla. — The 5-year-old who said she was told not to pray over her lunch visited the school Monday and identified the staffer in a line-up, her family’s lawyer said....

    April 11, 2014

  • CrossPointe chooses Butler as lead pastor

    One of Norman’s largest churches has chosen a new lead pastor for its congregation. Mike Butler, 38, was voted lead pastor by the congregation of CrossPointe Church on March 23. Butler succeeds Glenn Quirk, who served as lead pastor for ...

    April 11, 2014

  • A divine drama

    All of us love drama. We experience drama in many ways. We watch a play on a stage or a show on TV. We have lives filled with drama every day through interactions with other people....

    April 11, 2014

  • What should we think of original sin?

    The Rev. Joe Nassal, Precious Blood Center: Watching the evening news recently, there was one disaster story after another, from the Malaysian airline that disappeared to the mudslide where one minute people are going about their daily ...

    April 11, 2014

  • Lenten lunch set

    The next Norman Ministerial Fellowship Lenten lunch will be Wednesday at NorthHaven Church, 4600 36th Ave. NW. Guest pastor will be the Rev. Joseph Summerville, University Lutheran Church. The sermon theme will be “The Thursday of Holy ...

    April 4, 2014