Camp Noah Provides Support To Children In Need

By KBJR News 1

July 8, 2013 Updated Jul 8, 2013 at 6:49 PM CDT

Cromwell, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A national organization started back in 1998 strives to help children who have experienced personal crisis.

Camp Noah focuses on building resiliency skills to help kids recover from experiencing natural disasters, such as last June's flood.

The tools taught at Camp Noah encourage the children to move forward with unexpected problems that may arise throughout their lives.

Camp Noah Team Leader, Lisa Hansen, says what she loves most about the camp is that they are dealing with kids who represent the community of the future.

"When we make the kids resilient, we help the whole community become resilient," said Hansen.

The activities that the camp provides touch on various learning styles, giving the students a chance to use and make art, music, play games, and open-up to each other about traumatic experiences in smaller group sessions.

The goal of the camp is to allow children to share their stories while also reinforcing the idea that there is always a community to turn to for support.

Elsa Robins