Camp Noah Helps Kids Affected by Flood

By KBJR News 1

August 20, 2012 Updated Aug 20, 2012 at 9:31 PM CDT

MOOSE LAKE, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - After devastating flooding wreaked havoc on homes in the Northland, one community has put together a camp to help kids through their own experiences.

(Click on the video to hear from a Camp Noah leader and campers.)

It's called "Camp Noah" and it's taking place at Hope Lutheran Church in Moose Lake this week.

Monday, kids learned the story of Noah and the Ark and will later share their personal stories of flood experiences.

One of the organizers says its important kids lose their sense of fear and gain a sense of control before school begins.

"You hear stories from parents already that their school's flooded, is it going to rain and what happens if we're in school and it starts to rain"..."Knowing what Camp Noah does to help them give them life skills and help them prepared, I just really felt that it would be a great thing to have here in our community," said Wendy Hjelmberg of Hope Lutheran Church.

The four day camp and runs through Thursday.

The camp, which is free for kids to attend, was made possible by funding from an anonymous donor.

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