Mission is to bring hope and healing to communities that have been impacted by disaster. The
vision is to serve disaster-impacted children and families by building resiliency, restoring hope and changing lives.
Camp Noah is owned by
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota and operates nationwide. For more than two decades, Camp Noah has responded to a wide range of natural and human-caused disasters. They identify camp locations each year based both on need and community requests.
This summer the Bishop and congregations of the Southern Ohio Synod would like to raise funds to bring Camp Noah to Dayton, Ohio to be with children who are still processing the disaster they are still recovering from when tornados hit there in May, 2019.
Each camp takes place over five days, but its impact lasts a lifetime. Because a child’s brain develops at such a rapid rate, it is uniquely sensitive to the disruptive forces of stress and trauma. This camp provides a safe and caring environment where children impacted by disaster or trauma build resiliency skills with peers within the familiarity of their own communities. Using a proven curriculum, Camp Noah helps children process their disaster or trauma experience through carefully designed activities and play.
Camp Noah celebrates every child as special. In this transformative setting, children are encouraged to face their fears, grieve their losses, identify and share their unique gifts and talents, and plan for an amazing future.
Through your giving at our midweek Lenten services, our offerings can help change lives. Please prayerfully consider giving, as this is a powerful way to see Christ clearly and make Christ clearly seen in 2020.