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Camp Noah Wanblee

Camp Noah Wanblee

Camp Noah • What is Camp Noah? Camp Noah is a resiliency and preparedness

Camp Noah • What is Camp Noah? Camp Noah is a resiliency and preparedness day camp program for elementary-age children (post kindergarten – completed Grade 5) whose communities have been impacted by disaster. • A program of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

Camp Noah • Our Mission: • Camp Noah brings hope and healing to communities

Camp Noah • Our Mission: • Camp Noah brings hope and healing to communities that have been impacted by disaster. • Our Vision: • Our vision is to serve disaster-impacted children and families by building resiliency, restoring hope and changing lives.

Camp Noah Guiding Principles • • • Bring Support and Healing to Children Provide

Camp Noah Guiding Principles • • • Bring Support and Healing to Children Provide a Safe Place Offer a Spirit of Accompaniment Respect Confidentiality Grief is Expressed Differently Each Experience is Valid

Why Camp Noah? • Children are particularly vulnerable • Brain Development • Long-term impact

Why Camp Noah? • Children are particularly vulnerable • Brain Development • Long-term impact • Invisible symptoms • Child may be… • • • Scared Sad Sleeping poorly Showing aggression Obsession with weather Anxious or worried

At your camp, children will: • • • Have an opportunity to process their

At your camp, children will: • • • Have an opportunity to process their disaster experience Have an opportunity to tell their story Identify and talk about their fears and anxieties Realize that they are not alone in their feelings Feel more optimistic and hopeful about their future Understand they have a strong support network

What is it we need? • Who Makes Camp Noah Work? • • Site

What is it we need? • Who Makes Camp Noah Work? • • Site Coordinator – Stipend available Team Leader – Stipend available Mental Health Professional – Stipend Available Volunteers – travel stipends may be available

What is it we need? • • Large Group Leader Music Leader Drama Leader

What is it we need? • • Large Group Leader Music Leader Drama Leader Actors Puppeteers Small Group Leaders Craft Leaders Recreation Leader • • Videographer Registration Helpers Photographers Kitchen Leader Kitchen Helpers Small Group Helpers Craft Helper Clean-Up Leaders

What is it we need? • Campsite Needs • • • One large room

What is it we need? • Campsite Needs • • • One large room big enough to hold 50 campers and 20 adults 3 – 6 smaller classrooms Recreation space Bathrooms Kitchen Adaptations based on COVID-19

What is it we need? • Day-to-Day • Day 1 – Sessions 1 &

What is it we need? • Day-to-Day • Day 1 – Sessions 1 & 2 • Theme: I am somebody Special • Key resiliency skills: • • Develop a sense of self-worth Understand oneself as unique and special Understand we are each an important part of a diverse community Laughter, play, creativity

What is it we need? • Day-to-Day • Day 2 – Sessions 3 &

What is it we need? • Day-to-Day • Day 2 – Sessions 3 & 4 • Theme: Storm Stories • Key resiliency skills: • • • Telling one’s story Listening and empathy Dealing with anxiety Identifying support systems Preparedness skills Relaxation techniques

What is it we need? • Day-to-Day • Day 3 – Sessions 5 &

What is it we need? • Day-to-Day • Day 3 – Sessions 5 & 6 • Theme: Why am I Feeling This Way? • Key Resiliency Skills • • • Identifying and naming feelings Processing grief and loss Empathy Understanding real vs. imagined fears Coping strategies

What is it we need? • Day-to-Day • Day 4 – Sessions 7 &

What is it we need? • Day-to-Day • Day 4 – Sessions 7 & 8 • Theme: I Can Do That • Key resiliency Skills: • • Identifying oneself as a survivor Identifying unique gifts and talents Developing teamwork skills Understanding diversity

What is it we need? • Day-to-Day • Day 5 – Sessions 9 &

What is it we need? • Day-to-Day • Day 5 – Sessions 9 & 10 • Theme: Can I Help You? • Key Resiliency Skills: • • • Nurturing a sense of hope for the future Identifying future goals Identifying community support systems Developing an action plan to “give back” Teaching gratitude

What is it we need? • Supplies and Materials Provided to Campers • •

What is it we need? • Supplies and Materials Provided to Campers • • Preparedness Backpack School Supplies Fleece Blanket Kids Kit T-shirt Craft Supplies Birthday Gift

Camp Noah in Florida • • • Funded by American Red Cross Grant term:

Camp Noah in Florida • • • Funded by American Red Cross Grant term: 3/1/20 – 12/31/20 3 Camp Noah events 125 children served (approx. 42/event) Community Outreach to 75 individuals 3 Mental Health Professionals trained

Building Resiliency. Restoring Hope. Changing Lives.

Building Resiliency. Restoring Hope. Changing Lives.

THANK YOU! Kim Dettmer Senior Director Camp Noah 612 -598 -7811 Kim. Dettmer@lssmn. org

THANK YOU! Kim Dettmer Senior Director Camp Noah 612 -598 -7811 Kim. [email protected] org