Camp Noah in Evans to help children impacted by the 2013 Weld County Flood
A week-long day camp for elementary age children whose communities have been impacted by the 2013 flood will be held at the Moose Lodge in Evans, Colorado, from Monday – Friday, March 30-April 3. Children of families in Evans and the surrounding area are encouraged to apply for the free camp, which will run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 3456 11th Ave., Evans. Camp Noah Evans site coordinator is Debbie Pilch. Camp Noah, is geared toward helping children process their flood disaster experience and build resiliency skills through safe, supported and fun activities, will be limited to 50 spots for kids from kindergarten through fifth grade. Our community invited Camp Noah to come, and we are thrilled they agreed! You can learn more about Camp Noah at www.campnoah.org.
Camp Noah Evans is being sponsored by Weld Recovers – a community partnership led by United Way of Weld County, Redeemer Lutheran Church and Evans Moose Lodge, among other supporters. The children attending Camp Noah Evans will learn resiliency skills through a variety of activities that include music, skits, recreation, crafts, small groups, puppet shows and a talent show. Breakfast, lunch and two snacks will be provided free of charge to the Campers and Volunteers.
Volunteers are needed to make Camp Noah Evans thrive, and they will help with registration, food donations, serving meals, set up and clean up and all sorts of fun activities!!
For more information on Camp Noah Evans or questions on the volunteer opportunities, contact Debbie Pilch. Background checks will be required on all volunteers.
About Camp Noah:
Camp Noah began in 1997 as a response to flooding in the Red River Valley (North Dakota and Minnesota). In 2006, Camp Noah grew dramatically in response to Hurricane Katrina. Camp Noah has developed into a nationally recognized program for children whose communities have been impacted by disasters.
To date, Camp Noah has been hosted in 27 states and Puerto Rico in response to a wide range of natural and human-caused disasters. Since 1997, more than 250 camps with 4,000-plus adult volunteers have served nearly 12,000 elementary age children. Camp Noah has a very small but dedicated staff, based in Albert Lea, Minn. Camp Noah is owned and operated on a national basis by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.
About Weld Recovers:
Weld Recovers is the long-term, community recovery committee working to address the ongoing needs of flood victims throughout the county.
Weld Recovers Represents more than just the name of the group helping Weld County recover, it is a declaration of hope and optimism and a testament to the mindset of the countless volunteers from local businesses, faith -based organizations and non-profits who are working together to expedite the recovery efforts in Weld County.
Anyone impacted by the flood should connect with Weld Recovers by calling 970-590-8401, so we can assist individuals with identifying and finding the best methods for meeting the unmet, long-term flood recovery needs.