Young Flood Victims Get Closure at Camp Noah
Posted at: 08/20/2012 5:17 PM
| Updated at: 08/20/2012 8:56 PM
By: Laurie Stribling
Two months after floods overwhelmed the area, a unique group of flood victims talked about the healing process in Moose Lake.
The therapeutic camp for kids is called Camp Noah and it helps children who have experienced natural disaster. It's a nationwide program, but it's based in Minnesota.
The camp helps kids process feelings through things like artwork therapy and sharing their stories. Camp Noah is the only disaster relief program focused on kids in the nation, and some people think a significant group of victims are being ignored.
"These children are the silent victims," flood victim Reggie Denton said. "My little boy doesn't know how to talk about what he thought that day."
The camp kicked off August 20 at Hope Lutheran Church in Moose Lake. The camp usually does cost money, but an anonymous donation allowed kids to attend for free this week.
Moose Lake Schools will be open September fourth for classes.