Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota

Camp Noah

In an effort to help children cope with a recent disaster like the flooding along the Missouri River, Camp Noah’s five-day curriculum celebrates each child’s unique gifts and talents, provides an opportunity for them to share their own story and offers a safe place for them to face their fears and grieve their losses. At Camp Noah, children are encouraged to understand they are part of a community that supports them, and that they are able to make a difference in the world. Equipped with these new resiliency skills, they can anticipate a future with renewed hope and a sense of preparedness, no matter what might come their way. Since all children express themselves differently, LSS use a variety of creative ways for the children to express themselves, all within the context of having fun through games, art, reading, drama, writing, small group discussion and recreational play. Camp Noah is unique.

  • Camp Noah comes to YOU: Camps are brought to the disaster affected community and are typically hosted at a church or community center.
  • Trained Teams: Volunteer teams that are specially trained bring renewed enthusiasm and energy into often devastated communities.
  • Kids Tell Their Story: The week-long format allows children the time and space necessary to process their disaster experience with safe and caring volunteers.
  • Children Learn Resiliency: Our curriculum teaches resiliency skills in a fun play-centered environment, allowing children to interact with their peers who have experienced similar circumstances.
  • Families Find More Help: We connect families with additional community services that will provide support long after Camp Noah has ended.
  • Volunteers Become Your Advocates: Shares a community’s disaster story with volunteers who in turn become advocates for those communities.

Join us for Camp Noah August 8 to 12 at Lutheran Memorial Church in Pierre. Register on-line below or contact Pastor Sarah Goldammer at 605-224-8608.