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Camp Lloyd: June 19 – June 23, 2017
Camp Lloyd is a week long day camp for children, ages 7 – 14, grieving the death of a loved one. It provides a safe environment where campers can explore their own experiences of grief, realize their feelings are normal and find support from each other. The camp is filled with fun activities such as arts and crafts, music, games, swimming and hiking. The Camp Lloyd staff consists of professional grief counselors and trained student interns from the UW-Green Bay.
Camp Lloyd Location
Camp will take place at the Mauthe/Ecumenical Center located on the beautiful UW-Green Bay campus. The university campus, with its six miles of arboretum trails, proximity to the bay, and athletic fields will provide outside space where campers can play gym games and run around!
The Story of Camp Lloyd
Camp Lloyd began as a dream of Dr. Illene Cupit, a professor of Human Development at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. After learning about grief camps at a conference, she wanted to develop such a camp that would help grieving children in the Northeastern Wisconsin area. In this camp, the children learn that grief is normal and that it is okay to still act like kids and have fun. This idea became a passion for Illene through the inspiration of Lloyd Noppe (a retired professor from UW-Green Bay). Dr. Lloyd Noppe lost his father at a very young age.
Lloyd was a young boy of 8 when his dad died. Feeling along and overwhelmed, he found life got a bit better when he could be with others who had a similar loss. He found it was good to know he could talk about his feelings and realized he was not alone. Illene believes that had a camp like this existed for Lloyd he would have greatly benefitted from knowing that other children were dealing with similar situations and emotions.
Registration & More Information
Online registration is available January 3 - June 10 2017. Online camper registration and additional information about Camp Lloyd can be found at: http://www.uwgb.edu/camplloyd/ index.html.
Posted: April 20, 2017