What Happens at Camp Noah
Where is Camp Noah?
Camp Noah events happen in your community. Camps are held in kid-friendly spaces identified by trusted local partners.
Camp Schedule and Structure
The Camp Noah curriculum consists of 10 three-hour sessions. Each session builds on the previous ones. Sessions include a variety of activities, including small and large group time, music, skits, puppet shows, crafts and recreation.
Camp Noah is a program that is often held as a five-day summer day camp. Other delivery models and structures include after-school enrichment, expansion over a series of weeks and virtual programming.
Regardless of when camp happens and its particular schedule, every child receives the same 30 hours of Camp Noah resiliency-building programming.
Each session of Camp Noah includes a variety of fun, creative activities, including:
- Large group gatherings
- Small group time
- Puppet shows
- Arts and crafts
- Stories and storytelling
- All-camp projects and celebrations
- Meals and snacks
What Campers Learn at Camp Noah
Each session of Camp Noah is focused around a particular theme. Activities are designed to build and reinforce specific resiliency skills.
For example, the curriculum for day one is designed to equip campers with several key resiliency skills: a sense of self-worth, an understanding of oneself as unique and special, and an understanding that we are each an important part of a diverse community.
Who Can Come to Camp Noah
Camp Noah is open to all elementary-age children in the community who would benefit from learning resiliency and disaster preparedness skills.
What Children Receive
Every child receives 30 hours of therapeutic, play-focused activities with a ratio of three to four children for every certified camp staff member. Meals and snacks are provided.
In addition, all campers receive a Camp Noah t-shirt, a fully-equipped Camp Noah preparedness backpack, all the supplies necessary to complete creative activities during camp, a handmade fleece blanket, a paintable ark and multiple craft items.
A team of certified camp staff members facilitate all Camp Noah curriculum activities. This group of trained, background-checked staff are recruited locally, regionally and nationally.
Each camp has a local site coordinator. Additional local volunteers serve meals and snacks, provide transportation and support the camp in a variety of ways.
Cost to Campers
Typically, there is no cost for children to participate in Camp Noah. Camps are made possible through the generosity of local, regional and national donors and supporters.