Camp Noah helps children heal in Pine Island, Florida

Friday, March 15, 2024

The Greater Pine Island Alliance, a nonprofit organization focused on Hurricane Ian recovery efforts, hosted a free spring break camp in March designed to support elementary school-aged children from Greater Pine Island and Matlacha who have been affected by disaster.  

Camp Noah, a nationally-recognized preparedness and resiliency day camp developed by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, took place March 18-22 at the St. James City Civic Center. The Pine Island Eagle shared that the camp provides a safe and caring environment where children build resiliency skills within the familiarity of their own communities using a proven curriculum designed to help children process their disaster and/or trauma experience through creative activities and play.