Photo of the Navigate Student app install screen.

Video: Download the Student Navigate App

Attention incoming UW-Green Bay students, this semester is going to look and feel different, but we have an app that will help you navigate the semester! Please download the Navigate Student App on your smartphone: Go to the App Store or Google Play Store to download and install the app. Open the app and search for “University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Log in using your UWGB username and password and complete a short survey to personalize the app. If you want upcoming reminders, then select allow push notifications.” For more info go to https://www.uwgb.edu/eab-navigate/

Video Transcript:

Hello, my name is Vince Lowery, I’m the Director of Student Success and Engagement here at UW-Green Bay. We’re headed into a fall semester that’s going to look a lot different from what any of us might have imagined but we have an exciting tool to help you stay on course this fall the Navigate Student app. Need to schedule an appointment with your advisor to discuss your fall schedule or maybe graduation plans. That appointment is just a few clicks away in the Navigate app. Looking for somebody to study with in that online class, the Study Buddy feature will get you connected with your classmates. Need a hand with that hard online class this fall with a few easy clicks you can schedule an appointment with a tutor in our Learning Center. Looking for information about upcoming events, key dates like registration or just some tips on how to handle the fall semester, all of that information is in the palm of your hand with the Navigate app. Head on over to your app store, search Navigate Student and once you find it and download it, use your UWGB username and password to log in and you’re ready to get going. The fall semester is going to look a lot different than we expected but with the Navigate Student app, we can all stay on course together.

UW-Green Bay’s Camp Lloyd creates a virtual camp of hope and healing

Green Bay, Wis.—(August, 11, 2020) UW-Green Bay’s Camp Lloyd may have been prevented from hosting the annual in-person camp this summer for grieving kids because of COVID-19, but that didn’t stop founder and director, Prof, Illene Cupit, and more than 30 undergraduate students and five grief counselors from bringing the camp to kids with virtual camp of ongoing videos, designed to bring joy, hope and healing.

Now in its 15th year, Camp Lloyd is a camp for kids 7-14 years of age, who have lost a parent or sibling. Normally, kids come to UW-Green Bay’s beautiful campus for a week in June to spend time with others kids, undergraduate students (called buddies) and grief counselors. The mission of the camp is to help mourning kids explore their feelings in a safe environment, while understanding that they are not alone, that they have people who love and support them, and that there are other kids who are also grieving over the deaths of someone they love. For one healing and hopeful week, kids grieve and play together.

Said Cupit, “We decided that we couldn’t let these grieving kids go unsupported, so we created virtual Camp Lloyd. Every day we posted a variety of videos kids and parents can now visit anytime to meet our wonderful buddies and grief counselors, who worked hard all year to design and prepare activities, crafts, coping exercises and other information to help kids process their feelings of loss in safe and nurturing ways.”

Led by the camp’s Head Grief Counselor, Kaelee Heideman (a graduate of UW-Green Bay and former Head Buddy), the grief counselors prepared a series of videos providing advice and coping strategies for the kids. In addition, two Head Buddies, Delaney and Ashton, provided adults with resources.

Virtual Camp Lloyd is now available on the Camp Lloyd website. More than 20 videos are featured, covering topics of fun, food, creativity and contemplation. Each video is introduced by Cupit, a buddy or a grief counselor and runs 3-5 minutes in length.

Camp Lloyd hopes to return in-person next year to celebrate their sixteenth anniversary, but meanwhile virtual camp is available for kids and parents in need, a free and accessible space for kids to grieve and play together.

For more information on Camp Lloyd or contact Illene Cupit at 920-465-2703 or cupiti@uwgb.edu.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

About Camp Lloyd
UW-Green Bay’s Camp Lloyd fulfilled a dream of Dr. Illene Cupit’s to create a camp for grieving children to show them that grief is normal and that it is okay to still act like a kid and have fun. Dr. Cupit was inspired by colleague Professor Noppe, who lost his father at a young age, and discovered life got a little bit better when he could be with others who had faced a similar loss. Camp Lloyd is named in his honor to remind us that, together, we can help our hearts get support and learn to have hope again.

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