10th annual Camp Lloyd demonstrates success, growth of grief camp
What began with nine children in 2006 has close to 50 participants pre-registered this year. The 10th annual edition of Camp Lloyd, UW-Green Bay’s innovative summer camp helping children cope with the loss of a loved one, is set for Monday through Friday (June 22-26) headquartered at the Mauthe Center. Camp Lloyd’s founder, Human Development Prof. Illene Cupit, says the program offers children ages 7-14 the chance to engage in traditional summer camp activities such as games, swimming and crafts, while also providing specialized activities and trained staff (primarily UW-Green Bay student “buddies” and interns) to help campers work through their grief. From kayaking to swimming, compassionate canine visits to working out with the basketball team, making memory boxes, videos and tie-dye creations, it’s a full week culminating in Friday’s 3 p.m. closing ceremony.