Photos: Camp Lloyd 2018 helps grieving kids cope

Camp Lloyd, a week-long day camp for children ages 7 to 14 who are grieving the loss of loved ones, returned to UW-Green Bay, June 24-29, 2018. Camp Lloyd provides a safe and fun environment for children to learn they’re not alone in dealing with grief. It gives campers time to explore their own experiences of grief, realize their feelings are normal and find support from one another.

Popular activities that have been a part of camp include daily healing circles, arts and crafts, singing songs and playing music, tie-dying, quiddich, swimming, Bay Beach, kayaking, drum circles, archery and many more.

The Camp Lloyd staff included 30 UW-Green Bay student “buddies” who form special bonds with the campers. This year 4/5 grief therapists were former Camp Lloyd Buddies who have gone on to graduate school in clinical psychology, school psychology or counseling.

Camp Lloyd started as a dream of UW-Greeen Bay Professor Illene Cupit (Human Development). The camp is funded by the generosity of UW-Green Bay, community donors and the Green Bay Packers.

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Camp Lloyd 2018

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

UW-Green Bay’s Camp Lloyd adds hours to help grieving kids

Green Bay, Wis. — Camp Lloyd, a weeklong day camp for children ages 7 to 14 who are grieving the loss of loved ones, returns to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay next week. This year’s camp — offered Sunday through Friday, June 24-29, 2018, has some big changes, said camp director and creator Prof. Illene Cupit.

“For the first time we are going to offer a family-style camp on Sunday, where children and their parents or guardians can participate in activities together,” Noppe said. “We hope that this will give families an opportunity to all participate in several grief-related and fun activities, and help ease new campers into our program.  The rest of the week will then focus on the kids.

Camp days start at 8:30 a.m. and last until 4:30 p.m. Camp is stationed at the University Union.

Popular activities that have been a part of camp include daily healing circles, arts and crafts, singing songs and playing music, tie-dying, quiddich, swimming, Bay Beach, kayaking, drum circles, archery and many more.

Camp Lloyd provides a safe and fun environment for children to learn they’re not alone in dealing with grief. It gives campers time to explore their own experiences of grief, realize their feelings are normal and find support from one another.

The Camp Lloyd staff includes 30 UW-Green Bay student “Buddies” who form special bonds with the campers. This year 4/5 grief therapists were former Camp Lloyd Buddies who have gone on to graduate school in clinical psychology, school psychology or counseling. “We’re excited and ready to meet and work with our new kids,” said Cupit.  “We want to give them a wonderful week that will hopefully help them learn how to cope and learn that it’s OK to find joy in life again.”

Camp Lloyd started as a dream of Cupit, a professor of Human Development at UW-Green Bay. The camp is funded by the generosity of UW-Green Bay, community donors, the Green Bay Packers.  This year a scholarship has been set up by a community donor to help children who otherwise would not be able to afford to come. More information is available online at http://www.uwgb.edu/camplloyd/.

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Reminder: Swinging for support: Jazz Benefit or Camp Lloyd is April 5

The Blue Opus and Green Bay Jazz Orchestra (many musicians with UW-Green Bay ties) have teamed up for an evening of jazz to benefit, and raise financial support, for Camp Lloyd at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018. Camp Lloyd is a Northeastern Wisconsin summer camp for children ages 7-14 who have lost a loved one. In its 13th year, the camp is supported with private funding. Organizers say more children are in need of this type of support than ever before and are “calling on the help of their community to assist these kids to reclaim their childhood and realize that they are not alone in their grief.” Blue Opus will have its kitchen open for purchase of the full dinner menu. Expect fabulous items up for auction including vacation packages, personal training sessions, artwork and more! The concert and fundraiser is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Purchase advance tickets ($30) for the 6:30 concert. Doors open at 8 p.m. for the 8:30 evening jazz session — cover charge at the door is $10. All proceeds go to Camp Lloyd. Buy tickets in advance, here.

Swingin’ for Support: Jazz Benefit for Camp Lloyd, April 5

The Blue Opus and Green Bay Jazz Orchestra (many musicians with UW-Green Bay ties) have teamed up for an evening of jazz to benefit, and raise financial support, for Camp Lloyd at 6:30 p.m. April 5, 2018. Camp Lloyd is a Northeastern Wisconsin summer camp for children ages 7-14 who have lost a loved one. In its 13th year, the camp is supported with private funding. Organizers say more children are in need of this type of support than ever before and are “calling on the help of their community to assist these kids to reclaim their childhood and realize that they are not alone in their grief.” Blue Opus will have its kitchen open for purchase of the full dinner menu. Expect fabulous items up for auction including vacation packages, personal training sessions, artwork and more! The concert and fundraiser is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Purchase advance tickets ($30) for the 6:30 concert. Doors open at 8 p.m. for the 8:30 evening jazz session — cover charge at the door is $10. All proceeds go to Camp Lloyd. Buy tickets in advance, here.

Camp Lloyd registration makes the news

Last Thursday (May 26) local media outlets help spread the word about open registration for Camp Lloyd. Camp Lloyd is UW-Green Bay’s week-long (June 19 to 23, 2017) day camp for children grieving the death of a loved one. The final day to register is June 10.

UWGB’s Camp Lloyd looking for kids who need healing
WBAY, May 26

UW-Green Bay camp for grieving children accepting registrations for campers, “buddies”
WKOW, May 27

Camp Lloyd registration open

Online registration is open for Camp Lloyd — a day camp for children grieving the death of a loved one. It provides a safe environment for campers to explore their own experiences of grief, realize their feelings are normal and find support from each other. The camp is  June 19 to 23, 2017 with the final day to register, June 10. The cost is $40 per camper or $55 per family. Camp Lloyd provides an educational opportunity for undergraduate students to learn about grief in childhood through study and one-on-one mentoring and support to the Camp Lloyd campers.

 

Reminder: Camp Lloyd needs your votes for possible grants

UW-Green Bay’s Camp Lloyd is participating in USA TODAY NETWORK’s “A Community Thrives” voting competition. Site visitors may vote for their favorite community improvement idea. The videos receiving the highest votes per category will receive grants from the Gannett Foundation. Camp Lloyd is a summer day camp for students who have lost loved ones. It provides a safe space to explore their experiences of grief. The camp is staffed by grief therapists and UW-Green Bay students who prepare an entire semester to work with the children. See more and vote for Camp Lloyd’s video. You may vote once per day through May 12, 2017.

UW-Green Bay’s Camp Lloyd: sharing grief and finding joy

Nearly 50 children found solace in UW-Green Bay’s 11th Annual Camp Lloyd last week (June 20-24) — the summer camp that helps kids cope with the loss of a loved one. Packed in between somber moments was the fun and excitement of a typical camp experience (including arts and crafts, music, games, swimming, hiking and even a day-trip to Door County for paddle boarding and kayaking), Camp Lloyd also provides time for campers to reflect, explore their own experiences of grief, share and find support from others — many of the counselors and mentors are UW-Green Bay graduates and undergraduates. The camp that began with nine children in 2006 had nearly 50 participants again this year. Prof. Illene Cupit is the camp director. Read more about Camp Lloyd.

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Camp Lloyd 2016

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication