About 50 children from the Hugo neighborhood that was hit by a tornado will attend an ecumenical day camp this week designed to help them recover from the disaster.
Camp Noah is sponsored by Lutheran Social Service and Hosanna Lutheran Church in Forest Lake.
Jackie Nelson is a spokeswoman for Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. She said the program will allow children to talk about their experiences, grieve and prepare for the future after a natural disaster.
"Each day will include skits and singing, discussion. There will be some field trips and special speakers and recreational events. In addition to helping children heal, the camp really will be a wonderful time for children to be with other kids to know they're not alone. It will really be a time of fun for them as well," Nelson said.
Camp Noah uses the story of Noah's Ark from the Bible to help children understand transitions in life.
The program began more than a decade ago, after the flooding in the Red River Valley in East Grand Forks.