Camp Lloyd is a week-long day camp for children who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The camp is sponsored by the Human Development program at UW-Green Bay in partnership with Unity Hospice. Camp Lloyd counselors receive 3 credits as a part of the Human Development Internship (which may be open to non-majors). During its second season (summer of 2007) Camp Lloyd enrolled 17 children between the ages of 7 and 13. Each Camp Lloyd counselor served as a “buddy” to a child, and fully participated in all activities such as hiking, swimming, arts and crafts and music. In addition, with the help of grief counselors from Unity, the children participated in grief sessions. Some of the craft activities were linked to these sessions, including constructing a memory box that held articles and reminders of their loved one who had died. Camp Lloyd concluded with a memorial service at the Ecumenical Center that involved a balloon releasing ceremony and the planting of a memory tree. This year, Camp Lloyd will be held from June 23 – June 27, 2008.
For further information about Camp Lloyd and becoming a counselor, please visit our website. Applications to become a camp counselor may be found at this website. We will be accepting applications until the end of October.