LYONS – As communities across Colorado continue to recover from last September's floods, so to do the people who were deeply affected by the disasters.
That's why a week-long event aimed at helping the tiniest flood victims is happening in Lyons this week.
Lutheran-based Camp Noah is being held at the Mormon Church in Lyons. It was initially supposed to take place at Lyons Community Church, which is a Methodist congregation, but the church is undergoing renovations due to September's flood.
"I called our friends at the Church of Latter-day Saints, and I asked if they could would consider hosting the camp in their facility," Community Church Pastor Emily Flemming said.
The Mormon Church gladly obliged. Together, the Lutherans, Mormons and Methodists are hosting 56 kids from the Lyons community.
Camp Noah was created to help the kids better understand what happened during the flood and how they can move forward. Camp Noah is put on across America in flood-devastated areas.
"It's a tough time, but it's also an exciting time to see how the kids are pulling together and taking care of each other," Flemming said.
Aside from taking part in group building exercises, the kids are also creating arts and crafts, sharing their flood stories with one another and even leaving notes on a memory wall about things they lost last September.
"There's been tears; there's been anger; there's been frustration, and there's been a safe place the kids can share that," Flemming said.
The camp cost about $20,000 to put on. Most of the money came from private donors.
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