Conference offering day camps to minister to children after disaster


Among the many opportunities to help those who have been affected by the April 27 storms, the North Alabama Conference has committed to not forget the ones to whom Jesus said, “Come unto me, and do not hinder them” – children.

In an effort to better serve children in recovery, the North Alabama Conference will partner with Camp Noah and offer Camp Noah “To Go.” The camp invites multi-generational teams of 20 adults and youth (five members of each twenty-member team may be 16-18 years old) to attend a training and lead a camp in their area.

The Mountain Lakes and Southwest Districts have taken the challenge!

Two teams of 20 trained volunteers will lead day camps for 50 children in the Rainsville and Tuscaloosa areas. The host churches for these two camps are Robertson Chapel UMC in Rainsville and St. Mark UMC in Northport. The children will spend each day of the week of July 18-22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in a safe, fun atmosphere allowing them to tell their story, grieve their loss, build resilience skills and find hope for the future.

If you would like to sponsor a child by covering the cost of all materials for their week at Camp Noah, the cost is $100. Send a check to the appropriate District office and put “child sponsor for Camp Noah” on the check memo line.

North Alabama Conference Children’s Coordinator Beth Sanford says, “We hope to evaluate these two camps and offer other camps in the future in other Districts throughout our Conference.”

For more information about Camp Noah in the North Alabama Confernece contact Beth Sanford at

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