CAMP NOAH for Dayton
Building Resiliency. Restoring Hope. Changing Lives.
On Memorial Day, 2019, nineteen tornadoes tore through the Miami Valley, leaving a path of destruction in their wake. We are busy rebuilding our community, but we also need to support the mental and emotional health of children who are still struggling to cope with this natural disaster and other traumatic events in 2019. The Dayton Conference of the Southern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, in partnership with Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio, and Lutheran Disaster Response-US, have already committed 25% of the necessary funding to bring Camp Noah to the Miami Valley to help our children continue to rebuild and heal.

Camp Noah is a week long day camp for children K-5th grade who survived the Memorial Day tornadoes in our community. Camp Noah provides a safe, caring, and fun environment where children build resiliency skills within the familiarity of their own communities. Camp Noah utilizes a proven curriculum designed to help children process their disaster and/or trauma experience through creative activities and play. In this safe and supportive setting, children are encouraged to face their fears, grieve their losses, identify and share their unique gifts and talents, and plan for an amazing future. Further information about Camp Noah and their mission to bring hope and healing to communities that have been impacted by disaster can be found at

Together, we hope to hold 5 different camps around the Miami Valley for approximately 250 children in the area to help process the events of this past summer, gain lifelong resiliency skills, and be better prepared for another natural disaster.
With your donations, big and small, we can bring Camp Noah to the Miami Valley and positively impact the lives of our children. One hundred percent of your donations will go directly to support Miami Valley Camp Noah sessions. 
The first Camp Noah is already scheduled for March 23-27, 2020 at Peace Lutheran Church in Beavercreek, Ohio.
  • $6,250 – Allows us to set a date for one session of Camp Noah in the Miami Valley.
  • $500 – Allows one camper to attend Camp Noah.
  • $150 – Provides a camper with all the needed supplies and material for the week.
  • $50 – Provides a camper with their own Preparedness Backpack.
  • $10 – Provides a camper with their own Camp Noah t-shirt.
Your generosity will give local children the opportunity to learn resiliency skills, which will last for a lifetime. Donations should be directed to Epiphany Lutheran Church, noting “Camp Noah” in the check memo line, or give online, or donate through GIVE+ Text
Together, we can support our community in rebuilding and strengthening our future. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration. For additional information, please feel free to email Pastor Jay Shailer or call 937-433-1449, or Pastor Carey Hovland at 937-426-1441,