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Camp Lloyd

Grief support 

Helping hearts learn to have hope again.

A camp for kids to find community as they go through loss of a loved one. In this camp, the children learn that grief is normal and that it is okay to still act like kids and have fun.


Kids running in a circle

2024 Sessions

Orientation: June 15
Camp Runs: June 17-21
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Commuter Camp
Green Bay Campus
Grades 2-9


Includes instruction, supplies & snacks

camp Lloyd

Since 2006, Camp Lloyd has offered a day camp experience for children grieving the death of a loved one. Camp Lloyd is a week-long camp for grieving children (2nd-9th graders) who have recently lost a loved one. Held on the beautiful University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus, the camp is filled with fun activities such as arts and crafts, music, games and hiking. It is also a time for campers to explore their own experiences of grief, find support from each other and realize that their feelings are normal. The Camp Lloyd staff consists of professional grief counselors and trained student interns from the UW-Green Bay. It provides a safe environment where campers can explore their own experiences of grief, realize their feelings are normal and find support from each other. As part of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Camp Lloyd provides an educational opportunity for undergraduate students to learn about grief in childhood through study and one-on-one mentoring and support to the Camp Lloyd campers.

Camp Requirements

  • Camper & Parent/Guardian MUST attend the Orientation session on June 15, 2024. Time TBD
  • Returning campers who have two or more years of Camp Lloyd experience will be accepted into the program on a case-by-case basis.

Want to get involved?

Community support for our youth camps is essential to their success. If you would like to get involved, please consider donating to help support the camp or volunteering as a Buddy.

Donate to Camp Lloyd

This camp's low registration fee is due largely because of the generosity of the community, sponsors and people like you who care about our youth. Thank you!


Be a Buddy

Volunteer Camp Buddies are vital to the camp's success.  If you would like to volunteer as a student intern, a.k.a. Camp Buddy, let us know. Buddies for 2024 have already been selected. Applications for 2025 Buddies open on September 1, 2024 and close on November 1, 2024.

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This camp runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Campers will participate in learning opportunities in the morning and afternoon with a break for lunch.

Thank you, Camp Sponsors

This camp is possible through the generosity of our community, businesses, individuals, families and more.

This camp is generously sponsored by RBC Wealth Managment.

This camp is generously sponsored by Green Bay Optimist Club.

This camp is generously sponsored by Door County Candle.

This camp is generously sponsored by Project Linus.

This camp is generously sponsored by Proko Wall Funeral Home.

This camp is generously supported by Chris Cisler Construction.

This camp is generously supported by the Hillhouse Family. 

This camp is generously sponsored by Home Depot- Green Bay East #4915

The camp scholarships are generously provided by Bay Verte Realty -Joan Lemke Memorial Fund.


Tools for Success

Health Form

Our camp Health Forms are electronic! You will receive a notification from CampDoc once you register. You will then, need to finish your camper's profile up to 100% completion. Campers can only be admitted into camp when their camper profile is 100% complete. This must be complete a week prior to camp start. to camp that will prompt you to fill out your Health Form online. Health Forms must be filled out online before your camper checks-in to camp. 

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Accident Insurance

The UW-Green Bay Health and Counseling Center is not available for camps or other youth programs. Therefore, parents/guardians will be notified of any suspected or known illness or injury. Accident insurance through the University of Wisconsin is automatically included for all kids at camp. This limited policy covers injuries relating to camp accidents only. It is understood that medical costs in excess of camp insurance will be borne by parents or guardians.

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Camp Instructors

Founder & Camp Director: Dr. Illene Cupit

I grew up in the Bronx, New York, and received my PhD from the Educational Psychology Department of Temple University in 1979. I came to UW-Green Bay in 1984, where I teach a variety of courses about different aspects of the human life span. I have published many articles concerning death, loss and grief. I also served as the President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (2012-2013) ( Additionally, I serve on the board of a number of local and national groups focused on issues related to death and dying. This camp became a passion for me through the inspiration of former colleague, Dr. Lloyd Noppe-who lost his father at a very young age. Feeling alone and overwhelmed, he found life got a bit better when he could be with others who had a similar loss. Camp Lloyd is so named after Dr. Noppe, to remind us that, together, we can help our hearts to get support and learn to have hope again.

If you require financial assistance, please contact Dr. Cupit at We do have scholarships available, for those that qualify, from the Bay Verte Realty Award in memory of Jean Lemke.

Head Grief Counselor: Kaelee Heideman

I grew up in Big Bend, Wisconsin and completed my undergraduate degree at UW-Green Bay in 2014. I then entered my Master of Science in School Counseling program at UW-Oshkosh and completed that degree in 2017. I have been actively involved in grief work since first becoming involved with Camp Lloyd. I volunteer with several grief groups and have presented on grief topics to counseling students at UW-Oshkosh and school counselors in the state of Wisconsin. My involvement with Camp Lloyd began in 2013 when I served as a buddy. Since then, I have served in numerous roles, including head buddy, assistant director, grief counselor, and now, head grief counselor. It has been humbling to witness the magic of Camp Lloyd from so many different angles. Each summer I work with at least three different camps. Outside of camp, I enjoy playing volleyball, going on walks with my dog, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.

Megan Leonard-Bisenius

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