Camp aims to help children cope with Hurricane Michael

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Six months after Hurricane Michael and families are still trying to cope with all the storm took away.

Saturday, a free camp at the Carlisle Baptist Church helped children and adults understand their emotions and express them in a safe, supportive and fun environment.

Covenant Care, an organization helping people cope with loss, hosted the event and partnered with other organizations such as Play Big.

Adults have a special program different from the children's to help them share their story.

"For the children we're doing a special therapeutic intervention that allows them to share their story. So it's their special storm story and it's an opportunity for them to be able to identify their feelings," said Children Support Manager for Covenant Care, Monica Koetters.

"And inside we'll like write 'Alyssa's Story' and the story is about life," said camp attendee, Alyssa Driggers.

Additional camp connect dates are Saturday April 27 and May 25.

For more information on how to sign up, contact Monica Koetter at (850) 384-7778 or