Camp Fletcher isn’t just for kids!

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Our campers aren’t the only ones who get a summer packed with fun and adventure at Camp Fletcher; our counselors get a great experience, too! From leadership experience, team building exercises and more, our counselors gain important life skills from their first day of training to the last day of camp. Our counselors have FUN, but they also learn a lot about their skills and their passions!

Counselors at Camp Fletcher work hard, and they have a lot to show for it. Not only do they get to work with kids in the great outdoors, but they also gain valuable work experience! For college students majoring in athletics, sports management, coaching, teaching, dance, theater, fine arts, child development, child psychology or management, summer camp jobs can provide practical and meaningful experiences. Additionally, camp counselors get to work under fantastic camp professionals – they are learning from the best!

Not only do our counselors gain work experience, but they get to test skills that employers look for, like team building, leadership, communication, conflict resolution and problem solving. Counselors have to work together to build a great camp environment, but they also have to be responsible for themselves and their campers. These responsibilities can be challenging, but we know our counselors are up for the challenge and will be better for it at the end of the summer!

Working at a camp is not only an effective way to get job experience and build skills, but it’s also really fun. Our counselors work with kids of all age groups and spend hours each summer on Camp Fletcher’s beautiful 300 acre site. Swimming, canoeing, archery, hiking, and sleeping under the stars are all part of the job description! Our counselors become a family, and they have experiences during their time at Camp Fletcher we know they will never forget.

If you think this sounds like a perfect summer job for you, apply to be a counselor at Camp Fletcher today! Summer staff must be at least 18 years old and able to commit for the entire summer, with training beginning in May and camps running from June 1 through July 31. Counselors are carefully chosen for their leadership skills and interest in child development. All staff members are required to have a criminal background check, a multi-panel drug test, and must participate in an extensive training program following the American Camping Association and Camp Fire’s policies and guidelines. Visit us online today for more information about how to apply!

Summer 2015 Programs

Even though we’re still in the middle of winter, we are already getting ready for our summer programs! We are so excited and we know you cannot wait to experience all Camp Fletcher has to offer this year. Our brochure has everything you need to know about our day camps and resident camps and it is available now! Our camps are affordable with quality sessions led by well-trained, caring adults. Camp Fletcher is accredited by the American Camping Association.

We have summer programs for rising first graders through high school seniors. Our counselors are carefully chosen and trained to ensure that all campers have an exciting and enriching experience at Camp Fletcher. Our brochure has everything you need to know about camp fees, dates, and registration information!

If you have any questions, or would like more information about Camp Fletcher’s summer programs, visit our Contact page today!

MLK Day of Service 2015

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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This year on MLK Day, millions of Americans served their communities by committing to a day of service and participating in projects across the country. At Camp Fletcher, we were honored to host two projects to improve our grounds and ready the camp for the summer season. It was a beautiful day: the warmest we’ve had in quite a while, with sunny skies and few clouds.

Over thirty volunteers from the local community, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Hands On Birmingham picked up trash along our property line. Trash dumping is a common occurrence in the wooded areas of Camp Fletcher, as well as littering along Fletcher road. Hands On Birmingham provided trash bags, gloves and trash pickers, and our volunteers worked for over two hours Monday afternoon and picked up more than twenty bags full of trash. This project not only helped improve the appearance and safety of Camp Fletcher, but also the community that surrounds the camp.

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Americorps VISTA member picking up trash along Fletcher Road
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Community members at MLK Day of Service 2015

We were served by Starbucks volunteers on MLK Day, as well. A while back, our canoe racks broke, leaving us without a place to store our canoes. On Monday, employees from local Starbucks Coffee Shops came out to Camp Fletcher and helped repair the canoe racks. This is not the first service project that Starbucks has done for us, and we are incredibly thankful for their partnership. We are so excited about our new racks, and we can’t wait for the use they will get as summer camp begins!

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Starbucks volunteers helping move canoes before rebuilding canoe racks.

As we begin preparing for summer 2015 at Camp Fletcher, it was such a blessing to have volunteers from across Birmingham come out to help make improvements to this camp we love so much. The MLK Day of Service is a perfect way to remember the efforts of past generations, and to continue the work of improving our great world. Did you serve on MLK Day this year? Let us know in the comments!