Today we have another counselor spotlight for you! Camp is getting closer, and we are so excited about the team of counselors we have put together for this summer. We know they’re going to do a great job!
We are excited to introduce you to our newest counselor, Jacque. Jacque is 18 years old and from Ardmore, Alabama. She attends Judson College, where she majors in social work. This will be Jacque’s first summer at Camp Fletcher, and she says she’s really excited to have this opportunity. Read below to see what she has to say!
What made you choose Camp Fletcher? I chose Camp Fletcher because they attended a career fair at the University of Alabama and it looked interesting!
What previous experiences do you have that you think will make you a great counselor?
I’ve been working with kids for as long as I can remember. I’ve been a coach for several different sports including soccer and cheer-leading, and I’m ready to do something different.
What are you most excited about for summer 2015 at Camp Fletcher? I’m excited about working with children everyday, and being a positive influence on them!
We know Jacque is going to have a great time this summer at Camp Fletcher, and we can’t wait our campers to meet all of our amazing new summer staff!
If you are interested in working at Camp Fletcher this summer, visit us online today or check out our post about working at camp. Summer staff must be at least 18 years old and able to commit to the entire summer. 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. If you would like to apply, click here for more information!
At Camp Fletcher, we know you want the absolute best for your kid, and we do, too! We know camp can be expensive and even a little scary for kids who have never been before (and maybe for the parents, too!). When you send your kids to camp, whether it’s one of our day camp or resident camp programs, we know you want to be sure that they will be safe and that they’ll be able to grow. We know the difference a summer at Camp Fletcher can make, because we watch as our campers transform each and every year! When you send your kids to camp, they’re not just getting a babysitter. Of course their safety is our number one concern, but they will gain so much from their time at camp.
Independence: The kids at Camp Fletcher gain independence every single day. Yes, we have the best counselors and staff watching out for them, but they also learn to be responsible for themselves and their actions. We teach campers about outdoor safety so they can learn to make good choices. They’ll learn to do things for themselves and try new things every single day.
Community:Our campers gain an entire camp family when they spend their summer with us! They’ll spend their days with other great kids and learn from the best role models around. Our camp family is strong, and we know your kids will make lasting friendships when they come to Camp Fletcher.
Opportunity: Our campers are presented with brand new opportunities every single day. From hiking to canoeing to archery, our campers are encouraged to try things they never thought they would do!
Freedom: When kids come to Camp Fletcher, they will have freedom to explore and grow in ways they might never have imagined! Our campers spend most of their day outside, and they’re able to play and engage with nature in a unique way. Getting dirty and having adventures are daily activities at camp.
Confidence: It’s great to watch our campers grow more and more confident with every day they spend at Camp Fletcher. We encourage our campers to come out of their shell and be themselves. We know each and every kid that comes to camp is unique, and we want them to learn to express themselves and their personalities!
We know the importance of a summer at Camp Fletcher because we watch the difference it makes in the lives of our campers every single year! Your kids will gain so much when they spend their summers with us, and we can’t wait to welcome you and your family to our camp community.
This weekend is our semi-annual yard sale at Camp Fletcher! We had so many spot reservations that we had to open up an overflow area, so we know it’s going to be packed full of awesome stuff. Check out the flyers below for more information, and be sure to come out to Camp Fletcher this Saturday! Gates open at 8 am and admission is free.
We couldn’t do everything we do at Camp Fletcher without some help, and we are so thankful to have amazing partnerships with local businesses and members of the community. One of the strongest partnerships we have at Camp Fletcher is with our local Starbucks stores. As a company, Starbucks has a mission to improve the communities where its stores are located, and our local district has seriously invested in Camp Fletcher. Today kicks off Starbucks’ Global Month of Service, and local stores will be helping out at Camp Fletcher in order to invest in the young people we serve.
Today, employees from local stores are joining us for a work day at Camp Fletcher. Our garden takes a lot to get it going in the spring, and we are so happy to have volunteers come out to help clean up the garden area and get it ready for spring planting. However, this isn’t the first time Starbucks employees have dedicated time to helping at Camp Fletcher. Over the past few years, we’ve been lucky enough to have Starbucks employees give time for MLK Day of Service, including this past MLK Day, when volunteers helped rebuild broken canoe racks. Additionally, Starbucks has previously sponsored The Living Garden at camp, a smaller garden also located at camp. As we shift gears and begin to develop our Education Garden, Starbucks is right there with us, giving us a helping hand.
We are so thrilled to be working with Starbucks, and all the opportunities this company has given us! In a few weeks, Camp Fletcher will be attending the opening of a brand new Starbucks store in Hoover Crossing, and we can’t wait to spend the day telling customers about all Camp Fletcher has to offer!
Community service is something that is deeply entrenched in the culture at Starbucks, and we’re not the only organization lucky enough to have them as partners – Starbucks partners with over 14,000 organizations! Nearly 88,000 of their employees have served as volunteers and have dedicated over 450,000 volunteer hours. Starbucks is making a difference in communities everywhere, and in the lives of the children who spend their time playing, growing and learning at Camp Fletcher.
If you would like more information about Starbucks Global Month of Service, you can visit them online. For more information about Camp Fletcher’s Education Garden and how you can help, click here.