Fall Events @ Camp Fletcher

The school year is back in swing, and we know everyone is eagerly awaiting fall and the cooler days a new season brings. Summer 2015 was an amazing season at Camp Fletcher, but we’re already excited to look to the months ahead! We’re very excited about the events we have coming up over the next few months and we know this season is going to be full of fall fun at Camp Fletcher!

Junk In Your Trunk, our semi-annual community yard sale, is first on Saturday, October 3rd! This event is always a hit, and we’re expecting a great turn out of eager sellers looking to unload all kinds of unique items. Have nothing to sell? Stop by and shop! You’ll definitely want to bring your friends and family to this HUGE sale! $5 gets you a spot to sell and the seller set-up begins at 7 a.m. Admission is free to the public and the gates open at 8 a.m. Click here to download the flyer and reserve your spot today!

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Camp Fletcher’s Trick O’ Retreat is always tons of fun, and we’re so excited about this event on Friday, October 23 – Saturday October 24. The retreat is open to 1st-9th graders and our campers always love staying overnight at Camp Fletcher! Cost is $40 per camper. You don’t want to miss out, so contact Camp Fletcher to register today!

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In order to accommodate Jefferson County schools out for Professional Development, Camp Fletcher is excited to announce Camp Fletcher Unplugged! This all day event for Jefferson County 1st-5th graders will be held Friday, October 9 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Activities include hiking, field games, crafts and more! Grab the tennis shoes, pack a lunch and bring your students to Camp Fletcher for the day! Cost is $25 per participant. Lunch will not be provided and registration is required!

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Make plans to join us at Camp Fletcher’s Dash Away 5K and Jingle Bell Junction! These fun holiday events at Camp Fletcher are scheduled for Saturday, December 19th, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. As the name suggests, this combo event will include a 5K run alongside a family-fun event (including food, drinks, pictures with Santa, vendor opportunities, crafts, games, etc.). We’ll also have a Frosty Fun Run (1-mile) and a Holly Jolly Hundred (100-yard dash for kids ages 6 and under)! Registration and ticket purchasing is now open with an early bird savings of $5 on running spots until August 31st! Click here to register today!

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We’ve got some amazing events planned for this fall, but we’re sure you do, too! If you are looking for a space for family reunions, church events, youth groups or birthday parties, Camp Fletcher’s facility rentals are perfect for you! Our rustic facilities can accommodate all types of groups, so don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information!

Parent Survey Contest Winner!

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At the end of each camp season, we like to get feedback from our camp parents about their experiences over the summer – what worked well for them and where they see room for improvement. This feedback is so important to us, and it gives us a great understanding of how to make Camp Fletcher work best for your family. A few weeks back, we sent out a link to this year’s parent survey, and we randomly picked one respondent to win a free week of day camp, or $130 toward their camp fees next summer!

We are so happy to announce our winner. Congratulations, Monica Dobbins! We are so thankful for all the responses we got, and we look forward to using your feedback to continue to improve the programs we offer at Camp Fletcher. It was a great summer and we can’t wait to see everyone back again next year for summer 2016!

Camp Fletcher: Learning Skills for the School Year

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For nine weeks each summer, Camp Fletcher is alive with activity; from campers swimming and hiking, to counselors bonding and the kitchen staff hard at work preparing meals, we know that everyone works hard and plays hard for those few short weeks each camp season. During summer camp, our counselors and staff have the opportunity to teach and enrich the lives of each and every camper, and we know those months can be some of the most memorable times of a camper’s life. Come August, however, our campers and counselors return to school and Camp Fletcher settles down a bit. Our staff is still hard at work preparing for events and the next camp season, but the lessons taught at Camp Fletcher will stay with our campers all year long.

At Camp Fletcher, there are no worksheets or math problems, and the classroom spans 300 beautiful wooded acres. Our campers learn – that’s for sure – but it’s hands-on, life skills learning. A summer at Camp Fletcher is full of enrichment, and it’s a wonderful opportunity for future educators to counsel and for students to learn in a whole new way. Camp activities focus on athletics, art, and outdoor adventure, but the learning that children gain through these activities develops and strengthens their 21st-century, character, and other noncognitive skills. The vehicle we use is the camp experience, and the primary teaching method we use is experiential education.

Campers are only here nine weeks, but they’re in school for nine long months. We believe, however, that the skills they learn in those short weeks will stay with them, shape them, and prepare them for success in whatever they do until camp starts next year. Each summer, we see amazing transformations in our campers. In fact, according to the American Camp Association, parents who send their children to summer camp report that the camp experience helped their child feel good about themselves, gain more self-confidence or self-esteem, increase in independence and show more leadership skills, increase their friendship skills and feel more socially comfortable, and gain in their adventurousness and willingness to try new thing. Our goal is that campers don’t just learn these skills, but that they apply them in the classroom, on their teams and in clubs, and with their friends.

As we end another amazing summer at Camp Fletcher, we hope you’ve seen positive changes in your camper. We know the skills we’re teaching each summer can positively impact their experiences outside of camp – and that’s a pretty great reason to come back summer after summer.

Parent Testimonial – Jennifer M.

Jennifer and her daughter Maddy joined the Camp Fletcher family this year. Maddy just turned 6, making her old enough to attend Camp Fletcher for the very first time this summer. We know Maddy had an amazing summer with us, and it’s great to hear Jennifer talk about their first summer experience with Camp Fletcher. We hope to see them back again next summer!

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Maddy’s first summer at Camp Fletcher

How did you learn about Camp Fletcher?
My best friend’s little girl loves Camp Fletcher and we knew that Maddy would love it as much as she does!

What do you like about Camp Fletcher?
The fact that the kids are playing in nature and NOT with an electronic device in their hands.

What have your experiences with the staff been like?
Wonderful! Lynn and all the staff have been fantastic to work with, and Maddy really likes all the counselors.

What makes Camp Fletcher a good match for your family?
It’s very close to home and you can pick which days and weeks are best for you.

How is Camp Fletcher different from other summer camps you’ve been involved with?
This is our only one, but I wouldn’t even consider sending her to any other camps around here.

What made you choose Camp Fletcher?
Very high recommendations from friends. Having a nurse on staff was a huge plus for us.

Would you recommend Camp Fletcher to your friends?
Yes and I have!

If you know someone who might be interested in coming to Camp Fletcher next summer, feel free to share this or any of our other Parent Testimonials with them. We’re so thankful for our awesome camp parents, and we know you won’t be disappointed with your Camp Fletcher experience!