October was a busy month for all of us at Camp Fletcher! We had a great time at all of our Fall Events, and we even managed to plant our fall garden. With the addition of our new VISTA members, Danelle and Chele, we’ve really been able to get to work and the fall garden is looking great!
This is our very first fall garden, and we learn something new each time we plant! Our summer garden yielded corn, squash, tomatoes and more, and we are thrilled to try our hand at some fall vegetables. Our plants this time include carrots, garlic, strawberries, kale, cabbage, collards, and three varieties of lettuce. We also added a fence around the garden and a bench with planters. We couldn’t have done it without the help from Camp Fire Alabama employees spending time in the garden last week!
Many of the plants came from The University of Montevallo’s Organic Plant Sale. Everything is in the ground and growing, and we’re excited to see what we’re able to harvest in the coming months.
If you would like more information about Camp Fletcher’s Education Garden, click here. We’re always looking for volunteers with green thumbs to help out, so feel free to contact us today if you’d like to get involved!
Our staff at Camp Fletcher is led by qualified, kind and caring adults who work hard to make sure our campers are happy, safe and learning! Our year-round staff work care for camp all year, and we’re so excited to feature on of those awesome staff members today! If you’ve ever attended an event at camp or had a meal in our dining hall, you’ve probably encountered Tiffany! Tiffany has been the office assistant and cook for Camp Fletcher for five summers, and she is such a wonderful member of the Camp Fletcher team!
- What is your favorite part about working at Camp Fletcher?
I LOVE the people I get to work with every day (even Brandon!). We laugh together and sometimes cry together, but I am grateful for each day I’m given with them. They are some of the hardest working, selfless people I have ever known. I strive to be like them and am honored to call them friends.
- In your opinion, what makes Camp Fletcher the best way to spend a summer?
It’s all outdoors! Bugs, sweat and all, how can you not enjoy a day in the great outdoors? With TV noise or other electronic devices, you can hear a bird sing or even the roll of thunder. Awesome!
- Where is your favorite spot at camp?
My favorite spot is the back porch of the dining hall. When taking a break from kitchen duties, I enjoy feeling a nice, cool breeze (hopefully) or hearing the rain hitting the metal roof. I also enjoy hearing the campers sing their camp songs when they walk by. Just brings a smile to my face.
- What are some goals you have for camp next summer?
To survive without pulling my hair out! I work hard to keep the kitchen clean and get meals ready on time. And also to have plenty of food for the hungry campers!
- What is the most interesting/exciting/strangest thing that has happened to you since you’ve been working at Camp Fletcher?
Every day is an adventure when you’re at Camp Fletcher! Have you ever cooked and served a meal for 25 people in the dark? I have, and on more than one occasion!
Tiffany is such a joy to work with, and we are so happy to have her on the Camp Fletcher team!