The Camp Fletcher road show

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Camp counselors needed

Right now Camp Fletcher is recruiting camp counselors for our upcoming summer season. Working with Camp Fletcher’s kids as a Camp Counselor is one of the most fun, challenging and rewarding jobs you’ll ever have. It’s also a great addition to any college student’s resume. Do you love kids and think you have the right stuff to be a Camp Fletcher camp counselor? If so, tell us about it by e-mailing your resume and letter of interest to campfletcher@campfire-al.org or give us a call at 205-428-1059 for more information.

Summer camp enrollment update

Several weeks of our summer camp programming are already at or near capacity for some age groups. If you are interested in sending your child to Camp Fletcher this summer, we strongly encourage you to contact the camp right away to find out about availability and to begin the registration process. You can reach us at campfletcher@campfire-al.org or by calling us at 205-428-1059.

Junk in Your Trunk

It’s not too late to reserve a space for our upcoming Junk in Your Trunk community yard sale being held on April Fool’s Day. Be sure to join us for a fun day of buying and selling. Here’s the link to the registration form and other event details.

Putting our show on the road

Spring is officially here at last and with temperatures in the 80s yesterday, if feels like we skipped right through to summer.  Even though it’s already getting warm, Camp Fletcher’s summer programming is still more than two months out.  Since the kids can’t come to summer camp yet, lately we’ve been bringing camp to them.

On February 22nd, Camp Fletcher staff members participated in the Urban Forestry and Conservation Fair held at Linn Park and Boutwell Auditorium in downtown Birmingham and hosted by the Jefferson County Conservation District.

Our Activities Director Kasey Liveoak along with other Camp Fletcher staff led middle-schoolers in a lesson about the food chain.  The children were assigned the roles of hawk, shrew or grasshopper (naturally, they all wanted to be hawks), and they played a game where they learned how disruptions to the food chain can impact animal populations. About 200 children rotated through the activity over the course of the day.

Last week Camp Fletcher staffers spent two days teaching team building to students at Bessemer Middle School. We used ropes, tarps, balls, hula hoops and other props to help teach the children how to work together.  The students learned about teamwork and had a whole lot of fun doing it.

On Saturday Camp Fletcher presented a lesson on orienteering to families attending Publix Presents Family Camp-Out Night at Railroad Park in downtown Birmingham. This event allowed families to pitch tents and camp out overnight downtown. At Camp Fletcher, we’re all about kids and camping, so lending a hand to Railroad Park was a no-brainer for us.

At Family Camp-Out Night, we led children in a “treasure hunt” that had them using the points of the compass to decode a secret phrase. Later we gave attendees an interactive lesson on orienteering that ended with kids and parents alike on their feet and singing a camp song with us.rr park

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