National Civilian Community Corps Project


Camp Fletcher is happy to report that we have been part of an NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) project at the camp. These young volunteers stayed for about two weeks and worked on a variety of projects, including widening our trail networks and building a new bridge for our trails,

Hosting the group (who came from all different parts of the country) was a pleasure and we hope that they left with a positive experience of our great state of Alabama. As part of their training and orientation, they visited the Civil Rights Institute and the Pauline Bray Fletcher memorial at Kelly Ingram Park. They also spent a day at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, and two days at Red Mountain Park, learning about the local plant life, trail building and more.

We partnered with CAWACO, who provided the tools trailer for the team to use during their time at camp. We also partnered with The Foundry, where the team served one day when it rained.

The team also worked with in-school programs, helping us facilitate SPARK testing for students at Jonesboro Elementary, Bessemer City Middle and West Hills Elementary schools.

While we were intending to host them for a longer period, they were all called upon to help areas damaged and flooded by Hurricane Florence. We wish them well on their new journey and are proud to have been a part of their service. Even more so, we are proud to contribute to their team-building before going off to help those in great need from the natural disaster.

We cannot thank the NCCC enough for the work they’ve done out at our beautiful camp, and wish them all the best as they continue their journeys through life.

Safety First! Camp Fletcher’s Head Lifeguard


Ms. Julia

Welcome Ms. Julia! She’s our Head Lifeguard this summer!

Where are you from?
J: Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa- moved to McCalla, AL in 2014

What’s your favorite color?
J: Blue/green

What are your hobbies?
J: Sewing, embroidery, crochet, swimming, water exercise & kayaking 🏊‍♀️

How do you like your marshmallows?
J: Melted on a s’more

What’s your favorite food?
J: Sushi 🍣

What’s your least favorite food?
J: Butterscotch

What’s your favorite movie?
J: REDS and other comedies with mature actors

If you could go on a plane and go anywhere, where would you go?
J: Greece 🇬🇷

If you had a superpower what would it be and why?
J: Overcome gravity and walk through the air because I have dreamed I can do this and it’s very fun.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself
J: I competed in the 2017 National Senior Games

Summer Counselor Series (cont.)

Meet Shynesha, a new counselor who’s joining us for her first summer!


Where are you from?
S: Jones, Alabama

What’s your favorite color?
S: My favorite color is blue 🔹

What are your hobbies?
S: My hobby is practicing my makeup skills on others. 💅🏻

How do you like your marshmallows?
S: I like my marshmallow roasted or in hot chocolate ☕️

What’s your favorite food?
S: My favorite food is seafood 🐟

What’s your least favorite food?
S: Sweet potatoes 🍠

What’s your favorite movie?
S: The Parent Trap 👯‍♀️

If you could get on a plane and go anywhere, where would you go?
S: I’d go to Bora Bora! It’s so beautiful! 🏖

If you had a superpower what would it be and why?
S: It would be invisibility. I could do so many good things without anyone knowing. I hate attention.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
S: My nickname is Shy, and I am shy at first! 🙈

Summer Counselors!



Meet Britani, one of our summer camp counselors for 2018! She is excited to be with us for her second summer!

Where are you from?
B: Birmingham, Al

What’s your favorite color?
B: Blue 🔵

What are your hobbies?
B: Service and Dancing 💃🏻

How do you like your marshmallow?
B: Roasted to make S’mores 🔥

What’s your favorite food?
B: French Fries of course! 🍟

What’s your least favorite food?
B: Chocolate cake, ew! 🙅‍♀️

What’s your favorite movie?
B: I’m definitely a movie crazy person so a favorite is not in my vocabulary, I’ll be happy to show everyone my movie collection! 🎥

If you could get on a plane and go anywhere, where would you go?
B: New York, I miss my cousin and aunt! I also haven’t been able to see my cousin’s graves and would love to do that! 🌃

If you had a superpower what would it be and why?
B: If I were able to turn invisible that would be great! I am most definitely passing all of my classes!

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
B: I fell in love with science after taking my genetics course! It was very fascinating 🔬

Summer Job Opportunities!


We're Hiring(1)

Looking for a summer job?
Give back, earn money for school, and have fun outdoors this summer at Camp Fletcher!

Camp Fire Alabama is recruiting 5 AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates for Camp Fletcher. Ideal for graduating seniors or college students, these positions will focus on summer learning and outreach opportunities for a summer of paid service at Camp Fletcher.

Summer Learning Associate (4 Available Positions)
The Camp Fletcher Summer Learning Summer Associates will design and facilitate educational activities for 1-9th grade students participating in Camp Fletcher’s Summer Day Camp program. Associates will be assigned to work with one tribe (or age group) over the summer to lead STEM activities in the VISTA Education Garden and assist with summer reading activities.

Outreach Summer Associate (1 Available Position)
The Camp Fletcher Outreach Summer Associates will coordinate opportunities to expand the reach of the VISTA Education Garden. These associates will work directly with full-year VISTA members to assist with programs and activities that support the needs of the garden.

Benefits include:

  • Bi-weekly living allowance of $471
  • AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,213 or Summer Stipend  of $259 upon completion
  • On-site Orientation and Training
  • Involvement in the AmeriCorps VISTA Alumni Network and eCommunity


Members must be at least 18 years old and able to commit to serve on a full-time basis for 9 weeks (May 31 – August 8, 2018). A passion for serving the community and commitment for the entire summer is expected. Extensive background checks are performed on members.

If interested please email:

JIYT Spring 2018

It’s that time again! Come join us on April 7th from 8 AM to 2 PM at Camp Fletcher for our semi-annual Junk In Your Trunk event! We’re expecting a great turnout with all sorts of odds and ends for sale. Tell everyone you know about this huge event! Admission is FREE so you don’t want to miss out!

ALSO, we’ll be having open house from 10 AM to 12 PM! This is a great chance for parents and campers to meet the staff, tour the grounds, and register for camp!JIYT Flyer FINAL

Alabama Power Energizes Camp Fletcher

On Friday, more than 20 members of Alabama Power’s hydro engineering team and their families spent the day at Camp Fletcher expanding and improving the network of trails through our nearly 300 acres of woodlands.

Thanks to their fantastic work, more young people and families will have access to more of Camp Fletcher than ever before.

Having engineers around sure comes in handy  for projects like this. These Alabama Power engineers generally work on hydroelectric dams but the team had no problem building a bridge on the fly using logs from trees taken down to clear our trails.

Thanks also to Cawaco and Turkey Creek Nature Preserve for arranging the loan of a trailer jam-packed with with specialized trail-building tools.

Below you’ll find before and after pictures along with some shots of good people getting sweaty for a great cause. Click on any picture for a close-up slideshow view.

Thank you to John, Herbie, Martin, Alan and everyone else at Alabama Power from all of us at Camp Fletcher, and thanks to Charles at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve. Y’all are true heroes!