Summer Counselors!

Britani

 

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 🔬

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Summer Job Opportunities!

 

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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: hhenley@campfire-al.org

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!

JIYT is this weekend

JIYTIt’s not too late to reserve your spot for Junk in Your Trunk. Camp Fletcher’s popular bi-annual yard sale happens this Saturday (October 7th) between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

At Junk in Your Trunk, sellers park their cars on the perimeter of our huge playing field (and elsewhere if all of the spots on the field sell out). They spread their treasures on tarps or card tables or literally just sell their wares out of their trunks. You never know what you’ll find at JIYT, but we can pretty much guarantee that something will be coming home with you.

It costs just $10 to reserve your selling spot for the day and it’s totally, completely, absolutely free to shop ’til you drop. Our general store will be open and we’ll have sodas, snacks and sandwiches for sale. Rumor has it that our pulled pork sandwiches will be making a return. We’ll also have tables for rent ($5 each) while they last.

To reserve your space, here’s the link to the Junk in Your Trunk registration form with all the details, fine print and legal yada, yada. JIYT Registration Form