Camp Connections – Braveheart

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Camp Connections – Braveheart

Camp Connections

Week 4: July 8 - 12

Camper works on his boating skills in the pool

From the Camp Director

What a time to be at Camp!! Our Braveheart-ians have been working on their talents this week and cannot wait to showcase it to all campers, counselors, and families during our upcoming family night cookout on Thursday, while our LITs had a spectacular time kayaking in the James River!

Reminders:

  • Remind campers to wear their bead necklace everyday and be sure to have your campers wear close-toed shoes, and pack a water bottle daily!
  • Breakfast is between 8 – 9 am and lunch begins from 11 am – 12:30 pm.
  • Family Night Cookout is Thursday, July 11 from 5 – 6 p.m.! We encourage families to attend and experience camp energy and fun your campers endure throughout their day at camp. We will be grilling hot dogs, hambugers, and providing sides such as watermelon, corn, chips, and drinks!

Campers smiling and laughing during camp

LIT Highlight

LIT campers headed down Tredgar Island with the National Park Service to kayak in the James River! Campers had such an amazing experience and are so appreciative of the opportunity to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of Richmond, Virginia. They are taking on a 4 day experience, mastering kayaking one day at a time. Week 4 campers learned basic water safety skills, swim test, and boat recovery skills and also kayak in the James. Week 5 they will continue in lessons advancing to Ancarrow’s Landing & Huguenot Flatwater to practice skills from a short point A-B Trip!

Camper Ranks

Campers such as Jude, Demarius and Spencer have completed basketball rank 1 in sports and campers such as Zaltana and Stacy have passed rank 1 by showing their knowledge of primary and secondary colors and are working on rank 2 by creating an intermediate project by creating an art piece using  water-based paint colors, popsicle sticks, or portraits.

Campers earned their new ranks this week

“COW” (Camper/Counselor of the Week)

Cheetahs (5/6 yo) Virginia Clark
Panthers (5/6yo) Makayla Smith & Eli Doukas
Jaguars (7 yo) Sidney Bullard & Ellisa Marrs
Leopards (8yo) Robyn Pitchford & Robert Thornhill
Tigers (9yo) Haven Wilson
Bears (10yo) Camryn Brascom
Lions (LIT) Ella Metzler Lewis & Armand Serry
CILTS Tiana Gordon
Counselor – Ms. Brenna
Directors Recognition: Kamryn

Next Week Highlights

Step right up! Join us for carnival-filled activities Mardi Gras Style! You MUST visit the silly photo booth, jump in the bounce-house, play games, and HAVE FUN!

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Week 2: June 24 - 28

Craft time at Camp Braveheart

From the Camp Director

The weather has been on our side, with no rain and we hope to see more sun for next week to come! Campers are really enjoying being outside and playing group games such as kickball and gaga ball! There is no camp on July 4th! Everyone have a safe celebration!

Reminders:

Be sure to have your campers wear close-toed shoes, and pack a water bottle daily!  Breakfast is between 8 – 9 a.m. and lunch occurs from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

A happy counselor jumps for a picture

Program Highlight

Every Friday are Fun Fridays and this week was filled with giant game inflatables for all campers to play. Our LITs cleaned up Forest Hill Park on Thursday! We are working towards campers completing rank 1 in program areas such as: creative arts, archery, music/dance/drama, sports, and nature/gardening. Some campers have received camp beads to show their achievements in ranks and character development beads!

Jude & Avun (aka AJ) received the Director Bead for the week for their ENTHUSIASM and participation in camp!

Campers of the Week 2 at Camp Braveheart

LIT Highlight

Hanover Bowling Lanes on Tuesday, No camp on July 4th!

Be sure to wear your LIT camper shirt on Field Trip Days and bring your water bottle!

Camper Ranks

Campers are working hard towards their ranks for the second week and filling up their bead necklaces.

Kickball game at Camp Braveheart

“COW” (Counselor of the Week)

Congratulations to our Campers and Counselors of the Week!
Cheetahs: Josiah
Panthers: Isaiah & Joel
Jaguars: Jasmine
Leopards: Sakiye
Tigers: Spencer, Aaris & Jayvon
Bears: Barney
Lions: Avun & Linda
And congratulations to our Counselor of the Week Miss Itavia!

Next Week Highlights

Theme: Party in the USA.  Join us as we celebrate our independence in a week filled with red, white, and blue as we jam to the songs of summer in this week filled of song, dance, and the best hits of 2019!

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Week 1: June 17 - 21

From the Camp Director

We’ve have some great fun already, and there’s much more to come this week and this summer!

Reminders:

Be sure to have your campers wear close-toed shoes, and pack a water bottle! Breakfast is between 8 – 9 am and lunch begins from 11 am-12:30.

Program Highlight

This week, our campers participated in the first EVER week of RANKS at Camp Braveheart! We are working towards campers completing rank 1 in program areas such as: creative arts, archery, music/dance/drama, sports, and nature/gardening.

LIT Highlight

“Laser Tag” field trip on Tuesday, “Pocahontas Boat Clean Up @ Pocahontas State Park”

Camper Ranks

Campers are working hard towards their ranks for the first week and filling up their necklaces.

“COW” (Counselor of the Week)

Cheetah (5/6 yo) James Bowens & Wyatt Leveski
Panthers (5/6yo) Anna Lee & Kingston Brannon
Jaguars (7 yo) Jabari Hunt & Jamari Burton
Leopards (8yo) Amir Quarles & Jude Sheppard & Vontrell Williams
Tigers (9yo) Ja’Maa Boyd & Miles Page
Bears (10yo) Lillian Marseille
Counselor – Janae White

Next Week Highlights

Theme: Game Show Mania On your mark…. Get set…. Go! This week we compete in our favorite classic game shows and competitions!

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