Monday, July 17, 2017

Kickstarting Accessibility!

A huge thank you to our friends at Kickstart Cafe.  Their recent Kickstart Your Community Dinner in partnership with Russell Farms was a great success.  Of course, the food was delicious and company was delightful.  The Community Dinner raised over $1,700 for Shepherds Camp! 

We have utilized the funds to purchase a Hoyer Lift and a Personal Ceiling Transport System.  Both will be a huge enhancement to our safety and accessibility at Shepherds Camp... making a week of camp possible for our campers who require more intensive care.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Fruit Hoops

Fruit Hoops is our newest camp activity.  We are hoping it's popularity will rival that of Camper-Counselor Kickball.

For those of you movie buffs.... Yes, we did think about calling it Camp Quidditch, but we didn't want to be trendy by riding the coattails of a franchise.  That and the balls we use for this game could be mistaken for a variety of giant fruits (super-polyploids if you will).

Our campers enjoyed their first round of Fruit Hoops yesterday.  We can't wait to introduce it to our campers throughout the summer.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

A Typical Week With Not So Typical Guests

We just wrapped up our first typical week of Shepherds Camp.  We call it a typical week because unlike our One-to-One sessions, during our typical sessions counselors have more than one camper.

This past week we had some very exciting special guests.  It was great to have Dean & Friends back again.  This was Pastor Dave's first time chalk drawing for Shepherds Camp.  But it wasn't his first time at Arrowhead.  He reminisced with the campers about being here as kid, where God used chalk drawing to change his life.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Wheelchairiot

That's right... it's a chariot for wheelchairs!  Now all of our campers can enjoy Pedal Carts at Arrowhead.  A huge thank you to our friends from Liberty Baptist in Virginia Beach!  As part of their week long missions trip to Arrowhead this spring they funded the making of the Wheelchairiot.  And a big thanks to our friends from the local metal shop who took the Wheelchariot from a drawing on paper to a safe, accessible and fun activity that has kicked off our first week of summer camps with a bang.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The In Between

After a week of Staff Training our summer 2017 camp family is ready for the first day of camp... which is tomorrow.  We've got 10 weeks of Shepherds Camp ahead.  It's going to be a great summer!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Work Groups for Days

Our last round of work groups have made their way around camp tackling a variety of projects from cleaning buildings, landscaping, re-grading, building decks, and demolishing buildings to painting, making brand new curtains (over 100 curtains), preparing summer crafts (over 4,000 hand cut leaves), renovating bathrooms and fixing up cabins.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

April vs. April

Sorry, no giraffes in this post. 

Check out this photo from April 2016...

and now April 2017.