Last summer, through your generous donations, we hosted our first ever Camp Phoenix at the Baynes Family Farm (BFF). Our 18 boys and girls, ages 7-11 years old, had a blast!!! Many campers experienced for the first time, camping classics such as fishing, hiking, arts and crafts, gardening, outdoor movies, water Olympics, cooking demonstrations, and of course the tried and true blazing bonfire, camp songs and smores! The last day of camp featured family day where the children were able to share their experiences with their parents and siblings. Many of the parents were overwhelmed with the new levels of confidence and growth that they saw in their children.
The overwhelmingly positive feedback from our campers, coupled with their huge smiles (check out the Camp Phoenix 2017 video), compel us to host Camp Phoenix 2018!!!
Our residential summer adventure provides underprivileged children with a full sleep away camp experience where the primary objective is to have FUN while providing them with a sense of HOPE.
Camp Phoenix is hosted on a 100-year-old family farm in Burlington, NC. This expansive 90-acre property includes a contemporary log cabin lodge; two fully stocked fishing ponds; a campfire pit; hiking trails; large vegetable gardens; and endless open play spaces where the stars are so bright that campers stand on their tip toes to reach out and touch them. We believe that kids have FUN while being exposed to outdoor play, gaining a stronger sense of HOPE.
Camp Phoenix is again partnering with Families Moving Forward (FMF) for the 2018 summer camp season. FMF, based in Durham, NC, provides families with children a stable, safe and loving environment while they are in the temporary crisis of homelessness.
We expect more first-time campers in 2018 and we intend to create a fun-filled experience that they will never forget!
We are rolling up our sleeves and are ready to work for the betterment of these wonderful children. Please join our efforts to provide these children a big dose of FUN and more importantly HOPE!
C0-Founder, Camp Phoenix/Baynes Family Farm
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