Camp ASCCA Inaugural Rookie Camp

Friday, April 26 was the start of something new at Camp ASCCA. New campers and their parents made the trip to Camp ASCCA for the first ever Rookie Camp, a weekend to learn about the place so many people call home and the opportunities that are offered here. Each family was also paired with an experienced ASCCA camp counselor for any needed assistance or specific questions.

The schedule for the weekend allowed campers to enjoy almost every activity at Camp ASCCA, and parents were able to see the programs in action and find comfort in how the staff managed each activity. Throughout the weekend, I overheard parents talking about how impressed they were with the staff and how they wished they’d known about Camp a long time ago.


We started the weekend with a concert at the newest program location, the BCK4T, and the Russell Craig Band performed. As families entered through the doors of what used to be the horse barn, amazement crossed every face along with a smile. Those who wished to enjoy the concert made their way towards the stage while others gathered around the arcade area to enjoy a little competition.


Saturday morning, while campers were having fun at the trampoline, nature and archery, parents had the opportunity hear from a few ASCCA full-time staff members and discuss questions and concerns. There was no fear as many campers participated in activities that they have not had the opportunity to do anywhere else, and every time it ended with a smile and a desire to go again.


After lunch on Saturday, everyone gathered in the pavilion before heading to a variety of free choice activities. As the weather continued to warm up, it was the opportunity for everyone to try out a few water activities at tubing, waterslide and the swimming pool. The cold water could not keep anyone away, and some parents even joined in. The zipline was also open to visitors, so many families visited there after drying off. Dinner arrived quickly, and then we headed to another location that had yet to be seen, the OutPost, for a little evening karaoke and a dance party.


Before leaving on Sunday, families enjoyed a couple more program rotations at canoeing, fishing, the splash pad and the LPR Zipline. Every camper was already excited to hopefully return this summer. It is safe to say that Rookie Weekend 2019 was successful one, and we cannot wait to see these families to return during the summer for their first ever ASCCA summer camp experience!

You can see more moments from the weekend here, and if you have questions about how your child can attend Camp ASCCA, contact our office at 256-825-9226.

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