The end of summer is always a hard goodbye, but that does not mean that programs stop running at Camp ASCCA. Every year after Labor Day Weekend, the ASCCA full-time staff and additional program staff members begin the month by running activities for day-long visits from sixth grade students at Drake Middle School in Auburn. The school’s entire sixth grade class is split into groups that visit Camp over five days.
The final visit came yesterday, and students have had the opportunity to enjoy so many of our summer programs including zipline, cargo net, waterslide and much more. The ASCCA staff works really hard to make visits like this a learning experience that still includes plenty of fun, and the Drake Middle School students, teachers and parents always leave with a smile and a readiness to share their stories when they return home.
Another big part of our September season includes a visit from many of our friends who come during the summer. The Alabama Recreation and Parks Association Fall Camporee is a weekend of camp serving participants of therapeutic recreation groups from around the state of Alabama. Groups from Hoover, Dothan, Muscle Shoals, and Anniston visit each year, and this year, a group from Hartselle had the opportunity to join us for the first time.
Upon arrival, campers immediately began reconnecting with friends and ASCCA staff that they had not seen since earlier in the summer or at last year’s ARPA Camporee. The weekend includes activities like zipline, fishing, boat rides, and more. Every year, the Fall Camporee is like a summertime party with your closest friends, and the fun never skips a beat.
Coming up this month, we will be joined by our friends over at the Autism Society of Alabama for Camp Frog 2019, Leadership Lake Martin, Lakeshore Foundation for its annual Lima Foxtrot Operation and Campfire Girls. Stay tuned for more this fall, and stay connected by following Camp ASCCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.