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BACK AT CAMP FLETCHER THIS SUMMER

Camp Firecracker - a traditional summer camp experience for youth with ADHD!

                   
                 

Exciting Announcement! This year, the cost of Camp Firecracker has been reduced to $300 plus a non-refundable registration fee of $50 per camper. Additionally, we've received a generous grant that allows us to reduce the camp fee to $100, for the first 12 campers who register and pay the $50 non-refundable registration fee.  We don’t know of a comparable program that is priced at our “regular” rate, much less our grant-subsidized rate. Our ability to discount the session beyond that this summer to make the program affordable for more families is a wonderful surprise that we’re delighted we can make available.

                   
                 

Like many programs offered by Camp Fire Alabama, Camp Firecracker was developed when a parent and teacher approached us seeking help for a group of youth with a special need: an affordable, traditional resident camp session uniquely designed for children with a primary diagnosis of ADHD. Camp Fire staff have worked closely with parents, school counselors, teachers, principals, and college professors to design a weeklong schedule of activities that will insure a measurable and meaningful experience for these unique campers and their parents.

The following information was designed to help you decide if Camp Firecracker is a good fit for your child.

**Please read through the following information thoroughly before beginning the registration process.

                   
                 

Session Date: July 15th, 2018 – July 20th, 2018

                   
                 

Activities: Our campers stay busy! Activities include canoeing, hiking, swimming, fishing, sports & games, team building, arts & crafts, campouts, scavenger hunts, mindfulness activities and so much more! Our activities change daily; our goal is that each child will try something new at Camp Firecracker. 

                   
                 

Staff & Training: 

Counselors are carefully chosen for their leadership skills and interest in child development. They are trained by seasoned camp staff and attend workshop sessions with a specialist versed in the behavior of children with ADHD.  We maintain a 2:5 staff to camper ratio.  

Camp Firecracker counselors are: 

  • Carefully chosen and trained.

  • Meet standard program requirements of Camp Fire Alabama & the American Camping Association.

  • Required to have a criminal background check, multi-panel drug screen, and provide references.

  • Most are upper level college/graduate students majoring in childhood development or education.

  • Required to participate in a week long pre-camp training session, in addition to daily meetings.

  • Certified in First Aid & CPR; the well-being and safety of our campers is our first concern.

                   
                 

Who is Eligible?  Registration is open to campers who meet the following criteria:

  • Youth entering grades 7 - 9 AND who will be between the ages of 12-14 by May 31, 2018.

  • Youth with a primary diagnosis of ADHD

  • Youth living in the greater Birmingham area

                   
                 

Registration: To ensure quality and effectiveness, registration will be on a first come first served basis until session is full, with an option to be placed on a wait list.  Registration for Camp Firecracker takes place online. The form must be completed in one session; you will not be able to save and return to your registration at a later time. You will need the following information in order to complete the registration form:

  • Medical Insurance Information
  • Emergency Contact Information (MUST match I.D for verification)

    You will also be required to submit the following documents:

    *Written notice from your child’s doctor listing ADHD as his/her primary diagnosis

    *A copy of your child's most recent immunization record (blue form)

    *A copy of your child’s most recent report card with attendance information

    *A completed copy of the teacher feedback form (Please decide which teacher at your child's school needs to complete this form) You can download a blank copy HERE.

    You have until July 9th (roughly one week before the session begins) to submit the additional supporting documents by choosing one of the following:  

    1: Scan and Email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

    2: Mail to: 5150 Fletcher Road, Bessemer, AL 35022

    3: Drop off at the Camp Fletcher office in Bessemer.

                   
                 

Fees and Deposits: All registrations are subject to a $50 non-refundable registration fee (to hold your spot).  The program fee for this session is $300.00.  Registrations will not be processed until the registration form and fee have been received by the camp registrar. Please call the Camp office at (205) 428-1059 to make your payment.

Exciting Announcement! This year, the cost of Camp Firecracker has been reduced to $300 plus a non-refundable registration fee of $50 per camper. Additionally, we've received a generous grant that allows us to reduce the camp fee to $100, for the first 12 campers who register and pay the $50 non-refundable registration fee.  We don’t know of a comparable program that is priced at our “regular” rate, much less our grant-subsidized rate. Our ability to discount the session beyond that this summer to make the program affordable for more families is a wonderful surprise that we’re delighted we can make available.

                   
                 

ACA: Camp Fletcher's programs are accredited by the American Camping Association. This means we voluntarily invite an outside team of ACA trained visitors every 3 years to verify our compliance with more than 300 nationally recognized industry standards - from staff qualifications & training, to health & safety and site & facility management. More information about ACA can be found at acacamps.org.

                   
                 

FAQ's and General Camp Information: Click here for more information!

                   
                 

Contact: If you have additional questions regarding Camp Firecracker, please contact:

Kasey Liveoak (Program Director): (205) 428-1059  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Tiffany Wolfe (Camp Registrar): (205) 428-1059  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

                   
                 

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