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On this page we'll provide any programming & operational updates based on developments of the COVID-19 virus, as well as activities and resources for families as they adapt to their 'new norm.'

While the majority of our staff are working remotely with only a few essential staff spending limited hours in our offices, we're still here to support you! Please reach out to us by phone (205) 324-2434 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you have any questions. We’re available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thank you all for your continued support! Take care and stay healthy.

- Camp Fire Alabama Staff

                   
                  Exciting News - Our main office is moving to a new location!
                   
                  Trinity Moving
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Sally and Bobby have some exciting news! Our main office is moving to a new location. Our old office served us well for many years (and we made some GREAT memories there), but our new space is much better-suited to the organization we are today. And when the world is a safer place for us all, we hope you’ll stop by and visit!

Starting May 25th, this will be our new address:
Camp Fire Alabama
120 Oxmoor Boulevard, Suite 110
Homewood, AL 35209

Thank you for your continued support. Take care and stay healthy.

                   
                  Summer Camp Update
                   
                 

Summer camp is a highlight of the year for everyone – campers, parents and our staff! As of today, we are planning to open camp on June 1st. We are busy establishing policies and procedures that follow best practices within the camp community to ensure the safety, health and well-being of our campers and staff as well as following local, state and federal mandates during this pandemic. We will communicate those policies and procedures directly with registered families prior to June 1st.

If you have registered for the week prior to June 1st, please call the camp office at (205) 584-6033 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to serving your family (safely) this summer!

Camp Fire Alabama and Camp Fletcher.

                   
                 

Join our staff for fun programs & activities!

                  Our staff is turning some of the Camp Fire Alabama's curriculum into engaging and educational virtual activities that can be done from the comfort of your own home. Keep checking back as we add more lessons!
                   
                  Mud Painting
                   
                  Mud Painting
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Lesson Name: Mud Painting

Lesson Description: Mud painting may be one of the earliest art forms and is a fun experience for kids of all ages. Join Mrs. Talicia, our Outdoor Education Coordinator to create your own palette of muddy colors and make your own 'messy' art work!

Resources: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/video/history-101-cave-art/, https://www.jackson-pollock.org/

                    Mud Painting Activity Sheet

Weekly Activity Instructions: Ask your grown-up to help you gather supplies to make your paint. You will need dirt, water, glue (or egg whites), heavy paper (or poster board), sticks and bowls for mixing, paintbrushes and food coloring (optional).

                   
                  Career Prep 101
                   
                  Sandra Dozier - Career Prep 101
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                  Career Prep 101 - Lesson Recap
                   
                   Sandra
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Lesson Name: Career Prep 101

Lesson Description: The goal of the Career Prep program is to provide every student with the tools, guidance and opportunity to research a career path. Join Mrs. Sandra as she discusses how different personalities and interests can influence your future career choice.

Resources: www.bls.gov  

Weekly Activity Instructions: Please download the following worksheets: Career Prep Word Search | Career Awareness Worksheet

                   
                  How Does your Garden Grow?
                   
                  plants 
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Lesson Name: How Does your Garden Grow?

Lesson Description: Seeds and Plants are SO Needy! Join Mrs. Talicia, our Outdoor Education Coordinator for an interactive lesson to identify the specific things seeds and plants need to grow.

Resources: How Does your Garden Grow Lesson Plan

                   
                  Strong and Healthy - COVID-19 Recap - Week 6
                   
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                  Strong and Healthy - COVID-19 Recap - Part 2
                   
                  Trinity Recap
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Lesson Name: Strong and Healthy - COVID-19 Recap

Lesson Description: Join Ms. Trinity’s friends, Bobby and Sally for a virtual lesson recap about how to stay strong and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Weekly Activity Instructions: Ask your grown-up to help you gather supplies. Ms. Trinity will show you how to make a cloth face mask at home -- all you need is a bandana/piece of fabric and some rubber bands -- it’s that easy!

                   
                  Fantastic Filtration
                   
                  FF
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Lesson Name: Fantastic Filtration

Lesson Description: Join Mrs. Talicia, our Outdoor Education Coordinator for a fun, hands-on learning water pollution and filtration experiment. 

Resources: Fantastic Filtration Lesson Plan

Weekly Activity Instructions: Ask your grown-up to help you gather supplies. You will need 1 clear cup, 3 plastic cups, water, dirt, confetti (or grits/oatmeal), oil (vegetable or olive), vinegar (preferably white – but any kind is fine) and filters (coffee, strainers, cheesecloth or funnels). 

                   
                  Bullying and Cyberbullying - Lesson 1 - Week 5
                   
                  Kelly Lesson
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                  Bullying and Cyberbullying - Lesson 1 Recap
                   
                  Kelly
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Lesson Name: Bullying and Cyberbullying

Lesson Description: Bullying and cyberbullying know no boundaries. It can happen to anyone -- to you, your friend or someone online. Join Ms. Kelly as she discusses common types of bulling (verbal, social, physical, and cyber), the effects of bullying and what you can do to combat bullying.

Weekly Activity Instructions: In this week's activity, you will learn about 'Crossing the Line' -- all you need is a pen/pencil and piece of paper to participate.

                   
                  Edible Aquifer!
                   
                  Aquifer
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Lesson Name: Edible Aquifer

Lesson Description: Did you ever wonder where all of the water you use comes from? Join Mrs. Talicia, our Outdoor Education Coordinator to build your own edible aquifer. You will learn about underground water sources and the importance of conservation. 

Resources: Edible Aquifer Lesson Plan

Weekly Activity Instructions: Ask your grown-up to help you gather supplies to make your aquifer.  You will need ice cream (yum), clear soda (like sprite), gummy worms or bears, a clear cup, spoon, straw and candy sprinkles or colored sugar -- sounds delicious right? Have fun!

                   
                  Emotions - Lesson 2 - Week 4
                   
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                   Emotions - Lesson 2 Recap - Week 4
                   
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Lesson Name: Emotions

Lesson Description: Emotions (feelings) are a normal and important part of our lives. Join Ms. Kelly for this week’s lesson about how to identify positive vs. negative emotions (feelings); how to process them; how to express them; and how to manage them.

Weekly Activity Instructions: In this week’s activity, you will learn about how coloring can be a powerful way to convey your emotions and express your feelings. Ms. Kelly will also show you a really cool ‘High Five’ activity to help you identify individuals you can turn to if you need someone to talk to.

                   
                  Take a Hike!
                   
                  Take a Hike
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Lesson Name: Take a Hike!

Lesson Description: Hikes at Camp are always an adventure. Talicia Addison, our Outdoor Education Coordinator, leads 3 campers on a hike down Creek road and around to our A Frame. Along the way, questions about mushrooms, flowers, weathering/erosion and flooding come up, and they take a minute to listen to nature. 

Weekly Activity Instructions: Ask your grown-up to schedule a time for your family to come to Camp Fletcher for a hike! Click here for more information.

                   
                  Emotions - Lesson 1 - Week 3
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                  Emotions - Lesson 1 Recap - Week 3
                   
                  Emotions 
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Lesson Name: Emotions

Lesson Description: Join Ms. Trinity and her friends for a virtual lesson about emotions. In this week's lesson, you will explore and define different emotions and learn how to deal with them.

Weekly Activity: We will demonstrate how to communicate your emotions with others using facial expressions. You will need some paper plates and marker pens. Don’t forget to share your work with us so we can post it online and show everyone your awesome creations!

                   
                  Strong, Healthy & Active Lesson - Week 2
                  Week 2 lesson
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                  Strong, Healthy & Active Lesson Recap - Week 2
                  Strong Recap
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Lesson Name: Being Strong, Healthy & Active!

Lesson Description:  Join Ms. Kelly for a virtual lesson about how to stay active and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this week's lesson, you will learn about how important it is to stay active while you're at home. It's important that you do at least 30 minute of physical activity every day. You can get outside and practice your favorite sport, dance to your favorite music or do your favorite exercise (like Ms. Kelly - Yoga!)

                   
                  Strong and Healthy Lesson Teaser - Week 1
                   
                   Trin Teaser
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                   Strong and Healthy Lesson - Week 1
                   
                  Trin Lesson
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                  Strong and Healthy Lesson Recap - Week 1
                   
                  Trin Follow Up
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Lesson Name: Being Strong and Healthy

Lesson Description: Join Ms. Trinity and her friends for a virtual lesson about how to stay strong and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also have some fun (free) activities for the kiddos to work on, including a lesson worksheet and art project! 

Resources:

Activity Sheet 1 (complete this with your parent/carer)

Activity Sheet 2 (art project)

Art Project Instructions: We want you to make your own puppet show and tell us how you're keeping strong and healthy during the pandemic! Print the activity sheet, cut out the characters, color them and glue a popsicle stick, plastic spoon or even a twig to the back. Don't have a printer - no problem - why not make a sock puppet instead! And don't forget to share your work with us so we can post it online and show everyone your awesome creations!

                   
                 

Gabby and Gavin Quinney had a blast making their safety puppets and filming their very own show.

Thanks for sharing how you've been staying strong & healthy at home during the pandemic. Great job kiddos!

                   
                  Gabin  Gavin Video
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                   Gabby  Gaving Quinney
                   
                 

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