For years, Camp Bob has served youth throughout the Southeast by providing an enriching summer camp experience. This year, camp will begin a new tradition by providing two separate week-long sessions to Western North Carolina youth.
Making a Difference at Home
“Camp Bob has been serving kids from across the Southeast for a very long time, but we’ve never done anything specifically for the community around us,” says Andrea Garber, Camp Bob Program Director. “There is a need here, and we wanted to address it more directly.”
The week-long overnight camp will cater to ages eight through 16, and will include all the traditional camp offerings. Breakfast, playtime, activities, and Morning Shine start the day off, while the afternoon is filled with more activities, rest period, and mealtimes. Highlights for the week include the opportunity to pursue a new hobby through adventure club, photography club, swimming club, and nature club. Evening festivities such as campfire time, carnival, and a talent show end the day on a high note.
Creating Positive Change
Fun and memories are the immediate goals of Camp Bob, but the ultimate hope is to positively influence the next generation. A new mission statement serves as a daily reminder to counselors and all of those involved. “Our vision is to nourish the potential of all youth to become agents of change in their communities. We do that through positive camp community, leadership development, and by strengthening love and respect for God’s creation,” says Andrea.
The hope is that after their time at Kanuga, campers will return home with a fresh outlook. “We really want to inspire our campers to feel empowered that they can go back home and into their neighborhoods to make positive change,” says Andrea.
Sponsor a Camper Today
Want to be a part of Camp Bob’s lasting legacy? Ensure there’s a spot for every local camper by donating to the Kanuga Pathfinder fund. Learn more about how to donate.