Monthly Archives: June 2016

My Favorite Part Of Camp By Battleship

 

We asked Battleship what their favorite part of camp is so far. Here are the answers:

Brandon- Horse Riding!

Jesse- All my friends in Battleship.

Lucas- Canoeing the other night up at the lake.

Riley- Climbing all the way up the climbing wall!

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It has been a great first couple of days and we can’t wait for Outpost tonight!

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Meet Shelby!

Hi everyone! My name is Shelby Jones and I’m from Granite Bay, CA.  When I was nine years old I came to Coppercreek for the first time as a camper. I loved camp so much I came back three more summers as a camper and now I’m back for my first summer as a camp counselor.

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I just graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Chico and I am planning on going to graduate school to obtain my Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy some day.
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The greatest love of my life has been horses. I have been horse crazy ever since I was old enough to know what they were. I’ve been riding and competing in equestrian sports ever since I was eight years old.

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Some of my other favorite activities are painting, drawing, bike riding, tennis and watching movies. I can’t wait to meet you all, see you at camp!

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Staff Training Is Underway!

Summer 2016 has begun! The staff have arrived and we have finished our first week of speciality training. The barn girls finished their certified instructor training and the other staff completed lifeguarding.

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The dirt tan lines have appeared, hammocks are hung, and guitars are out. We even had an evening of Salsa Dancing!

 

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Many laughs, memories, and stories have already been shared and created.

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This may just be the best group yet!

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Throwback Thursday!

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Meet Kaleb!

Hello everyone, my name is Kaleb Bock and this will be my first year at Coppercreek Camp as a counselor.

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I am from Bakersfield, CA, just finished my 3rd year at CSUB. I am studying Physical Therapy with hopes of being able to work with athletes. My dream is to be a sports PT for the NFL or NBA.

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I’ve always been a simple guy. Grew up going backpacking in Mineral King, CA, going camping and fishing, and was raised to love the outdoors. In Bakersfield it can get up to 108 degrees or hotter during the summer so being outside is very difficult with the heat. I love going out of town during the summer because of that reason. Some of my hobbies include playing acoustic and electric guitar (no I am not a pro haha). I have been playing for about 5 years. Looking forward to playing some silly and fun camp songs with you all! I also am pretty decent with a compound bow. I love archery and it is a newer hobby that I have picked up since high school graduation in 2013. I am currently trying to learn how to be better with a recurve. Football and basketball are huge passions of mine. Football is my number 1 and you will probably ask me who my favorite team is eventually so I am a Raiders fan 😉 don’t judge haha. Snowboarding is another hobby I love but am only limited to go for a few months during the California winters. Random fact about me: I have been skydiving. Super insane. Such a rush and also I like to ride motorcycles.

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Looking forward to many memories and adventures with all of you awesome peeps! See you soon.

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Silly Sunday!

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Ugandan Kids Choir at Coppercreek Camp!

The last ten days were so much fun spending time with the Ugandan Kids Choir here at camp!

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The kids spent their spring break swimming in the pool, hula hooping, driving and playing with the miniature horses, BMXing, seeing the baby pigs and goats, and singing in the shower houses.

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So what is the Ugandan Kids Choir?

Imagine never having hamburgers or pizza or even cold cheese before! In January 2016, this Ugandan Kids Choir came to America to tour the United States for one year performing traditional Ugandan songs and dances and to experience American culture and foods! These kids grow up in small villages in Uganda and are used to eating mostly rice and chicken. They live a very different life than the one we are used to. They walk miles just to go to school, help cook, clean, and care for their younger siblings and even share a bed with the entire family. So why are they here? Each Ugandan Kids Choir is made up of 10 Ugandan kids (5 boys and 5 girls), between the ages of 6-12 years old. They tour the United States for one year to help other kids around the world get sponsored through Childcare Worldwide so that those children can have better lives. The Ugandan Kids Choir is a ministry of Childcare Worldwide, which is a Christian child sponsorship ministry. Childcare Worldwide provides food, water, education, Christian character development, and medical treatment to sponsored children in 9 different impoverished countries. Each member of the Ugandan Kids Choir is enrolled in our sponsorship program. They have the opportunity to go to school (in Uganda and on tour as well) and have a better life, which they don’t take for granted. They also want other children, around the world as well as in Uganda, to be sponsored. They want to help those kids receive an education and have the opportunity at a life outside of the poverty that they experience. The Ugandan Kids Choir members have seen the impact sponsorship has had in their own lives and country.” ~ Tracy, Choir Coordinator

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It is always so fun sharing camp with other groups. We look forward to hosting the next retreat!

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Meet Edwin!

Hello everyone! My name is Edwin Hernandez. I am from Pachuca, Hidalgo,Mexico, studying a degree in marketing at the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo.

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I cannot wait to visit America this year and work at Coppercreek Camp. Next year I will go exchange to Europe or Asia. Also after I graduate I hope to get a scholarship to study a master’s degree abroad.

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In my spare time I like listening to music, playing video games or hanging out with friends. I also like sports like soccer, Crossfit and ride bikes or running in the woods. I also can cook an awesome hamburger!

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This is my first trip out of the country and also the first time I’ll be at a summer camp. I hope this will be a great experience with all of you and especially fun. I’m pretty excited to meet you all see soon.

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