Terrific Tuesday!

Our kids at Camp Davis took a field trip to Glow Galaxy in Franklin yesterday, and from the sounds of it, it was a blast! “There was bouncy everything! Bouncy houses everywhere, bouncy basketball, bouncy slides, bouncy tunnel things, and everything glowed in the dark. It was so fun!” -Brooklon (age 10) The YMCA group…

Camp Davis and Bellevue YMCA!

Camp Davis Today at Camp Davis the kids made some beautiful clay artwork of food. BreAsyia made the burrito and carrots (left) and pizza (middle) and Cristina made the platter of chicken burritos (right). When asked how she came up with the project, Cristina replied “I don’t know just came to me, I liked working with…

“We love Mt. Carmel!”

This week the Safe Haven kids are at Mt. Carmel’s camp in North Nashville and are having the time of their lives! Many of them have asked to go back again next week, and that is a solid endorsement coming from these blossoming summer-camp experts. Not only do they get to go on multiple field…

“We get to play on the water slide again!”

  It seems that the water slide at the Barefoot Republic never gets old! The kids are in their second week of the action-packed camp and they are still raving about their favorite attraction. How was camp today? “It was cool I went down the waterslide today. I went down it 5 times. 5 times!” -Alanna…

Barefoot Republic

Our favorite thing about camp is… “Going on the water slide! I like doing arrow–you pull it back–and I like bike riding. I like when they have surprises. And one more thing I’m having a birthday party on November 7th!” -Santrell (age 8) “I love the water slide and I’ve already got my swimsuit on….

Getting Busy at BizTown

Me and Cristina have been at Biztown for the past 2 days. We have been learning how to work and also about financial things. I work at Journey’s as a sales manager and she works at the radio station as a recording engineer.My favorite things about being a sales manager is greeting people and helping…

So Many Adventures!

At the end of the week, for the past 2 weeks, we have taken field trips and I want to share some fun pictures with you all. So far, we have been skating (Rivergate Skate Center), jumping (Rivergate Jumpstreet), playing (Cheekwood Botanical Gardens), and movie-watching (Green Hills). The current exhibit at Cheekwood features playhouses from…

Week 4, and Going Strong!

Hey everyone! I can’t believe it’s already Week 4. Time really does fly when you’re having fun, and the kids are having a blast. Thank you all for your support in making this possible. This week we are at Barefoot Republic, Junior Achievement Biztown and finishing up the 3rd and final week at Project Ready!…

Week 3 at Camp

We’ve reached Week 3 of camp, and we’ve added one new camp to the mix: ROCKETOWN!! At Rocketown’s Summer Skate Camp, the kids get to explore and master the art of skateboarding. They also get to meet new friends, play fun games, and beat the summer heat indoors. Here are a few quotes from the…

KIDS to the COUNTRY

Yesterday (6/9/16), Emily (SHFS Shelter Manager) and Judy (SHFS Education Specialist) took a group of children to Kids to the Country in Summertown, TN. This was a day trip to experience new additions to the program before our scheduled week of overnight camp with them. Our children got to enjoy arts and crafts, a vegetarian lunch,…

Our Happy Place

Recognize this playground? This is where we have taken the kids each morning this week between camp drop-offs to have a solid 30 minutes of play. They love this place! Thank you, Shelby Park, for being our Happy Place this week.