Shout-Out to Our Supporters!

(This message is from Judy, Safe Haven Education Specialist) We are almost through Week 2 of camp and I just wanted to say a quick “Thank You” to all of our donors and supporters — Because of you, this opportunity is possible for the children and families we serve. I hope you are enjoying keeping up with the…

Week Two of Camp!!!!!

This week the kids are at Olivet Missonary Baptist Church, USN, and Lipscomb for Project Ready with Urban League of Middle Tennessee. Here are a few quotes from the kids: “Camp was like, I guess…fun.  There was an upstairs.  There was a room upstairs where we made key chains.”  (De’ara, age 9–OLIVET) Kadarius (age 10)…

It’s the FIRST WEEK OF CAMP!!

It’s unanimous: the first week of camp was fun! Campers share their stories from Oak Hill Day Camp about the horses, friends, a fun time beach, and a jumpy slide (whatever that is).  De’ara (age 9): “We get to ride the horses and one of the horses is named shadow. Shadow is black. She let me…

Ben to the rescue!

Meet Ben, the Vanderbilt student who is going to be the summer activities coordinator for Safe Haven Family Shelter SEEDS program (Summer Enrichment Experience for Deserving Students): “I was born and raised in Evanston, IL (twenty minutes outside Chicago and the home of Northwestern University). I have lived in Nashville as a student for two years, since…

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…