Pitching a Fit Summer A t Camp Blue Heaven, climb a wall, sail a river or just plain relax
James Love ' 82 fondly recalls camping trips with his late father.
"The vacations and camping trips were memorable
times," says Love, business development manager for
Froehling & Robertson in Charlotte."Now I'm making
memories with my own family."
Love and company join about 30 families who are
expected ro leave the sweltering heat ofAugust behind
this summer to join other Carolina alunmi on a verdant
mountaintop for Camp Blue Heaven. There, adults and
children hike wooded paths, canoe the lake, ride horseback,
swim, play tennis, enjoy arts and crafts, tryout the climb-
ing wall and attend clinics held by UNC coaches.
They also kick back and watch the clouds in the
Carolina blue summer sky.
At Camp Blue Heaven, campers pick their pace.
"Most of our families find it is a wonderful weekend to
be together and do whatever they want. Their schedule can
be as packed or as relaxed as they want," said Linda R ainey
' 95 (MA), UNC fanuly camp coordinator. The flexibility
and the range of activities nu ke Camp Blue Heaven per-
fect for fanulies with children of varying ages, she said.
Located at Camp Cheerio near R oaring Gap, the program
began in the 1980s as a weeklol1g camp but eventually was
discontinued. [n 1995, Camp Blue Heaven was re-intro-
duced as a weekend camp, and the new format has been
popular. Last year, 31 fanUlies filled the camp to capacity.
Camp Blue Heaven kicks off Aug. 16 and runs through
Aug. 18. Sylvia Hatchell, UNC women's basketball coach,
returns this year with a sports clinic for children and
adults. Hatchell stresses basketball fundamentals and passes
on important take-home tips.
John Haus ' 83, head coach of the lacrosse team, also will
conduct a sports clinic this year. H aus was a member of the
1981 and 1982 UNC national championship lacrosse teams.
Camp Blue Heaven
N ew this year is a
Second Weekend Added!
Camp ThlU1derbird on Lake Wylie. near
Charlotte. For more details, see the Web site
or contact Linda Rainey ' 95 (MAl at
(919) 962-3576 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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