Above, cast and crew of Camp Blue Heaven 2006.
At right, campers test their limits on the ropes course.
Below, at play in the camp gymnasium with Eric Montross ’ 94.
In August, when they weren’t hovering
100 feet above ground or shooting for a
bull’s eye, some family campers took a
competitive stab at poetry. The poetry game,
along with the ropes course, was a first for
Camp Blue Heaven. But other weekend
activities — including archery, swimming,
a climbing wall and horseback ring riding
— are long-held Tar Heel traditions at
Camp Cheerio’s facility in Roaring Gap.
The GAA family retreat is held each
summer for all Tar Heels, their families and
friends. Now in its 12th consecutive year,
Camp Blue Heaven has space for about 35
families Aug. 24-26.
Campers can sign up for half-day river
canoeing and cave-exploring excursions.
Also, a limited number can challenge
themselves on the camp’s high-ropes
course. All families can enjoy arts and
crafts, wall climbing and special activities
arranged by the Morehead Planetarium
and Science Center. Former UNC basketball player Eric Montross ’ 94 and men’s
lacrosse coach John Haus ’ 83 also will be
on hand to lead sports clinics.
For more information, visit the GAA Web
send an e-mail message to email@example.com.
FAMILY CAMP PHOTOS COURTESY SUSAN MELVILLE ’ 71, CRYSTAL DRAKE ’ 91 AND LINDA RAINEY ’ 95 (MA)
At left, Morehead Planeterium
and Science Center staff
lead campers in building and
launching model rockets.
Below, water is a favorite
backdrop to adventure,
whether it’s a slippery slide
or a creek crossing.
At right, fun on the porch,
building rockets to launch.