Well, it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything, but I’m still here! The summer went wonderfully, with very few problems this year. The feedback I’ve gotten on all of the changes this year has been great, as well! At times it was a bit hectic trying to get things together for the various trips that we took, like to the high ropes course or to the kayaking trip down the New River, but we persevered and it seems like everyone had a great time. With a bit of experience under my belt, I’m sure I’ll be better prepared for any trips we end up taking next year too!
Our staff did a great job again this year, as well. Of course nothing we do here could have happened without their help. Many of them committed to helping us out for huge sections of the summer, even months at a time. And as exhausting as it was, I’m sure they would tell you that it was very rewarding. By now most of our staff except for our two interns and a few local people have headed back to school, which means the fall season has truly started for us.
August and September have been very busy for us so far, with usually only a day in between groups to clean up. We’ve been very fortunate with our weather around here though, aside from what we’ve gotten from the hurricanes, so that helps a lot with some of the long hours.
Honestly with the weather right now, if you’re looking for a time to come by here and visit with us, now may be the time. We have a few events coming up too!
First, we have our Lumberjack weekend, which is our father- son weekend on October 6-8th. We’ll have canoeing trips out on the lake, fishing on the shore and also on a pontoon, archery, axe throwing, night hikes, and a few others that need some more work before I announce them. Pricing for a family starts at $125 for the weekend.
Second, we have our Fore the Kids golf fundraiser in the morning and afternoon on followed by our silent auction at night on October 9th. The proceeds from all of that go towards our scholarship fund to help families send their kids to camp that would not otherwise be able to afford it. The cost for a golfer is $85 which includes everything for the day, like cart rental, green fees, lunch, and dinner. If you’d just like to come for the dinner and silent auction, that is only $25.
If that stuff seems like something you’d be interested in or just want more details check out the links above, or head to our website at hickorycove.org.