New Hope Volunteer Fire Department BBQ
On Saturday, March 17 join New Hope Volunteer
Fire Department for their annual BBQ Supper from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The menu includes: barbecue, pinto beans, slaw, French fries, hush puppies, homemade dessert, drink. BBQ Plates (dine in
or take out) $10; Children (5-12) $5; 4 and under are free. Shoulders are $40. Take out order will be available. Please call
336-857-2686 for more information. Orders can picked up at the back door. All take out plate $10.00.
New Hope Volunteer
Fire Department is located at 6397 Volunteer Rescue Rd., Denton.
Summer Camp at
The Salvation Army’s Camp Walter Johnson
By: Tennille Sullins Morris
The folks at the Salvation Army’s Camp Walter Johnson
in Denton are excited to announce their summer camp program open to children ages 6 – 12 years old. The camp will run
Monday- Friday from June 18, 2018 - July 20, 2018. Cost per week is $125. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided.
Activities include: Canoeing, kayaking, swimming pool, paddle boats,
nature trails, putt putt, rock wall, high ropes, low ropes, pedal carts, archery, BB range, Bible classes, music, arts and
much more. The camp prides itself on being the perfect environment for you little ones to “To learn team work, gross
motor skills, better self-awareness, and even cause and effect.”
Lisa Simms of Camp Walter Johnson states, “We believe that Camp Walter Johnson offers kids an independence
that helps them learn about themselves and where they belong in the world. The Camp environment is not their normal
learning setting and opens new experiences. The outdoors offers them a freedom to explore and learn. Camp builds
community and teaches campers how to live with others and get along despite our differences. We have seen kids that
don’t normally fit in at school blossom and become leaders during a week at Camp. The most quiet and shy can see
they have value and they find their voice while they are here.”
She mentions that Author Michael Popkin, Ph.D., family therapist and founder of Active Parenting says, “The
building blocks of self-esteem are belonging, learning, and contributing. Camps offer unique opportunities for children to
succeed in these three vital areas and even beyond home and school.”
Simms notes that “We know from other research that “direct exposure
to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional health of children and adults.”
(Louv, R. Last Child in the Woods) Camp Walter Johnson is a safe environment to offer this type of outdoor exposure.
This is our 44th summer and we are looking forward to serving Davidson County and North and South Carolina.”
For more information or to register your child, call The Salvations
Army’s Camp Walter Johnson at 336-859-2105.