For those of you who read our first newsletter, you know how much we’ve been anticipating the arrival of the families who participate in Camp Soaring Eagle. And now another exciting gathering has come and gone and we couldn’t feel more grateful or blessed to be a small part of this wonderful organization.
We opened our entire property to children undergoing oncology treatment earlier this month in order to provide for them a memorable summer camp experience; we hosted a variety of activities including archery, Pink Jeep tours, painting, gymnastics, and more.
Please enjoy some of the photo highlights from their stay.
A big thank you to Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics Center who came out and led the children in stretching, spinning, and tumbling. So much fun!
Preparing the Totem Pole of Courage.
Volunteers and families from Camp Soaring Eagle enjoying breakfast by the creek and posing in front of our office.
And our Manager Rob Olson with his daughters and Shasta, another dedicated volunteer from the Camp Soaring Eagle team.
This past month, we’ve enjoyed posting more pictures on Facebook, writing our first email newsletter, and updating our weekly blog. Although our growing relationship with technology pales in comparison to our love of a quiet walk along Oak Creek, it is still online that we’ve best kept in touch with our past guests.
In recent weeks, we’ve heard you share about a June wedding by the creek; a honeymoon visit at Casa de Piedra; your love of our granola, and many other sweet anecdotes. It is with great pride that we receive your thoughts and musings; providing a peaceful, comforting time to each of our guests has remained a top priority since we began Briar Patch thirty years ago.
Today we’d like to share with you some of our favorite thoughts from past guests. We thank you again for your continued generosity and hope you’ll visit us again soon!
We love those steps down to the lower creek side. Apparently, so do 202 of you!
Such kind words. Thanks Dianne!
Hope you’re still living in newlywed bliss Carol and Steve!
Happy Belated Anniversary! What wonderful memories!