Monthly Archives: August 2013

Another great year with Camp Soaring Eagle

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.

Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics Group helping children from Camp Soaring Eagle at the lower garden at Briar Patch Inn

  stretching for gymnastics with the arizona stingrays and camp soaring eagle in the briar patch lower garden

Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics Group Posing with children from Camp Soaring Eagle at the lower garden at Briar Patch Inn

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 for camp soaring eagle with briar patch inn

Preparing the Totem Pole of Courage.

volunteer noreen having breakfast by the creek during camp soaring eagle

two volunteers from camp soaring eagle posing in the briar patch inn lower garden

family and children from camp soaring eagle standing in front of the office at the briar patch inn

Volunteers and families from Camp Soaring Eagle enjoying breakfast by the creek and posing in front of our office.

Innkeeper Rob Olson with daughters and volunteer from Camp Soaring Eagle

And our Manager Rob Olson with his daughters and Shasta, another dedicated volunteer from the Camp Soaring Eagle team.

Your Gracious Words

    Oak Creek Canyon Swimming Hole at Briar Patch Inn

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!

Facebook recommendations for briar patch inn

We love those steps down to the lower creek side.  Apparently, so do 202 of you!

recommendation by dianne kulp of the briar patch inn

Such kind words.  Thanks Dianne!

wedding posted to facebook on briar patch inn page

Hope you’re still living in newlywed bliss Carol and Steve!

wedding anniversary at briar patch inn celebrated on facebook

Happy Belated Anniversary! What wonderful memories!