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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Camp New Hope Intro

In the NC mountains of Ashe County, is a breathtaking160 acre property that sits on the edge of the New River.  There is a redesigned 4 bedroom hunting lodge that can sleep 10 people. There are 4 wheel drive utility vehicles (Kubotas) to ride the many trails through the mountainside, there is canoeing and tubing on the New River, there is fishing, volleyball & firepits, there is a fun play area in the "shed" with air hockey, pool, video games, and all kinds of toys and things to occupy the children. The best part is the kitchen comes stocked with food, and the Camp Director, Randy, cooks many of the suppers for the families attending the camp. This place of rest and renewal is called Camp New Hope, and we were blessed to spend last week enjoying it with my Mom and Dad, and Michael's Mom (his father passed away 5 years ago). This was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for our family as we have never been on a vacation where we've had both parents there since mine are in PA and Michael's is in OH.

Camp New Hope is a privately owned, nonprofit, no-charge facility for families who have children with life-threatening medical conditions.  It is run by volunteers who dedicate much time and energy into making it a special week for our special children. It was created through a vision of two brothers, Mark and Will Adkins of Waterfront Group, who have selflessly used their property for the purpose of giving a gift of lifetime memories for families like ours.

Welcome to Camp New Hope - "A Special Place For Special People"

Beautiful scenery driving through the property.

One of the many lovely little garden areas to give you a spot for peace and tranquility.

Another view of the New River from the property.

"Rebekah Mtn" - Each time a child visits Camp New Hope, the camp names on of the 4-wheeling trails after a child. Then the signs hang in their "shed" until the next visit from that child.

Pure beauty!

Garden of Hope

Garden of Hope

Sun Room of the lodge, complete with a row of rocking chairs and a few tables for game playing so you can sit and watch the river below.

"Bob" is one of the lodge decorations. The lodge is a  renovated 1950's hunting  "lodge" that has been expanded and adapted.  It can hold 1 family - up to 10 people in 4 bedrooms.  It is filled with decorations like this bobcat.

Looking up the hill at the lodge from the road in.

Entrance and grilling area of the lodge.

Go to Camp New Hope's website to donate online or to download an application/physician form to apply for camp qualification.
Check out Camp New Hope's Blog which features the families that visit each each week.
On facebook? Like Camp New Hope's page!

1 comment:

  1. That looks absolutely amazing! What a great place. I'm so glad your family got to spend a week there!!!