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Today marks 75 years since the attack at Pearl Harbor. That grim day marked a turning point for the United States, influencing the decision to join World War II. On this anniversary, we want to take a moment to remember and thank those who have served for our country. We have a responsibility to recognize those who made the ultimate sacrifice, allowing for our great nation to become what it is today. Thank you to all who have served, and to those who continue to protect the American way of life.
Thank you to all of the women and men who have served and continue to serve our country. This Veteran’s Day, we would like to honor Mike, former SEAL, as our Mentor of the Month! He learned about the Cal Ripken, Sr.
Today is National Stop Bullying Day. Let’s visit the concept behind bullying and look deeper into respect versus fear. To respect yourself, others, and things such as the environment, animals, and personal belongings, is extremely important in life, and is the number 1 rule at #CRSFcamp. However, how does one receive respect?
All of the kids are back home now, either in school or getting ready to start school right after Labor Day. But we had another great camp with 122 program participants and their mentors from 7 states and Canada! Here are some highlights from last week:
It is our final week of Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation summer camp before the last of our kids head back to school, and we’re going to make it another great one! This week, we have program participants and their mentors coming from New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and even from Canada!
Another excellent week of #CRSFcamp is in the books, thanks to an uncommon group of campers, mentors, and Badges for Baseball coaches from as close as Baltimore and as far away as Nicaragua!
We stayed in cabins on the Chesapeake Bay:
We are excited to kick of our first August camp with 186 campers and their mentors, who flew and drove in from Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia. On top of that we had a group fly internationally all the way from Nicaragua! The kids are geared up and excited for a week full of baseball, rope lines, team building and many more fun experiences. Not only that but they will have presentations throughout the week from our Badges for Baseball partners and inspiring guest speakers.
After a week full of camp activities, demonstrations, and inspiring guest speakers, it is safe to say our campers had an experience of a lifetime. With the wonderful opportunity to hear presentations from our public safety partners as well as former University of Maryland basketball player Ernie Graham, Rachel’s Challenge, and our very own Brooke Austin, our campers left inspired to live a positive life. Even in such a short time, we could see that our campers were taking all they learned throughout the week and applying it into their final games.