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Jay Cheerleaders volunteer at Miracle Camp

Just because school is out does not mean the cheerleaders at Jay High School are taking time off. The girls are doing summer workouts,going to camp, and volunteering their time in the community and with charity camps.

The Junior varsity squad just returned from UCA camp atAuburn University where they received several awards including home Pom- 4th, extreme routine- 2nd, cheer-2nd, sideline-3rd, game time-2nd. Hope Miller was named All-American and Anabel Sheppard won the pin it forward award.

A group of varsity and JV girls volunteered their time to work with campers at Sacred Heart’s Miracle Camp this week. The girls led fitness classes for the campers, and helped establish self esteem builders with the group. A fun filled day was experienced by the campers and the squad. If you or your group would like more information on Miracle Camp, please read below.

Discover A Special Place
Miracle Camp provides camps and programs that lifts the spirits of children and adults with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Thanks to this special place, people of all ages may experience a “getaway from the every day.”

Nestled in a peaceful, wooded area northwest of Pensacola, Miracle Camp is located on a 40-acre site along Beulah Road. The camp grew from the collaborative vision of Pensacola’s Eric and Peg Nickelsen and Sacred Heart Health System’s Patrick J. Madden. Supported by many businesses and individuals who also donated funds, supplies and services to the camp, Sacred Heart and the Nickelsens were able to make the dream of a “miracle camp” into a reality in 2002.

Miracle Camp provides a memorable experience for all who come here seeking respite, peace and renewal. The camp enriches the lives of its visitors and helps them better cope with the challenges they face by:

Providing therapeutic camp experiences
Offering educational and supportive programs
Developing programs for those who provide care to children and adults with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
Miracle Camp’s property has about 20 acres of woods, a pecan orchard, a beautiful pond, and a central campfire area. The camp also offers the following facilities, most of which are climate-controlled for the comfort of visitors:
Activities center
Dormitory that sleeps up to 36 people
Dining hall
First aid/medical center
Main office with conference room
Pool and pool house
Open-air chapel by the pond
Treehouse for children
Paved walking trails
Our campers enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor activities — from hiking and fishing, to singing, arts and crafts, softball, swimming in our pool, taking in the beautiful scenery around the pond, and more.

For more information, or to schedule a retreat or event at Miracle Camp, contact us at (850) 944-1677, or send us an e-mail here.





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