We are looking forward to 2014 as the Dubuque Balloon Camp will return for a 3rd straight year under the direction of Kim Wooge and Adam Magee. New this year will be the Great Eastern Balloon Camp in PA under the direction of Gene Burnstein and his staff. Gene, who was a counselor at the Reno camp and previously a counselor at the Michigan camp has decided to take on the challenge of producing his own camp in 2014.
We have many great things planned for 2014, but you have to attend a balloon camp to find out what!
Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors that made 2013 so great and we hope that you will support us again in 2014!
Congratulations to Mike Shrum, who in his first year as taking over the Youth Camps Chair has provided a tremendous amount of support to the program. Mike was awarded a Director's Award from the BFA Board of Directors at the BFA's Annual General Meeting for his work with the Youth Program!
Also, congratulations to Jeff Haliczer who was also awarded a Director's Award from the BFA Board of Directors at the BFA's Annual General Meeting for his work directing the Reno Balloon Camp!
The Youth Program was not done yet....also, congratulations to Kim Wooge and Adam Magee for also being awarded Director's Awards from the BFA Board of Directors at the BFA's Annual General Meeting for their work directing the Dubuque Balloon Camp!
In addition to receiving Director's Awards, Kim and Adam both received the Bill Murtorff Spirit of Ballooning Award from the BFA for their contributions to the Youth Program over the years. The award, which hasn't been given out in 10 years was well deserved.
2013 was a great year for the Youth Program! Registration for the 2014 balloon camps is now OPEN! We hope you will join us!