Camp LUCK 2016: Be The Spark

June 25, 2016

Camp LUCK Family Camp 2016 was AMAZING!  It was a three fun-packed days of camp songs, entertainment, activities, a dance party, games, and most importantly awesome heart kids and their families! It was great to see the families letting loose and having a great time!   Camp LUCK family camp is a wonderful camp for kids with congenital heart disease (CHD) and their families held at Camp Cherokee.

Camp Luck 2016 ThemeCamp Luck 2016 ThemeCamp Luck is a camp for heart kids. Ignite...be the spark was the theme for this years camp. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography. This years theme was Ignite...Be the Spark.  It was all about inspiring the campers "to spread their "flame" and impact others in a positive way".

Day One:

The evening started with flagpole, opening ceremony, and a whole lot of rain.  The opening ceremony was full of camp history, stories, and skits followed by a grooving dance party. This year, campers danced to luau inspired songs and did the Limbo. 

Campers Dance at Camp LUCK family camp 2016Campers Dance at Camp LUCK family camp 2016Camp Luck, a camp for heart kids and their families, was a blast with it's annual dance party. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Family dances at Camp Luck Family Camp 2016Family dances at Camp Luck Family Camp 2016Family dances during Camp Luck family camp's annual dance party. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Assistant camp director and doctor does the limbo.Assistant camp director and doctor does the limbo.Assistant camp director and doctor of Camp Luck does the limbo at Camp Luck's annual dance party. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Heart kids do the limbo at Camp Luck 2016Heart kids do the limbo at Camp Luck 2016Heart kids line up to do the limbo during Camp Luck family camp 2016 dance party. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Dr. Rene dances with one of the heart kidsDr. Rene dances with one of the heart kidsDr. Rene dances with one of the heart kids during Camp Luck's family camp dance party 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Piggyback rides during Camp Luck dance party.Piggyback rides during Camp Luck dance party.Heart kid gives piggyback ride during Camp Luck family camp's 2016 dance party. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Day Two:

The next morning, we got everyone together and took a big group photo, then one with just the heart kids and their siblings, and finally, one with the awesome staff and volunteers who make this wonderful camp possible!

Everyone at Camp Luck family camp 2016Everyone at Camp Luck family camp 2016Photo of heart kids, their family, and the volunteers at Camp Luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Camp Luck family camp 2016 heart kids and their siblingsCamp Luck family camp 2016 heart kids and their siblingsPhoto of Camp Luck family camp 2016 heart kids and their siblings cheering and excited for the weekend. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Staff and volunteers for Camp Luck family camp 2016Staff and volunteers for Camp Luck family camp 2016Staff and volunteers pose for their group photo at the 2016 Camp Luck family camp. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography. Then it was time for breakout sessions with separate workshops for heart kid siblings and the parents plus fun time for the heart kids!  The heart kids dabbled in arts and crafts followed by playing out on the basketball court.

Heart kid drawing at camp luck family camp 2016Heart kid drawing at camp luck family camp 2016A heart kid draws during camp luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

volunteer and heart kid bond at camp luckvolunteer and heart kid bond at camp luckA camp luck family camp 2016 volunteer spends time with a heart kid out on the basketball court. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Heart kid finds a tiny frog at camp luck 2016.Heart kid finds a tiny frog at camp luck 2016.A heart kid finds a baby from at Camp Luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Close up of tiny frog that heart kid found at camp luck 2016.Close up of tiny frog that heart kid found at camp luck 2016.Close up of a tiny frog that a heart kid found at camp luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Heart kids playing tic tac toe at camp luck.Heart kids playing tic tac toe at camp luck.Heart kids playing tic tack toe on the basketball court at Camp Luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Volunteer lifts heart kid to basketball net at camp luck.Volunteer lifts heart kid to basketball net at camp luck.A volunteer lifts a heart kid to a basketball net at Camp Luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Camp Luck 2016 Heart kidCamp Luck 2016 Heart kidCamp Luck family camp 2016 heart kid dressed in a patriotic fairy costume. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Two Heart kids at Camp Luck Family Camp 2016Two Heart kids at Camp Luck Family Camp 2016Two heart kids pose together at Camp Luck Family Camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Cute heart kid at camp luck 2016.Cute heart kid at camp luck 2016.Cute heart kid talks to other kids at Camp Luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Heart kid gets a piggyback ride at camp luck family camp 2016.Heart kid gets a piggyback ride at camp luck family camp 2016.A heart kid get a piggyback ride before Camp Luck family camp 2016 pow wow. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Scars are cool camp luck family camp 2016 decor.Scars are cool camp luck family camp 2016 decor.Scars are cool camp luck family camp 2016 outdoor decor. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding Photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Pow Wow time!  Everyone got back together for the thought of the day and lots of fun, awesome camp songs.

Heart kid at Camp Luck family camp 2016Heart kid at Camp Luck family camp 2016Heart kids sit at the annual Camp Luck family camp pow wow. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Camp director teaches song at camp luck 2016Camp director teaches song at camp luck 2016Camp director teaches camp song at Camp Luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Camp director teaches song at 2016 Camp Luck.Camp director teaches song at 2016 Camp Luck.Camp director teaches song during pow wow at Camp Luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Heart kid sings camp songs at camp luck 2016Heart kid sings camp songs at camp luck 2016Heart kid sings camp songs during Camp Luck family camp 2016 pow wow. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Camp director at camp luck family camp 2016Camp director at camp luck family camp 2016Camp director singing during camp luck family camp 2016 pow wow. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Camp director leads song at camp luck family camp.Camp director leads song at camp luck family camp.Camp director and heart kid lead song during pow wow at Camp Luck Family Camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Heart kids laugh during camp luck 2016Heart kids laugh during camp luck 2016Heart kids laugh during the pow wow at Camp Luck Family Camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Heart kid wears sunglasses at camp luck 2016.Heart kid wears sunglasses at camp luck 2016.Adorable heart kid wears sunglasses during the camp luck family camp 2016 pow wow. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Heart kids hug each other camp luck 2016.Heart kids hug each other camp luck 2016.Heart kids hug each other and sing at Camp Luck Family Camp 2016 pow wow. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Then a special treat courtesy of last night's rain: mud wrestling!  It was hilarious and the kids and parents loved it!

Volunteer painting face with mud at camp luck family camp 2016Volunteer painting face with mud at camp luck family camp 2016Volunteer gets ready to mud wrestle at camp luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Volunteer getting ready to mud wrestle at camp luck 2016Volunteer getting ready to mud wrestle at camp luck 2016Volunteer gets ready to mud wrestle at camp luck family camp 2016. Other volunteers cheer him on. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Camp director counts down mud wrestling camp luck 2016.Camp director counts down mud wrestling camp luck 2016.Camp director counts down to mud wrestling start at camp luck family camp 2016. Kids watch is suspense. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Volunteers mud wrestle at camp luck family camp 2016.Volunteers mud wrestle at camp luck family camp 2016.Two volunteers mud wrestle at camp luck family camp 2016 during its pow wow. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Mud wrestling camp luck family camp 2016Mud wrestling camp luck family camp 2016Volunteers mud wrestle at camp luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Mud wrestling champions at camp luck family camp 2016.Mud wrestling champions at camp luck family camp 2016.Mud wrestling champions at the camp luck family camp 2016 pow wow. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography. Throughout the day, families enjoyed land and water activities such as archery, rock climbing, swimming, boating, athletics, and art. 

Heart kid swims in the water at camp luck family camp 2016.Heart kid swims in the water at camp luck family camp 2016.Heart kid swims in the water during camp luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Adorable heart kids on the water during camp luck 2016Adorable heart kids on the water during camp luck 2016Adorable heart kids on the water at camp luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Heart kid does back bend on paddle board at camp luck.Heart kid does back bend on paddle board at camp luck.Heart kid does a back bend on a paddle board in the lake at camp luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Heart kids jump on the water trampoline at camp luck.Heart kids jump on the water trampoline at camp luck.Heart kids and siblings jump on the water trampoline at camp luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Heart family in canoe during camp luck.Heart family in canoe during camp luck.Heart family in canoe at the lake during camp luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Rock climbing at camp luck 2016Rock climbing at camp luck 2016Rock climbing at camp luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Heart kid plays football at camp luck.Heart kid plays football at camp luck.Heart kid plays football at camp luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding Photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Kid plays in sand at camp luck family camp 2016.Kid plays in sand at camp luck family camp 2016.Kid plays in the sand box at camp luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Camp Luck Family Camp 2016 Heart DecorCamp Luck Family Camp 2016 Heart DecorCamp Luck family camp 2016 outside decor of a flaming heart. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Heart kid plays with water gun at camp luck.Heart kid plays with water gun at camp luck.Heart kid plays with a water gun at camp luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Heart kid plays on the basketball court.Heart kid plays on the basketball court.Heart kid plays basketball during Camp Luck Family Camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Heart kids give wagon ride at camp luckHeart kids give wagon ride at camp luckHeart kids give two younger kids a ride in a cart at camp luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Heart kid reads about heart facts at camp luck.Heart kid reads about heart facts at camp luck.Adorable heart kid reads a sign about heart facts at camp luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography. In the evening, it was time for the evening activity... RAMBO! It was a game of kids vs. parents where they had to find and retrieve the other team's flag.  And it rained so hard!! The game continued until the storm got too bad to stay outside.  The kids had a blast running around in the rain and the parents, well, they were ready to dry off.  In the final tally, the kids won the game, but some parents would challenge that!

Camper ready for playing rambo at Camp Luck.Camper ready for playing rambo at Camp Luck.Camper with camo face paint ready to play Rambo at camp luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Camp luck kids putting on their face paint.Camp luck kids putting on their face paint.Camp luck kids gather and put on their face paint before their game of Rambo against the parents. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Camp luck kids ready to play rambo against the parents.Camp luck kids ready to play rambo against the parents.Camp Luck kids at family camp ready to play Rambo against the parents. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Heart kids playing Rambo at camp luck in the rain.Heart kids playing Rambo at camp luck in the rain.Heart kids playing Rambo at camp luck family camp in the rain. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

The rain subsided and everyone headed down to the lake for campfire and s'mores.  And just as it got dark, a boat carrying a large, lite-up heart circled around the lake.  It was the perfect ending to a perfect day.

Campers around the camp fire at camp luck 2016.Campers around the camp fire at camp luck 2016.Campers roast marshmallows around the camp fire at camp luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Cute kid roasting marshmallows at Camp Luck 2016.Cute kid roasting marshmallows at Camp Luck 2016.Cute kid roasting a marshmallow at Camp Luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Cute kid enjoys s'mores at Camp Luck 2016.Cute kid enjoys s'mores at Camp Luck 2016.Cute kid enjoys her s'more at camp luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Camp Luck heart on lake in 2016.Camp Luck heart on lake in 2016.Camp Luck family camp 2016 red heart on the lake. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Day Three:

It's 7 am, the water is literally freezing, and it is time for the Polar Bear Club.  Yep, you guessed it!  The brave campers and volunteers jumped into the very chilly waters of Lake York while executing some very impressive diving skills.

Everyone gathered at Camp Luck 2016 Polar Bear Dip.Everyone gathered at Camp Luck 2016 Polar Bear Dip.Campers gathered at Camp Luck Family Camp 2016 polar bear dip. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Heart kid runs down docks at camp luck family camp.Heart kid runs down docks at camp luck family camp.Heart kid runs down the dock to jump into freezing water during the polar bear dip at camp luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Heart kids before they jump into the cold lake at camp luck.Heart kids before they jump into the cold lake at camp luck.Three heart kids and siblings ready to jump into the freezing waters during Camp Luck family camp 2016 Polar Bear Dip. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Pair runs down dock at Camp Luck Family Camp.Pair runs down dock at Camp Luck Family Camp.Pair of campers run down the dock at Camp Luck family camp during the Polar Bear Dip 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Superwoman camper at Camp Luck 2016.Superwoman camper at Camp Luck 2016.Camper dressed with a patriotic cape runs down the dock at Camp Luck Family Camp 2016 Polar Bear Dip. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Camp Luck Volunteer on the Dock during the Polar Bear Dip.Camp Luck Volunteer on the Dock during the Polar Bear Dip.Camp Luck volunteer and heart kids run down the docks during the Polar Bear Dip at Camp Luck family camp 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Camp luck camper back flips into water.Camp luck camper back flips into water.Camp Luck Family Camp camper back flips into the water during the Polar Bear Dip 2016. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Camp Luck camper jumps into freezing water.Camp Luck camper jumps into freezing water.Camp Luck Family Camp 2016 camper jumps into freezing lake during the annual Polar Bear Dip. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography. Back at central camp, it was time for the last flagpole.  We had a blast at Camp Luck Family Camp this year and we can't wait until next year! 

Flagpole at camp luck family camp 2016.Flagpole at camp luck family camp 2016.Flagpole at Camp Luck family camp 2016. Campers raise the American Flag. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Adorable kid during Camp Luck Family Camp Flagpole.Adorable kid during Camp Luck Family Camp Flagpole.Adorable kid looks at the camera during the last Camp Luck Family Camp 2016 Flagpole. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

Camp Luck Decor Signs 2016Camp Luck Decor Signs 2016Camp Luck outdoor signs for 2016 camp. Photo by Monroe, NC wedding photographers, Aureola Spectrum Photography.

We're wedding photographers from Monroe, NC who volunteer and capture amazing moments during Camp Luck Family Camp every year, and we love it! To learn more about Camp LUCK, you can check out their website.

 


 

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