Weather
The Pine Tree, News for Calaveras County and Beyond Weather
Amador Angels Camp Arnold Bear Valley Copperopolis Murphys San Andreas Valley Springs Moke Hill/West Point Tuolumne
News
Business Directory
Weather & Roads
Sports
Real Estate
Search
Weekly & Grocery Ads
Entertainment
Life & Style
Government
Law Enforcement
Business
Wine News
Health & Fitness
Home & Garden
Food & Dining
Religion & Faith
Frogtown USA
Elémentaire TV
Calendar
Polls
Columns
Free Classifieds
Letters to the Editor
Obituaries
About Us

Coming Soon...
Sunday, Aug 28
10:00 AM "Market At The Square" Farmers Market At Copperopolis Town Square
12:00 PM "Backyard Blues 'n' BBQ" At Historic Hotel Leger
Monday, Aug 29
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous Arnold
Tuesday, Aug 30
09:00 AM Market At Metzger Farms and Winery
Wednesday, Aug 31
06:00 PM Hey Neighbors! “Locals Night” at Milliaire Winery
Friday, Sep 2
09:00 AM Market At Metzger Farms and Winery
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
05:00 PM Angels Camp Farmers Market
05:30 PM Plan B Will Rock Out The Season Of Murphys First Fridays In The Park
05:30 PM Friday Jazz At Alchemy
Saturday, Sep 3
All Day Bear Valley Library Book Sale
10:00 AM 44th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival
10:00 AM 44th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival
10:00 AM Murphys Historic Walking Tour Every Saturday At 10am
01:00 PM Big Trees North Grove Guided Tours Saturdays At 1pm
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
06:00 PM “Flight Night” at Tanner Vineyards
Sunday, Sep 4
Until 05:00 PM 44th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival
Until 05:00 PM 44th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival
10:00 AM "Market At The Square" Farmers Market At Copperopolis Town Square
12:00 PM California Hunter Education Class Starting September 4th In Arnold
12:00 PM "Backyard Blues 'n' BBQ" At Historic Hotel Leger
Monday, Sep 5
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous Arnold
Tuesday, Sep 6
09:00 AM Market At Metzger Farms and Winery
Thursday, Sep 8
09:30 AM Calaveras County Community Bible Study
Friday, Sep 9
09:00 AM Market At Metzger Farms and Winery
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
05:00 PM Angels Camp Farmers Market
05:30 PM Friday Jazz At Alchemy
Saturday, Sep 10
09:30 AM Evan Walker Memorial Poker Run
09:30 AM The First Annual Evan Walker Memorial Run
10:00 AM UCCE Master Food Preserver Class: Fall Fruits
10:00 AM SNAC Sponsors Plug Ugly Disc Golf Tourney!!
10:00 AM Murphys Historic Walking Tour Every Saturday At 10am
01:00 PM Big Trees North Grove Guided Tours Saturdays At 1pm
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
06:00 PM Hawaiian-Themed Dinner Dance To Raise Funds To Maintain Murphys Park

Search Announcements




Log In
Username

Password

Remember Me



Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 05/29/2014 01:51 PM Updated by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 05/29/2014 01:51 PM
Expires: 01/01/2019 12:00 AM
:

Camp Jack Hazard Executive Director with 10 Camp Alumni to Hike 90 Miles of the Pacific Crest Trail as Commemoration

Modesto, CA – In April, the Executive Director of The Jack and Buena Foundation, Jason Poisson, announced that he wanted to hike 90 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail to commemorate the 90th year anniversary of local summer camp, Camp Jack Hazard. Word of the hike spread among camp alumni, and Poisson was contacted by a number of alumni interested in hiking with him. Poisson now has company for his 90 mile hike from Lake Tahoe to Camp Jack Hazard, near the Sonora Pass, and has decided to hike another 90 miles from the camp to Tuolumne Meadows. Camp alumni will accompany Poisson on both legs of the trip. His hiking buddies include a recent graduate of Valley Charter High School heading to UC Berkeley in the fall, a local high school teacher, an elementary school teacher from Colorado, a college photography teacher from Oregon, and several current UC Santa Cruz students. Most are alumni of Camp Jack Hazard.

The Jack and Buena Foundation operates the historic summer camp near the Sonora Pass. In addition to serving as Executive Director of the Foundation, Poisson is a former camper, counselor, and director of Camp Jack Hazard, and a former area high school teacher. Poisson co-founded the Jack and Buena Foundation in 2009 to provide scholarships for Modesto-area youth to attend the camp. In 2011, the Jack and Buena Foundation took over operations of Camp Jack Hazard following the closure of the Stanislaus County YMCA.

2014 is Camp Jack Hazard’s 90th year anniversary in operation. Poisson said he wanted to undertake this long backpacking trip to commemorate the camp’s anniversary and to help raise awareness of the camp’s continuing operation. “Some people still assume Camp Jack Hazard closed when the YMCA closed, but we are open and still providing local kids with fantastic outdoor experiences. We still take kids backpacking and rock-climbing, sing at camp fires, and teach them to be stewards of the Sierra Nevadas.” Camp Jack Hazard has taken countless area youth backpacking in the wilderness surrounding the camp near the Sonora Pass, providing many children their first wilderness experience.

Poisson said he wasn’t surprised that so many camp alumni want to join with him on the hike: “Camp Jack Hazard is all about the beauty of the Sierra Nevadas and the joy of hiking in these mountains. And this camp breeds real loyalty. Camp alumni are always eager to return, and I think they want to see as many kids as possible have the experiences in the Sierras they had as campers.” Christina Fitts, an elementary school music teacher in Longmont, Colorado agrees.
Fitts, who attended Camp Jack Hazard as a child and later worked at the camp, said, “We all want to see Camp Jack Hazard continue. I work with kids and know how much they need this kind of experience. I hope my time on the [Pacific Crest] Trail will inspire people to think about Camp Jack Hazard, take their kids to the mountains, maybe send them to camp.”

About The Jack and Buena Foundation:
The primary goal of The Jack and Buena Foundation is to ensure that Camp Jack Hazard continues providing life-changing experiences to Central Valley youths for years to come. In the last three years, the foundation has helped 75 kids attend camp. In May 2011, the foundation began to rent and run the camp and is now focused on creating a sustainable summer camp.


Comments - Make a comment
The comments are owned by the poster. We are not responsible for its content. We value free speech but remember this is a public forum and we hope that people would use common sense and decency. If you see an offensive comment please email us at news@thepinetree.net

What's Related
These might interest you as well
Local News

Calendar

Photo Albums

phpws Business Directory

Web Pages


Mark Twain Medical Center
Meadowmont Pharmacy
Century 21 Sierra Properties
Bear Valley Real Estate
Bear Valley Cross Country
Cedar Creek Realty
Middleton's Furniture
Cave, Mine & Zip Lines
Bistro Espresso
Pinnacle Physical Therapy
Chatom Winery
Bear Valley Mountain Resort
Paul D. Bertini Premier Properties

Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway
Sierra Logging Museum
Calaveras Mentoriing Jenny's Kitchen


Copyright © The Pine Tree 2005-2016