Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bradshaw High Ropes Course

We have lost a dear member of our family this summer. U.S. Army 1st Lt. Brian N. Bradshaw, died June 25 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Kheyl, Afghanistan. Brian joined the CYO family in 2001 working as a dishwasher at Camp Don Bosco. He worked at Bosco the next summer then moved on to Hamilton until 2006. Brian was loud, caring, adventurous and notorious for his impressive mopping skills. He mopped out the Longhouse like no other! Brian's spirit and love for camp showed as he led campers on adventures through the woods as the mountain bike specialist while at Hamilton. He will be deeply missed by the CYO community and will forever be in our circle of friendship, family, and support.

Brian's family decided to support one of Brian's favorite camp activities at Hamilton, the High Ropes Course. With their help we've begun construction on a new course. This course will help campers conquer fears, set goals, and really live out Brian's adventurous spirit. This week we began installation of the poles that will be holding the course. I'll be trying to post updates and photos as the construction process continues.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Brian loved camp! He started there as a camper in 4th grade at Bosco then he moved on to Hamilton and did 2 of the Nanamakee adventures. From his first year he said he wanted to be a dishwasher as soon as he was 16. He did just that. Camp played a huge role in shaping who he was. Thanks to all those who influenced him.He would relly like this course Mary, his Mom