By Rachel Hoeing

In today’s Sunday Spotlight:

  • A Letter From Camp Hanes
  • Info on Mosquito Authority
  • New Play Area at Greensboro Children’s Museum
  • Kids Night Out at Bethabara Park
  • Camps & Lessons at Legacy Saddlebreds

A Letter From Camp Hanes

Dear Local Families,

On Wednesday, May 24, a tornado came through the Sauratown Mountain area. YMCA Camp Hanes sustained significant damage, and with strong support we are now in the process of assessing, repairing and rebuilding. We appreciate the outpouring of support so far and all of the calls asking what people can do to help. If you are interested in learning more about how you can help, please email us with your contact information at We will be in touch to provide information about opportunities. Please know that Camp will go on, and we are preparing for the first day of camp and we look forward to seeing everyone this summer!

Thank you for your continued prayers. Please keep all those affected by these storms in your thoughts.

Camp Hanes Team


Your Answer to Eliminating Mosquitoes and Ticks this Summer

May 2017 was the 3rd wettest May on record.  With record rainfall, mosquito and tick pressure is likely to be the highest we have seen in quite sometime.

If you enjoy playing, cooking out and relaxing in your yard, then it’s time to fight these annoying bloodsucking mosquitoes once and for all with help from Mosquito Authority! Due to concerns about a variety of mosquito-borne diseases, eliminating early breeders, treating habitat and establishing protection around your home are particularly important this year. Mosquito Authority’s comprehensive program breaks the mosquito life cycle to keep the disease-carrying pests out of your yard – and your life – all season long.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 2017 will also be a bad year for ticks. A mild winter combined with a moist spring is leaving scientists concerned this might be the worst year for tick bites.  Mosquito Authority can also help to eliminate ticks.

For more information about Mosquito Authority, call Shea directly at 336-712-5278 or send an email to her at


Get Outside and Climb at the Greensboro Children’s Museum

The new outdoor play plaza at GCM is open for spring and summer fun. Consisting of two European-imported 30-foot-tall Neptune XXL Climbers connected by a 25-foot suspended net tunnel and play structures for younger children including the Cosmos and Flubber Cube, families will experience the ultimate play experience that encourages the development of decision-making and socializing skills. Climbing taps into a child’s creative level of problem solving, being able to go from point A to point B with no specified path, and the rope structures allow for visibility while kids play.

Get ready for a new hands-on play experience in downtown Greensboro!  Admission to the Greensboro Children’s Museum is $10 per person and free for kids under age 12 months.

220 North Church Street in downtown Greensboro across the street from LeBauer Park.


June 2017 Kids’ NIGHT Out at Bethabara Park

Forsyth Family is moving their monthly KMO to the evening this month! They will be at Bethabara Park from 6- 8:30pm on June 8, 2017 for the End of School Celebration at the Bethabara Band Concert and Family Evening. Enjoy music by the Bethabara Concert Band, visit with Wake Forest Athletics, take a wagon ride, play colonial games, and more! Bring a picnic and join Forsyth Family Magazines an hour early for picnicking on the lawn. Each adult also receives 4 tickets for the fabulous prize board drawings.

Each month, Forsyth Family partners with a local family-oriented business to bring KMO to the community. Visit their Facebook Event page here.


Camps & Lessons at Legacy Saddlebreds

Legacy Saddlebreds offers a variety of camps for riders of all ages and skill levels. Their camps provide a fun and safe learning experience with riding lessons, horsemanship skills training, and horsey crafts while forging friendships with fellow horse lovers. They have fun themed camps for the 2017 summer, including their Little Cowboy/Cowgirl Camp, Little Princess Camp, and American Girl Camp, in addition to their two sessions of Beginner Camp. It’s not too late to register, so go to their website today to secure your horse-lover’s spot in one of their Summer Day Camps!

Legacy Saddlebreds also offers riding lessons seven days a week for ages 3 and up, allowing your rider to enjoy riding year round! Their two outdoor arenas and three climate controlled indoor arenas with viewing lounges make riding comfortable regardless of the weather. They hope to see you at the barn soon!

Legacy Saddlebreds


  • Today’s spotlight is sponsored by Camp Hanes, Mosquito Authority, the Greensboro Children’s Museum, Forsyth Family Magazine, and Legacy Saddlebreds.