This Year’s t-shirt in support of the High School Bridge Camp

A new shirt is up for sale at teespring, all profits from the sale of the shirt will go to the Rolfe Bridge Education Fund which supports the Wanna Play Bridge High School Camp as well as college scholarships for bridge students.  Cost is just $19.99 and comes in a variety of colors.  Buy more than one!  It is for a great cause!

2018 High School Summer Camp

ROLFE BRIDGE SERVICES LLC has joined forces with Phyllis Siegel, a bridge teacher from the St. Louis area, to open a week long residential youth bridge camp for high school age students. This camp is open to students entering 10th through 12th grade. In 2018 this camp will once again be held at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO for the week of July 15 – July 21.

I urge you to look at the  2018 Flyer for the camp. Some scholarship money may be available, ask your local ACBL Unit or District.

Download the HS Camp Registration Form .
You can also REGISTER ONLINE.
Payment can be made via mailed check or by calling Kathy with credit card information. 816-237-0519.
You can also pay via Paypal here.

2018 HS Bridge Camp

 

This camp is for students entering their sophomore through senior years of high school, but some exceptions might be made for slightly younger and slightly older campers, especially if attending with a sibling.

Camp will be held at Missouri Western State University the week of July 15-21. Students will need to check in between 4 and 5 on Sunday July 15, with check-out and pick up the morning of Saturday July 21.

Read about our 2015 year at camp!

Keep in mind, you don’t have to already know how to play! We can start at the beginning! We hope to see you there!

This is a great chance to tour a college campus and get a real feel for college life. Don’t miss out!

For those interested in helping to fund this camp: Tax deductible Donations to help fund this bridge camp are welcomed to help defray costs to operate the camp. The costs for us to operate the camp are greater than the amount raised from student fees so every dollar helps keep the camp going. Please make checks payable to the Rolfe Bridge Education Fund and mail them to this address:
Truman Heartland Community Foundation

4200 Little Blue Parkway, Ste 340

Independence, MO 64057-8303

If for some reason the camp is canceled those funds would still go to bridge, either toward a future camp or to college scholarships for bridge players.

2015 High School Bridge Camp

The inaugural year for the high school residential bridge camp went off without a hitch! It was held at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO from July 5-11. We all stayed in the dorms, ate in the student cafeteria, and had classes and tournaments in the Student Union.

Lots of learning and lots of fun! We took a tour of the campus on Tuesday and the outdoor volleyball and basketball courts close to our dorm became an immediate hit among our 11 students. Tuesday night we all went bowling at Belt Bowl on dollar night. So we each got a snack and drink and 2 lines of bowling, relatively inexpensively. The post camp survey proved this was a hit with everyone! Wednesday afternoon we had a docent led tour of the Walter Cronkite Memorial, right there on campus. Thursday night was our talent show and what turned into a joke telling night as well. Friday night we went to the student production of “The Fantasticks”. Besides the organized activities, the kids took full advantage of free time on the aforementioned courts, and there was also lots of movie watching, popcorn eating, and game playing going on during free time as well. And before we knew it, it was Saturday morning and everyone was going home! Look below for some pictures from our week.

Of course throughout the week there were bridge lessons for four and a half hours per day and a two hour bridge tournament each night. Click here to see most of the results