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Health and Wellness Camp June 2016

1 camp, 2 rafting trips, 3 weeks, 5 hours of science instruction, 8 girls, 9 hours of yoga, 10 hours of fitness,12 hours of food justice training, 15 miles of bike riding,  20 trips to the rec center, 30 of our favorite Beyoncé songs to keep us motivated, 75 hours of laughter, 100 hours of making new friends, 120 hours of camp, and enough joyfulness for a lifetime.  

BHBD is a Cause for Celebration!

BHBD is a Cause for Celebration!

Playground Fun!

Playground Fun!

Precious Moments with Dr. Lofton

Precious Moments with Dr. Lofton

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Natasha's Workout Plan Pt. 1

Natasha's Workout Plan Pt. 1

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Natasha's Workout Plan Pt. 2

Natasha's Workout Plan Pt. 2

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Tour de Five Points

Tour de Five Points

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Juneteenth Fun!

Juneteenth Fun!

The Coolest Staff on the Planet!

The Coolest Staff on the Planet!

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Girls Outing to Raft!

Girls Outing to Raft!

Sisterhood

Sisterhood

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Cooking Matters...Literally!

Cooking Matters...Literally!

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Brunch at the Dr. Lofton Estate!

Brunch at the Dr. Lofton Estate!

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 Thank you  Dr. Maude Lofton for making this camp a reality!

Maude Lofton, MD

Maude Brown Lofton, MD was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. and received her Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Lofton completed her pediatric residency training at the University Hospital in Jacksonville where she was selected to serve as Chief Resident of Pediatrics. During her tenure the position was upgraded to the level of junior faculty position. Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Lofton joined the University of Florida College of Medicine faculty as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics.

 

While living in Jacksonville, Dr. Lofton, served on the Mayor’s Commission for Children and Youth; the Governor’s Commission on Children and Youth for the state of Florida; and, wrote a weekly column for the Jacksonville Advocate Newspaper. Dr. Lofton received numerous awards and commendations from the city of Jacksonville, area churches, the Jacksonville Urban League, the NAACP, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for her child and family advocacy. She was on the faculty of Howard University Hospital, the University of Alabama College of Medicine at Birmingham, where she pursued advanced training in Child Development; and, the University of Louisville College of Medicine. She served on the admissions committee at both the University of Florida and the University of Alabama.

 

A longstanding member of the National Association of Health Services Executives, Dr. Lofton is retired from the active practice of medicine and resides in Denver, Colorado. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and attends New Hope Baptist Church. Her focus is now on supporting health and education programs for youth; leadership development for girls and young women; and women’s health and wellness. Dr. Lofton is in collaboration with her personal trainer to create a science-based fitness curriculum that improves physical and psychological and emotional health. Dr. Lofton’s attitude towards life is a philosophy of being “forever young.” She is an avid recreational tennis player, enjoys pickle ball, bowling, gardening, reading and has recently taken up golf. She has two children, Johanna and Kevin Russell; and three grandchildren, Jaylen, Marcel and Zaria. Check out her website here.

Our 8 Extraordinary Girls

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Monika

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Marley

Deja

Dejah

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Alyssa

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Paris

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Amy

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Lauryn

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Maya

Health and Wellness Camp Staff

Ginnie

Ginnie

My name is Ginnie. I am a PhD student at University of Colorado-Boulder. In my free time I love to travel, read books, and play with my dog. I founded Big Hair, Bigger Dreams because I wanted to help girls like me to accomplish their dreams. After I earn my PhD, I want to continue leading BHBD and also be a college professor! I love to eat but can't cook. My favorite food is Thai food.

Mattie

Mattie

“I am a Wanderer.” My name is Mattie Walker and I am a multi-racial Black Woman who is 25 years old. I grew up in Denver, Colorado in a large low-income family made up of 11+ people. When I was was little I wanted to be a writer. Now I have graduated from Colorado State University with a Degree in Sociology. And I have traveled throughout China and South-East Asia. Currently, I am working on my own Online English Tutoring business. In the future I want to start my own non-profit and travel more.

Bria

Bria

My name is Bria May and I'm currently a senior at University of Colorado-Boulder. I am an English Major while working towards a Leadership Certificate in the CU Boulder Ethnic Living and Learning Residential Academic Leadership Program. Because of this work I am very passionate about working with young women. In my free time I love to read, write, watch my favorite shows, and spend time with my family and friends. I am also a future Lawyer, Poet Laureate, and National Best Selling Author.

Natasha

Natasha

Natasha Moloch solidified herself as one of the best women’s basketball players in school history, ranking at or near the top of several career records at Metro State. No player has come close to her record of 455 steals, over 200 more than the second place total. Molock also ranks second in assists with 367 and third in points with 1,301. The steal totals from her sophomore, junior and senior seasons rank as the top three single season totals at Metro State.

Dr. Lofton

Dr. Lofton

Maude Brown Lofton, MD was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from Spelman College and received her Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville. A longstanding member of the National Association of Health Services Executives, Dr. Lofton is now retired from the active practice of medicine. Her focus is now on supporting health and education programs for youth; leadership development for girls and young women; and women’s health and wellness.

Traci

Traci

Tracy is a Denver native, who has built her career around wellness, by intergrading the idea of Mind, Body, Soul as a framework. Graduating from Axis Yoga Teacher Training, 200hr & 300hr programs, Tracy brings a wealth of classical yoga traditions to her work. In addition, Ms. Fair, works as a Certified Addictions Therapist, with a focus on women of Color. She received her training from The University of Colorado. Tracy is passionate about African/African American History and many other areas.

Camp Expereince

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