Photos: Bo on the go: A day at Camp Rising Sun

 

Jay McCrary drives a boat while Kaleb Crook, 10, waves to Bo Carter and Reilly Pittman as they ride on an inner tube attached to the boat on Thursday at Camp Rising Sun.

Jay McCrary drives a boat while Kaleb Crook, 10, waves to Bo Carter and Reilly Pittman as they ride on an inner tube attached to the boat on Thursday at Camp Rising Sun. "It was scary the first time I went on the inner tube," Carter said. "After the first time, after falling off and all that, it wasn't so scary." The Dispatch followed Carter and his friends through a day at the camp held last week. Hosted at Camp Pratt since 1987, Camp Rising Sun will find another home next year. Photo by: Jennifer Mosbrucker/Dispatch Staff

 

Bo Carter waits on the dock between inner tube rides on Thursday at Camp Rising Sun.

Bo Carter waits on the dock between inner tube rides on Thursday at Camp Rising Sun.
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Bo Carter paints a picture of the Titanic on Tuesday afternoon. Carter loves to make arts and crafts, and is currently into graffiti style art.

Bo Carter paints a picture of the Titanic on Tuesday afternoon. Carter loves to make arts and crafts, and is currently into graffiti style art. "It just calms me down when I'm mad or stressed," Carter said. "It's just relaxing."
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Campers and counselors lay their hands on one another as they pray on Thursday morning at Camp Rising Sun. Baptist Memorial Hospital - Golden Triangle's chaplain Jonathan Blackburn shared his testimony with campers before leading them in prayer.

Campers and counselors lay their hands on one another as they pray on Thursday morning at Camp Rising Sun. Baptist Memorial Hospital - Golden Triangle's chaplain Jonathan Blackburn shared his testimony with campers before leading them in prayer. "I like it because I get to learn more about God and Jesus," Carter said.
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Bo Carter, left, and his friend Kaleb Crook, 10, wait to ride on a boat on Thursday at the dock. Camp Rising Sun serves children who have gone through or are currently receiving treatment for cancer. Each camper is allowed to bring a friend or sibling with them. This year, Carter chose to bring Crook as his plus-one. The two have been friends since preschool.

Bo Carter, left, and his friend Kaleb Crook, 10, wait to ride on a boat on Thursday at the dock. Camp Rising Sun serves children who have gone through or are currently receiving treatment for cancer. Each camper is allowed to bring a friend or sibling with them. This year, Carter chose to bring Crook as his plus-one. The two have been friends since preschool.
Photo by: Jennifer Mosbrucker/Dispatch Staff

 

Reilly Pittman, 12, left, and Bo Carter try to whack one another with vinyl sticky hands on Thursday in their cabin. Carter was in cabin Tunica this year with five other boys. It was Pittman's first year at camp.

Reilly Pittman, 12, left, and Bo Carter try to whack one another with vinyl sticky hands on Thursday in their cabin. Carter was in cabin Tunica this year with five other boys. It was Pittman's first year at camp.
Photo by: Jennifer Mosbrucker/Dispatch Staff

 

Art projects are set on a table to dry on Thursday at Camp Rising Sun. Throughout the week, Bo made drawings, paintings, t-shirts and a Shrinky Dink.

Art projects are set on a table to dry on Thursday at Camp Rising Sun. Throughout the week, Bo made drawings, paintings, t-shirts and a Shrinky Dink. "It's just relaxing," he said.
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Bo Carter and his fellow campers and counselors sing a meal prayer before lunch on Thursday at Camp Rising Sun's Mess Hall. Each day, volunteers come to prepare and serve food for the campers. On Thursday, a group from Zachary's came to serve the food.

Bo Carter and his fellow campers and counselors sing a meal prayer before lunch on Thursday at Camp Rising Sun's Mess Hall. Each day, volunteers come to prepare and serve food for the campers. On Thursday, a group from Zachary's came to serve the food.
Photo by: Jennifer Mosbrucker/Dispatch Staff

 

Members of cabin Tunica put sun screen on before going to play in the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Bo Carter's favorite counselor, Andy Miller, was in the same cabin with him this year.

Members of cabin Tunica put sun screen on before going to play in the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Bo Carter's favorite counselor, Andy Miller, was in the same cabin with him this year. "He reminds me of my big brother, Drew," he said. "Bo's the type of camper I look forward to seeing every year," Miller said.
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Laughs and hollers echoed through Camp Rising Sun on Thursday as campers played in the river, made arts and crafts and danced the night away. This was the fourth summer Bo Carter, 11, attended the camp for children who have had or are currently being treated for cancer. "Bo's the type of camper I look forward to seeing each year," camp counselor Andy Miller said. 

 

The day opened with prayer and closed on the dance floor as campers and staff soaked up the warm summer day and made lasting memories of their final summer at Camp Pratt, where it started in 1987.

 

 

 

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