Monday, March 26, 2007

Spring has Sprung

Well, Spring has arrived quite warmly here at camp. Today it is supposed to be in the high sixties. All the snow has melted and the staff are utilizing the bicycles to get around camp. Boating is set to be used, as well as archery and riflery. Who knows, in a few weeks we might even get the sailboats out!

This week also marks the last of the Jenison Sixth Grades, Rosewood. Last week we hung out with Bursley Elementary. It happens to be the alma mater of one of our staff, Paul Batt. He was very excited to see past teachers and new kids. We've had a lot of fun with the Jenison Schools and look forward to their return next year.

Next week is Spring Break Escape, a Spring Break Day Camp which doesn't have a lot of room yet. If you haven't signed up yet, you might want to. Space is becoming increasingly limited. It's going to be an exciting week of summer-type activities to help the kids have a great Spring Break. We will hopefully post some pictures of the event, so be sure to check back next week.

In Summer News: We have over two-hundred fifty registrations and the number just keeps climbing! Be sure to register if you haven't yet.

The summer staff is looking pretty solid with only a few open positions left. The next blog post will return to introductions of the staff, so be sure to check it out.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Meet the Staff: Part One

There are now less than a hundred days before the start of Session One of Resident Camp. The clock is ticking as far as registrations go. We are always ready to accept last minute registrations, but do you really want to do that? It is much better to be prepared ahead of time.

Starting today, each blog post will introduce you to some of the staff we have working this summer. Starting with me.

I'm Matthew Abel and I will be the Program Director this summer. I also update the blog here, and do a variety of online work for camp. I am originally from Muskegon and love my hometown. I also love Camp Pendalouan and this will be my fourth summer there. I am especially excited to return this summer as I have met many awesome kids that I hope to see again.

Next week, I'll be introducing you to some of the awesome staff that are returning as cabin counselors here at camp.

The month of March brings us the Jenison Elementary Schools, a different one each week. They have been attending camp here for a couple of years and it is always fun to have them here. The kids are always excited to stay and the staff have a lot of fun.

With the warm weather, we are putting away the skis and sleds and getting ready for Spring. That means the boating area will be back to normal and the dock will be put in soon. It is so exciting! Over the next few months, come visit so you can see Camp morph into it's summer state.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Posting Comments

There has been some trouble with posting comments on the blog, so this post is going to direct you through the posting process.

When you click the "Comments" at the bottom of a post, you will be directed to the comments page. It will have a column running down the right hand side where you put what you would like to say (examples: "Camp is awesome," "Pendalouan is the greatest," "Everyone should go to Camp Pendalouan"). Beneath this, you will have the selection of how to identify yourself:

BLOGGER ACCOUNT: Create a Blogger Account.
OTHER: Put your Name and your Website.
ANONYMOUS: Post anonymously.

All options request you to do a simple word verification. This is a technical step to ensure we don't get some sort of robot posting advertisements to the comments section. All comments are then sent to me (Matthew) so I can make sure they are appropriate.

You can request to preview your comment before you post it, or post it right away. An email is sent to me and I will decide it's fate.