Monday, May 21, 2007

Less than a month.

My name is Jesse. I have been to camp for 14 years. I love camp and working with kids. I am currently a student at Lansing Community College. I plan to transfer to Michigan State University this Fall to major in Elementary Education. In my spare time I enjoy camp, volunteering as a mentor, swimming, playing board games, and watching sports. I can’t wait to make this the best summer ever.

My name is Alison Smith, but I usually go by Ali. I was a CIT at Pendalouan last summer, so this will be my first summer as a counselor and I'm super excited! I love to ski, swim and sing. Camp songs are my favorite, and of course you've gotta love the waterfront. Green is my favorite color, and I enjoy eating spaghetti. Delish! I love meeting new people and trying new things, that's why I like camp so much! See you this summer!

My name is Alissa and I live in Grand Haven. This will be my first summer at Camp Pendalouan. I love working with kids. I currently teach Sunday School at my church and am a leader for my middle school youth group. I am a junior at Grand Haven High School. I spend a lot of time on the Science Olympiad team, we went to the National Tournament this year. I like to play saxophone and piano and my favorite animal is the duck.

I'm Will. This is my 10th summer at Pendalouan, though my first as a counselor. I'll be a senior at Mona Shores High School in the fall. I'm a numbers guy, and I like math and science, though I read as well. I like playing my euphonium (a musical insturment like a little tuba) and competing in sports like ultimate frisbee and Four Square. Mostly at camp, I'm looking forward to being loud, silly, and just having fun.

Both Will and Ali were some excellent CITs last summer and we are very excited to have them back as part of the Summer Staff. You have met just about all the Summer Staff - there are only a few more people to meet. Which is okay since there is less than a month to Summer 2007!

The Open House yesterday was a big success. It seemed everytime we turned around someone new was here. Many campers, young and old came. People going to all the camps we have this summer - Mother/Child, Father/Son, Family Camp, Day Camp, and Resident Camp. It was very exciting to meet all these people, new and returning. Visitors had a chance to boat, climb the wall, and use the archery range.

A thank you to the fine Folks at Go Gear in Muskegon. We just bought a brand new instructor kayak from them. They were very kind and gave us and excellent deal. They were also friendly, and one of them will be helping us during staff orientation - giving us a demo on the kayak so all the staff can use it.

Megan, our Equestrian Director, and Clare, the Waterfront Director, are back in camp this week. They will be getting the barn and waterfront ready for the big season. We're all very excited to have them back so early. More and more folks are coming into camp to get things ready for the kids. We can't wait!

We have over four-hundred registrations for summer. If you've already signed up, I hope you can stand the wait. We are going crazy with excitement at camp. If you haven't, make sure you do!

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