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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Pendalouan Press - Session Two!

Sorry for this very late Update everyone! Camp has been a whirlwind of activity. Last Week saw the Family Camp and Mother Child Camps - both of which went very well. We are halfway through Sesson Three, and things are going quite smoothly thus far. Everyday, kids are making new friends and learning about the Core Values. Smiles are abundant and genuine.

Without Further chitchat, here is the Pendalouan Press!

Poems

By Sabrina Goosen

Camp is fun and exciting
It is so awesome our
Hearts bloom to see
The beautiful
Flowers at
Camp are
Pretty


Camp
By Sophia Stevens and Jessica Springstead

Camp is so
Fun we swim
In the sun
We go to
Turtle bay
That is what
People say
Horseback riding
Slip-N-Sliding
We go every year
We are on our third
We hope we can go again

Friends
By Sophia Stevens

We might sit on a tree
And talk to a bee
Or help some dude
My friend and me
Sit and look and
See the birds
And bees
My friend
And me



Jessa - A Counselor
By Haley Klanke

Jessa is a counselor for Eagle Claw. She is very fun and exciting. In her hometown she has a dog. Her favorite color is purple. She is very bold and has been working at Camp Pendalouan for two years. For activities she does Stupid But Fun and High Ropes. She also loves science. She is a very hard worker and she is AWESOME!

Camp Pendalouan
By Emi Steketee

How was your first day of camp? For me most of the games are very FUN! You sleep in a cabin and you have two counselors. You can sleep on the top or bottom of the bunk bed. You make a lot of friends. Camp is so fun that you never want to leave.

The CITs

By Emi Steketee

The counselors in training (CIT) train to become counselors. Kelly and Matt teach them a lot. They do things that kids do in camp but not everything. This week they created the carnival night on Monday. The CITs also spy on counselors to learn from them how to become better counselors in the future. The CITs live in tents at high beach in an area they call Tent Village. This week Tent Village was under attack by raccoons. Matt even put his elbow in raccoon poo! When asked why the CITs became CITs, most said they enjoy working with kids and they love Camp Pendalouan.

By Ashley Roest

Interview CIT Desi

How was your day?
It has been loads of fun!!!

Do you feel good?
I feeeeel good! Oh I feel so good! Huh!

Are you mad?
Nah! I sometimes get frustrated though

Are you nervous?
Sometimes yes, depending on what we are doing

Do you like camp?
Of course! Camp is a very fun place. I have tons of fun everyday. The CITs always keep active and help out. Kelly and Matt are amazing.

Interview CIT Loyal

How has camp been?
Pretty good so far

Are you sad?
I sometimes get sad

How has your week been?
I spent time with Lenapee and it was cool

Favorite color?
Light purple and light pink


Father and Son
By Sabrina Goosen

Doing my research as a reporter I found out that Grandpa and Matthew are father and son! So I decided to learn more about this father and son pair.

Grandpa
Grandpa’s real name is Stephen and he is 61 years old. He has worked at Camp Pendalouan for three years. Grandpa would rather work in the store than as a counselor because working in the store he gets to see and meet ALL the campers. Grandpa has a twin brother Matt who looks just like his son Matthew. He also has a wife named Tere. Grandpa’s favorite tree is the birch and he loves daisies. When grandpa is not at camp he is a teacher at a university teaching algebra.

Matthew
Matthew is Camp Pendalouan’s Program Director. This is Matthew’s 4th summer. Matthew loves camp because he has a lot of fun with campers. He also likes working with his dad. Matthew loves to wear hats and his favorite accessory is his watch. Matthew likes soccer, track, and wrestling. Matthew believes playing the guitar is peaceful. His favorite hour of the day at camp is rest hour! Matthew says he has 1,000,006 friends.

Jokes
By Sophia Stevens

What do you call a sloppy kangaroo?
A sloppy Joe-y

What did the banana say to the other banana?
I’ve gotta split

If a snowman and Dracula get married and have a kid, what would it be named?
Frostbite

Why is Dracula so unpopular?
Because he is a pain in the neck

Which kind of bird is the most crazy?
The cuckoo bird

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