Monday, March 30, 2009

Donations! Staff! April??

Okay... almost April. Whew! What a Monday... I'm exhausted- don't know about you! Hey- super exciting news!

Just this past week we were notified that YMCA Camp Pendalouan is againeligible for a dollar for dollar matching grant. It is used strictly forenhancing our summer program, enabling kids to have a solid life-changingtype of camp experience. Along with the Muskegon Y's club, this is thebackbone of our financial aid program and is what many appreciative familiesrely on.
Here's how it works:

Checks are made payable to CHILDREN FIRST and mailed or delivered to me atYMCA Camp Pendalouan, 1243 E Fruitvale Rd, Montague MI 49437

We process them and send to the Skillman Foundation c/o the Detroit FreePress

The foundation will double all donations until we reach our $20,0000 limit

Any amount is eligible for doubling, up to $1,500 per individual and/orbusiness

The timing window for this program is extremely limited, as all agencies aregoing for a limited number of dollars on a first come first served basis.

So why wouldn't you want to make a donation, especially if you know it willcount twice as much!

Wow! I'm so excited about this! I really hope we can all band together to make a difference.

All good things today- here are two more wonderful staff members! Both of these girls are familiar with Pendalouan and cannot wait to meet you. Have a fabulous week!

Hello everyone! My name is Dominique but I go by Dom or Domo. This will be my 10th year at camp, which will officially make me a double thunderbird which is very exciting! During the summer I can be found on top of the high ropes course standing (or playing!) making sure that everything is run smoothly and campers are having fun and staying safe. When I'm not playing on the ropes, I can usually be found down at the waterfront lifeguarding or teaching swimming lessons. My favorite game at camp definitely has to be capture the flag, although I never seem to find the flag. When I'm not at camp I attend Western Michigan University where I am studying criminal justice, gender/woman studies, and social work. I can not wait for this summer and I am so excited to give campers the best week(s) of their lives! Peace, Love and Pendalouan.
Hi! My name is Katie this is my 6th summer here at Camp Pendalouan and I'm so excited to be part of staff for my 3rd summer!! I love anything and everything to do with the water :) (canoeing,swimming,white river, watermat) And I can't wait to meet all of you!! When I'm not at camp I attend Miami University in Ohio, and swim! Also, I love Cake, Competing, Color wars, and Carrots. I'll see you at camp!

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