Thursday, April 29, 2010

Must Be May!

Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and you can almost feel the warmth of summer! It must be nearly May at Pendalouan!

Have you signed up for camp yet? Better hurry, space is filling up and we would love to see you this summer. Our staff is busy finishing up school and final exams and getting ready to head off to Big Blue, unpack their bags and give you the best summer of your life!

Hope you're having a great week, here are more staff members for the summer!

Hello, my name is Tatiana. I'm 17 and currently go to Groves High School which is in Metro-Detroit. Though I have been a camper at Pendalouan before, this is my first summer working as a staff member at camp. I love music, dancing and reading. I am looking forward to singing camp songs, swimming in the lake, and hanging out in the craft shack this summer! Can't wait to see you there!

Hi everyone! My name is Elizabeth and this is going to be my third summer working as a counselor, but eighth overall! I am a freshman at the University of Notre Dame right now, but I can’t wait to finish up the year and head back to Camp Pendalouan. I love archery, swimming, and looking up at the stars, and you can usually find me hanging out at the store when we have a little bit of down time. I am so excited to sit at Opening Campfire and listen to all the crazy songs and see all the funny skits! I just cannot wait for summer to be here and I hope you can’t either!! I’ll see you soon!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Busy Busy Busy!

May is just around the corner and we are gearing up for our busiest time of the year at Pendalouan! Outdoor Education groups come out to camp in droves in order to squeeze in some fun classes before school gets out. At the same time we are busy preparing for summer! Today we are introducing two new staff members... here they are!

Hey everybody! My name is Gretchen and this will be my first summer working at Camp Pendalouan. I'm so excited to be part of the staff this year, camp is my home away from home. I can't wait to swim in Big Blue, play capture the flag, sing all my favorite camp songs, and help kids in general to have the same great experience at camp that i did. I will be a senior at Grand Haven High School next year and plan on going into early childhood education. I can't seem to stay out of the water, so swimming is my sport. I enjoy reading, doing anything outdoors and I love meeting new people. I'm looking forward to an amazing summer!! See you all soon!

Hey, everyone! I’m Chelsea. This will be my first summer as a counselor at Camp Pendalouan. Ahhh! I’m excited. =D I’m a sophomore at Grand Valley State University in good ol’ west Michigan studying biomedical science. Yep, I’m a huge dork and I love learning. However, I’m VERY ready for the school year to be over and for a fun filled summer to begin! I love running, biking, rollerblading, soccer, and I’ve been a gymnast for as long as I can remember. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you and hanging out with all of the campers, obviously! Seriously, what better way to make memories than sitting around a fire sharing stories and eating s’mores?!

Monday, April 12, 2010

New Things at Camp!

Each year, when Summer ends at Pendalouan we start almost immediately thinking of ways to make the next one ever better. Lists and meetings, brainstorm sessions, long drives wherever we can put our ideas together we make it work.

This summer will be no different, improvements to the East Moon Bath House (on current Girl's side of camp) will make the place look brand new, we are also introducing a new "Gaga Pit" at camp for a fun new game everyone can learn, in addition to awesome craft improvements, new plans for each activity, healthier options in the Trading Post, and of course AMAZING new staff members!

So much to look forward to! Don't worry, camp will still be the Pendalouan you know and love but we love bringing new things to the table for you to enjoy.

Hope you all had an awesome Spring Break! Camp had nearly 80 kids in last week for our Spring Break Escape and everyone had a rocking good time. Can't wait to hopefully see some of you Spring Break Escapers in this summer for resident or day camp!
Have a great week everyone! In the Spirit of Pendalouan....

Hi! My name is Katie and I'm absolutely thrilled to be returning to the shores of Big Blue Lake for Summer 2010!!!!! I can't wait to splash around the waterfront, roast marshmallows over a flickering campfire, play capture the flag, and in general, just have good old fashioned fun!I love almost anything to do with the water, as well as road biking, running, and my new found passion for cooking. When I'm not at camp, you can find me attending Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where I'm working toward Med-School and completing my degree in Exercise Science. I'm ecstatic to meet all of you this summer, as we're going to have an absolute BLAST at camp!

Hello all! My name is Sheila Dugan. I recently graduated from Eastern Illinois University to be a teacher. I love reading, swimming, and anything that has to do with being outside! I am so excited for this summer, this will be my first one at Camp Pendalouan and can't wait for it to be here!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Double The Staff = Double The Fun

You may have heard already that this summer things will be a little different around Pendalouan...
We will be having only six sessions this summer! This is due to our friends from Special Days camps coming in to Pendalouan for the final two weeks in August. Meaning your opportunities to get to camp are fewer this year! It is super important to register now in order to secure your spot! Be sure to check here for rates & dates for Summer 2010! We will see you there!
This week is double the staff which means double the fun! Enjoy!

Bonjour to every camper, my name is Mathieu and I'm from Belgium (the tiny country north of France) and as you might of guessed my first language is French. This will be my 6th year at camp and Pendalouan has always been fun but I'm sure that Pendalouan 2010 will be the best yet :D. I hope to see you this summer to bring back great memories once again.
Why hello there! My name is Brittani and I am looking forward to another fantastic summer at Pendy! This will be my 12th summer at camp and my 3rd as a camp counselor! I have always considered Pendalouan a "home away from home." There has never been a better place to spend my summer. I absolutely love camp and cannot wait to share this wonderful experience with all of you! When away from camp, I am studying in Spring Arbor, MI to become a Music Therapist. Music is a great passion of mine, so many of the things I enjoy and try to bring to Pendy somehow relate to music such as the campfires, chapel, musical theater class, TAPs, and playing my keyboard as my cabin falls asleep. I also enjoy meeting new people, the Raggers Program, and playing cards in the sandlot. This is going to be a great summer. I can't wait for it to start!

Hi! My name is Will, and this is my fourth year as a counselor at Camp Pendalouan. I am an Environmental Engineer at Washington University in St. Louis. I love the outdoors, reading, and band and orchestra. You'll see me plenty at the archery and riflery ranges, and also some down at the waterfront. I'm looking forward to seeing you all at camp!

Hello friends new and old! I'm eager for summer camp to start; when my days will be filled with smiling campers, juice pops, and fresh Pendy air. My name is Marissa, and this will be my 2nd year as a counselor. When I do grow up, I'd like to work at a non-profit organization helping to change the world. I'm really looking forward to summer camp, especially some neat nature walks, spectacular songfest's, magical marshmallow roastings, and crazy capture the flag games. So everyone close your eyes and get ready for the spectacular summer of 2010, it will be here before we know it!