Monday, October 11, 2010


It's hard to believe that our Friends & Alumni celebration is next weekend! We are looking forward to seeing many of you at camp on October 16 beginning at 3pm. There is still room available for spending the night, be sure to contact if you are interested!

Former Camper/Staff member Lindsey (Rup) Deluca has shared with us some of her favorite camp stories from years past, we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

"My first memory at Pendalouan was taking my swim test. I was a "green" swimmer and was quite proud of this distinction since I was one of three in my whole cabin (Blackfoot). This made it difficult for buddy checks, however, but often the very nice waterfront director (Eddie Boersema) would let us triple up. Eddie taught swim lessons that year, and I remember him teaching me how to "kick more efficiently!

I was a CIT with the likes and legends of Kristina Derhammer, Adam Martin, Peter Wickman and Justin Jakobson. Andy Hill was our director and he was the best. All of us later went on to be counselors in future years. My first cabin ever was Fox. I was with Courtney Schaub. From my early years as a staff member, I have many fun memories of playing scatterball in the "dust bowl" with Dave Riley and Jen Scher (who married Jamey Scher, my partner-in-crime the first year I was CIT director). And the first time I heard Jason Bertoia sing the "Tarzan" song I almost peed my pants laughing. There is something about the way he did the motions that was beyond belief, and that song became a staple for that summer and many summers after! I'll never forget the summer I spent as a counselor in Blackfoot cabin much of it was with Erin Dancik, another camp legend. I learned a TON from her about being the best counselor ever and about loving Pendalouan deep down in my soul."

Thank you Lindsey for all the great stories! If you would like to share any of your Pendalouan memories you can email them to

Our Pendy Gear for this post is from Brittany and Sheila two summer staffers who are teachers in Yuma, Arizona! This past weekend they enjoyed the beautiful sun and sand in Mexico and OF COURSE had to sing to Mr. Zip Zip from their balcony! Thanks girls!

In The Spirit of Pendalouan!

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