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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dreaming The Day Away









Recently it seems that everyone has that itch. At the first sight of sunshine and spring all one can think of is an afternoon swinging in a hammock on the hill. Or maybe running down to the lake and jumping in with a friend. Perhaps the high ropes course is more you- gazing out above the tree tops and feeling the sunshine on your face. Over on the sports field you can hear everyone laughing and cheering as a cabin puts together a game of soccer. At the barn the horses graze on hay while riders learn new techniques and games. Or maybe your favorite place is the deck of Nikana Lodge where you can always find someone to talk with or play a game, enjoy a juice-pop underneath a brightly colored umbrella....

Camp is a magical place for everyone, and we cannot wait to see you back at Pendalouan this summer.

Here are two more people who are just as excited to meet you!

Hey everybody! My name is Hannah and this is going to be my first year as a counselor at Camp Pendalouan. I cannot wait to spend time biking, swimming, and sitting around the campfire! I attend Macalester College in Minnesota and I am studying psychology and education. Some of my favorite things are making sandcastles, crocheting, synchronized swimming, and eating puppy chow. I’m so ready to have the most amazing summer ever with all you campers!

Hey there, I'm Egan! I am ecstatic to be working at Pendy and take in all of it's beauty again this summer. So many wonderful memories were created my first summer, I didn't think twice about returning for my second! When I'm not at camp, I create at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I grew up in Southeast Michigan, but Pendalouan is really a home away from home. My favorite things about camp are: meeting new people, sandbar, campfires, Craft Shack, foursquare, and grilled cheese (it's kinda scary how many I can consume in one sitting). Anxiously shakin' in my boots until June!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Snow is Gone! Sun is Here?



The snow is gone! What remains is a lot of brown, wet, earth waiting for a couple super warm days to start the growing process!!!

It was a busy Camp weekend for us here at Pendalouan! A couple of us visited a conference that was all about camp and we have some awesome plans for the summer. Many amazing speakers and educational sessions have us more pumped up than ever to try some exciting NEW things this year!

Monday means new staff and boy do we have a lot of awesome new staff members this year! Of course some staff is returning and they are spectacular but this crew of fresh, new faces is sure to make Pendalouan an even better place!

Without futher ado....

Hey Everyone! My name is Alyssa. This be will my first summer at Camp Pendalouan and I couldn’t be more excited! I am from outside Philadelphia but I am currently going to school in Minnesota. All this cold Minnesota weather is making me even more pumped for summer. I can’t wait to go swimming, eat s’mores, run around outside, and meet everyone. I really like soccer so I’ll always be up to kick the ball around! I know it’s going to be a great summer! See you soon.
Hello there! My name is Mike Perna and I'm a junior at DePaul University in Chicago. I'm SO excited for this summer! It will be my 6th year at camp, and my first year as a counselor (though I did some volunteer work as a counselor last summer and had a BLAST!). My favorite things about camp? Why, the campers of course! I find the intelligence, maturity, creativity, and uniqueness of each of our campers to be fascinating and intriguing. I'm also fond of scatterball, frisbee, sing a longs, and hikes down to Sleepy Hollow! My personal hobbies include guitar, voice, basketball, and so much more. Looking forward to seeing you at Big Blue!

Monday, March 08, 2010

Sunny Sunny Days!




This weekend was the first time in forever that the sun was shining, birds were chirping, not a cloud in the sky and the air was warm! Spring really has sprung it seems on the shores of Big Blue Lake.

I hope that you're excited for school to let out and Summer fun to officially begin. It's hard to believe that in just three short months hammocks will be swaying in the breeze, songs will be sung, crafts made, swim tests passed, and memories made at Camp Pendalouan.

This week we are introducing two of our *NEW* Counselors to you, they are both excited to meet you and cannot wait for their very first Summer's at Pendalouan on staff... here they are!

Hi everyone! My name is Melissa and this will be my first year as a counselor at Camp Pendalouan! I'm ecstatic to play sports, sing silly songs, and meet new people. This spring, I will graduate Clio High School and will be attending the University of Michigan-Flint in the fall. I enjoy singing, drawing, dancing, and playing games. Taking pictures is something I love to do as well. I think about summer at Camp Pendalouan on a daily basis and I can’t wait! See you then!

Hey hey, everybody! I?m Mark, and this is going to be my first summer as a Camp Pendalouan counselor! I'm super pumped to be there, doing arts and crafts, hanging out on the lake, and just running around and being crazy. I go to Michigan State, where I'm studying History. I love playing guitar, playing video games, and running. I'm super psyched for this summer, and I know that it's going to be awesome!

Monday, March 01, 2010

March'in Right In!











Wowza. March! It's a gorgeous day here at Pendalouan... sun is shining and if you listen very very closely- you may hear birds chirping! Hard to believe that spring will be here so soon, followed by another amazing summer!


This week we highlight two more staff members, these two smiling familiar faces are sure to put a bright moment in your day when they greet you each morning. I know both of them cannot wait to see you!


And with that, here they are!!

Hey Hey Everybody! My name is Tim and I am so excited to be apart of summer 2010! I've worked at Pendalouan as a counselor for four years, but this is my first summer as the Waterfront Director. When I'm not keeping everybody safe at the water, you can usually find me taking a hike or up at the ropes course. When I'm not at Pendalouan I'm a full time student of Elementary Education at Eastern Illinois University. I love meeting new people and learning new things. I can't wait to have yet another fantastic summer, and I can't wait to see you there!


Hi my name is Juice! This will be my third summer at Camp Pendalouan. I am so excited to be joining the incredible staff of summer 2010. This will be my second summer of being the H.O.T girl at camp (Health Officer Trained). I am currently attending CMU with a major in Physical Education and minor in School Health Education. My favorite things about camp are the s’mores on cook out nights, campfires, building lifelong friendships, Cook Out Day, and the weekly duals of capture the flag. I look forward to taking care of all your bumps, scrapes, bruises, cranial aches, and pains of any other sorts. Here’s to summer ’10!