Saturday, September 10, 2011

Father-Son Camp 2011... A Success!

A little more than a week ago, Camp Pendalouan held our annual Father-Son Camp. This rich tradition, which started in 1936, provides fathers, sons, and grandfathers the chance to come together for 3 days of laughter, bonding, and good times.

Father-Son Camp is one of our longest standing traditions here at camp. And its no secret as to why... The weekend is a blast! Throughout the weekend, there are opportunities to swim and boat on Big Blue Lake, hike to Sleepy Hollow, shoot at the Archery and Riflery Ranges, conquer our climbing wall, high ropes course, and take a ride on our Zipline! Horseback riding, Capture the Flag, Ultimate Frisbee, and campfires also make the weekend a memorable one.

This year, over 78 fathers and sons - many who were first timers - descended on Camp Pendalouan to have a fun weekend with just the guys. As per tradition, a hat was passed around at the Sunday Chapel to raise money for a specific camp improvement. This year's donations went to new fences. -we need at least a few fences for safety along the trails, as well as protecting some of the more environmentally sensitive areas. We're replacing split rails that were installed over 20 years ago! During Father Son Camp, the families together donated $324 dollars, which will help pay for 162 feet of new fencing! Thanks so much Fathers and Sons!

The strength of the weekend is seen in some of our attendees. We have a few families who represent three different generations of fathers and sons. It is not uncommon for grandpa and dad to have been coming to Father-Son Camp for more than 30+ years in these families! We are proud to have alumni here at Pendalouan who consider it home and we are happy to have all campers, young and old, returning and new, at camp in our various programs and family camps, such as Father-Son.

For those of you who couldn't make it this past August, we hope to see you next year! Mrk your calendar now for Aug 24-26, 2012!

Father-Son Camp is one of Pendalouan's Family-Oriented Camps. In addition to Father-Son Camp, we also have a Mom & Kids Camp, a Family Camp, and a Women's Adventure Weekend in the Fall. For more information on any of these camps, contact the Pendalouan Office at or (231) 894-4538.

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