Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Strong Kids and More Staff Bios!

You may have heard that this week we are in the heart of our Strong Kids Campaign. This campaign raises money for Pendalouan's Campership Fund, which provides financial assistance to families who have need some help sending their children to camp. Sometimes families only need a little bit of help, other times, the need is much greater. For example, imagine the following:
Imagine you are a single mom named Rhonda with two young kids. You’re working and attending classes to finish your degree. Your son has had some issues at school, ever since he lost his dad. You know that a summer week at Pendalouan could help turn things around, but can’t begin to afford paying the registration fee.

This afternoon, we were able to connect Rhonda with a summer camp scholarship covering much of the cost. Rhonda is totally convinced of the value of him coming to Beautiful Big Blue lake. “I just can’t do it on my own, but I’m glad to be working and will cover what I can,” she told us. 

Summer is getting closer and closer and families are calling Pendalouan inquiring about financial assistance. Please donate to our Campership Fund today and join us in making sure no child misses the opportunity to have a life changing Pendalouan experience. Every dollar goes directly to our Campership Fund and gifts of all sizes are appreciated. Click here to donate now. We appreciate your willingness to help send kids to camp who otherwise couldn't afford it!


Now, we mentioned above that summer is getting closer and closer... but we've only met a portion of the Summer 2012 Staff! Below we are going to introduce two more staff members, Kelsey and Baylee! Enjoy!

Hey campers, I hope your spring finds you enjoying the outdoors and getting ready for a fun summer at Camp Pendalouan! My name is Kelsey and I am from Muskegon, MI and graduated from Reeths-Puffer high school in 2010. Currently, I am going to school at GVSU for pre-med and impatiently awaiting the end of the semester. In May I am studying abroad in the Philippines to work in a rural health clinic giving vaccines and keeping the community healthy. But, I will be back just in time for camp! This will be my first summer as a counselor and only my second summer attending camp, so I will be learning just as much as you guys. Most of the time you can find me climbing, hiking, or hanging out outside. I hope your ready for a great summer. I know I am!

Hey everyone! I’m Baylee and this will be my second year as a counselor at Camp Pendalouan. I love everything about camp, but if I had to choose a few favorites activities, I would have to say canoeing down the White River, making (but mostly eating) foil dinners, and singing songs. I am currently finishing off my senior year at the Culver Academies and I’m so excited to head off to Furman University in August. But before I go, I can’t wait to have the best summer ever!

We are thrilled to have Kelsey and Baylee joining our team this summer! Parents, if you want to make sure your child is able to experience all the fun and character-building that Kelsey, Baylee and all the other staff will provide, sign up for Summer Camp today! We have already filled some sessions for certain genders and Specialty Programs! Feel free to call the office if you have any questions or would like to register (231) 894-4538.

And if you'd like to contribute to our Campership Fund, please click here to find out more information. We appreciate your generosity and gift - no matter what size! And even a $10 donation makes a difference!

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