Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Impact of a Pendalouan Experience - Pt. 3

Last week, we started a series here on the camp blog on "The Impact of a Pendalouan Experience." In Part One, we shared the story of Brittani, a former counselor who as a camper at Pendalouan received Financial Aid in the form of camperships for several years. You can read her story by clicking here. In Part Two, we shared the words of parents and campers. Today, we conclude the series with the words from our alumni about their Pendalouan experiences.


Lastly, we have our alumni. During Pendalouan Day 2011, we asked some of our alumni and friends to finish the sentence "Because of Pendalouan..." We got some great responses. Here are two of our favorites:

"...I have not only come to appreciate and love the camp experience, but over the years I have become a better individual. I've become a better role model, leader, teacher, student, sister, and friend. I've come to truly appreciate life and all it has to offer, and I've met many amazing people and friends along the way. So thanks Camp Pendalouan, and here is to many more years of life changing experiences!"
-Elizabeth Marks former camper and staff member
“...we learned teamwork, we learned how to make friends. The thing that has stuck in my mind all the way through, was – and it’s more from Pendalouan than Emery - was I’m Third. And as I grew up, I always remembered God First, The Other Guy Second, and I’m Third.”
-Judy Evans Camp Emery Alum, Parent and Grandparent of Pendalouan Campers

For more answers to our prompt, click here!

Would you like to make sure families continue to have meaningful experiences at Camp Pendalouan? Then please consider making a gift to Pendalouan's Year-End Campaign. The money raised will go towards providing more camperships, better facilities and enhanced programming in 2013. Donations are coming in (click here for a list of donors so far), but we still need several donations still to reach our goal. Every gift - of $10 or of $1000 - will help us reach our goal! Please donate today by clicking here or pressing the button below.


Please, help Camp Pendalouan this holiday season by making a donation today. Your gift will make a big difference to our campers in 2013 and beyond! You can also send a check for Camp Pendalouan to:

YMCA Camp Pendalouan
1243 E. Fruitvale Rd.
Montague, MI 49437

We are extremely grateful for all of our Alumni & Friends who support YMCA Camp Pendalouan in many different ways. If you are interested in volunteering for Pendalouan or would like to donate money or supplies for any of our year-round programs, contact Mark Olson, Alumni & Development Director at or give us a call at camp at (231) 894-4538.

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