Monday, April 22, 2013

Spring Volunteer Work Day Recap!

A week ago, a group of about 20 Alumni, Campers, Friends & Staff of Pendalouan got together to work on a few major projects around Camp for Pendalouan’s Annual Spring Volunteer Work Day! Over the course of the day, our volunteers:
  • Organized sine of Eddie Boersema's camp memorabilia
  • Tidied up Great Bear Fire Circle
  • Raked leaves away from buildings and walk ways
  • Reinstalled some steps to the classroom
  • Emptied a building of files that will be renovated soon
  • And cleared out decomposing leaves from the shoreline!

The event was a huge success! As Bruce Spoelman, Executive Director said while gathering for snacks at the end of the day, "It would have taken several weeks to accomplish all these activities on our own. With your help, we did it all in a day!" Several of these projects were especially timely, because there are very few days in the next several months when there is not a group in camp!

A special thanks to all who made it out to help us on these important projects and who made all this work possible!

Our 2013 Volunteers:
Andrea and Kameron Walter; Paul, Kara, Nolan and Landon Batt, Liz Taylor, Erik Veurink, Courtney Rzepka, Dan and Linda Parker, Bob Jakubowski Jr., Rob Klein, Matt Mason, Fenton Jones, Harry Conrad, Mark Olson, Daniel Munoz, Matthew, Lucy and Zach Abel, Hans and Dave Paulson, Bill Baldridge, Holli Mellick, Bruce Spoelman, Dan and Lori Willson, Bryan Poeppelman

We've had so many people asking about volunteering that we created a form on our website for those interested in volunteering for/at Pendalouan. Click here to see all of the opportunities! There is something for everyone and filling out the form does not commit you to anything! It only allows you to get notified when volunteer opportunities arise!

There is always work to do! Luckily, Pendalouan is blessed with a great group of individuals and families who care about Pendalouan and support it with their time and energy! Thanks again to all who volunteered for our work day and all of those individuals and families who volunteer throughout the year! Camp can't thrive without you! If you have any questions about volunteering, feel free to give us a call at camp at (231) 894-4538 or send Mark Olson, Alumni & Development Director, an email at

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YMCA Camp Pendalouan is a fully licensed resident and day camp in Montague, Michigan. While at Pendalouan, kids and teens make friends, create life long memories, and learn new skills all the while having fun in a safe environment. At Pendalouan, you are a part of a family and campers are led by highly qualified and trained staff. If you would like to learn more about Camp Pendalouan, check out our website, the Camp Blog and our Facebook page.

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