Tuesday, May 07, 2013

We Build Strong Kids at Pendalouan!

"Camp is a wonderful and powerful vehicle for positive youth development. Your kids will tell you they had a great time at camp, but as a father and as a clinical psychologist, I'll tell you that kids will grow in ways they won't even realize while they are at camp, but ways that will last them a lifetime."
- Dr. Chris Thurber, Psychologist at Phillips Exeter Academy, NH
If you ever went to or worked at summer camp for many years, you know exactly what Dr. Thurber is talking about in the above quote. Yes, camp is fun and games, but IT IS ALSO SO MUCH MORE.

Pendalouan Summer Camp provides...

HEALTHY FUN: Our camps offer fun, stimulating activities that engage the body and mind, and also help children and teens learn the importance of staying active to help improve daily routine.

PERSONAL GROWTH: While being away from home, youth have a chance to learn new skills, and develop confidence and independence by taking on new responsibilities and challenges. Our activities are also deeply rooted in our four core values and camp motto, I'm Third.

NEW FRIENDSHIPS: Among the fun of camp games, songs, swimming, canoeing and other activities, campers meet new friends and strengthen existing friendships.

MEMORIES: Summer camp is an unforgettable experience that will give each camper memories (and campfire stories) that will last a lifetime. Youth return to school with plenty of camp stories to share!

You may have heard.. that we are in the midst of our Spring Campership Campaign. This campaign raises money for Pendalouan's Campership Fund, which provides financial assistance to families who need some help sending their children to camp. Sometimes families only need a little bit of help, other times, the need is much greater.

As Summer gets closer, families are calling Pendalouan inquiring about financial assistance. Every year staff, parents, friends, alumni and even campers donate to our Campership Fund.

Please consider making a gift 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!


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Located on the shores of Big Blue Lake in Montague, MI YMCA Camp Pendalouan is a fully licensed summer camp offering overnight and day camps, as wells as outdoor education and conference programs. While at Pendalouan kids and teens are led by highly qualified and trained staff. Campers make friends, create life long memories, and learn new skills all the while having fun in a safe environment. You are a part of the Pendalouan family from the moment you step onto camp property. 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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