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Friday, February 13, 2015

Recruitment Recap

It’s that time of year again!
The Pendalouan Recruitment Tour is back and we’re on a mission.
We know how important it is to have responsible, fun, kind and caring counselors.  We’ve been traveling around the Mitten in search of positive role models to bring back to Pendalouan for summer 2015!
In addition to quality counselors we are searching for a Photo Media Intern and a Day Camp Director.


So far this February we’ve met students from Central Michigan University, Alma College, Michigan Tech and even Northern Michigan University.    
A big thank you to everyone who stopped by!

The next stop will be Grand Valley State University on March 12th.  
Don't be shy, come say hello!  If you know someone at Grand Valley who might be interested we would love to chat with them about Pendalouan and answer any questions.

Hope to see you there!

Interested in applying for a position? Here’s the application for summer 2015.
Feel free to email us here with any questions.

Hail Pendalouan!

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ARE YOU A PENDY ALUM or FRIEND OF PENDALOUAN? Former Camper/Staff, Parent, Neighbor? We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message and update your Camp History by clicking here! Also, check out our Camper/Staff lists on our Alumni Website


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Located on the shores of Big Blue Lake in Montague, MI, Camp Pendalouan is a fully licensed summer camp offering overnight & day camps, as well as outdoor education & conference programs. While at Pendalouan kids and families make friends, experience personal character development and learn new skills – all while creating lifelong memories and having fun in a safe environment with highly qualified and trained staff. You are a part of the Pendalouan family from the moment you step onto camp property. We invite you to learn more about Camp Pendalouan, by checking out our websitethe Camp Blog and our Facebook page.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The Return Of Snail Mail

Kids have been spending their summers at Pendalouan since the early 1930’s.  Now, over 80 years later the saying ‘times have changed’ is a bit of an understatement.
Buildings have been added, cabins remodeled, new songs discovered, and the introduction of something called ‘online registration’.  Even though technology will continue to advance and improvements will keep being made, the heart of summer camp and the magic of Pendalouan will never change.
Whether you’re a camper, a parent, or a grandparent, there will always be a certain thrill in finding some old-fashioned snail mail. So get those envelopes and stamps ready because it’s time for the return of snail mail!
It’s never too late to send somebody a hand written letter; it’s a fun and thoughtful way to stay in touch.
Share memories, stories, photographs, songs—the possibilities are endless.

When the time to say ‘see you next summer’ finally comes around, the scramble to write down addresses has slowly turned into the promise of adding one another on social networking.  Just like letter writing itself, exchanging addresses to stay in touch is becoming a thing of the past. 
But it doesn’t have to be!

Here are some ideas on how to get started:

By clicking here, you can submit/update your information into our website.
Submitting gives you the opportunity to find and contact camp friends!

Everyone misses camp during the school year, including the counselors.
Here’s how you can write to your favorite counselor—They would love to hear from you!

(Counselor's Name) - Summer Camp Counselor
YMCA Camp Pendalouan
1243 E. Fruitvale Rd.
Montague, MI 49437

We'll be happy to forward it to them!


Who knows?  There might just be a new item added to the ‘summer camp shopping list’… An address book.

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ARE YOU A PENDY ALUM or FRIEND OF PENDALOUAN? Former Camper/Staff, Parent, Neighbor? We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message and update your Camp History by clicking here! Also, check out our Camper/Staff lists on our Alumni Website


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Located on the shores of Big Blue Lake in Montague, MI, Camp Pendalouan is a fully licensed summer camp offering overnight & day camps, as well as outdoor education & conference programs. While at Pendalouan kids and families make friends, experience personal character development and learn new skills – all while creating lifelong memories and having fun in a safe environment with highly qualified and trained staff. You are a part of the Pendalouan family from the moment you step onto camp property. We invite you to learn more about Camp Pendalouan, by checking out our websitethe Camp Blog and our Facebook page.