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Sunday, October 25, 2015

A Perfect Saturday: Pendalouan Day 2015 Recap


Pendalouan Day 2015 was a day to remember, here’s what happened:

Last weekend, 125 alumni, family and friends came out to camp to celebrate over 90 years of making an impact!  There was an incredible mix of past and present staff members, campers and even some multi generational Pendy families.  Two former campers, one from ’45 and one from ’49, were in attendance, giving each generation since the 1940’s representation.

There were memory displays with old camper handbooks, photos, newspaper articles, staff manuals, camp newsletter and other mementos to examine and bring back old memories. There were crafts on the deck of the lodge, canoes out on Big Blue, arrows in targets, smiles on faces and a beautiful display of Pendalouan sweatshirts.  

Eddie Boersema’s lifetime of service to Pendalouan was honored at the EBEAC (Eddie Boersema Education and Activity Center) dedication ceremony, click here to learn about the project.

Thank you’s:
To John and Kathy Workman who had an incredible impact on the EBEAC, we can’t thank you enough! There are many donors that contributed to this effort, community organizations, foundations and individual donors all helped make this building possible.















There might be no better way to spend a day than swapping camp stories with fellow Pendalouan alumni and friends.  Thanks to everyone who made it out to Pendalouan Day!

Another exciting weekend is happening at camp on the 30th, it's Halloween Camp!  A crazy 24 hour camp full of games, costumes and fun!  (There may be candy involved..)
Click here to learn more and sign up before it fills up!

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.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Something Spooooky is Almost Here..

It's that time again.... HALLOWEEN CAMP 2015!



The leaves are turning, the pumpkins are out and Pendalouan is getting ready for another incredible Halloween Camp!
Have you signed up yet?

Here's what it's all about:
In less than two weeks, campers (grades k-8) are welcome to join us on Friday, October 30th at 5pm until 5pm on Saturday, October 31st for a spooktastic 24 hour camp.  Halloween Camp is one of our favorite weekends of the year; jam packed with costumes, camp games and...  Candy (of course)!

On Friday there will be a hearty camp dinner, a boat load of Halloween games and a good ol' Pendalouan campfire with songs and skits!  On Saturday campers have the opportunity to try the climbing wall, BB's, boating and crafts.  
But that's not all... Get ready for a game of CAPTURE THE FLAG!  There will also be trick or treating around camp and a Halloween Carnival full of games, candy and fun. 

The past four years we've had waiting lists, so click here to sign up for Halloween Camp today!

Here are some photos from Halloween Camp 2014:
(This program can also be a great intro to overnight camp!)











It's not just the campers who love Halloween Camp, you'll likely see some familiar faces of the awesome summer camp counselors.
Feel free to contact us with any questions!
Phone: 1(231)-894-4538
Email: ycamp@pendalouan.org
Or drop us a message on Facebook


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.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

In Case You Haven't Heard...


We've got big news!

Thanks to the generosity of Bill & Muriel TuggleKerry & Mike Stewart, the Muskegon Y’s ClubCarl & Debra Annessa and the Strategic Initiatives Fund at YMCA of the USA, our three Beach Cabins, Seneca, Hopi and Ottawa are being removed and replaced. The new cabins will look similar to the Apache Cabin, which was renovated in 2009 with the support of the Crandall Family.
With double the beds in each new cabin, we have the opportunity to give more kids the summer camp experience.

More campers = More friends, more laughs, more smiles and more more fun.  


Outside of camp, a bench is just a place to sit.  Here, it’s the seat where two two people became best friends, or where someone ate a foil dinner for the very first time.  Every piece of camp has a thousand different memories attached, and soon we’ll have three new buildings ready for thousands of future memories.
For a sneak peak of Seneca, Hopi and Ottawa come on down Saturday, October 10th for Pendalouan Day!  Free food, an afternoon on Big Blue, activities and the special dedication of the Eddie Boersema Educational Activity Center.  What a perfect day!  Click here to RSVP, the more the merrier!


On that note, 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.