With fall solidly underway, Sandy Hill’s sixth graders are looking forward to strengthening friendships, learning survival skills, and enjoying the crisp morning air outside their cabins at Muskegon’s Camp Pendalouan.
For some, this experience will be their first “roughing it” in rustic cabins and spending most of the day outside. For others, the time away will be a fun respite from books and homework. But for others, going to camp will be more than that. For some, going to camp provides a unique opportunity to fit in and become part of the Jenison family.
Calista Busscher was a sixth grade student last year who had just transitioned to Jenison Public Schools from another district. Having already moved once as a young girl from Tennessee, Calista knew how difficult changing schools could be.
Yet the prospect of going to camp was a bright spot in Calista’s semester. She knew that that her days would be filled with new adventures and that camp would provide the opportunity to get to know teachers better and discover more about herself.
Now a seventh grader, Calista looks back on her sixth grade Camp Pendalouan experience as a turning point in her year. She recalls the team building games that helped her form new friendships and gushes over the welcoming, positive environment which envelopes the camp.
Calista counts the encouragement she received as one of the highlights that will stay with her forever, and says that the conversations she had away from school added depth and meaning to her relationships.
“It was a blast!” She exclaimed.
If your Sandy Hill student is preparing for his or her trip, information can be found HERE.
Remember to check the packing list and read through all details carefully. Additionally, all camp fees are due next Friday, October 26.
Sandy Hill sixth graders, led by camp directors Jon Mroz and Angela Cullin, will depart for their adventure on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 and will return FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9. Parents, you’re able to pick your camper up from school that Friday at approximately 12:30 pm.
We send them out with our wishes for a wonderful experience!