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Camp Staffers Give Back Through New All-girls Camp Program

Mechuwana is a special place for so many. For some of us we consider it our sanctuary. A place we feel closest to God, nature, and our friends. This is true for both Morgan and me. Morgan Huckey and I (Suzanne Kropp) began a new adventure at Mechuwana last year in order to give pre-teen girls a space to feel safe, accepted, and loved.

As a maturing young lady, life can feel difficult at points. Both of us went through lows and highs as pre-teens. Morgan was on staff for four years, where she was able to grow within herself and foster lifelong friendships. Morgan has always found camp to be a second home; she has come back for staff campfire or she has found herself helping counsel Creative Arts camp. I have been on staff for six years as a lifeguard and waterfront director. I have come to find camp to be a sanctuary a safe place, when life seemed hard and unfair. I continue to stay connected to camp through helping younger lifeguards and with an occasional drop-in to say “hi” at summer staff campfires. This is where we find our deep connection and commitment to this program.

We have held three events thus far and look forward to more! We will be hosting a summer weekend for girls finishing grades 5 through 9. Our goal is to foster a community of openness, sharing, and acceptance. The girls that attend can expect to learn about each other, reflect on how God is there for us through the tough and exciting times.

Our hope is that each girl can find a relationship with God that is unique and there own—all while enjoying the joys of camp!

Do you want to learn more? Download information and registration form, and sign up to join us July 13-14, 2019, at Mechuwana!

We hope to see you there.

-Suzanne(and Morgan Huckey)

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