(Great photo gallery below.)
The 2021 Spirit Day Camp hosted 147 camper experiences over 12 days. Wow! “It was such an amazing experience for campers and volunteers alike,” shares Program Director Linda Armstrong. “Despite modifications needed for COVID-19 safety protocols, we are thrilled with the outcome. Everyone embraced the abbreviated format, so we could continue to accommodate excited campers,” she adds.
SPIRIT Day Camp is offered each summer and includes outings that allow individuals living with disabilities the opportunity to stay connected to their community while enjoying outdoor recreational activities with friends.
Throughout four three-day sessions in August this year, campers visited Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, golfed with The First Tee at Boyne Highlands, bowled at BC Lands, enjoyed a Concert in the Park in Petoskey, played adventure golf at Pirate’s Cove, took in the sand at Petoskey State Park…the list goes on.
“Thank you to our generous donors who make this camp possible year after year,” expresses Executive Director Elizabeth Looze. “This is an annual tradition and campers look forward to reconnecting with friends each year.”
Challenge Mountain is a non-profit 501c3 organization.