MENTOR MATCHING A HUGE SUCCESS
The number of mentors continues to rise, with 181 mentors in the summer of 2019, compared with 114 in 2017, and 141 in 2018. We appreciate all the campers who helped connect our staff with the amazing U-M network. Once again, every staff member and camper looking for an opportunity to either share their expertise or build their network got “paired up” this summer, and your alumni association appreciates your willingness to engage our student staff and help them build their networks while enjoying the greatest summer of their life.
THE UNICORN HAS FOUND A NEW HOME
The unicorn loved its new home in 2019, enjoying the kids singing so loudly to welcome “Uni” and the “Wiz” every Friday morning. We also added a couple tents to alleviate the high overhead sun, and gave parents the chance to see the faces of their kids as the magic happened. The Unicorn also magically appeared in the forest on Wednesday night hayrides too, and mentioned, “I wanted to get out more, hearing those kids singing once a week just isn’t enough for me and my buddy the Wizard!”
GREG’S GRILL DEBUTS
Lunch got a little more exciting this past summer with the opening of “Greg’s Grill,” dedicated 3rd week in honor of longtime Camp Director Greg Fleming. The grill opened to rave reviews at the beginning of the summer, with lots of BBQ options available no matter the weather. Greg Fleming joined us during 3rd week for the official dedication, thanking a group of former staff that made the new grill possible.
THE SUMMER 2020 SHIFT IS HAPPENING
U-M will officially start on August 31, 2020, the Monday before Labor Day. With more than half of our staff U-M students, we’ll be “shifting” our calendar for 2020, so most weeks will fall around their traditional dates. We’ll be starting the summer with “Victors Week,” June 13 – June 20, and we’re excited to announce that’s when our Mott families will be joining us. Week 1 will begin June 20, and week 10 will end on August 29. Look for announcements about some unique offerings from August 30 through September 7.”.