On January 29th For A Day of Grand Rapids made a return visit to Special Days Camp at Camp Pendalouan for their Winter Camp session. A total of 100 kids ages 5 to 18 attended camp during this weekend.
Rob Pease and Brad Brown of the Grand Rapids Fire Department came to join the children while sledding & on the toboggan run. The kids thoroughly enjoyed their company & were voting which fireman was the better sled pusher. Inside the dining lodge we set up games, treats, and makeovers. Miss Michigan, Katie Laroche and WOTV’s the Face of 4, Morgan Lind, were there for the crowning moment. Miss River Raisin, Tamara Korican, applied makeup. Other Volunteers in attendance included, Julie McGraw, Heather Dewey, Robyn Besteman, Vonnie Sypkens, Julie Sypkens (photographer), Danielle Woellper, Stacy Coilk, Jenifer Betteridge, Perla and Kimberly Scott, and 4 stylists; Colleen Ball Lauren LeClair, Jillian Rycenga, and Stephanie Willis. (A special thanks to Colleen for organizing the hair station!) The hair style station has proven to be among the favorite places for the girls. A few girls were thrilled to see familiar faces amongst the stylists and were happily showing off the same beautiful hair styles that they had during Summer Camp. In addition to our makeover stations we had tattoos, games, art projects, and cookie decorating.
The kids had multiple activities over a 2 and ½ hour time period and had a blast moving from one activity to another. Inside the lodge you could see boys walking past the windows outside sporting a pink boa or a shiny new tiara. It was quite a sight & great to see them join the make-over fun! A few of the young men walked around sporting their new polished nails as well. (I think we have started a new trend at Special Days!)