With some fall color that remains and a cool crisp feeling in the air – I realize that the snow flurries are just around the corner. In the midst of the snow falling and the frigid air many of us seem to hunker down and get ready for the next few months of shoveling and winter fun. Even though it is SCAMP’s off season, it is an “on season” for me as I am busy planning for the upcoming camp season. This past summer we welcomed a new special education director in Bloomfield Hills, Pam Schoemer. We are excited to have her. Pam has over 10 years of personal SCAMP experience where she was a teacher and a supervisor at Clarkston SCAMP. Not only has she enjoyed visits to our SCAMP, she is enthusiastic about helping our program grow over the next couple of years. We are excited and welcome her to the SCAMP family.
Along with many positive things that are happening at SCAMP, I must take a minute to publically acknowledge the passing of Elks of Michigan Major Projects Director, Lynn Cook. Lynn was a very devoted man who enjoyed visiting our program each summer. Wife and grandchildren in tow, he took the time to connect with the kids and bring joy to our camp each summer. The Elks of Michigan are our biggest supporters as they provide many scholarships to children 17 and younger each year that would otherwise not have the ability to attend SCAMP. Lynn will be missed and we are grateful for all of his years of dedication and service.
So this November as you get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, please think of SCAMP and all of the
wonderful staff and the support of Bloomfield Hills schools who help provide a wonderful facility for us each year.
I am not only thankful to be a part of such a wonderful program, but am thankful to serve all of you each summer to the best of my ability.
Take care and see you soon! - Chandra