December, 2015 | Camp Twin Creeks

OMG, I Hate U!!!

OMG, I Hate U!!!

Woah, just home from walking the dog and listening to this Podcast from ‘NPR; This American Life‘ about the social media lives of teenage girls.  Very interesting and informative so I wanted to share.

Obviously many of you are living this very life with campers in your home and none of this will be news to you but for those of us with younger children a report like this certainly lets us know what we have to look forward to.

And, throughout my listening to this article, it struck me that the older girls at camp seem to relish the absence of social media in their lives for the 2 short weeks they spend at camp.  It’s just a shame that there is no foreseeable way that it could be removed from their life for the other 50 weeks of the year.

Project Morry and Camps That Give

I wanted to share a recent email message that I received from Dawn Ewing, a longtime dear friend and also the Executive Director of Project Morry.  All of us at Camp Twin Creeks support Project Morry in a number of ways year round and campers and families have been a fantastic support too.  Please read what Dawn sent to us and know that they are always open to any kind of donation.

It’s the time of the year to think about being thankful. And, at Project Morry, we have so much to be thankful for. As we look back on the past 20 years, we recognize the impact Project Morry has had. We also recognize that it has come with the help of wonderful partners like you. 
We have been able to make a difference in so many lives and for that WE are thankful.   How have you helped our kids?  Just look below to see the impact you are having on us.   
95% graduate high school, 85% attend college or university, 91% secure a degree and a 81% retention rate over our 9-year program
We are so grateful for your camp’s support of Project Morry
Tuesday, December 1st is Giving Tuesday! So, in the spirit of giving, I would like to ask for your help in reaching out to your camp families to ask them to share the “Gift of Camp” to make a difference in someone’s life. If you could post these statistics on your Facebook page and ask your camp community to support Project Morry on this day of giving, their donations will help us continue to make a difference in so many lives. Please post a link to our donation page