|Madeline greets her friend Dina Bennett, the camp innovator and director.|
|Maddie finds her bunk (behind her).|
This is a survival camp that is meant to strengthen the middle school girls' (four of them) self-esteem, confidence and to give them some valuable life skills.
Dina created this camp and Maddie and I got a taste of it last summer when we went for a one-day version. Maddie loved it (and I did, too) and we learned more about building a makeshift shelter and building a fire (from almost nothing) than I even imagined and I'm a fair outdoorsman.
|A couple of middle school teammates.|
Dina is one of my heroes and I think she is becoming one of Maddie's, as well. This will be a great week for Madeline and the four teammates she just met.
|This is the lodge at Mountain Shepherd. Madeline and the girls are in the building on the left.|