Wakonda Elementary School Students Visit Camp WoodmenLife
Every year students from WoodmenLife’s Adopt-a-School, Wakonda Elementary, are able visit our camp in Nebraska City, about 45 minutes away from our Home Office in downtown Omaha. And every year, several associates volunteer to be camp counselors. One associate, Michelle Benham from our Business Technology Division, had a memorable day – here it is in her words:
This is my favorite picture…this boy was having a hard time climbing the wall and the other 3 boys gathered around him and were helping him. Asking if he could reach this rock with that hand or put that foot on this rock. These boys did this without prompting from the counselors or Jennifer [Shirk, the Nebraska/Iowa WoodmenLife Community Outreach Manager].
Towards the end of the day, the teacher advised that these four boys did not get along very well while at school and that is why they were put together into this group to learn to work together.
Honestly, it surprised me that these kids were not friends because they worked so well together. Even while picking teams in Volleyball and Basketball they wanted to make sure that the teams were fair based on each of their level of skill at each sport/activity. WoodmenLife Camp is such a positive experience for these kids and I am honored for me to be a part of it. Thanks WoodmenLife!
Find out more about our camps across the country at woodmen.org.