Dear Akeela Friends,
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to publish this newsletter because when we think about Akeela (which, let’s be honest, is ALL the time!), the word that comes to mind most readily is gratitude. Indeed, we have much to be thankful for.
In this newsletter, you’ll find news updates from campers and staff. Reading those updates reminded us what an incredible group of people come together each summer at camp.
We are also very thankful for the years that Ben Jerez spent with us at Akeela. Earlier this fall, we were very proud to see him accept the position of assistant director at a wonderful camp in Michigan. While we are very sad to see Ben leave, we are equally excited to welcome Erin Stewart to our team, as Akeela’s new assistant director! Erin starts next week but we already know that she is going to have a huge positive impact on Akeela. Read all about Erin in this edition of the Akeela newsletter.)
We feel so very lucky to be part of the Akeela community. We hope you feel the same way and that you’re also counting down the days until summer 2022!
Debbie & Eric
In this newsletter, you’ll find:
- an introduction to Akeela’s new assistant director, Erin Stewart
- lots of camper and staff news updates
- a Vermont trivia question
- a sneak peak at an exciting new program area for 2022