Dudley & Kiniya

Dudley & Kiniya

Mother/Daughter Weekend 2012

• 11 years ago • Alumni | Blogs | Kiniya Blog

When a snow storm is expected…


For the third year in a row, our highly anticipated Mother-daughter gathering was in jeopardy as the forecast called for a winter storm watch early Friday morning! After cancelling the event two years in a row due to extreme weather conditions, Marnie and Kat were determined not to let mother nature get in the way of their weekend fun and busily prepared for the groups arrival. Much to their surprise and delight, as the snow fell gently on the Westport campus late Friday afternoon, every one of the Mother-daughter pairs made the trek North, rolling into Dudley by dinner time Friday night!

Our Mother-daughter crew, ready for some action outside!

Kiniya memorabilia spread out on the coffee table, copies of The Kiniya Hymnal and The Spirit from years passed, and a craft table full of friendship bracelet string and activities to share set the tone for a weekend filled with friendship and fun!

Marnie & Megan with the Kiniya gals at top of kitchen hill.

The storm Friday resulted in the first snow we have seen on the ground (almost all winter!) and provided for a winter wonderland of fun at Dudley on Saturday morning! Sara Nelson and Megan Sudduth were on hand to lead us through some fun activities in the gym, and we headed across to Kiniya in the afternoon on Saturday for a scavenger hunt tour! With Marnie at the wheel, the 15 seater (filled with Kiniya campers) was a-buzz with excitement as we worked our way through the Kiniya songbook on the way there AND back!

Our time together was so special and the weekend a huge success. Filled with countless stories shared about Camp, thoughtful conversations at vespers, fun activities, and giggles around the fire our weekend together resulted in new friendships formed!

Thank you, Moms and daughters, for making our weekend together so very enjoyable!

Marnie McDonagh, 20001
Camp Dudley at Kiniya, Director

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