Camp Ak-O-Mak At Swim International
Dianne and Catherine were once again pleased to host the Camp Ak-O-Mak information table at the Swim International Swim Meet in Brantford this weekend.
We were as excited as you were to catch up with our camper-friends after spending those fun-filled summer days together. What fun to see so many of you at one meet!!
The highlight of our weekend was meeting a very special Ak-O-Mak Alumna, Sara Barber Jenkins, a member of TWO Canadian Olympic Swim Teams: 1956 (Melbourne) and 1960 (Rome) as well as the 1959 Pan Am Games. "Sara Barber" (as she was known in her camping days) attended Ak-O-Mak for TEN years during the 50's and 60's and shared her memories of swimming under Matt Mann (senior) and Rosemary Dawson during her time at camp. We are really hoping to persuade Sara to visit Ak-O-Mak next summer when she can share more of her stories with our campers! We will keep you posted.
Finally, many thanks to the parents who stopped by our booth with such kind words of praise about your daughters' experiences at camp this summer. It is encouraging for us to hear that camp made a difference in your child's life and it is exactly the reason why we give our time to Ak-O-Mak. So, "Thank you!"