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Contact Information

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phone: 231-894-4538
fax: 231-894-4448

Contact Staff

  • Bruce Spoelman, Executive Director [javascript protected email address]

    Bruce has a history with Camp Pendalouan, having camped there as a child and worked on staff as Waterfront Director in the 1970's. Returning in 2004 as the executive director, he brings over 20 years of experience in camping, business and financial management. Bruce lives at camp part-time in the summer and otherwise lives in Grand Haven with his wife, Margaret, and two daughters, Katie and Gretchen. Margaret is a licensed professional counselor/consultant and is a great staff resource.

  • Gabrielle Gerlach, Associate Executive Director [javascript protected email address]

    Gabrielle has a long background in the recreation industry, including Walt Disney World's Conservation Day Camp. Gabe oversees the Camp Director and coordinates Pendalouan’s marketing and fundraising efforts.

  • Matthew Abel, Camp Director [javascript protected email address]

    Matthew has a long history at Camp Pendalouan, having worked as Teen Director, Summer Program Director, and Outdoor Education Coordinator. Matthew is responsible for all programming areas including summer, outdoor education and conference groups. He lives on-site with his family.

  • Melody McPherson, Office Manager, Administrative Assistant [javascript protected email address]

    Melody has also worked at camp for many years, and brings a wealth of experience and competence to her many, varied tasks. Not only does she help with the registrations for all programs, the mailings and the phone calls, but she is the one that trouble shoots many problems for people when they need help.

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