Kenzie McKowen is beyond ecstatic to be joining the 2020 staff for her 13th summer at camp. Kenzie attended Camp Eagle Ridge as a camper and then became a Counselor in Training and a Junior Counselor. She is originally from New Berlin, Wisconsin, and is studying at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. She is double majoring in Psychology and Spanish.
In her free time, Kenzie enjoys singing and acting. In high school, she was a member of 3 choirs and was in the cast of 15 plays and musicals. While often seen on stage, she also worked behind the scenes to help make the magic happen. She was in the crew for 4 middle school productions. She student-directed the musical, “Lion King Jr.” and directed, and stage-managed, “Aladdin Jr.” Additionally, in high school, Kenzie was an active member of student government, National Honors Society, and Thespian Honors Society. She was also awarded an “Outstanding Senior” award for her dedication to the choir program.
While at Gettysburg, Kenzie has joined Upscale A Cappella, which is an all-female A Cappella group, and Psi Chi, the psychology honors society. She also is a “big sister” in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program of Adams County. In this program, she travels weekly to a local elementary school and spends time with her “little sister” helping with school work and playing games. Additionally, she volunteers to teach beginner-level swimming lessons to kids in the community. Finally, she works as a tutor at a local elementary charter school where she helps kids learn how to read in both English and Spanish.
At camp, Kenzie loves to do anything and everything on the water! She also loves teaching outdoor living skills and yoga. Her favorite nights are talent and skit nights, but has recently grown to love overnight tent trips more and more! She looks forward to making many more friends (and, of course, bracelets) this summer!