Kenzie McKowen is ecstatic to be returning for her 15th summer at camp. Kenzie attended Camp Eagle Ridge as a camper and then became a Counselor in Training and a Junior Counselor. This is Kenzie’s fourth year on staff.
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 several choirs, plays, and musicals. She also worked behind the scenes as a student director and stage manager. She was also awarded an “Outstanding Senior” award for her dedication to the choir program.
While at Gettysburg, Kenzie has joined Psi Chi, the psychology honors society. She also is a “big sister” in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program and travels weekly to an 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.
Kenzie is also a Resident Assistant at Gettysburg College; she assists first-year students in their transition to college and helps foster a healthy living environment and community. Currently, she is completing Leadership Certificate training through the Garthwait Leadership Center at her school, exploring how differences in talents, skills, and values, shape leadership styles.
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!