A Mackenzie House Tradition Continues

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - By: Sarah R, Mackenzie ‘19

As the end of the school year rushed towards us, exciting summer plans were quickly being formed. Most of us have fun experiences to look forward to, but what about other children who cannot afford to have the experience of a summer camp or vacation? This is the question from which an amazing Mackenzie House tradition sprung a few years ago. Each year, as school draws to a close, Mackenzie House gathers money that has been raised throughout the year and provides two girls with the opportunity to participate in a summer camp. 

This year, Mackenzie is sending two girls to an equestrian camp at Providence Farm in Duncan. They will each get a horse for the week, and will learn how to care for their horse as if it were their own, allowing a special bond to form between each camper and her horse. Busy days will be filled with activities such as learning how to feed, groom, and care for their horses, as well as riding, stable management, and doing arts and crafts. 

Whether playing games with the other campers or riding along a forested trail, these girls will enjoy an amazing opportunity that many of us take for granted. The Grade 9 girls in Mackenzie have enjoyed preparing duffle bags filled with things such as new shoes, water bottles, sunscreen, and other camp necessities for Mackenzie's sponsored campers. Thank you to everybody in the house, and particularly Mrs Flynn and Mrs Decker for making this experience possible for these girls! 

Sarah R, Mackenzie ‘19

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