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Community Highlight - Friends of Camp Wacousta

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is actually purchased.

For December's Quotes for a Cause campaign, we are partnering with the Friends of Camp Wacousta. They are affiliated with the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan and maintain and utilize Camp Wacousta. The camp is used year round and welcomes several hundred visitors each season. Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan serves 34 local counties and is mostly focused on the Greater Lansing area. 

Local girl scout groups hold service days where they work on maintaining the property, from painting, planting and gardening. All of the projects are led by the groups, teaching young girls how to plan, budget and implement projects. This is a first experience for many of the girls managing full projects and teaches leadership and organizational skills.Sustained improvement is at the heart of all work the troops are completing.

Friends of Camp Wacousta provides a safe haven for local plant life, animal life and vegetation. The vast amount of trails provide opportunities for the troops to learn critical life skills in a team-building environment.

The cabin at Camp Wacousta, named Mill Run, is used for weekend trips and overnights. The Girl Scouts received the property many decades ago and have worked to keep it as natural as possible. Located on the Looking Glass River, the girls enjoy tubing and the group is working on making axe throwing, archery and other outdoor activities possible. 

If you would like to support the Girl Scouts, donations can be made here.