After a three-month search and narrowing the candidate pool down from 30 applicants to six interviewees, MUCC has selected and hired our new Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp Director. Please join us in welcoming Shannon Stover to the MUCC team. Read on to learn a little more about Shannon.
Hello, everyone, I am Shannon Stover, and I am lucky enough to be MUCC’s new Camp Director. I grew up in Mount Clemens, Michigan and will always call that my stomping grounds. From four years old through high school, I rode horses recreationally and competitively. Back then, if I could have lived in a barn, I would have. Alongside that, I have been hunting, camping and hiking with my family and friends and continue to do these as my favorite free time activities. I come from a family of veterans, hunting advocates and a workaholic (yeah, you, dad). I think that is where I get my spirit, sense of adventure and strength.
After high school, I attended Central Michigan University, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies with a double minor in Anthropology and Geography. I learned more about our planet, its inhabitants and how we all fit together in this puzzle we call Earth. From that, I only grew more connected and drawn toward the outdoors and nature.
For the past few years, I worked as a camp counselor in Elk Rapids, Michigan. Most recently, I worked as a Behavior Technician for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Throughout middle school and high school, I also worked at the daycare I called my second home as a kid. I have always worked in the outdoors or with kids, usually both
I am beyond excited and ready to begin my new role here at MUCC and the Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp. This position is more than I could have ever wanted, and I am here to improve, help, and especially, have fun. I have so many ideas and goals that I will be working towards to benefit the education and atmosphere of the camp for its campers. I am looking forward to this year and more!