02 Mary Mennel

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The interview is one part reunion and many parts reminiscing. Interviewers usually shouldn’t be fawning, but this is a podcast, not a formal interview :). Considering Mary’s 17 year professional tenure at camp, I was naturally eager to sit down with what I consider a Storer legend. She is much more humble than to easily accept such a distinction or moniker.  I felt that she would be my perfect guest to launch the Stoney Lake Reflections Podcast. Her laugh is as contagious as her enthusiasm for Camp Storer and I appreciate her graciously accepting my invitation to record her thoughts for Stoney Lake Reflections.

Quick Facts

Staff: 1968-1989   – K1973-1983 OE; 1984-89 OE Director

–As camper: 1959-1968

–Positions: Summer Camper, Trip Camper, Volunteer, Junior Counselor, Senior Counselor, Ranch Counselor, Trip Leader, Kitchen Supervisor, Village Director, Horse Barn Manager, North Center Summer Camp Director, OE Staff, OE Center Director, OE Director



  • Representing the child’s point of view
  • Learning, improving and growing at Camp Storer
  • In the company of dogs or ‘A Dog’s Life’
  • Mary’s other ‘pets’ at camp
  • Pioneer Crafts Fair
  • Working with Clark Ewing
  • Working with Greg McKee
  • Explosion of development and creativity – Spolemans arrive






‘Stoney Lake Reflections’ Sing-out
Performed by Singer/Songwriter Cori Strell:
Intsagram: @coristrellmusic
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/cori-strell
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cori-Strell-Music-1174158396011014/

Additional Tracks used:
Music by Hook Sounds http://www.hooksounds.com
Music composed by Nicolai Heidlas


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