McKenzie Ackerman is from rural Hubbard, Iowa and travels to Des Moines to attend Camp Sunnyside each year. Her mom Trish says that at Camp for the first time, McKenzie rode a horse, experienced the zip line, shot an arrow and went boating on Lake Cheerio.
Trish says, “She absolutely loves Camp! McKenzie talks about it all year and wears her camp t-shirts to school. If it weren’t for the campships, she wouldn’t be able to go, so it’s wonderful that people donate.”
McKenzie requires supervision 24 hours a day. “The first time, I wasn’t sure how it would go. I kept waiting for my phone to ring, but it didn’t,” Trish said.
Eight years later McKenzie is still attending and enjoying the experience and independence Camp provides for her.