Deputy Director Sam Henley is a member of the 26th class of Leadership Camden County! Former Director Ron Gentry nominated Sam so she could begin building a network here in Camden County and begin learning about our county through the eyes of the organizations, agencies, and businesses who serve our area!
LEADERSHIP CAMDEN COUNTY
APRIL 27, 2021
STARTING LOCATION: Ballparks National, 480 Kissick Way, Macks Creek, MO 65786
Go through employee entrance and upstairs to the left of the ice machine
Dress comfortable and wear walking shoes
8:15 Breakfast and Announcements
8:45 Community Presenters
The Changing Table
Helping Hands Homeless Shelter
9:30 Travel to Ha Ha Tonka Spring Pavilion-Confirmed
10:00 Missouri Department of Conservation- Bill Moulder
10:30 Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance-Caroline Toole
11:00 Team Building Scavenger Hunt
11:45 Travel to Bridal Cave Event Center
12:00 Lunch- Jones BBQ
12:45 More About Me In Two
1:00 Leanne Johnson- Mid County Fire District
1:30 Travis Brock- City of Camdenton Parks
2:00-2:30- Leadership Team Building Activity
2:30- Travel to the Cave
2:45 Bridal Cave Tour
4:00 Session Wrap Up
The best thing so far about Leadership has been learning about organizations around the lake which do their best to help people in need or who experience unexpected challenges.
The Changing Table is a fantastic organization which assists parents who need additional diapers for their young children to get through tough times. Whether it’s just needing a pack until payday or facing a longer time of need, The Changing Table has programs to help! They have also branched out into other areas to help where other programs offer little to no assistance, such as feminine hygiene products. For more information on this program (and how you can help!), visit their website!
Lake Area Helping Hands Homeless Shelter provides temporary and emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless men, women, children and families in Camden County. We provide a safe environment for residents to live in while seeking employment, saving money and receiving the counseling needed to become independent. We provide referrals to local agencies, arrange for transportation to and from work and medical appointments, some meals and/or a portion of meals, personal care products and clothing. Our Shelter is here to provide assistance to those in need by giving them a hand up, not a hand out.https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/shelter/mo_lake-area-helping-hands-homeless-shelter
With a few more presentations down, the class headed out to the Haha Tonka Springs Pavilion below the castle. There, we heard from the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Department of Natural Resources about projects and plans to improve tourist interactions throughout Camden County and Missouri as a whole. For more information on upcoming and ongoing projects, visit Conservation‘s website and DNR’s website!
The class took part in a team-building exercise which included searching for numerous things from bugs to birds and clouds to flowers! In the spirit of teamwork, the only group who found mushrooms (MORELS!!!!) let the other groups take a photo to help fulfill their checklists!
With lunch provided by Jones BBQ at the Bridal Cave Event Center, the class had a chance to hear from Leanne Johnson of Mid-County Fire Protection District about fire safety, including grill safety, which is huge around the lake during the summer season! They also heard from Travis Brock from the City of Camdenton Parks and Recreation about the Aquatic Center and hopes for expansion in the site and programs being offered.
One of the coolest (haha) parts of the trip was the tour of Bridal Cave. Many of you know the history, have taken the tour, and visit often. For information on the cave’s hours and tours, visit their website!
Another fabulous class given by the Planning Team for Leadership Camden County Class XXVI!