In the outdoors I discovered a confidence I didn’t know was possible for myself.
The outdoors changed everything for me and helping others find that for themselves is the impact I want to make in the world.
Mackenzie has been a YMCA Camper since 2012 when she attended her first camp in Northern Michigan and fell in love with wilderness trips. Since then she has been a trip leader for six summers at YMCA Camp Hayowentha and graduated with a degree in Recreational Therapy and Outdoor Education from Central Michigan University. When she’s not at camp you can usually find her playing with her dogs or enjoying a great cup of coffee.