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SMA camp counselor Sarah Bademan dance at THON - 2-day Dance Marathon.

Posted by Jud Millar on Thu, Feb 28, 2013

SMA camp counselor Sarah Bademan '12 has been involvedSarah Bademan at Campwith THON for the past three years while a student at Penn State University. The PSU Dance Marathon, commonly referred to as THON is:
THON was started in 1973 by the university's Interfraternity Council and in its first year more than $2,000 was raised with 39 couples dancing for 30 hours straight. Last year 15,000 PSU students raised more than $10 million dollars at THON. The money that is raised is donated to The Four Diamonds Fund, a charity devoted to defeating pediatric cancer through research and caring for patients at the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. It is an amazing event with the more than 15,000 students, the families of patients and the local community involved with the rallying cry, "FOR THE KIDS!"
In past years Sarah was a THON Administrative Assistant.  This year Sarah will be one of the 700 dancers who will take the floor this weekend and dance for 46 hours straight!  Sarah says, "I have been training hard and working on my dance moves all year for this weekend! Just standing on my feet for 46 hours seems daunting enough, but to dance for that many hours seems impossible. I am really excited. I have put so much time and energy into THON over the years that dancing this weekend feels will be a culmination of it all and the highlight of my Penn State career." We wish Sarah and all the dancers the best of luck in this worthy cause and we hope to stop by the BJC this weekend!

Stone Mountain Adventures(SMA) is a co-ed overnight teen summer camp for 60 teenagers ages 12-16 located in the mountains of centralPennsylvania.  We specialize in getting teens excited about life through:

  • Water Sports
  • Adventure Activities
  • Traditional Sports
  • Community Service
  • Creative Arts

Our teen campers learn new skills, gain self confidence, make strong friendships and become members of our strong, value centered summer community.  Thins that our camp unique are we:

  • Young Teen Focused Activities
  • Choose Your Own Activities Everyday
  • Adventures and Camping Overnights Out of Camp

We Offer 2 Week to 7 Week Sessions 

Topics: Summer camp, Teen summer camp, camp, THON, camp counselor

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