Camp Chat!

Hello everyone! I’m Mary Allis, and I’m the new camp director and respite coordinator for IKUS Life Enrichment Services!

I was a camp counselor at ITC waaaayyyy back in the day of Summer 2008, and I am so excited to be back here! Before I took this job, I was working in the Cincinnati area for a day and overnight camp for kids and adults with developmental disabilities. I loved it, but we all know that Michigan is better than Ohio, and I am so excited to be back in the mitten state!

I grew up in Holland, Michigan and went to GVSU for Therapeutic Recreation. My favorite food is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. If I could go anywhere in the world, I would definitely want to go to Hogwarts. When I am not working at camp, I like to cross country ski, attempt yoga, take my mom’s wild dog to the beach, cook with absurd amounts of garlic, and spend time with friends and family.

I am looking forward to some awesome respites and summer camp programs! Over Holiday Camp, it was really neat seeing campers I haven’t seen since I was a summer staff, and I loved getting to know new campers and staff members.


Mary Allis
Camp Director & Respite Coordinator