Kitty McMahon Bartholomew

Catherine "Kitty" Bartholomew

Clearwater Camp has been a part my life for as long as I can remember.

It’s all thanks to my mother, “Beets” Loy McMahon, who was a camper and Leadership with Sunny in the 1940’s, and later a camp recruiter in St. Louis. As a child, I remember watching black-and-white films of Clearwater in my living room, listening to a woman named Halokwe speak about a place where girls live on an island in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. I can’t think of a more captivating introduction to Clearwater Camp.

My years as a camper and counselor instilled in me a love for Clearwater. This love for camp is also shared by my sister, niece and daughter, all Clearwater alums. Seeing my daughter continue as a counselor reminds me just how much Clearwater has shaped the women in my family.

I bring to the board my professional experience in marketing, advertising and human resources. As a Wellesley graduate, I’ve always valued a setting where young women are challenged and encouraged to make contributions to their world. In so many ways, Clearwater provides a similar setting where girls learn, grow and gain confidence.

I’m forever grateful for my lifelong connection to Clearwater and thrilled to be giving back to a place that has given me so much.