YMCA Camp Wakonda in Ash Grove, Mo., has good bones. This was my impression as I drove home after an investigatory trip. The buildings were sound, the pool and water system were new, and the grounds were what one would expect to ﬁnd in the Ozark Mountains—thick hardwood forests, steep and rocky terrain, and plenty of water ﬂowing through the property. A 1-acre farm pond sat on the most recent 18 acres added to the 80- acre existing property. The district executive told me that someday that spring-fed pond could be converted into a lake. It seemed like a distant pipe dream; little did I know how soon things would change. Eight months later, while working on a large landscaping project, I ment
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