Posts made in October, 2014

Taking Risks

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in Camp Blog, Searchable

During the summer, we had the opportunity to take lots of risks. As I learnt throughout the summer, taking these risks nearly always led to growth in either one’s faith, personal development or friendship with another counselor or camper. This was proven throughout my time at Camp DeWolfe. The most obvious example of this was when I took the risk of traveling the 3,000 mile journey to America to become a counselor at Camp DeWolfe. Taking up the position of counselor sparked so many other chances to take risks, which would develop me as a person. So even though I was anxious before coming...

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A Realization of Reality

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in Camp Blog, Searchable

My adventure started when pondering about my dreams and where I wanted to go in life. I secretly went off to a camp recruitment fair and got my job at Camp DeWolfe. (I pulled out of Camp interviews last year after loosing my Mum to cancer in late 2012 and didn’t feel ready.) It was a moment of mixed feelings, not knowing if it was going to be a good idea to leave my job and risk no wages for the summer and maybe after. I was so nervous handing in my notice, and was blown away at how well my boss took it. He congratulated me and wished me well, this started to make me realize I probably had...

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God Delivers

Posted on Oct 7, 2014 in Camp Blog, Searchable

I have been to America many times in my relatively short life (eight in total if you include lay-overs), but this trip would be markedly different to my other visits to the land of Uncle Sam. For one, it would be the first time that I would be traveling alone (although I would meet some amazing people) but more significantly, it would be the first time I would be working at a summer camp. Prior to this trip my only experience of a summer camp was watching The Parent Trap (a million times) as a kid growing up in London so my knowledge of summer camps was minimal. I remember being really...

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