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Meet the Summer Staff 2019 – Part 10

Posted on Apr 9, 2019

1. Name?
Benjamin

2. From?
Northern Ireland

3. Position on staff?
Camp Counselor 

4. Most excited about for this summer?
New friends, fun activities and fellowship.  

5. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
Purposeful community – this encourages respect and contribution to society, sharing and learning together.

6. Favorite camp activity and why? 
Any activity that involves water.

7. Favorite parable?
The Good Samaritan as it challenges us to act and to reach out to others in need.

8. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
Time with family, enjoying an open fire in winter, and outdoor activities in summer.

Meet the Summer Staff 2019 – Part 9

Posted on Mar 22, 2019

1. Name?
Ana

2. From?
Mexico

3. Position on staff?
Camp Counselor 

4. Most excited about for this summer?
To share my experience of Christ and guide 

5. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
Empowering leaders – because trying to encourage someone to be the best is what God does.

6. Favorite camp activity and why? 
Cabin time because we can share how we can experience Christ.

7. Favorite parable?
The Prodigal Son

8. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
In community, with family doing fun activities.

Meet the Summer Staff 2019 – Part 8

Posted on Mar 18, 2019

1. Name?
Tanya

2. From?
South Africa

3. Position on staff?
Camp Counselor 

4. Most excited about for this summer?
To meet new people and impact children’s lives.  

5. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
The confidence to preach about Jesus Christ and live like Him.

6. Favorite camp activity and why? 
The water activities are my favorite as I love swimming and being able to fellowship with others.

7. Favorite parable?
My favorite parable is the parable of the Sower.

8. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
At church with my family and friends.

Meet the Summer Staff 2019 – Part 7

Posted on Mar 17, 2019

1. Name?
Kate

2. From?
Auckland, New Zealand

3. Position on staff?
Camp Counselor

4. Most excited about for this summer?
Meeting new people, trying new things and learning about American culture. 

5. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
Purposeful community because community engagement develops social skills and builds a sense of belonging and unity.

6. Favorite camp activity and why? 
Kayaking and Paddle-boarding because I love being out on the water.

7. Favorite parable?
Luke 15:11-32 – The Prodigal Son

8. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
Going to the afternoon church service and hanging out with my friends afterwards.


Meet the Summer Staff 2019 – Part 6

Posted on Mar 17, 2019

1. Name?
Lu

2. From?
Queens, NY

3. Position on staff?
Christian Formation Director

4. Most excited about for this summer?
I am excited to work for youth, to experience God’s amazing grace together.

5. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
We try to develop more faithful leaders for the future and hope youth can bring what they learn in Camp DeWolfe back to their own communities.

6. Favorite camp activity and why? 
Fishing – I think evangelizing is like fishing and I want to be a fisherman of Christ.

7. Favorite parable?
Parable of the lost sheep.

8. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
Enjoy God’s creation of nature.


Meet the Summer Staff 2019 – Part 5

Posted on Mar 16, 2019

1. Name?
Lucianna

2. From?
England

3. Position on staff?
Camp Counselor

4. Most excited about for this summer?
Meeting new people and making memories.

5. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
Community and being together as having people around makes everything better.

6. Favorite camp activity and why? 
Swimming and group activities as you can be relaxed while being in the water and have a laugh with friends while trying something new.

7. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
Being with family, reflecting on the week.


Meet the Summer Staff 2019 – Part 4

Posted on Mar 16, 2019

1. Name?
Stacy

2. From?
United Kingdom

3. Position on staff?
Camp Counselor

4. Most excited about for this summer?
Getting the opportunity to serve and to minister

5. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
The possibility to embrace challenges and grow outside our comfort zone, both for the youths and leaders.

6. Favorite camp activity and why? 
I am looking forward to participating in team engaging activities in order to get to know more people and learn from each other.

7. Favorite parable?
My favourite parable is the parable of the man who sowed seeds that fell on different grounds.

8. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
After church, I enjoy having family and friends over at our house for lunch and catch up before a new week.

Winter Camp 2019 – Prayers and Dreams

Posted on Feb 2, 2019

The weekend goes by in a blur. Between broom ball, archery, crafts, and hot chocolate winter camp is packed with all things camp. Just like during summer, we gathered twice a day for Christian Formation and celebrated Eucharist together at the end of the weekend. But unlike summer, we watch a movie!

This year we did all things Kung Fu Panda. We followed the story of Po becoming the dragon warrior and drew parallels with the story of Joseph fulfilling God’s plan for his life. On the first night Kyle (alum ’15) asked the kids to write down seven dreams they have for their lives that they’re asking God to fulfill. Throughout the weekend we continued to revisit this idea of God’s dream for our lives.

As we were cleaning through at the end of the weekend, completely exhausted and still processing the time together, I began to think of my list of seven dreams for my life. I pray for good health, for my family to be well, my friend to get the job she wants, that I would be able to travel more, maybe have a family of my own… my mental list went on of things I wanted for my life. Then I came across a paper left behind by one of the campers (approximately age 11). 

It was their list of prayers and dreams:

  1. The world would be filled with happiness
  2. The world won’t have any wars
  3. Violence will stop
  4. Peace will come for all
  5. Cancer will be stopped
  6. People would live a long life
  7. Love will draw out hate

Wow. 

May this be the prayers and dreams of us all for 2019. May this be God’s will.

Yes & Amen.

-Lizzy Rice

Program Coordinator

Meet the Summer Staff 2019 – Part 3

Posted on Feb 2, 2019

1. Name?
Arielle
2. From?
South Africa

3. Position on Staff?
Camp Counselor

4. Most excited about for this summer?
Meeting new people and making memories

6. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
Natural Setting – I love being outside and it shows all the wonders God has created!

7. Favorite camp activity and why? 
Swimming and Softball – they are two of my ultimate favorite sports!

8. Favorite parable?
The Parable of the Weeds.

8. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
Spending time with my family and friends.

Meet the Summer Staff 2019 – Part 2

Posted on Jan 31, 2019

I was born and raised in the Rockaways of Queens, NY. Majority of my summers were spent at Camp Vacamas in West Milford, NJ where I was a camper, counselor, and supervisor. There I was able to appreciate diversity having making friends with people from all different walks of life.

Camp DeWolfe gives me the opportunity to work with three things I love. The outdoors, youth, and most of all Jesus. I grew up in the Episcopal church and always felt the need to serve my church and diocese.

Currently, I am the Director of Music Ministries of the Church of St. Mark in Brooklyn and on the Chapter of the Cathedral of the Incarnation. I love football and the New York Giants. I’m so excited to bring my talents to mend with others to create a great environment at camp, touch lives, and spread the love of God.

-Quincy