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Summer Camp Stories – Part 7

Posted on Oct 15, 2018 in Camp Blog, Searchable

As I reflect upon my time here at Camp DeWolfe this summer, there have been many highs. For me, one of the greatest things has been the team of counselors that I have worked alongside this summer – their unending support and friendship has been such a blessing to me and I will always be grateful to them for that.  All the children that were placed in my care this summer brought with them a variety of dynamic personalities, which meant there was never a dull moment each day. Living with and teaching them taught me the importance of having endless patience and enthusiasm, to maintain...

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Summer Camp Stories – Part 6

Posted on Oct 8, 2018 in Camp Blog, Searchable

My summer at camp has been an adventure from start to finish. Although often stressful, seeing the campers energetic and having fun is rewarding proof that our efforts were worth it. Being able to lead or join in with activities was the highlight of my camp. Teaching paddle boarding every morning alongside Cam was daunting at first, but soon became my favorite part of the day. Being able to take part in activities, such as archery and street hockey was a great opportunity to connect with the campers while also having fun. I have worked alongside a great team all summer and couldn’t have...

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Noticing God’s beauty

Posted on Oct 6, 2018 in Camp Blog, Searchable

I am by no means a professional photographer. I’m more of a self-taught wanna-be. As a girl I wandered around my neighborhood with one of those disposable cameras, trespassing on our neighbors’ lawns to take pictures of their flowers. Once I filled the roll, I’d run home and beg my mom to have the pictures developed. Waiting at least a week for my master pieces to be developed seemed like ages. Most of the time my finger would cover a corner, or the flower was blurry. A joy of my role is getting to capture the camping experience through pictures and videos. Over the years, my eye for...

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Summer Camp Stories – Part 5

Posted on Oct 1, 2018 in Camp Blog, Searchable

I enjoyed the water front throughout the summer – it was hard work every day, but I was happy when at the end of a session, with a group of campers, they were all able to paddle board to a high standard. I also enjoyed being able to be a leader throughout the summer with certain tasks, such as overseeing my own cabin – it was very stressful, but taught me skills such as patience. I was happy when I saw the kids having a good time and it helped a lot more when it was because of me that they were enjoying them self. It was also nice to get away from the insanity’s of city life for...

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Summer Camp Stories – Part 4

Posted on Sep 24, 2018 in Camp Blog, Searchable

Travelling 10,512 miles away from my home, Australia, to get to Camp DeWolfe is one of the scariest and best things I could of have ever done. It’s crazy how quickly I have became friends with twenty strangers from all different walks of life. I’m really thankful for the staff training to aid me on how to handle the kids. When the kids came, it was like walking into a whole new experience and I’m glad that I have made this choice to come to America. Working at a summer camp is one of the hardest job that I have ever done. Looking after the kids for 24/7 for six weeks definitely has...

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Summer Camp Stories – Part 3

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Camp Blog, Searchable

Travelling 3,373 miles away from home to a camp seemingly in the middle of nowhere, to work with 20 strangers from around the world was believe it or not the scariest experience of my life. To say that I wasn’t ready to hop right back on a flight to England as soon as I landed would be a lie. However, the fact that I didn’t do this turned out to be the best decision of my life.  Camp DeWolfe is a place where I got to meet the most amazing people, living with people 24/7 for 9 weeks was far less difficult than I expected. Particularly because my fellow counselors turned out to be the...

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