Meet the Summer Staff 2016 – Part 3

Posted on Dec 9, 2015

1.What’s your name?
Lucy Richards

2.Where are you from?
I am from a small village called Sapcote in Leicestershire, England.

3.What university/school do you attend? What major?
I’m a second year undergraduate at the University of York and my major is Psychology in Education.

4.What’s your favorite Country/state?
I am really grateful to have been given opportunities to travel around different countries, as immersing yourself in different cultures is such a great experience. I would say my favorite state in the US is San Francisco because I love the hilly landscape and walking across Golden Gate Bridge was amazing!

5. What’s your favorite camp activity and why?
I would describe myself as an all- rounder so I love trying and getting involved with a variety of activities and I’m looking forward to encouraging the campers to do likewise! But I would say my favorite camp activities are arts/crafts and dance, because I am quite creative and from past experience I have enjoyed showing children the therapeutic value of these activities.

6. What are you most looking forward to about next summer and why?
I am struggling to pinpoint one thing as I am looking forward to everything about next summer! Creating a supportive community by forming close relationships with the campers and co-workers, leading activities which allow the children to get to know God through nature and seeing the campers enjoy their time at camp are just a few of the many camp experiences I am excited about! I really can’t wait to start working at camp- bring on Summer 2016!

7. What’s your favorite camp core value (community, Christian
Formation, Developing Leaders or Natural Setting) and Why?
My favorite camp core value is encouraging the campers to form a supportive community, because for camp to be a success the children need to feel encouraged, valued and respected by their peers. I hope to facilitate this core value by encouraging the campers to pray with each other and emphasizing sportsmanship during activities.

8. What’s your dream job/vocation/calling for life?
This is a tough question for me as there are so many jobs which I would love to try throughout my life! My dream job would be anything that allows me to draw upon my God-given gifts and involves caring and inspiring children and young people. Currently I’m considering training to become a primary school teacher and working at Camp DeWolfe will definitely help me decide whether this is the right decision! So long as I’m serving God through my vocation in the way he planned- I’m happy!

Lucy Richards

Lucy Richards