Talking with the staff about “Why Camp?”
Almost every week the campers are excited about the prospect of interviewing their counselors and other staff members. Since this week was the first week having interns among us helping out, my campers thought it would be good to ask some questions about why they are here at camp. I was impressed by the questions they came up with such as “what inspired you to work at camp?” They said they wanted to ask these questions because so many of the staff this year have never been here before and they wanted to find out more about them. How neat that they recognized this fact and were curious to pursue the motivation behind spending an entire summer having crazy fun with children, cooking food over a fire, and talking about Jesus. I think the staff’s responses in this segment about what or who inspired them are a great way to pass on inspiration to campers who might want to work here in the years to come.