The last weeks of winter and first week of spring have been a busy, busy time for us at the Christian camp I work for. My boss moved me to working 3 days a week rather than 2, because things will be pretty busy from now until summer camp starts. (and then they'll be insane and I'll be living there! haha)
The first weekend of March was our annual staff retreat. A bunch of young people who work as camp counselors during the summer came up to camp for the retreat. It was a beautiful weekend weather-wise, and we had an amazing time playing games, attending the worship sessions, and just hanging out, reconnecting, and getting pumped up for summer camp. Here are a few pictures from the weekend...
Me and some of my coworkers decorating the lodge before everyone arrived
Thanks to my friend Alisha, I finally learned how to shoot a bow-and-arrow!
The wonderful band that played for our worship sessions
Playing a game
me with two of my good friends from camp
A few days after the staff retreat, I went with a couple of coworkers to give a presentation about camp at a church. I was really nervous, because I don't enjoy public speaking! I'm determined, though, that one day I'm going to be a better speaker, with God's help!
The next big event was last night, the first Camp Job Fair. I was expecting to just be helping with paperwork, and maybe sit in on a couple of interviews as a learning experience... but more people showed up than we expected, so I actually ended up interviewing 5 people! My boss let me sit in with him on one, then started handing people off to me! haha. I was nervous at first, but it got a little easier with each one.
And finally, coming up at the end of this week is our HUGE annual fundraising banquet to raise money for camp scholarships (so underpriviledged kids can come to camp). We are expecting between 600 and 700 guests. Wow!! Once the banquet is over, we can really focus on getting ready for summer. Can't wait!
I've learned SO much already in the almost 6 months I've been working at camp. But lesson #1 is definitely that there is way more work and detail involved in running a camp ministry than I ever dreamed!
NOTE: My pictures are a little messed up for some reason; I'm trying to correct this! They are too big to fit on the page!