We carry on with our weekly posts this summer from ‘Peaches’, a staff member at Camp Mountainview in the Northern part of BC who gives us a glimpse into the world of working at summer camp.
COMMUNITY IS TOUGH
Well this week was not my favorite week as I actually almost went home because of frustrations amongst our staff. My dad came to camp to pick me up and take me home but Faith talked to me and my dad and encouraged me to stay until August 21. The staff were not working together as a team and a big problem was people gossiping (about each other, about leaders). This added a lot of stress to the senior staff this week.
We had a lot of amazing campers this summer. Teen camp is usually my favorite week but this summer I think it was week 2 when we had a full camp. It’s sad to say that camp is now done. We are not having an adventure camp this year so are just cleaning up the camp this week and then we all go back to our lives outside of camp.
SHARING OUR STORY IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL
Well this week I shared my testimony/ story of things that happened in my life. I think it was the hardest thing I have had to do this summer. I’ve never shared what has happened in my life with anyone but God told me that I needed to tell it this week. So I told my story on Friday morning after worship singing. I was so scared and nervous but having Karley, Madison and Faith there to encourage me made it go more smoothly. After I was done sharing I had a few girls come up to me and tell that they didn’t think that those things could happen to a staff member. I know that most of you reading this may not understand what has happened in my life. I am not at a point where I am going to put my life story on the internet. It has taken me 9 years to just finally say something about it to other people.
IT’S A WRAP
So this summer has being an interesting summer. I am glad that I got to be a part of making a difference in these campers lives. This staff had its ups and downs but in spite of the downs I believe was still able to make a positive impact on the campers lives. I am so happy that everyone was able to make it until the end. I love each of the staff so much. If you’re reading this, know that I will be praying for each of you always. I am going to miss the Youth Service Corps members so much. We all got so close now it is going to be so hard not seeing the three of you all the time. I hope that all the staff can keep in touch after camp. Well I think that is it for me. May God bless you all and thanks for following my LIFE @ Camp for 2009. Maybe we’ll see you next year.
:: :: by Katherine (a.k.a ‘Peaches’) of Gitwinksihlkw, BC
PS – Yearly camp staff applications and contact info can be found here  on SendTheFire.ca. Bookmark the page to apply for next year!