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Giving the shoes off my feet

My first summer of Bear Creek was coming to a close. I had survived the wilderness of eastern Pennsylvania. I even avoided taking a dump in the woods. The last night of every week is a cookout. at the last cookout, I was at, a camper broke his shoes. They were the only shoes he […]

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Is there more to life?

Went to a new church in Anaheim and had these thoughts: Went with some friends to check out a church in the area. They played a camp song (I was the only one doing the actions). The verse they used was a theme verse (I was the only one humming along to Shape of You). […]

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Being poured into

Day camp is tricky. Nobody likes going to day camp. Counselors are away from their friends. They don’t get to dance on dance night. They don’t get to enjoy hiking in God’s creation or go on an overnight. That put me in an awkward position as Day Camp Leader this summer. I chose to look […]

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Clumping

Clumping. That part of work where you and other people you work with close off and talk while on the job. It’s where you close off to people you serve (guests and campers). It’s easy to do. Stand a little closer and chat about your lives. Sometimes the crowds are overwhelming and the days are […]

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The most Inconvenient Job

The kind of job where you have 6-12 eight-year-olds to make sure they are fed clothed and showered before you. The kind of job where you have one hour of “me time” a day. The kind of job where you help out without a second thought of selfishness. The kind of job where you are […]

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BCC Essays

Here are some of the essay questions I’ve answered over the years to work at camp. Each summer, I have poured so much into campers and their experience at both Riverside and Bear Creek. I have taught them so much and they have helped me grow into my faith as well. Each summer, my faith […]

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Faith Story

Here’s an essay I wrote out for ministry position a couple years ago. It talks about my faith story. I was born into the faith by my parents. they met while working at a bible camp. I was baptized by my grandfather who was a pastor for the ELCA. I grew up going to church, […]

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Cars 3 Review

? 3 had a unique spin. It was a changing of the guard for Lightning McQueen. That’s been camp for me this summer. I remember my first summer working at camp and how excited I was to carry the torch from the counselors that impacted me. I’ve seen this summer the campers I’ve had working […]

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