January 12, 2010

Camp is here....well, almost.

This month, we begin recruiting and hiring our summer staff. There are 7 of us that work full time/year round. There are another 10 or so that are part time and live on the property. In the summer, that number grows to about 70 people. Yes, 70! That means that much of the spring is not only spent registering campers, but recruiting staff.

Most of them are college kids, but not all. I actually didn't come here until I had graduated from college. I was so young then....young, short hair, less sun wrinkles and completely oblivious to the major life changes that would be-fall me after I stepped on to this property. But that's a another story for another time....

Back to my point. We have started hiring for the summer, and let me tell you, it's exciting! Returners are getting placed in new positions. New applicants who find us who find us in the most crazy of ways sometimes ("I found you when I researched Christian camps online" that's our summer director's story from 10 years ago), are sending in applications. They are from all over the country. They fill not only counseling positions, but kitchen jobs and programming jobs and life guarding and...and...and.

Every year, about this time, we also start to do the mental freak out of "how in the world will we find all the people we need to." And every year, God gently, lovingly reminds us that this isn't our ministry. We really aren't in charge. He's got everything under control. That's, by far, the coolest, awe-inspiring thing about the whole hiring process. As long as we are open to His leading, He will have exactly who He wants to be here. He will fill up those 70 spots with people from all over that are exactly what we need.

I just wanted to put that out there cause maybe one of those "somebodies" is YOU. Maybe you are supposed to be here this summer. Maybe YOU are supposed to have God use you, teach you, grow you here in ministry with us. I've never posted about this before, but I just felt like I needed to this year.

So there it is. If you are interested in having the summer of your life and seeing God in ways you never expected, email me (my email is on my profile) or leave me a comment with your email. I can send you a bunch of cool info and maybe a video or two that will give you an idea of what we are about here.

Camp is almost here, and the kids can't wait!! (Actually they just wanted to leave the pool and run as fast as their little legs would carry them to snack shop and get the first spot in line. They were getting ready to trample me to get to the sweets. "move it, lady! we want the sugar!!!")


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Gina said...

Love those pics. Ben is like half way to the heavens and the picture of the kids behind the fence remind me of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when they are all waiting for the gates to FINALLY open.
So exciting. Can I be a counselor this summer ya think?

Diana said...

love, love, these pictures. Can Gi and I be downstairs in Harmony? yes, Harmony.