As I head into week 7 at camp, I am starting to realize how quickly the summer has gone by. When I look back at my experience thus far, I can honestly say that this is the best summer I can remember. As I have mentioned in previous blogs, I have had the privilege of not only sharing the Gospel with kids, but I’ve grown as a leader and in my own relationship with Christ. There’s also one other big reason that this has been the best summer – Camp is SO much fun!
I know that’s sort of a given. And yes, being a Summer Leader is work and it’s tiring, but I can honestly say that I thank God for the fun he gives my campers and I every day. We get to zip line, ride horses, play paintball, blob, slide, run, dance, go crazy, and the list goes on. Being a Summer Leader at SpringHill brings out the kid in me and has been an amazing break from the demands and distractions of the “real world.” The campers I’ve had this summer have taught me how much fun it is to just be a kid.
Aside from working with campers each week, I also get to work alongside some amazing people. They are the type of men and women that you feel comfortable laughing with, crying in front of, having hard discussions with, and diving into Scriptures with. They are a group of brothers and sisters in Christ who were individually called to bring something to this team. God did an incredible job assembling our staff and they keep me motivated and accountable. Because of the fun we’ve had, the challenges we’ve faced and the time we’ve spent together, we know we’re going to finish the summer well.
And it’s the reason that I’m really not looking forward to saying goodbye to SpringHill. Getting to participate in all the activities camp has to offer alongside campers and incredible friends seems a little too good to be true. But that’s been a huge part of my job as a Summer Leader.
Written by Jacob Kerr, 2016 Summer Leader. Jacob is a junior at Purdue University pursuing a major in marketing. He is working this summer as an InPursuit counselor at SpringHill Indiana. He loves hanging out with friends, playing basketball, and getting ice cream at Dairy Queen. He has a passion for helping kids grow in their relationship with Christ and hopes God will use him this summer to do exactly that. Jacob will be documenting his experience as a Summer Leader in this blog series. Check out the other posts in this series on life changing experiences, having the right attitude and why I work at SpringHill.
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