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He started volunteering at TCBC in 2017! Get to know him more by reading through the Q & A below ...
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Q & A
How old are you?
Did you go to TCBC as a camper? If so, how many years?
Yes. 3 years as a camper.
How did you hear about TCBC?
My cousins and aunt had served at Trout Creek, and recommend it to me and my siblings.
How did you decide on your camp name?
I used to be addicted to wearing beanies, so I decided it was as good a name as any.
Do you ever wish people called you by your camp name outside of camp?
I don’t really care what people call me, as long as it’s not late for dinner.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I have always wanted to be, and am planning on being, a Marine.
If you were stranded on an island and had to pick 3 TCBC staff members to rescue you, who would it be and why?
Tank, because he could carry me out of necessary, Kowalski, because she would make me laugh, and Watson, so I could tell her: “I told you I could live through getting stranded”.
What are some of your favorite things about TCBC?
The strong community we build from working and living together almost non-stop for the entire summer.
What's your favorite activity at camp?
What is one of your favorite camp songs?
“Fill up my cup”.
What is your favorite camp skit?
What is your favorite camp meal?
What is your favorite game we play at camp?
Share with us a God-moment camper story that you have seen or been a part of:
Being on Rec Staff and lifeguard doesn’t really give you much of a chance for direct camper interaction, but I have had the amazing opportunity to hear incredible stories from the C.I.T.s and counselors working in countless camper’s lives for the good of God.
What are some awesome ways God has moved at camp that you've seen or been a part of?
To me, one of the most incredible experiences at camp is the Chinese camp we have every summer. Just seeing the life turnaround in some of these people is a unique experience.
Share with us a God-moment for you personally while you were at camp ... (how He showed up for you, how He provided, etc.)
Whenever I needed some one to talk to or just be with, God sent just the right person at just the right time.
How has your life been transformed by working at camp?
My camp experience has given me a deeper and more intimate relationship with God, and a better understanding of who our awesome God is.
How has your life been impacted or transformed during or after working at camp?
TCBC made me want to read my Bible more, and now, even after camp, I am reading the Bible on my own time, which I never used to do.
What has God been teaching you lately?
He has been teaching me patience, especially with family.
What is a Bible verse that you keep going back to lately? What is it teaching you?
2 Corinthians 4:17. It’s been showing me that this life is short, so I should try to do as much work for God as I can with the time given to me.
What spiritual truths have you been learning about lately?
I’ve been learning that the only decision we have to make is what to do with the time that is given us.
What has God been saying to you lately?
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.
What is one of the funniest things that has happened to you at camp?
There was one time when Rec Staff was going out on the zip-line, but the rope on one of their harnesses caught on one of the benches and got pulled from the sending platform to the middle platform. I had to zip down to the end with it and then run it back up to sending.
What is one embarrassing camp moment that you've experienced?
On my first time breaking some one (another staff person) on the zip-line during training, I let him hit the tree. Apart from that I really don’t tend to embarrass myself.
What is one of your fondest memories from working on staff?
Helping set up and run Safari.
What is your favorite place at TCBC? Why?
Beaver Dams. Because it is so quiet and peaceful.
What staff member has had the biggest impact on you at TCBC?
What are some of the weirdest or funniest things a camper has said or done to you?
When I was a lifeguard there was one camper who asked me if he could jump into the pool from the pool house roof. I said no.
What jobs have you had at camp?
2016 Crew, 2017 lifeguard, 2018 Rec Staff.
What is the hardest part of your job?
The best and worst part of the job is that you are working with the same small group of people for the whole summer.
What do you love about your job?
I really enjoy the variability of the job, you never do just one job, when you finish one there’s always another waiting just around the corner.
What makes working at camp so fun?
Getting to working live with friends who will always be there for you.
Would you recommend working at camp to someone? Why?
Absolutely. Because it builds your relationship with God in a way you could never imagine.