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Q & A
How old are you?
Did you go to TCBC as a camper? If so, how many years?
How did you hear about TCBC?
Shout out to Lou Lou, my college roommate, unofficial mentor, and friend. I live in Idaho and would have never heard about this camp if it was not for her. Her influence produced many good fruits in my life that have, in turn, impacted the lives of others.
How did you decide on your camp name?
My beginnings as a camp counselor happened when I was learning about my skills and passions. I chose Crayola because I thought this name fit my passion for color and art and my growing passion for working with students.
Do you ever wish people called you by your camp name outside of camp?
Yes, especially within the first 3 weeks after camp.
What are some of your favorite things about TCBC?
I think the thing that keeps me coming back to TCBC is that this place is a greenhouse for qualities like love, peace, joy, and hope in the Lord to flourish.
What is one of your favorite camp songs?
“Let Us Adore”. I recently got serious about learning how to play the ukulele, and that haunting A minor chord hits me in all the right ways.
What is your favorite camp skit?
Of all of the skits I have watched at TCBC, my all-time favorite was “Johnny Got Hit By a Bus”. It’s not often that a skit will cause me to laugh and cry at the same time! Well played, 2020 counselor men!
What is your favorite camp meal?
I love the feeling that comes with piling those super salty hash browns onto my plate. Of course, a side of bacon or sausage, eggs, and fruit is also imperative. Yumyumyumyumyum so good!
What is your favorite game we play at camp?
Diamond Smugglers, because that is when I can unleash the swag.
What are some awesome ways God has moved at camp that you've seen or been a part of?
Every time I witness a camper decide to trust Jesus and call Him Lord is a movement of God that I am honored to be a part of.
How has your life been transformed by working at camp?
As a young woman who was unsure about what direction my life would go and very nervous about working with kids, I started camp. However, God used my small “yes” every year of choosing to serve on staff to cultivate a desire to minister to students as a teacher.
I think God will use the small “yes” that I did at camp to help me say “yes” to bigger things later in life too.
What has God been teaching you lately?
These days, God has been teaching me about the weighty value of his forgiveness. God’s forgiveness came at the highest cost to Him, and as His servant, I want to honor that by living in forgiveness to all people around me.
What is a Bible verse that you keep going back to lately? What is it teaching you?
I sometimes like to chew on Ephesians 1:13-14, “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.”
I feel loved by God when I remember that He included me by allowing me to simply hear the gospel. I want to be someone who includes other people in Christ by sharing this good news with them too. Also, knowing that my initial belief in Christ marked me with a seal that can never be broken makes me feel safe and secure, causing me to want to glorify Him in my daily life. He is truly worthy.
What is one embarrassing camp moment that you've experienced?
Every time I “walk around in circles five miles an hour,” and I almost fall over.
What is one of the funniest things that has happened to you at camp?
Last summer (2020), one of my cabins went on an epic canoe adventure that resulted in … a funny story.
What is your favorite place at TCBC? Why?
The canoe docks. I cherish the times that I watch the movement of the water and listen to the birdsong spiral it’s way up the tree trunks.
What staff member has had the biggest impact on you at TCBC?
Little Joe! His faithful service to the Lord is evident in the way he talks and treats other people, as well as in the way this camp is run. I want to be like him when I grow up.
What are some of the weirdest or funniest things a camper has said or done to you?
I once told a primary camper how old I was, and she responded, “WHAT?! You are too cute and beautiful to be that old!”
What was your latest job at camp and what did you love about your job?
Girls Counselor! I love being there for my campers and making sure they have a great camp experience.
What makes working at camp so fun?
It’s a space where I can be very silly with people, doing things that I wouldn’t be able to do in everyday life. It’s not every day that I can deck myself out in golden sequins and floral print gaucho pants, walking around without a care in the world!
Would you recommend working at camp to someone? Why?
Yes! I think that TCBC is an amazing place to connect to God and other people. Every job here is full of value and will grow you in ways you cannot imagine.