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Q + A
How old are you?
Did you go to TCBC as a camper? If so, how many years?
Yes, 9 years!
How did you hear about TCBC?
I heard about TCBC when I was 10 years old when I moved to my current church. I ended up going that summer and every single summer after that until I was too old to go as a camper! Then I began working on staff!
How did you decide on your camp name?
I am short, so I figured that it would be fun to choose a cute and small animal for my camp name!
Do you ever wish people called you by your camp name outside of camp?
All of the time! It took a while to get used to the fact that people called me Megan and not Piglet at college.
What do you want to be when you grew up?
I am currently studying to be a musical therapist.
If you were stranded on an island and had to pick 3 TCBC staff members to rescue you, who would it be and why?
I would pick all of the girl counselors because they are very smart and would actually know how to get me off the island, and they are so much fun to be around! I don’t think I can pick just three!
What are some of your favorite things about TCBC?
My favorite thing about TCBC is that the camp overflows with encouragement, and it is an amazing atmosphere to be around. I never want to leave camp when I am there.
What's your favorite activity at camp?
My favorite activity at camp is team comp and overnight abodes.
What is one of your favorite camp songs?
My favorite camp song is “Father of Lights”
What is your favorite camp skit?
The Important Papers skit!
What is your favorite camp meal?
What is your favorite game we play at camp?
My favorite game to play at camp is Safari!
Share with us a God-moment camper story that you have seen or been a part of:
Every day one particular week, I had about five campers cry happy tears during every single chapel or worship session. It was absolutely amazing to see God work in the lives of these campers every single day and remind them that He is always right by their side.
What are some awesome ways God has moved at camp that you've seen or been a part of?
While at camp, I saw campers want to read their Bible and write down questions they had to ask during Bible study. These campers had a yearning for God and His Word that they previously hadn’t had before camp, which was phenomenal to see.
How has your life been transformed by working at camp?
Before camp, I was very worried about fitting in and getting along with the other staff, but after only my first week of working at camp, I told my family that camp felt like a second home. My life is still being transformed by working at camp because I am continuously reminded of the memories and what I learned from camp.
Share with us a God-moment for you personally while you were at camp ... (how He showed up for you, how He provided, etc.):
During the very last week at camp, I had a lot of stuff that I needed to take care of at home, making it really difficult to give camp my full attention. At that moment, I had countless staff members and even my campers come up to me and give me hugs and words of encouragement, which was totally a God thing, and it gave me the strength to keep my mind, and my heart focused on camp.
How has your life been impacted or transformed during or after working at camp?:
My life was impacted while working at camp because I was able to experience God’s presence and love in a much deeper way than I ever had before.
What has God been teaching you lately?
God has been teaching me lately that He created me and made me who I am. He died for me regardless of the countless sins I have committed. So why am I trying so hard to find acceptance from others when the God of the universe created me?
What has God been saying you lately?
God has been saying to me lately that I don’t need to try so hard to gain acceptance from the world when it is Him that I am supposed to be focusing on.
What is a Bible verse that you keep going back to lately? What is it teaching you?
“Though the mountains be shaken, and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken, nor my covenant be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” Isaiah 54:10. This verse has taught me that everything on Earth is fleeting and isn’t secure, but God and His love are the ones that will never fail and are always secure.
What is one embarrassing camp moment that you've experienced?:
One week I accidentally spoiled my real name to my campers on the first day.
What is one of the funniest things that has happened to you at camp?
One day during Wells Fargo, Pivot was chasing after me and trying to pull my flag, but she was too fast, and I knew she was going to catch me. So as I was running, I jumped, which caused Pivot to fall. I was laughing so hard that I couldn’t feel my legs, so I stopped running, and then Pivot pulled my flag.
What is one of your fondest memories from working on staff?
When it was lights out, I would play my flute and read for my campers almost every night. They would clap after every song I played on the flute, and they gave the sweetest compliments. I will always hold onto that feeling of going to bed each night feeling endlessly thankful for camp and my campers.
What is your favorite place at TCBC? Why?
My favorite place at TCBC is TC Falls because it is so peaceful and very pretty.
How would you explain working at TCBC to people who have never done it before?
Working at TCBC is working at a place with endless support, encouragement, and love. It will be a place that you will never want to leave.
What are some of the weirdest or funniest things a camper has said or done to you?
One of my campers had overheard me say that I would be the “popular” girl in the workshop skit during fireside that night. In response, she taught me and our entire cabin a TikTok dance that she could barely get through without laughing.
What jobs have you had at camp?
Girls Counselor in 2021
What is the hardest part of your job?
The hardest part of my job was finding the energy to be positive and enthusiastic on the hard days.
What makes working at camp so fun?
The amazing staff members, campers, and the God-centered focus of this camp have made working here so fun.
Would you recommend working at camp to someone? Why?
I would absolutely recommend working at camp to someone! It is a summer that you will never forget, and you grow so much spiritually. You also make lifelong friends!