In August 2014, I had no idea the power of a simple Google search. All I knew was that I didn’t want to spend another summer working a desk job, so I began hunting for other options. I typed “Christian camp photographer” into the search bar, and the rest is history…
- September 2014 – Discovered Pine Cove Camps from a Google Search
- October 2014 – Applied to be a photographer at one of the Pine Cove camps
- December 2014 – Signed a contract to be a photographer for Camp in the City
- May 2015 – Flew to Texas for photography training and camp orientation
- June 2015 – Traveled through seven states to bring camp to local churches
- August 2015 – Pre-signed to work another summer with the same Camp in the City Team
- December 2015 – Confirmed my contract with Pine Cove
- May 2016 – Flew to Texas for another round of camp
- July 2016 – Wished that I had agreed to work the entire summer instead of only 7 weeks
- September 2016 – Agreed to work a third summer at Pine Cove
- November 2016 – Accepted a job as Storytelling Intern
- December 2016 – Signed another Pine Cove contract
- May 2017 – Will fly to Texas for a great adventure
A single Google search determined my destination for three summers in a row.
But this summer will be a little different. Instead of staying in host homes, I will live in a cabin. Instead of skidding across inflatable water activities, campers will swim in a pool. Instead of bouncing up the spider web, children will scale the rock wall. I am not afraid of these changes, but I am aware of them.
The truth is that I have no idea what I am getting myself into this summer. Although I will still be working for Pine Cove, I will have different responsibilities, different coworkers, and a different “home base.”
Yet, I will serve the same God. He is the same God that used Google to introduce me to Pine Cove. He is the same God that kept me healthy as I traveled the southern U.S.A. with Camp in the City. He is the same God that gave me this internship. He has always been faithful, and I know that He will be faithful as I set out on this new adventure. He is the reason that I can call life an adventure rather than a drudge.