Summer 2017 Plans

Summer 2017 Plans

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

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  • 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

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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.

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