Blog 4

As you know all of us interns were required to complete at least ten hours of community service during our internships. For my community service I went up to a church camp near Stonewall Colorado for two weeks to help out. This is my second summer going up to Camp Salvation to be a helper and I have now helped for a total of 5th week as a helper. My goals for this summer’s community service is to become more of a leader and show how dependent I can be for others by making sure I’m always there if anyone needs a helping hand and to never complain about the tasks that need done. As a helper at camp the things that you may be required to do is:

  • Wash, rinse, sanitize, dry, & put away dishes
  • Mop floors
  • Sweep floors
  • Serve food
  • Meal prep with the cooks
  • Set out condiments
  • Clean tables
  • Roll silverware
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Take out the trash
  • Participate or help with games
  • Run the snack shack
  • Help with workshops
  • Check cabins for cabin clean-up
  • Anything else you may be asked to do from staff

I chose to be a helper at camp for my community service because I have been going to this camp ever since I was a 6th grader. Helping out up at camp really makes you feel like you’re doing something right in your life and you see how much your help impacts the lives of others in so many different ways. I would have to say that the best part about being a part of camp is meeting so many diverse people and making an abundant number of friends. People from all around the US come to camp so being able to make them feel loved and wanted at a place they aren’t used to being at is very heart warming. This camp has done so much for my life, so I am glad to be able to give back. In all honestly, I would have to say that the most challenging part about being a helper is not letting the lack of sleep get to you and keeping a positive attitude through it all even when it can be difficult. Helpers get up earlier than everyone to get things ready for breakfast and go to sleep last to clean everything up and get all of the chores done for the night, so you will see most of us running on the coffee we drink practically all day. Overall the impact helping out at camp has given me is the gift of learning how to work with different people without having problems as well as just learning that if you are doing work for something that you love, it doesn’t really feel like work anymore.

Helper staff but missing Jayla and Angel
Jayla Brown and I on hike day!

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