My favorite part of being a counselor was getting to know the campers and being the best counselor to them. I have attended the JCC since I was in Kindergarten, I always wanted to be in Habimah and when I got the chance, I never wanted to leave. Unfortunately, there comes a point when you have to graduate and move on. My way of moving on was becoming a counselor and giving back to the campers what was always given to me. This summer really impacted me as a person because seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces, taught me that community service does change this world for the
A second paid opportunity I have had serving children has been working as summer camp counselor for the past three summers. Each summer since May 2013, Warren W. Willis United Methodist Summer Camp has provided me with the opportunity to mentor a wide variety of children ranging in ages from rising fourth grade to newly graduated high school seniors. Here I have taken on many roles of mentor, advocate, listener, friend, small group leader, activities facilitator, etc. Here I have interacted with children and adolescents of all backgrounds and cultures. I have been greatly challenged and rewarded by the campers I have interacted with here.
I believe what one chooses to do with their extracurricular time says a lot about that person. For myself, I have spent most summers growing up at an all girl camp called Brown Ledge. It was my happy place for six consecutive summers. Thinking about it comforts me, and reminds me of what is most important. Brown Ledge is where I learned to live with individuals of all backgrounds.
My favorite memory occurred just a few months after joining Gamma Phi Beta. I moved into our chapter facility and I had a roommate that I did not know very well. During the first night of living with my roommate, we started talking. A little over four hours later, closely approach 2 in the morning, we had shared our life stories. We shared why Gamma Phi Beta has been so impactful to us, and more importantly laughed at ourselves.
It has been an integral part of my life since Justin was not quite four (4) years of age. It has been time tested method of integrating into new communities. Making friends and finding my niche was a high priority. Volunteering provided that opportunity. Over the span of our marriage, Tom has accepted two (2) transfers.
“The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.” Ray L. Wilber’s statement is one I came to realize after becoming a summer camp counselor for girls ages seven to twelve. Only in my first few days as a counselor, my eyes were forced open to see the greatness inside each of my campers. For some children these gifts only need nurtured; others require assistance in uncovering their distinction. Here in lies my passion: to convince each child I meet of his or her infinite potential. Each child contains a gift vital to the well-being of the surrounding world.
Often times, I would attend more than one event. It not only gave me a break from my stressful week, but also allowed me to bond with my floormates and other Rose residents. Most of my friends are from the Rose House. And when the SA position came to me, I thought what could be a better way for me to share my experiences as a transfer student to other students. I can perhaps advice other transfer students for the challenges they might face in their daily lives.
I used my loss as my motivation to help countless people in Afghanistan. It seemed difficult but using the Project Management techniques I was learning in university at the time, I managed to organize a schedule where we could take supplies on each mission to remote locations. The smile of children and adults alike were worth all efforts. Back on base, I was constantly trying to make disbursing operations more efficient. I ended up spending almost 26 weeks out on missions in just one year.
I was no longer the shy girl in class, but I was much more confident and even gained new friends. From a young age, I learned to be very independent, and this independence has led me to gain leadership skills that have proven valuable in school. As Vice-President of National Honor Society, I have helped take charge of more than a hundred members and helped direct and organize community service events. Such as the Harvest Fall Festival or visiting nursing homes
Within three months of my great uncle’s death the Church District arranged a series of seminars held on Saturdays and mandated that each church send suitable people to be trained in ministry. Among the subjects taught was systematic theology and homiletics and for about 6 months I along with two others from my church attended every Saturday. Through this system I improved enormously and preached not just locally but in the zone and my confidence grew exponentially. Remembering what the voice had said "Why didn’t you do it?" I threw myself into local evangelism and preached at open-air meetings, went door to door and generally became quite active in the local church and the zone.
Five members of the Carrollton FFA Chapter were selected to attend FFA Leadership Camp, July 26-29. Leadership camp is four days filled with learning, growing, building relationships, and a lot of excitement. The campers were separated into small groups with whom they spent the week with. As individual groups, they completed a challenge course, competed in “Ag olympics,” and participated in various activities to acquire new skills. Campers listened to speeches by keynote speakers, Kade Hill and Dr. David Mouser, which focused on paying attention and impacting others.
Because of this, God has always been the center of my life, or at least that is what I thought. The idea of God stayed in the back of my mind, but I have recently learned that the back is not the position that God should hold in my life. Missions are an area that my church is very passionate about, so we supports and participate in them every year. The church members always advocate for the yearly summer mission trips, and after going on my first mission trip to Boone, I became an advocate as well. I love working on the mission fields, so I try to go on as many mission trips as I can.
In addition, it did get to me sometimes but in the end, it only made me stronger and got to me to where I am. However, going there for a couple months meeting new people seeing how people are and learning new things from different people. One of the students that I was friends with told me that before I went to Clippert they had a whole assembly
I helped out with students during their lessons. I was able to work with the same student for several weeks, and I looked forward to seeing their improvements each week. It was such an eye-opening experience for me to see just how much the riding affected the students and helped with their conditions. During my time as a volunteer, I gained a lot of knowledge on the effects of therapeutic riding and how beneficial it can be to the disabled. (94) Handling systemic challenges: Describe your experiences facing or witnessing discrimination.