Category Archives: Follow the Interns

Camp by the Numbers

Will's Camp Bracelets

This summer I have: – been to 7 camps in 6 different states. – traveled to 13 different states. (counting airports and one 5 minute detour through Washington) – been graciously hosted by 8 different families. – counseled 367 campers. And, I have collected: – 4 pieces of closing circle yarn -8 friendship bracelets (from […]

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Who is That Girl I See…?

She sure as heck is NOT the same one who left on this crazy summer adventure traveling around to 7 different church camps, three months ago! The spark that was in my heart to do and be better, and teach people about my passion for human rights has been fanned and is now a full […]

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New Experiences

This past week I attended my very last camp as a Peace Intern.   I ended my summer in  the Oregon Southwest Idaho Region, but to my surprise it was at this camp that I had many new experiences.  I learned how to make a hat, skip rocks and was finally able to do archery. I know these things are all […]

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Good Afternoon, Good Evening, and Good Night

After General Assembly ended, the interns all split back up to go to our final camp of the summer. I had the opportunity to go to Cane Ridge West outside of Lincoln, Montana and was excited to spend some more time in an environment I know! I love Montana and was so happy to spend […]

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Stuck in the Middle

Suttle Lake Prayer Beads

This past week I had an opportunity that most Peace Interns do not get, I got to work with a Chi Rho camp at Suttle Lake United Methodist Camp in Sisters, Oregon. Chi Rho camp is specifically for Middle School campers. If I’m fully honest I was both terrified and excited to work with younger […]

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Some Assembly Required

The Interns at DPF Breakfast

This past week I traded in camp food and bunk beds for continental breakfast and a hotel suite in the ever-lovely Columbus, Ohio. In addition to the array of new opportunities I have had within the Disciples of Christ at camps this summer I got the chance to attend my first General Assembly. Well, the […]

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I’m Soarin’

As Troy and Gabriella so eloquently explain in the High School Musical song “Breaking Free”: We’re soarin’, flyin’. There’s not a star in heaven that we can’t reach If we’re trying, so we’re breaking free Ohhhh runnin’, Climbin’. To get to that place to be all that we can be Now’s the time so we’re breaking free […]

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Not Alone on my Journey

This past week the other interns and I met up in Columbus, Ohio for General Assembly. This is my sixth General Assembly in my 22 years. My first was in Kansas City in 2001, then Charlotte in 2003, Fort Worth in 2007, Indianapolis in 2009, and Nashville in 2011. I always have loved attending General Assembly […]

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Almost Heaven…

Campbell Mansion

Disclaimer: I had every intent to write this blog post all about the hills of West Virginia and a small town steeped in Disciples history. So much so that I took a plethora of pictures (some of which I am still sharing with you here) of Bethany, West Virginia in hopes to show you a […]

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All Things New

So this week was one for the books! We started out on Sunday, expecting to welcome campers to CYF 1 but were surprised with two separate fires close to the camp that closed the roads and made it unsafe for travel. So the directors, staff, and counselors came together to make sure every camper had […]

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