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The adventure is ending but that doesn’t mean the journey is!

This week I am writing from Moon Beach in Wisconsin for the peace interns closing retreat. A family camp is going on during our retreat so we have been taking turns having campfire talks about our summer and social justice issues but that is not the main focus of why we are here this week. […]

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Finishing up summer and evaluating mission

I have just about finished my summer of camp life. Wow, has it been an incredible experience in so many ways. I was made an honorary Oregonian, so I think I’ve hit my prime. I think I summarized in my last post the importance of this internship to my personal growth, so I’ll leave it at […]

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Going Home

The camp that I went to last week was Craig Springs in Virginia which just happens to be my home camp. I can not express how excited I was to be able to go back after not counseling a camp at Craig for six years. Going back really felt like a home coming for me. […]

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Conference Time

This summer I didn’t only go to camps but I had the privilege to be able to go to National Convocation in Birmingham. This week was really busy but for a different reasons than I am for when I am at camps. The conference was only for half of the week so I spent the […]

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Peace-Interning is Pretty Rad

Hello everyone! Updates and some reflection for my past two camp weeks, which have been wonderful. Tawakoni in August, KS. and Loch Leven in Southern California- Starkly different in area, but much the same in community. Both places have reminded me of the importance in conversation and relationship. Even though the summer isn’t over, I […]

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Small but Mighty

This past week I was at Cane Ridge West in Montana. This camp ground was named after the Cane Ridge in Kentucky which I would  love to go visit someday. The camp in Montana is probably the smallest camp I will do this summer with the total number only counting up to eight people. Despite […]

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Community is Key

This past week I was in the mountains of Northern California surrounded by a forest of pines working with High School campers. The camp was called the Community of the Great Commission and that name could not be closer to the truth. Every single second that I spent there I felt part of the community. […]

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Our Bubbles

I haven’t posted since my first camp in Florida, so updates: I spent the past two weeks at the Christian Conference Center in Iowa and then at my beloved home camp, Tall Oaks Camp and Conference, in Linwood, Kansas. The Iowa camp was clearly so connected and has been built to be a camp of […]

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I Can See Canada From Here

This past week I was at a High School camp at Dunkirk Camp and Conference Center in Dunkirk, New York. This is a beautiful camp on a cliff overlooking Lake Erie. The sunsets are some of the most beautiful that I have ever seen and at night you can look over the lake and see […]

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A Land Flowing with Milo’s Sweet Tea and Zaxby’s

I don’t know where Milo’s Sweet Tea has been all my life, but let me tell you, it’s a delight when paired with homemade lasagna  after arriving at camp after a late night flight into Montgomery. Week 2 of my summer was at Camp Christian in Gordon, Georgia. Not only was it my first time […]

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