Can you pinpoint when the best week of your life was? I’m not sure if I can choose just one-but I know weeks spent at Rockbridge and Timberwolf Young Life camps in high school were definitely up there. Young Life is an organization where leaders reach out to high school students and the website phrases it perfectly: “YL leaders show they care by going where kids are, meeting them as they are, believing in who they can be.”
My beautiful sister (and queen-in-training) Katie spent the entire month of July working and volunteering at a Young Life camp in Saranac Lake, New York. High school students who volunteer to work at a YL camp are on Work Crew and college students are on Summer Staff-each with different jobs. Summer Staff jobs range from lifeguarding and working the ropes course to cooking and crafts. Work Crew jobs are serving in the dining hall, housekeeping, laundry & working in the “pits” (dishes!)
Themed dinners every week:
Monday: Pirate Night
Tuesday: Rodeo Night
Wednesday: 50s Night
She described the month as “just what she needed” and how refreshing it was for her to intentionally focus beyond herself while working at the YL camp. Sometimes the best and most rewarding crown polish comes from the experience that you don’t realize completely at the time.