CampToons Staff Highlight

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Ben L.

CampToons Name: Flit

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Flit from Pocahontas.

Flit from Pocahontas.

 

How many years have you been a part of CampToons?

I’ve done CampToons as a camper for 5 years, and 3 as a counselor.

Why did you want to become a CampToons counselor?

I wanted to become a counselor because I wanted to teach kids about Jesus and I wanted to have a connection with the kids.

What is your favorite part of CampToons?

My favorite part of CampToons has to be the group worship because we get to bond with the kids by singing praises.

What is your least favorite part?

I don’t have a least favorite part.

How are you able to show the kids who God is through everyday activities?

I show the kids who God is through my actions, such as letting other people go first, being polite, and generally showing what it means to live by Christ.

How have you seen God working at camp?

I’ve seen God working very recently where a couple kids during free time asked about the Gospel and what it was, and it was the perfect opportunity to share it with them. It also helped me know where their faith was at.

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Jessica F.

CampToons Name: Elsa

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Elsa from Frozen.

Elsa from Frozen.

 

How many years have you been a part of CampToons?

I was a camper for 8 years, attending every year from Ducktales to CT8. I was a gopher for 1 year, and I’ve been a counselor for 4 years.

Why did you want to become a CampToons counselor?

I first wanted to become a counselor because being a camper for so many years, I thought it’d be fun to be in the opposite role. Camp had been such a big part of my life that I wanted to sort of give back in a way. After my first year though, I think my reasoning for coming back was to strengthen my own spiritual walk with God through teaching and mentoring kids.

What is your favorite part of CampToons?

My favorite part of CampToons is building lasting relationships with kids and counselors. It’s crazy to think that such close relationships can be created in just 6 weeks. It’s also encouraging to see the way counselors invest so much time and energy into the kids.

What is your least favorite part?

My least favorite part of CampToons is probably having to discipline the kids when they don’t behave.

How are you able to show the kids who God is through everyday activities?

One way we’re able to show the kids God’s love is by being patient with them even when we may get frustrated. Sometimes the kids misbehave and put themselves is potentially dangerous situations, so through disciplining them, we’re able to handle it in a calm and loving way. We can explain that the reason we discipline them is to make sure they’re safe because we love them just as God has first loves us. Also, some of our games and activities may include some type of sacrifice that must be made, and we’re able to tie it back to God’s ultimate sacrifice of His one and only son for our sake. Although our sacrifices are not nearly as amazing as God’s, it’s one way we’re able to explain part of the Gospel to them and bring the Gospel into everyday activities.

How have you seen God working?

Over my years of working in CampToons, it’s been such a blessing to see the growth and spiritual maturation of so many counselors. Counselors that are more timid are able to step up into leadership positions and be excited to speak up because they are empowered by the truth of the Gospel. It’s always such a joyful day when you hear a child has accepted Christ, and I can tell that God is working through CampToons because even when there may not be as many kids coming to faith as we hope to see, the staff is still faithful is sharing their testimonies and the Gospel with the children. The fact that CampToons is now over a quarter of a century old just proves that God has been completely faithful to this ministry, and I believe He will continue to be faithful to CampToons for many years to come.

Daniel W.

Camp Name: Sandman

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Sandman from Rise Of The Guardians

Sandman from Rise Of The Guardians

 

How many years have you been a part of CampToons?

1 week as a camper at Ocean View, 2 years as counselor, and 2 years as Chief.

Why did you want to become a CampToons counselor and chief?

I want to build relationships with my counselors and help them grow in their spiritual walks and be a leader to them.

What is your favorite part of CampToons?

Being able to have 1on1s with my counselors and growing relationships with my counselors and the kids.

What is your least favorite part?

How tiring it is handling the kids for 6weeks, and how it’s almost like parenting and the struggles of having a kid.

How are you able to show the kids who God is through everyday activities?

Being an example in our life to them through the day to day, through conversations of trying to show God’s love for them.

How have you seen God working?

I have seen God working in counselors growing in their walks and seeing them grow as leaders. Also seeing the kids grow in their knowledge of God and wanting to learn.


Prayer

As CampToons comes to an end, pray for the camp, staff, children, and families.

  • Pray that CampToons can continue to be a fruitful ministry to glorify God.

  • Pray that the staff can continue the relationships they have built through the 6 weeks. Pray for their continual growth in their relationship with God.

  • Pray that the children who attended the camp can growth in their curiosity and relationship with God.

  • Pray that the families can also know who God is and be an example to their children.