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Deer Run Camps and Retreats

Summer Staff

May 2016 • Thompsons Station, TN

What I liked

Deer Run provided a meaningful job experience that went beyond just working. Deer Run is an intentional employer who values their staff as part of a greater community. I loved that I was able to combine my love for Christ and working with children to receive valuable experience and relationships.

What I wish was different

I wish that someone would have told me just how much I would gain by working at Deer Run. It was very easy to enter my experience at Deer Run and just go through each day as if I was just working a job. But there are so many valuable relationships to be gained. I wish I would have been more intentional to get to know more of the amazing staff in my first summer.

Advice

Remember to take time for yourself to absorb all that you are leaning and experiencing. Deer Run is one of the most unique jobs you will ever work. But is still a job, there will be days you are tired but, will want to still experience the community around you. Remember to step back and just take it all in you do not have to do everything.
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Camp Counselor

May - August 2018 • Franklin, TN

What I liked

The community was phenomenal! It gave me a great Christian circle who loves and serves Christ with everything they have!

What I wish was different

I wish I had taken more time to get to know specific counselors and further those relationships.

Advice

This was the most stretching experience but well worth the while. Christ will reveal weaknesses in your faith but give you friends who can encourage growth and change throughout the summer.
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