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Thousand Pines Christian Camp

Program Lead

June - August 2021 • Crestline, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed communicating with and obtaining supplies for the various departments. This position was great for connecting with both the staff and the campers in interpersonal ways in a faith-based environment. The housing and food was included with our salary and it was pretty high quality. The scenery was also beautiful. However, the people that I met from various walks of life were my favorite part of the job.

What I wish was different

The communication from management was pretty spotty. Sometimes, changes in the schedule of the day was quickly changed and not everybody would be in the loop. We were also fairly understaffed, which ended up working out in the long run, however it resulted in having to work overtime many days.

Advice

I would recommend taking notes during the meetings and asking a lot of clarifying questions to the staff and management because once campers show up, it can be very chaotic.
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2018 • Crestline, CA

What I liked

I had a great team that was very supportive. Also, throughout my time at camp, I grew both emotionally and spiritually. By the end of it, I saw that I had grown in my capacity for responsibly and learned to respect myself more.

What I wish was different

I wish I had taking the initiative more.

Advice

Always be yourself when working in team dynamics. It can be scary at first and you might be tempted to act like someone your not. But, the team needs your unique personality and skill set, so learn to love who you are and what you can bring to the table.
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Recreation staff

May - August 2019 • Riverside, CA

What I liked

The friendships, and work was very rewarding

What I wish was different

More hikes!

Advice

Work hard
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Recreation, Big Oak Lead

June 2017 • Crestline, CA

What I liked

It was a loving environment. You are surrounded by people who love you and the work feels like play.

What I wish was different

Better food!

Advice

Have a good attitude no matter what. This is a job even though it feels like camp.
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Recreation

May 2017 • Crestline, CA

What I liked

It is a fun, open job. I get paid to play! As the big oak lead this summer I got to have fun making and drinking coffee.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Work! It is a very fun job, but it also is a job!
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Rock Wall Supervisor

June - August 2018 • Crestline, CA

What I liked

I loved making a positive impact in the lives of young adults, through loving, encouraging, and serving them at every opportunity. I adored my fellow staff members and appreciated the network of support we created together.

What I wish was different

I wish that the staff members whom I personally oversaw would have shared my passion for our work and the people we served. However it proved to be a beneficial learning experience for me, and I developed the skills to become an affective leader.

Advice

If you are going to join the Thousand Pines team, then go all in! The experience you will have will change your life, and cause you to grow as a human being.
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