People often ask me why I love CentriKid so much. Strictly because they have to ask, it’s apparent that they have never worked for CentriKid Camps. Working camp has instilled so many different things in me. It has without a doubt made me the person I am today.
Leadership Skills: If you would have asked me the day I arrived at Training my first summer of camp, I would have said that I probably would never hold a leadership position. That’s not because I’d never held one before, but I held the leaders that I saw in high regards. They were the best of the best. I had people come alongside me, teach me the culture of CentriKid, and teach me what it means to be an effective leader.
People Skills: Some people are not naturally drawn to having conversations with someone they don’t know, but people skills are necessary in the camp world. I often realize that because of working camp, I have learned how to build quality relationships in a really short amount of time…and sometimes I also forget that the rest of the world doesn’t really work that quickly. I was puzzled when I had been in Nashville for 8 weeks and still had not made life-long friends outside of the workplace. Regardless, I am thankful that I have learned valuable lessons in asking questions, conflict management, and being a friend because of my work with CentriKid.
Hard Work: My first summer of camp, I worked on a team that traveled to many different locations. We had a great time, but more than that, our team knew the value of having a good work ethic. When you have a group of people who need to get something accomplished, there’s nothing that will bring them together like accomplishing a task that required all of them. That team had a great spirit and I don’t ever remember hearing anyone complaining. If you work hard, you can play hard.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of things I’ve learned…we’d be here all day! I’m thankful for the blessings that the Lord has given me through CentriKid Camps.
What are you thankful for today?