This past week I was able to travel throughout Mississippi and Alabama in order to recruit some amazing college students to serve on staff for the upcoming summer. I made stops at Auburn University, Mississippi College, Mississippi State, Samford University, and the University of North Alabama. Not only did I get to meet some really great people who were interested in camp, but I was also able to reunite and visit with some of our staff from previous summers. While at Samford we decided to celebrate the time together by enjoying 2 of Crestridge’s favorite pastimes: eating ice cream and singing camp songs while standing on chairs. Lauren Lunceford, Leanna Cannafax, Brooke Crutchfield, Laura Edwards, Keaghan Glassmyer, Jenn Debrecht, and Taylor Pierce show their Crestridge pride as they sing Kitty Kitty Kitty for all of you.
Join in the fun at home by sharing your favorite camp song with your friends and family in true Crestridge fashion!
February is a big month for recruiting kids and staff! Ron is recruiting campers down in Florida, then out in Louisiana. Stewart is recruiting staff in Florida. Abby will be up in Virginia, Eastern North Carolina and Georgia. Phil will be participating in local recruiting events. I have been out to Alabama, Mississippi and am now in South Carolina. We are hoping to visit over 30 staff recruiting events within the next few weeks. Needless to say, we are busy!
One thing I love about traveling is the time I get to spend with previous staff and campers! On my journey out to Alabama and Mississippi, I was able to see around 15 staff and campers. I started out by visiting Madeline Gaffney in the hospital in Atlanta, GA. Madeline was recently diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia and receiving treatment. I saw her in ICU on Monday and a few days later, she was released and is now home! What great news!
After stopping in Atlanta, I drove on to Tuscaloosa, AL to visit Elizabeth Lewey and Amy Price. Over the next few days, I was able to go to Mississippi College, Mississippi State University, and Samford University. I was able to see Alison Knutson Schmitz, Norman, Jane and Sara Catherine Joseph, Seth Ladd, Kathleen Hobbs, Brooke Crutchfield, Lauren Lunceford, Caroline Fortson, and Judith Anne Dansby. The girls at Samford miss camp and wanted to show you what they do when they have “camp fever!”
I am currently in Columbia, SC recruiting at Shandon Baptist Church College Ministry, Winthrop University, and Columbia International University.
Summer will be here before we know it and we can’t wait for everyone to come!