Meet the Year Interns!

As year interns, Dillon, Terrence, Dylan, Zechariah, and Jordan will live and work with the residents of the Hartley House. A large part of their job will be in the construction Camp Daniel’s new grounds, in addition to assisting with Special Olympics, The Hub Student Ministry and The Able Church. While doing all of these jobs, they will be learning about non-profit work, disability, leadership and what it mean to be a missionary to a subculture.

The missionary aspect of being a year-long intern is a large part of an intern’s experience and growth during their year. All the staff at Camp Daniel are full time missionaries to people with disabilities, and like most missionaries, the interns will need to raise $600 in monthly financial support to pay rent, food, transportation, and other living expenses. They ask for your financial support, whether it be $10, $20, $50, or $100 a month. 

Dillon Crawford

Dillon recently joined the camp crew the end of August. He began attending camp as a camp kid with his family when he was an infant. At the age of 14, he became a counselor-in-training and has been a counselor ever since serving multiple weeks a summer. He was also a part of the 2017 Summer Internship Program.

Dylan Stonelake

Dylan recently joined the camp crew in mid August. He began attending camp as a camp kid with his family when he was an infant. At the age of 14, he became a counselor-in-training and has been a counselor ever since serving multiple weeks a summer. He was also a part of the 2017 Summer Internship Program and has served as the Kitchen Manager for the 2018 and 2019 Summer Camp seasons.

Jordan Thomson

Jordan recently joined the camp crew mid August. This past, 2019, camp season was his first year at camp. He was invited to volunteer at camp by a friend who signed him up for camp. After his first week of camp it was clear to him that God was working in his life and he chose to come back for a second  week of camp. At the end of his second week of camp, he committed to serving as a Year-long Intern.

Terrence Jones

Terrence recently joined the camp crew mid August. He first came to camp with his youth group in 2014 at the age of 14 as a pit crew-in-training and the following year was a counselor-in-training. Since then he has been part of the 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Summer Internship Programs. After graduating from high school this past year in Evergreen Park, IL and completing the 2019 summer internship, he decided to join the camp family as a Year-long Intern.

Zechariah Benoit

Zech recently joined the camp crew at the beginning of September. He first brought  to camp at the age of 14 as a counselor-in-training by his former foster mom, Debbie Woods. Since then he has volunteered as a counselor and been part of the 2018 and 2019 Summer Internship Programs. After completing the 2019 summer internship, he decided to join the camp family as a Year-long Intern.