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Caleb Bazett-Jones

Summer Intern

Dear Family & Friends,

I am so excited for the opportunity that I have been given this summer at Camp Daniel. Camp Daniel is an organization that is dedicated to providing opportunities for people with disabilities. Campers receive an amazing camp experience where they get to participate in activities that they don’t normally get to do outside of camp. I’ve been a counselor the past 2 years and have been attending camp for 10 years now, and this summer I have been asked to be an intern.The summer internship program focuses on team building and leadership skills. I will be learning how to use my talents and abilities to be a good role model to my fellow counselors and lead a successful summer of camp sessions. Through my experience as an Intern, I will have the opportunity to make an impact on those around me and help them grow spiritually, emotionally, and relationally.

Camp Daniel has become an important part of my life. It has always helped me grow as a person and grow in my relationship with God. The people at camp are some of the best people I have met and are always willing to help me grow. I worked three weeks at Camp the first year I counseled. The first two weeks went smoothly, but the third week was much more challenging. My camper that week was only a year or two younger than me and he didn’t want to listen to me. I tried everything I could think of to connect with him, but it felt like nothing was working. It was the first time that I really needed someone’s help at camp. At first I felt super uncomfortable asking for help because I wanted to learn on my own. Soon I realized that the best thing I can do is rely on my friends and leaders around me to help overcome challenges. Not long after I asked for help, my camper and I were able to work things out and have a great week. This taught me how easy it was to ask for help and I learned a great lesson. I look forward to learning more, growing closer with God, and developing a better relationship with him at camp this
summer.

Being an intern requires me to be open to a lot of challenging and great experiences, and I am looking for your support! You are receiving this letter because you, like Camp Daniel, have had an impact on my life in some way. With your support through prayer and encouragement, I feel that I will be able to continue doing what I believe God has called me to do. Being involved in Camp Daniel’s Summer Internship Program is a missions trip and just like other missionaries, part of my growing experience is to fundraise.

The total cost for the internship is $800, which includes housing, food, training & transportation and is due June 20th. A donation for this internship would be greatly appreciated, but keeping me in your thoughts and prayers is more than enough! Camp Daniel is a 501(c)-3 non-profit organization, so all donations are tax deductible. I will provide a small form with this letter with instructions on ways you are able to give.

If you would like to know more about Camp Daniel, please visit their website or just ask! You can also keep-up with my progress this summer by following my Facebook page as well as Camp Daniel’s Facebook and Instagram pages. I am extremely grateful for all the support and I can’t wait to be a part of this year’s Camp Daniel Summer Internship Program.

Thank you in advance!

Caleb

COVID-19 Response

P.S. There is some concern that camp will not take place this summer because of COVID-19. We serve a particularly susceptible and vulnerable community and no one at camp wishes to put them at risk. Currently, it is the decision of Camp Daniel to continue proceeding as if camp will still be held this summer. Nonetheless, there is a real possibility that camp will not take place. Camp Daniel will monitor the constantly changing circumstances of the Coronavirus and make decisions accordingly. If camp were to be cancelled, all donors will be given the option to get a refund or to keep their donation in the internship program.

What is a Summer Intern?

The Intern Program is part of Camp Daniel’s Summer Staff Team. This is an opportunity for participants to build their leadership skills. They also play a fundamental role in the operational workings of the summer sessions. Interns help plan the training sessions for counselors and the activities that campers participate in during a week of camp. During camp, Interns help run these programs and will be overall good role models and leaders that promote unity and spiritual, relational and recreational growth among counselors, campers, workers and staff. This program will be used to equip participants with the skills needed to be effective leaders, with a focus on discovering and implementing their unique strengths as leaders.