Meet our year-long intern Terrence! He recently joined the camp crew in 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. As an intern, Terrence will be living with the residents of the Hartley House as well as four other guy year-long interns. A large part of his work will be to finish the construction of Camp Daniel’s new grounds. As an intern he is also involved with Special Olympics, The Hub Student Ministry and The Able Church. While doing all of these jobs he is 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, Terrence will need to raise $600 in monthly financial support to pay rent, food, transportation, and other living expenses. He asks for your financial support, whether it be $10, $20, $50, or $100 a month.