Sarah Champion first experienced Tejas as a camper for four years, saying that interacting with the staff was always the highlight of her experience. Sarah said, “the staff was always so energetic and fun, and it was so interesting to engage with people from so many different backgrounds.” Sarah decided she wanted to be part of the fun staff that made camp special, so she applied and signed on in the summer of 2019.
During the summer, Sarah says she personally encountered Christ through the PDT (Personal Devotion Time) that is scheduled into every staffer’s day. Sarah described how wonderful it was for her to share her heart with God every day on the bench outside of Two:Three. She explained that she had never read the Bible that consistently, and developing that routine was monumental to her faith.
Sarah has since gone on to pursue a career in medicine as a pharmacy technician. As she goes throughout her day, Sarah says that she reflects on the “Two:Three” mindset (from the staff theme verse, Philippians 2:3) of considering others more important than yourself. She says that this mindset has helped her to become more intentional at work and to care for those around her selflessly.
Sarah encourages anyone interested in summer staff to apply, saying, “One thing you probably don’t think about as you sign your summer staff papers is just how much you will be poured into. Yes, you are agreeing to serve, but there is a whole team of full-time staff members who are your biggest cheerleaders who are there to pour into you and help you grow.”
If Sarah’s story inspires you, you can apply now to be on summer staff!