Jonathan Van Wyk

Major: Hospitality Management
Company/Organization: Camp War Eagle
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Destination: Rogers, Arkansas
Timeframe: Summer 2020
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Direct the camp experience as it relates to the fishing pond (instructing, supervising, and encouraging campers and staff). Training and supervising other staff members to work and instruct at the fishing pond. Supervising a specific group of campers as part of a team of counselors. Set an example as a willing servant of Christ in all religious activities you are asked to lead in (e.g. devotional time, prayer, worship, and relational evangelism) Have fun and participate in camp activities (dance parties, chants/cheers, team competition, nightly special events).


My greatest accomplishment at Camp War Eagle was reorganizing the fish shed. I took some of my precious time off and used it to completely clean out and reorganize an area of camp that had not been well stewarded in years.

Learning experience

I learned that integrity and hard work pay off in big ways. This summer was weird with the threat of the Corona Virus requiring us to wear buffs when in contact with most campers. It took integrity to follow this rule when even the staff directly above me did not respect this rule to its fullest extent. I also learned that even the most common man can shine brightly, so long as the light is shining on it. Just like a simple piece of quartz.

What advice would you give?

I advise you to come to this with a humble heart. Be willing to give all you have, and ready to learn lessons from everywhere you walk- be them from God, experience, your coworkers, or your supervisors.

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