A lot of planning, miles traveled, and prayer goes into assembling the Camp Infinity summer team! Here's a taste of what it takes. . .
The Right Timing
Camp director Dan & his assistant Emily, begin the plans to build the next summer team in early October, months before camp begins. This is an exciting and challenging time as they begin connecting with college STEM students who are passionate about their field of study and about connecting STEM with a biblical worldview.
The Team travels to several colleges around the East Coast to let faculty and students know about Ci’s staffing needs–namely counselors, teachers, media specialists (to capture the expressions and excitement of STEM campers), and a program manager (to keep the program flowing).
The Right “Ingredients”
For a camp as unique as Camp Infinity, all our summer team members must demonstrate:
*a love for God
*a love for STEM
*a love for teaching young people
*a love for the young earth creation worldview
You can probably imagine the excitement each year when we see how God brings a new team together that shares these four loves!
Last week the Team visited Potter's Ranch, a beautiful Christian wilderness retreat facility, to discuss lodging and meal plans. Then they travelled to Cedarville University to see Ci 2.0 team members and recruit Ci 3.0 members. Next they went to the Creation Museum to begin planning the exciting Ci 3.0 Summer Camp activities that will take place there. Lastly, they stopped by the Anderson University STEM Fair to recruit new team members. It was a busy week!
Here is the Ci team that works together year round. From left to right - Dan Wooster, director, Joel Leineweber, graphic designer, Joy Wilkins, Creation Museum special events representative, Jason Goff, social media manager, Emily Barney, assistant to the director.
Here is the booth set up at the Anderson University STEM Fair where twelve STEM majors, all guys, expressed interest in working this summer at Camp Infinity!
It is always a blessing to connect with past summer team members, in this case Katie Malik from Ci 2.0, as she pursues her degree in Molecular & Cellular Biology at Cedarville University. The Team enjoyed a time of pizza with Ci 2.0 Summer Team members and shared Ci with some potential new summer team members.
At Ci there’s excitement in the air as summer camps get closer and as we see God’s hand at work bringing together just the right people to excite and equip the next generation of STEM lovers with God’s Word and science. We can’t wait to see what God does this year! If you have a child who enjoys learning about science & technology from a biblical worldview perspective, be sure and check out our camp schedule for this summer.