One of Beacon's greatest blessings is our amazing staff. To celebrate them, and introduce you to who they are, we feature them on our blog: Staff Saturdays!
Staff Name: Beverly Nightingale
Camp Name: Phinn
Lives: Toronto, Ontario
How long have you been attending/serving at Beacon?
I've been coming to Beacon for almost 13 years either as a volunteer or camper!
What camp have you helped out at recently and what were some highlights?
I recently made an appearance at Alpha as a Mentor woohoo! One of the highlights was being able to spend some quality time with my campers sharing funny stories and spending God time together.
What are your personal favourite food, place and activity at camp?
Food: Do I have to pick one favorite food? I actually can't...
Place: I love being out on one of the docks at the beach when the sun is out. And I would say the Dining Hall is also a favorite place because it has all the food.
Activity: Mini canoe trips (and long ones!) are some of the best activities! The Alpha auction is also dear to my heart!
What are you up to these days?
I'm currently indulging in some light schooling working towards my Nursing Degree. And by light I mean being consumed. But loving it! When I'm not being a student, I help out with my church's (the Meeting House Uptown) weekly youth group hanging with my Grade 6-7 girls and I also sometimes teach Sunday school. And when I have any other free time I bury myself in some board games, books or video games!
What’s a talent or hobby of yours that your campers might not know about?
I'm obsessed with Lego video games. And re-watching Star Wars movies.
Why do you love volunteering at Beacon?
I love being at Beacon because I love the people I get to work with and the campers I get to Mentor. I love having a place to go to get away from the business of life and focus on God and that I get to worship with so many great people. I also like getting to be my crazy camp self!
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