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: Olivia Macfarlane
Camp Name: Tink
Lives: Guelph, Ontario
Last summer, what camps did you serve at or attend?
I was in FLIGHT, I was the director’s aide for Senior Girls and I was a camper for Coed.
Can you share a funny or special Beacon memory?
One of my favourite memories was on the out trip at Coed this year. It was the third day, I think, and since we only had a short canoe ride till our next camp, we stayed at the one site for a little longer. We were swimming and of course the guys were throwing each other around trying to keep each other from getting to the shore. My friend joined in with them and we were all just laughing so hard. I think it's my favourite memory because we were all just happy where we were and we weren't caring about anything else.
What are some things you hope to do between now and the summer?
I would like to learn how to juggle because I think it would be a fun talent to teach the girls I will be counselling.
Share your Beacon favourites with us!
Favourite Cabin: Uncle Charlie’s cabin
Favourite Song: All in All
Favourite Activity with Campers in the Cabin: Rose and Thorn
Now, thinking as a staff person, share some more favourites:
Favourite Activity to Watch in Action: Messy Day Musical Chairs
Favourite Part of the Day: Worship time, when everyone is singing
Favourite Meal: All of the meals are wonderful but I like the beach lunch because you can roam and talk to new people and sing songs
What advice would you give to someone volunteering as staff at Beacon for the first time
Remember to take time for yourself and for your own time with God because yes, you’re trying to make the camper's time amazing but you still need time to calm down and release the stress.
If you know someone you want to see featured on Staff Saturdays, or you want to be featured yourself, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be building up our archive over the summer, so nominate your favourite camp staff person!