23 January 2015
Just a little over 6 months ago our family committed to looking for the next adventure. We didn't have much of a plan, but knew it was time to move on from where we were. We weren't sure where we would end up, but we were open to anything. I know not everyone shares the faith system we have, but we believe that if we seek out God's will in each decision we make, step out in faith, God is moving with us throughout all the choices we make. We also believe that when you look to do what is right there isn't one set path, because God is working it out with us.
So guess what?
We're going back into the life of camp!
I have just accepted the role of Director at Camp Kadesh, in Christopher Lake, Saskatchewan.
Camp Kadesh is an awesome camp with some great people. They have an excellent team in place already and were seeking a Director that could take on things like marketing, budgets, strategy, vision.... the fun stuff that became little add-on parts in my past role, but wasn't really my job. I'm really excited to take on a new leadership role and work with the full time staff, seasonal staff, board and volunteers that have already poured many years into the camp. It is going to be a challenge to learn (again!) the culture, traditions and history of a camp, but it really excites us as a family to get this chance to be part of camp community again.
When we left the camp world, I don't think we ever expected to be going back into camp life this soon. Sometimes you just don't know what you have 'til it's gone. (feel free to sing along) We will be leaving (Brea and the kids via plane, me via U-haul truck for the loooooong drive) for camp on Jan 31st and will hit the ground running in the first week of February. We know this is short notice for some people. For us, this is the end of months of transition and waiting to see what would be next and we are ready for this.
Along the way we have some big thank yous to give. First, to Andy and Ang MacDonald (and their awesome kids) who provided us a place to stay for as long as we needed it. As a family, they disrupted their lives to make space for us. It will be sad to to leave "the farm" but we are grateful we got to live there and get to know them all so much better.
Secondly to Jon Hisey and Yake Engineered Systems. Jon let me come back to a job I hadn't done in over 6 years and jump right back in. He was willing to let me be looking for what was next and I hope I helped accomplish some things while I have been working for the company. Make sure if you're in the market for audio, video, lighting or any and all things multimedia to contact them about their services.
The direction of the next adventure has been plotted.
Now to find out what it looks like!