I worked as summer camp staff at Camp Wakonda in 2022. I’ve been going to camp meetings since I was a baby so Wakonda has been a huge part of my life, and it’s been an even greater part of my life in recent years.
In 2021 I attended teen week at Wakonda. It was probably one of the most influential weeks of my life, as well as one of the many reasons I decided to apply to work at Wakonda.
Every year I’ve gone to Wakonda, either for camp meetings or for summer camp, I’ve felt a closer relationship with God, and I want to help other youth feel that way too! It’s something I’ve looked forward to every time I get the chance to go.
It is a place set apart, a place you are able to unplug from the world and plug into God’s creations in nature and in His word. It is a place filled with God’s grace; the second I pull into that driveway, I feel at peace. I’ve seen so many ways to minister to young people and it is amazing to watch that happen! The activities we do during summer camp are normal everyday activities, to show how God works in every way.
When I was given the opportunity to work at Wakonda as a staff member, I was thrilled! My own chance to minister to other youth and watch them learn the ways of Christ. When you’re staff, you get to see how the camp staff develops into a family, and by the end of the summer you have so many new friends and people who you consider brothers and sisters in Christ!
Location: Camp Wakonda, W8368 County Hwy E, Oxford WI 53952
Becca Cordwell, Camp Wakonda staff