Who Are They? Meet the 2018 Task Force!
Every year a group of young people, commissioned by AEC's Youth Department, spend eight weeks of their summer on our grounds. They range from teens to young adults. They come from as far as Virginia to California. And as the name suggests, they are an indomitable force tasked with everything from camp meeting prep to running the Children's Camp during camp meeting, while also working in Bennie's Place (snack bar), only to have one week to prep before Camp Davis, then working the 2-week camp of 9-16 year olds, only to turn around and then break down everything they've set up to prepare for the next event. Whew! If that sounded like a mouthful, it's because it is! Sometimes these tasks go unnoticed by many, but Task Force team 2018, we see you and we say thank you.
We had a handful who were veterans on the team, and a large majority who were newbies. I chatted with them briefly to take a little peak into who they are and what they gained from the experience. One thing most had in common is that they learned a thing or two about patience. No surprise there!
Jared Scott, 19, New Jersey
School: Sophomore at Oakwood University, physical therapy major
My Responsibility as Director: "To man, plan, and execute. It's hard work, but it’s worth it because of the smile on their faces."
Growth: "I've learned how to work with people and how to not just build, but sustain the strength of a team. It requires a lot of thought and intentionality."
Campers say? "I'm approachable to an extent and that I like to have fun, but they know it’s a problem."
Breana "Bre" Clairmont, 20, Pennsylvania
Responsibility: Girls Director
School: Junior at Oakwood University, social work major
For Fun: "I like baking, especially cakes. I love adding my own touch to other recipes."
Growth: "Over the last four years, I've learned lots of patience and how to handle responsibility."
Campers say: "I'm nice and strict."