Summer is coming. How do I know? Because LLYC and LLFC recently hosted our annual Central Staff Retreat here at the H. E. Butt Foundation offices in Kerrville. Central Staff is how we refer to our leadership staff each summer. They are the backbone of so much of what we do.
Central Staff Retreat is one of my favorite weekends in our calendar year! Of course, the weekend is filled with fun, surprises, job training, wiffle ball, and food … LOTS OF FOOD. But there is so much more to the weekend. For me, this is the weekend camp starts. In the past few months, LLYC directors and interns have been on the road logging miles and interviews, slowly forming the staff of 2018 Counselors, Cooks, Sugar Shack, Activities Team, Work Crew, Program Crew, and Central Staff. The rest of staff will have their retreat at the end of March, but this weekend is all about the Central Staff.
This weekend sets the tone for the rest of summer. We talk about our goals for camp this summer. We talk about leadership and serving our staff, who in turn serve the campers. We challenge each other to pray for camp starting now rather than wait until we all move to the Canyon in mid-May. We encourage one another, and we leave tired but refreshed and ready. Ready for summer 2018!
Here are a few of the highlights from the weekend:
From the mouth of our staff:
As you can see, the Central Staff Retreat was a huge success, and the journey to summer has now officially begun. Based on the energy and excitement of this weekend, we know it’s going to be another amazing summer in the Canyon!