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SAMBICA

Facilities Assistant

June - August 2021 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

Positions are always open and the workplace culture fosters an environment full of support, community, and a group sense of responsibility.

What I wish was different

I wish the leadership would find ways to connect and bond more with staff.

Advice

Be yourself! Understand the company's statement of faith, and do not be afraid to express yourself to your fullest extend while staying within the expectations of the workplace culture.
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2020 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

Super supportive supervisors. Lots of opportunities for growth in the company. Everyone is there to serve the Lord by playing and praying with kids.

What I wish was different

Advice

Take advantage of the staff experiences on the weekends! Don't be afraid to make friends with the other counselors.
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Photographer

June - August 2020 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

I loved the flexibility I had in my schedule! Staff and campers are also so amazing. It was a wonderful learning experience to grow my camera skills as well and engage with campers about Christ. I loved how much fun it was to be able to capture all of these wonderful moments of campers and staff having a blast serving Jesus.

What I wish was different

I do think I wish for anything to have been different. My boss and my co-workers all poured life into my soul from the scripture and loved me in a way on a community of believers could. My boss was so encouraging and honest in helping me develop my skills. Not to mention it was so much fun! I wouldn't go back and change anything. There isn't any kind of work environment better than this one.

Advice

I actually have a few pieces of advice! 1. Wear comfortable shoes!! It is a lot of walking around, going on all these adventures looking for moments. 2. Don't be afraid to take a breather if you need it. For me, I would work from that morning till late that afternoon working because there was always something to do. Take a break or a little nap when you can so you don't get too tired! 3. Plan out a schedule. There are a bunch of activities all going on at once, so based on all the photos you need to get for the week, plan out which ones you need for the day so you don't lose your marbles wandering around. 4. Have fun! Stop and hang out with campers, I found that this is when I found the best photos! Kids and staff in their natural habitat. Talk with them, ask questions, engage with them, pray for them, etc.
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Beach Lifeguard

June - August 2019 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

It was a very fun experience that required me to work hard.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Get a summer job at a summer camp. It is very fun and it teaches you discipline and hard work.
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Videographer

June - August 2019 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

I loved being able to build relationships with the other members of the camp as well as the opportunity to invest In the lives of so many kids in a positive way.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more energy to give each week.

Advice

If you love Jesus Christ and want to share his love with a ton of kids in the Seattle area, then I would check out SAMBICA.
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Outdoor adventure mentor

July - August 2019 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

Everything! Such and amazing and fun environment

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

I encourage anyone to do a summer of camp ministry because it is soo rewarding and you make lifelong friendships.
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2018 • Sammamish, WA

What I liked

I loved being able to work with kids every week and teach them about Jesus. I also enjoyed being on a lake all summer.

What I wish was different

I wish I had brought a car with me so that I could go out on weekends instead of waiting on someone who felt like going out.

Advice

It is so meaningful and worth-while. Caring for kids can get tiring, but there are so many emotional rewards in store. This was honestly the best summer I have ever had.
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