Posts filed under: English Camp

Yes, I’m a Teacher

When people ask me what my job is, I usually reply with “I’m a teacher.” This is an easy answer compared to a complicated explanation of working with students at English clubs, writing curriculum, and planning for summers full of...
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New Role, Same Goal

Camp director—well, assistant camp director. That was a new title for me this summer. Even though I have helped direct Summer English Camp for the last two summers, this was the first year it was really in my title. This...
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What’s Your Why?

While I was preparing to leave for Hungary this spring, one of the most frequent questions I received from friends and family was, “Why? Why Hungary, or missions, or an unpaid internship?” It was a fair question. Why was I...
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Loving Strangers

First Short-term Mission Trip Seven months ago, God placed a calling in my heart to go on a mission trip. This seemed strange because I have never been interested in missions abroad and I am more of a “local missions”...
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Say “Hello” to Camp Season!

The camp season is coming! Next week, the season kicks off with the first of several teams and volunteers arriving in Hungary. It is both an exciting and exhausting time for us all. Would you join us in praying over...
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2018: Looking Back

When I sat down to write this blog, a post-game press conference was playing in the background. The coach of a National Football Team was taking questions from the media, and while some questions were focused around positive parts of...
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When I Don’t Have the Words

One of the most difficult things about living in a foreign country is the language. When you do not understand the language in its entirety, you do not get the full picture of situations. This is a constant truth of...
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Snapshots of English Camp

This is just a small glimpse of our time at Summer English Camp this year. Each day was filled with fun activities and challenging exercises. It was a blast to get to know and interact with all of these kids....
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It’s More Than English

I hate English. I couldn’t stand it in high school and, truth be told, I have virtually no interest in diagramming a sentence, understanding what tense does what, or even learning whatever the heck an adverb is. I do speak...
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What It Takes to Plan a Camp

One day I will remove the foot from my mouth. When I arrived about a year ago, I got to Hungary just as the 2017 English camp was being cleaned up. My only context for camp came from the pictures...
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