Head Counsellor

Hey there, friends! My name is Elise, but you can call me Zippy! Zippy means bright and spirited, which is exactly what I get to be at Campfire this summer as Head Counsellor. This means that I will be looking after our counsellors at camp and making sure that they are well supported, emotionally and spiritually. In the meantime, I have the privilege of spending the next few months recruiting and training counsellors for their life-changing weeks at Campfire!

There is such a long list of things that make Campfire my favourite place to be; it’s almost impossible to narrow it down! I love the first-day jitters and excitement to meet each group of campers, the laughs and giggles over the silly things that campers say, the fun and crazy mealtimes, and the daily chapels, frequent prayers, and joyful songs reminding us of God’s goodness and nearness to us. But my most favourite thing about camp is being able to see the campers’, counsellors’, and volunteers' hearts set ablaze with enthusiasm for Jesus! He is good, all the time, and I am so excited to see more of that every day at camp this summer.

When not at Campfire, you can probably find me at Redeemer University in Ancaster working at the reception desk, writing a paper, or studying for a midterm; I am hoping to be a teacher after I complete my studies. Otherwise I am likely doing something musical somewhere - teaching, performing, or practicing! This year I am thrilled to be able to serve musically at camp too - I’m looking forward to singing and raising our voices to God as we praise Him for His faithfulness to us. See you there soon!

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