Summer Staff Profiles: Meet the Maintenance Team

As the summer season quickly approaches, we’ve asked the Delanco summer staff to tell us a little about themselves!

 

Name: Briana DiGregorio

Job on staff this summer: Maintenance

Years on Summer staff: First year

Years Attending Camp: A few

Home church: Sharptown United Methodist Church

Fondest Delanco memory: Sitting in the gazebo with someone playing ukulele or guitar and everyone singing worship songs

Favorite snack in the camp store: Ice cream sandwich

If you were famous, what would you be famous for? Probably some psychology research breakthrough

What are you most looking forward to this summer? Fellowship and being in a Christian atmosphere

Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 43:1

 

 

Name: Julie Novakowski

Job on staff this summer: Maintenance

Years on summer staff: First year!

Years attending camp: I’ve been volunteering since I was 16! 5 years!

Home church: First United Methodist in Millville

Fondest Delanco memory: When Nina Crain tried to say “selfie” but called it a “facie”

Favorite snack in the camp store: Chipwiches!!!

If you were famous, what would you be famous for? Buying the most chipwiches at camp

What are you most looking forward to this summer? I am looking forward to new friendships, serving the Lord, and growing as a person. Delanco is my happy place and I could not be more excited for this summer!

Favorite bible verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Summer Staff Profiles: Meet the Lifeguards

As the summer season quickly approaches, we’ve asked the Delanco summer staff to tell us a little about themselves!

 

Name: Tristan Livengood

Job on staff this summer: Head Lifeguard

Years on Summer staff: First Year

Years Attending Camp: Never attended summer camp, but I participated in a service project through Saint John’s/Hope United Methodist Church youth group.

Home church: Hope United Methodist Church

Fondest Delanco memory: Excited to create great memories.

Favorite snack in the camp store: I’m excited to try anything and everything

If you were famous, what would you be famous for? Ping pong or landscaping

What are you looking forward to this summer? Getting a fresh start while making friends, memories, and growing in my relationship with God.

Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 16:9

 

 

Name: Robbie Burns

Job on staff this summer: Lifeguard

Years on Summer staff: First Year

Years Attending Camp: Since Birth

Home church: Lord of Lords

Fondest Delanco memory: Junior staff two years ago

Favorite snack in the camp store: Chipwiches

If you were famous, what would you be famous for? Comedy

What are you most looking forward to this summer? Getting closer to God and growing relationships with friends and new people

Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 10:13

Welcome Our New Caretaker!

Delanco Camp Board of Directors has hired our next caretaker, Jake Booz. This position is responsible for the oversight of all buildings and grounds as well as facilitation of off season rentals of the camp. Jake and his wife Summer have moved into the Caretaker’s House and are getting acclimated to life at camp.

 

We asked Summer to share a little about them as an introduction:

“Jake and I both grew up in Millville, NJ. Jake was raised in First United Methodist and I went to Pilgrim Holiness Church. I attended Cumberland Christian School, but in 8th grade I transferred to Lakeside Middle School, where Jake and I met and became friends. We began dating during college and got married in October 2015. Jake has worked as a car mechanic, a landscaper, a tow truck driver, and a diesel mechanic. While I also enjoy working with my hands, my passion lies in music and children. I taught Spanish at Cumberland Christian for a year and currently work as a music teacher in Winslow Township. Jake and I have always felt closest to God when helping others–whether by doing construction for J.U.N.E. Project, volunteering as a Delanco Camp leader, helping with an oil change, or babysitting. Delanco is the perfect place to serve!

For the past year, Jake and I have been looking for our first house. During this long search, nothing had felt right-so we continued praying. When Jake found out about the Delanco Caretaker position, we both knew right away that this is where God wanted us to be. We both love being outdoors, and our joined teacher and handyman experiences have been preparing us for this stage of our lives. We look forward to serving Delanco Camp and helping lead others to Christ. We are so blessed to become part of the Delanco family and can’t wait to see what God has in store for us!”

Hopefully you get a chance to meet Jake and Summer if you have not yet at Spring Retreat, work days, or camp season this upcoming summer. We look forward to seeing God use them at Delanco!