As you can see from the picture Aubrey has a love for life, children and photography! Where else can you combine all three but at camp?
Aubrey Hart will be serving as Summer Staff at Living Waters this season. Although it is only her second year on summer staff Aubrey has been a part of camp for as long as she can remember. Her first time at camp was when she was just five years old with her family. Her parents, Dave and Sandy Hart who met at camp, have been a vital part of Living Waters for many years.
Aubrey attributes a significant part of her Spiritual development to her time at camp. Aubrey says,”when I was six I accepted Jesus into my life,” it wasn’t until “I was 15 while attending Foundation Camp, that Christ finally became a reality of who I am and the most important part of my identity. It was then that I rededicated my life to Christ.”
This summer Aubrey will be serving in many roles. She will use her creative gifts to help with photography and video, but she is most looking forward to dorm leading for Girls Camp where she can share her passion for Christ and influence the campers under her care.
How do you believe the Lord has equipped you to work with campers?
I have a desire to help them grow and I find real enjoyment in sharing in there excitement and helping to contribute to their enthusiasm.
What are you looking forward to the most this summer?
Last summer, I built friendships with my fellow summer staff that are very precious to me, so I look forward to serving again with returning summer staff, as well as forming new friendships!
Why do you enjoy photography?
I love photography because it gives me the ability to capture and freeze a moment in time that otherwise would be lost forever.
You recently learned to play guitar. What is it like helping lead worship?
I’ve loved growing in my guitar skills over the past several years, but being able to take that skill and help lead others in worship has brought a much deeper meaning to my guitar playing. Although at first it was a bit intimidating, leading a group of people in worship has become a special privilege that I enjoy very much.
What is the best part about living at camp year round?
By living at camp year round, I get opportunities to serve in various areas around camp that I normally wouldn’t have probably experienced. And being apart of the camp family is pretty great too!
What advice do you have to a volunteer coming for a week of camp?
My tid bit of advice would be to spend an ample amount of time in prayer prior and during the time that you will be serving, for both yourself and the other staff. Serving a week at camp can be very draining and leave us all susceptible to the temptations that arise from exhaustion. So I’d say, focus your prayers on asking for Jesus’ servant heart, endurance to continue serving when you don’t feel like it, and protection from the enemy, because he will come knocking.
If you could go back to the start of last summer what advice would you give yourself?
To not over pack (haha)! But in all honesty, it would be to embrace the challenges and times that I feel myself having to step outside of my comfort zone. It’s easy for me to run from what is difficult or even painful, but that’s often what God uses to grow us. And what better place to face these challenges head on then when you’re surrounded by godly individuals who would be more than happy to pray for you!
How many pairs of shoes do you own? (Aubry’s shoes are on the cover of the Ladies Retreat brochure).
I have 28 pairs to be exact… What can I say, I like shoes! 🙂 I’ll only (hopefully) be bringing around 7 pairs to camp. 😉