I was writing some thank-you notes recently to many of those who volunteered their time to help make Seabeck 2019 a success. The list of notes to write was long because so many people outside of the committee contributed to Seabeck.
At first, I looked at writing the thank-you notes as a job to be accomplished, but when I got started, the practice of gratitude lifted me up.
Thinking of all the many people who made Seabeck happen was a really great way to reflect on the whole experience of planning and leading and participating in our Seabeck camp.
I grew up at a camp, and have loved going to Seabeck since our family’s first time ten years ago. A few years ago, I answered the altar call in a Seabeck skit to join the committee. At the time, I was teaching nights and couldn’t come to meetings. My job was to write Church and Home articles every other month. This is just one example of a behind-the-scenes job that can be done without coming to meetings or even formally joining the committee. Other off-season jobs that we would love to have help with include: designing and/or assembling the Red Wall, hospitality for events, like Seabeck Sunday or Family Fellowship Night, providing photos for our marketing materials, recruiting volunteers to lead activities, etc…
And of course, there are so many ways for you to help at Seabeck, like offering crafts and activities, leading
a prayer time, coordinating snacks, helping at boat dock, and more. Our combined efforts make Seabeck the rich and varied experience that it is.
Finally, whether or not you can attend meetings, I would also like you to consider actually joining the committee. We meet once a month for one hour throughout the year. We would love your input on speaker selection, programming, marketing, and hosting events.
I look forward to hearing from you at gro.ccuytisrevinu@kcebaes with your ideas about how you might be able to contribute to making Seabeck happen!