Citadel’s most recent Intern, Adam Bloyd completed our summer program and is headed back to school to attend his senior year the University of Alabama.
We created a fluctuating work schedule for Adam that would allow him to keep his commitments to his summer ministry trips with Christ Church. Adam has been serving with the student ministry team at Christ Church of Oak Brook since he was in middle school, participating in mission projects as well as several adventure camps as a student and as a counselor. “I love being able to give back to the church on these trips because my past leaders have made a significant impact in my life and my faith, and I hope to be able to make the same impact in other kids lives” said Adam.
During his journeys over this summer, Adam shared with “Team Citadel” his leadership experiences he was fortunate to participate in.
Bull Shoals, Arkansas
Adam took time away from Citadel and has been a leader on his first high school adventure camp, Rocay Agua in Bull Shoals, Arkansas. This camp is for in-coming freshman and seniors in high school who are looking to be involved, or already involved in the student ministry. Roca consists of many fun activities such as wakeboarding, water skiing, and tubing, cliff jumping, or just hanging out in the water. At night the students dock their boats together for a night session of worship.
Another trip Adam helped lead for the 4th year in a row, was the middle school adventure camp, Camp Cow in Baraboo, Wisconsin. This camp is for in-coming sixth and eighth graders looking to have fun filled week with activities such as paintball, rock climbing and an intricate high ropes course. During the evening the students gather for a worship session and spend time getting closer with the members of their cabins.
Most recently, Adam was away from Citadel doing missions related work in Boston with Christ Church’s high school ministry. They worked in several shelters, vacation bible schools, and worked close hand with people who are homeless and in need of help. “Being able to be a part of these projects is a privilege and really makes you appreciate the little things in life such as taking a shower or having a bed to sleep in at night” said Adam. “We get to work with a lot of amazing people who may not be as fortunate as us, and it’s great to give back.” Along with his work at Citadel, we hope Adam continues his passion for serving the community in years to come.
Citadel is always happy and proud to see our team members take time out of their busy schedules to help others in our community!
The Bottom Line: Interns play as hard as they work!