Why did you decide to come to King’s Domain?

I knew I wanted to work at a camp during the summer. When I went to IndyCC I felt convicted to go on a summer mission. I came across KD and it was the perfect combination of all the things I felt called to do this summer.

Why did you want to work with children?

I wanted to serve a different demographic than at school. Camp was the best fit. Instead of just serving my peers I’d get to work with kids of all ages, and inner city kids too.

Funniest camper story?

One of my campers brought a balloon during day camp and kept asking if she could pop it. I kept telling her no, don’t pop it, that would be bad. At lunch the balloon was still surviving, and I offered to hold the balloon so she could eat. As soon as I was holding it the balloon popped!

Do you have a favorite camp story or moment?

One of my favorite days was going to Graeter’s to celebrate one of the counselor’s birthdays. We were looking for things to do, and we went to a park with a movie playing, a pond, and playgrounds. We sat on a rope triangle in the playground, watched Big Hero 6, and had an awesome night of fellowship.

What has been one of the best things about camp life and why?

The best part about camp life for me is being able to live with so many other believers and being able to create memories and bonds in a safe place. My experience here has been driven by the unique community which has allowed me to have many memorable conversations and life experiences. KD is such a spirit filled place and the people who make up its ranks are all so on fire for God.

What has been one of the hardest things about camp life and why?

One of the hardest things is getting so mentally and physically exhausted throughout the week. As much as I love the kids, they take a lot out of you.

How have the staff helped you?

The staff has always been there to help guide us, to help us grow, and to let us learn about ourselves. You can go to any of them to talk. They are so giving, and it makes for a great environment.

What will you take away from this summer?

I’ve grown closer to God since coming here. I think I have a better understanding of who God is and how I can help serve and glorify Him in what I do. I’ve learned a lot about myself and what gifts God has given me. I’ve learned how important prayer is and how my prayer life was lacking it before I came here. Not only am I taking away a deeper relationship with the Lord, but also some amazing friendships I know will last beyond this place. There’s something about forming that bond here, you become so close so fast. It’s something amazing you don’t want to let go of.

What are some important things you’ve learned about yourself this summer?

After working with an autistic camper this summer, I’ve learned how much patience I have through Him and that God has gifted me in that area.

Would you recommend this experience to other people? Why?

I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone because there are so many opportunities you can serve the Lord and learn about yourself here. Whether it’s through your relationships with people on mission, working with kids, or evangelism, there is something for everyone.

Grace Malone

School

Butler University

Graduation year

Spring 2018

Major

Digital Media Production