We have been very blessed the past few months to have CC working with us here at Camp Ba Yo Ca. I would like to start this post off by saying a massive thank you to CC for all her hard work and for constantly bringing positive energy to camp every time she is here! With today being her last day, I thought it would be a great opportunity for her to share a little about herself and her experience while she has been here. Take it away CC!
My name is Caroline Chace, but I prefer CC. I am a senior majoring in Child and Family Studies at the University of Tennessee. I love corgis, life, and you can probably find me drinking a RT 44 water from Sonic (what? I like to stay hydrated!). If you didn’t know, I am the intern here at Camp Ba Yo Ca. My daily tasks involve cleaning, answering the phone, and sometimes watching Alan play with firecrackers (I’m not kidding! It happened the first week I was here). I live in Knoxville, so it does take me at least an hour to get to camp, but I’m not complaining because let me tell you, that drive is amazing. Nature is something else!
I have always been a big believer on things happening for a reason. People and things come in and out your life for a reason. Even if it’s for a short time, there was a reason it came across your path. We may not know why at that moment, but we will know at some point in our life. I transferred to the University of Tennessee in the fall of 2015. I knew very little about the university and I HATED THAT COLOR ORANGE (calm down it’s growing on me). I pretty much just packed up my bags and moved. I never really knew why, but something was pulling me to UT. I could’ve transferred to any other school, but for some reason I found myself heading east. Fast-forward to now, I am sitting in Camp Ba Yo Ca’s main office writing a blog (if there are any typos please don’t judge because your girl is not a writer) and about to graduate in a week and a half. It’s crazy to think that two years have flown by! Me transferring happened for a reason! What’s the reason you ask? It led me to some amazing people and opportunities and it lead me to Camp Ba Yo Ca. Not everyday do you get to work with people who are supportive and ready to start the day (if it’s Matthew, he isn’t starting until there is a cup of coffee in his hands). My experience here at Camp has been nothing but amazing. I have met people from Mississippi, Louisiana, and even the family down the street. I’ve learned what all it takes to keep Camp a-running. I’m so grateful for my experience here at Camp and can’t believe that this is my last week! This semester has flown by so fast and I don’t know how I think about that. I want to say thank you to everyone I met here at Camp. You helped make this experience. From firecrackers (Alan) to waking up early to cook for church groups, Camp Ba Yo Ca has been amazing.
Have a fabulous weekend & Go VOLS,