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Wini Kapple is a Teen Staffer and she shared some of her story with us this summer.

Q: Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? 
A: I’m a sophomore at Whitefield Academy, and I really like theater; I’ve done that ever since I was eight. I took a break this last year because my mind beforehand was completely focused on theater and stressing out about not being good enough, but then I was like ‘that shouldn’t matter to me as much. I need to be spending more time on relationships with my friends and especially my relationship with God.’

Q: What do you see yourself doing in the future?
A: I could see myself going into directing, which would be really cool. Or I think it would be really cool to be a psychology counselor, maybe a family counselor; I think that would be really cool, because a lot of the things that my youth group has been focusing on is just relationships with people, relationships with God, relationships with your family, and relationships with yourself.

Q: How long have you been here at Youthfront, or is this your first summer here?
A: I Teen Staffed last summer, and I went here as a camper. My dad used to be the Teen Staff Supervisor at Youthfront Camp West, so I’ve been at West since I was a baby!

Q: What are you doing this summer at Youthfront?
A: This is my fourth week Teen Staffing this summer, but my first week at LaCygne, and I hope I get to Summer Staff. That would be awesome!

Q: What has been your favorite thing that you have done this summer as a Teen Staffer?
A: I really enjoy some of our discussions and devotion time. I also enjoy just being with the people that are here, because the people here are just so incredible, and they are so accepting and loving towards everyone and anyone.

Q: Has there been a conversation or a topic that you have talked about with your fellow Teen Staffers that you will remember even when camp ends?
A: Week 1 we talked about the Beatitudes, and that was in our devotion time, so we kind of got to talk about it afterwards—just being content no matter what situation you’re in. I think that’s what I’ve been focusing on this summer, just contentment.

Q: What are your favorite aspects of Youthfront, and why do you keep coming back every summer?
A: The community. The community is like no other community out there; it’s just amazing. You just get to be yourself and not care at all what other people think, because everyone just loves you no matter what, which is really cool.

Q: If you were talking to somebody who had never heard of Youthfront before, what aspects other than the great community would you share with them?
A: Other than the community, we have fun parties; we’ll have dance parties and yes, we have to set out chairs for the campers, but it’s fun because we’ll have music playing and we will be dancing the entire time.

Wini Kapple, Teen Staff

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