Gabby has four siblings (ranging in age from three to fourteen) so being a camp counselor seemed like a natural next step. She’s spent much of her life around kids. She says, “No matter the age, I think kids and teenagers are impressionable, and I want to help show them who God is and how important it is to have God in their lives, now and when they’re adults.” Gabby grew up in Princeton, Illinois and currently attends St. Ambrose University for Biology with Secondary Education.
This will be Gabby’s first summer at Camp Wyoming, but she’s no stranger to the idea of camp. She grew up attending dance camp, and she’s also been to outdoor camps before. Camp is a place where she says she experienced huge personal growth and always left feeling less alone. She can’t wait to come to Camp Wyoming and be a part of this place and this community. She says, “I’m looking forward to connecting with people that all have different stories at Camp Wyoming this summer.”
Gabby has lots of different talents. She loves to play the guitar and the piano. She also loves sarcasm. In her free time, you’ll often find her hanging out with family and friends. Her favorite TV show is The Office. In fact, she’s watched the entire series more than eight times! Gabby connects best to God by having conversations with others and talking about God and their experiences. Of course, that happens all the time at camp, so she can’t wait to come and be a part of the Bible studies and worships here.
Gabby’s favorite Bible passage is 1 Corinthians 13:1-7: “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”