Dec 19Summer Camp Staff Stories – Eleni Efaw

Summer Camp Staff

Look Up Lodge Summer Staffers getting ready to welcome a new group of campers in 2013

Not Your Normal Summer Job…

Merry Week-Before Christmas!

With this little series, we’ve been sharing little snippets of what it is like to work a Summer Camp job at Look Up Lodge. So far, we’ve heard from former Summer Staffers Christabeth Vaughn and Will Hancock. If you missed either one of their entries, click their names above to catch up.

After hearing what they had to say, you can probably already tell that serving as a Look Up Lodge Summer Staffer is an incredibly meaningful and lasting experience. It really isn’t like any other summer job out there. So much is asked of these young men and women and God is so faithful in doing amazing work through them each and every year.

We see the multiplying fruit of this work as God uses the Staffers to make an impact on students at Summer Camp, who then develop a passion to give away what they have received. In lots of cases, that means that those same students are inspired to become Summer Staffers that will then go on to have an impact on thousands more students in the years to come.

For years before becoming part of our 2013 Summer Staff, Eleni Efaw was a summer camper at Look Up Lodge. Last year, Eleni joined the team and did an incredible job leading groups of children and teenagers into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

Summer Camp Staff with Camper

Eleni saying goodbye to one of her summer campers after an impactful week of Teen Camp.

2013 was Eleni’s first year on Summer Staff, and if you were here, you will remember her from the Cow Team. Here’s what she had to say:

Ever since my first summer as a camper at Look Up, I knew I wanted to be a Summer Staffer one day. I wanted to help touch lives and show people Jesus.

When I finally got the job I knew I had big shoes to fill. Every week I would pray that God would use me in any way He saw fit and that I wouldn’t get in the way of what he wanted to do. He was faithful every week and I am thankful He was able to use me to show others His Son and His Grace.

I wouldn’t trade my summer, the experiences, or the relationships for anything.

– Eleni Efaw

If you or someone you know wants to apply to join our 2014 Summer Staff team, you can find more information and a link to the application here. If you want more information, feel free to email our Staff Director, Walter Howard, at or give us a call at 864.836.6392.

Stay tuned for more from former Summer Staffers!

Nathan Heffington
Creative/Ministry Development Coordinator