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Dylan Stonelake

Full-Time Missionary Staff

Meet our missionary Dylan! After completing his year-long internship in the spring of 2020, he has stayed on as full-time staff. He began attending camp as a camp kid with his family when he was an infant. At the age of 14, he became a counselor-in-training and has been a counselor ever since serving multiple weeks a summer. He was also a part of the 2017 Summer Internship Program and has served as the Kitchen Manager for the 2018 and 2019 Summer Camp seasons. Dylan lives with the residents of the Hartley House as well as two other male staff members. A large part of his work is finishing the construction of Camp Daniel’s new grounds. He is also involved with The Hub Student Ministry and The Able Church.

All the staff at Camp Daniel are full-time missionaries to people with disabilities and raise their own financial support. Dylan needs your help to raise $600 in monthly financial support to pay rent, food, transportation, and other living expenses. He asks for your financial support, whether it be $10, $20, $50, or $100 a month. 

Year-Long Internship Reflection

I have been coming to Camp Daniel my entire life. 20 years has and continues to impact and shape who I am. There is no greater lesson than to serve others, and I feel Camp provides an opportunity to experience that unlike anywhere else in the world. It has affected me so much that I have committed to living and serving here, as the Camp Daniel Kitchen Manager, for the foreseeable future.
During the internship, I catered my first wedding. After prepping for days, working together with all the other interns and staff to accomplish preparing the spread, I felt that I was truly doing what God wanted me here to do. I’ll never forget looking over the crowd as they ate, thinking “This is my purpose.” (I’ll also never forget the incredible cupcakes they brought for dessert!)
During the internship, I learned construction, electrical, concrete, painting, carpentry, leadership, teamwork, budgeting, time management, patience, perseverance, and the list goes on.
Moving forward, I plan to continue living and working at camp as a full-time missionary staff!