This is a letter written by Natalie Ball, one of our full-time staff here at Oakridge. This letter was written way back in 2012, before she ever knew she would marry Joshua and become a lifelong member of the Oakridge family!
I came to Oakridge last year (2011) as a camper and I remember loving this place so much and saying that I wanted to live here. I had no idea that I actually would get to live here for the whole next summer as staff. I really feel like it was God's plan for me to be here this summer because without it being the will of God, I probably wouldn't have made it here.
Working here at Oakridge has been amazing! It has been an experience that I will never forget and it has truly changed my life for the better and brought me a lot closer to God. I am so thankful to have been able to work here. Whether it was running riflery for 4 hours in 110 degrees, to scrubbing out leaky showers, to butchering chickens, to serving food, I love it all. My coworkers are amazing and have become my best friends and Oakridge is like my second home.
There is no place else I would have rather spent my summer.