Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
— 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NLT)
“At Camp Thurman, J7 Small has been working as a year around staff near the beginning of the fall season. This is J7’s first year as a camp counselor at Camp Thurman. Prior to her work at Camp Thurman, J7 has worked with children of all ages in after-school, summer camp and childcare settings. She has six years of experience working with children, and two years of experience working with youth in a summer camp environment. Therefore, J7 wants to continue working with youth through Camp Thurman in the summer and the year around program. Since, Camp Thurman provides this metropolitan area with a special experience to allow children to play with a purpose, while receive positivity and encouragement from the Camp Thurman staff.
As a student, J7 has received her Bachelor’s of Science from Texas Christian University in 2015, and is currently working towards a Master’s in counseling at Texas Wesleyan University. For the future, she hopes to work with at-risk youth and adults through the use of experiential therapy, and traditional talk therapy. Jordan’s ten-year plan is to continue the work of experiential therapy through a camp setting in the Fort Worth area. The main goal and purpose of the camp is to provide at-risk youth a free week of summer camp. In hopes to inspire and motivate them to set goals for life, and provide them with an encouraging environment that brings them confidence and drive to reach for the stars.
Throughout the summer, J7 hopes to encourage and inspire youth to love themselves and others, bring hope for their future/dreams, and lean on their faith in Christ to get them through.”