Caswell holds a special place in my heart. Being on Summer Staff isn’t just a job; you become family with those you work with. Being on Summer Staff you learn several valuable lessons, like always be on time for everything. Nothing beats the beauty of a Caswell sunset; our God is an outstanding artist. I met my best friend my first summer, along with some other wonderful people I continue to talk to every week, even though we are hundreds of miles apart. The Fourth of July is a huge celebration since the Fort is located right across from Southport. You won’t find a firework show any better! Christmas in July is a huge deal. We put up a Christmas tree, have a big family dinner, and give gifts. But I have to say one of my favorite parts is being able to join with my fellow staffers and worship our Savior. I’ll never forget the nights I stayed up late, worn out from a days worth of work, but sang my heart out because God is so good. You loose yourself in the glory of God’s grace and realize what a wonderful opportunity you have to serve His kingdom.
This summer I am taking on a new responsibility as retail supervisor. At Fort Caswell we have two retail locations: the Drift Inn and the PX. The PX is where you can shop for all of your Caswell attire and memorabilia. The Drift Inn is the Fort’s coffee shop. The Drift Inn is the perfect place to stop for a milkshake, coffee, ice-cream, or smoothie—especially on those hot summer days. I love to interact with and serve those who come into the Drift Inn. This summer, I’m looking forward to serving with this year’s retail crew and our fearless leader, Kevin “Yam” Cruise.