Cameron Godfrey, '16
Cameron Godfrey, a chemistry major with an integrated science and chemistry teaching certification, spent his summer in Ocean City, New Jersey on a Summer Project with Cru, an international Christian ministry.
Cameron knew several current Muskingum students, as well as alumni, who also spent a summer during college on a Summer Project. Their high praise of the experience encouraged Cameron to apply.
During his Summer Project, Cameron worked full-time doing maintenance and construction work for the owner of the building where he was staying in Ocean City. He lived with other students from around the country, as well as Cru staff members. Throughout the summer, students built relationships with one another and with their co-workers. They engaged in Bible studies, leadership skill-building, and spiritual growth activities.
Cameron spoke of his experiences in the workplace: “We reached out to those around us, specifically those at work, who did not know Jesus. We did this in a loving and non-intrusive way, meaning that if they did not want to hear it then we did not push the topic any further; we wanted to respect their individual beliefs.”
Halfway through his twelve-week Summer Project, Cru staff members left and students then picked up the leadership roles formerly filled by the staff.