Sadly, after that extremely awkward phone interview, this doesn't really come as a surprise:
Mariah:Thank you for your interest in the position of camp counselor at Camp JRA. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer you a position at Camp JRA at this time. As you may know, the counselor recruitment process was extremely competitive this year. Each candidate was selected based upon skill sets and capability, and how they would best fit into Camp JRA.
We do not want to lose your commitment to Camp JRA and kids with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. We have added your name to our list of potential volunteers. You will receive information about Arthritis Foundation programs and services where you can make a difference! If you wish to be removed from this list, contact me.
Please feel free to apply to Camp JRA again next year.
Again, thank you for all your time and patience with this process. Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Camp JRA!
Wade BalmerDirector, Camp JRA
I'm bummed about it, because I really do feel I could have make a difference in the lives of those kids - and I'm sure I could have learned from them as well!! But I am pursuing other opportunities for getting involved with the Arthritis Foundation. We'll see what happens.