Joining the camp staff is a great way to spend your summer. In addition to doing things everyday that can be lots of fun, you’ll become an important part of a child’s life and your contribution will be part of the success of the camp.
Volunteers as young as those just having finished seventh grade can help as assistants on the Activity Staff, doing various things at camp that need to be done well to make everything a success. They also help with activities and games. In addition, some volunteers are high school or college students or other adults who just want to help without being paid.
Many on our staff are paid for their work as they spend their summer in a great ministry job. The pay is comparable to what you would make at other temporary summer jobs.
Camp meets every weekday, July 2-August 24 (except July 4). We especially like workers who can be with us all summer. But if you’re not available the entire time, the more weeks you can help us, the better job you can do for the kids and for the camp.
In addition, workers come for unpaid training the week before, June 25-29. You would volunteer as a worker in Vacation Bible School in the morning beginning at 8:30am, then we’ll provide lunch each day before we have group training and preparation in the afternoon until four o’clock.
During camp, workers meet promptly at 8:15am for the daily staff meeting and stay until 4;30pm. In addition, staff members work at one or two early or late shows (or one of each) each week, either arriving at 7:10am or staying until 5;50pm.
To be considered for our staff (whether as a volunteer or a paid worker), you’ll need to complete the online application. If you are under 18 your parents are required to read over what you have written and indicate their approval for your application.
The application asks for lots of information, so you’ll want to look it over and make sure you have everything you’ll need to complete your application. If you can’t finish everything at once, you’ll have one additional opportunity to start a new application where you left off last time. Just click the box at the top of the application to indicate you are continuing a previous application.
This is a great opportunity to be a part of something really great. We promise to treat you with respect, provide what you need to succeed, and give you lots of opportunities to do things that really matter in the lives of kids.
So think and pray about it and give us a call if you want to know more before you proceed. We’ll look forward to hearing from you.
Herb Owen, Director