Camp is a team effort. Every person will wear multiple hats as we pitch in to make things go. Here are some of the roles that will need to be filled. Some leaders will be paid and other support staff in those areas may serve as volunteers. All Before Camp and After Day leaders are paid for their time.
Small Group Leader:
Serves with an adult mentor to lead a small group of campers. Includes preparation and leadership of Bible study (Manna) and Tribe Time, participation in games, crafts, expressive arts, snack, the camp store, lunch and quiet time (Sabbath).
Self Activity Site Leader:
Serves with an adult mentor in implementing Self activities for each day of camp. Self Activity is focused on letting each person discover what an individual can do to grow in faith and care for creation.
World Activity Site Leader:
Serves with an adult mentor in implementing World activities for each day of camp. World Activity has kids learn about all creation – from the people and parts we see every day, ones we see once in a while, and the hidden places most people never see.
Community Activity Site Leader:
Serves with an adult mentor in implementing World activities for each day of camp. Community Activity has kids encounter the part of creation we call community and recognize God at work in our relationships with one another.
Active Learning Leader:
Serves with an adult mentor in implementing games for each day of camp, helping the kids learn about the Bible study discussion through physical activity.
Creation Cafe Chef:
Serves with an adult mentor in implementing snacks for each day of camp, teaching the concepts from the Bible study through food.
Serves with an adult mentor in implementing characters, skits, and music for the opening (alpha) and closing (omega) worship services for each day of camp. Hosts all alpha and omega worships as well as the week wrap-up Sharing Show.
Before Camp Leaders:
Arrive early for set up and to check in campers. Play games and watch movies with campers before the camp day begins.
After Day Leaders:
Play games, watch movies, serve snacks, lead service projects and review the day’s lesson with after camp participants. Check out campers with parents, clean up room and check out with front office.
All staff will need to be prepared to fill in more than one role at any given time. We will be cooperating to help each other out and make camp run smoothly. You may not always have your favorite role, but if you remember the goal to give the kids the best experience we can, we can all be willing to work as team players and do what needs to be done. You will be challenged to try things you haven’t tried before and to discover that you can do things you didn’t know you could do.
The application for staff positions is found at Camp Hope Staff Application 2017.