When does Staff Training start?
Staff Training starts at 5:00 pm on Friday, June 8th. You will need to check in at the Chapel (building by the basketball court) between 5-6 pm. If you are flying in, don't forget to email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can make arrangements for your pickup!
What should I pack for Staff Training?
You'll be staying with your fellow counselors in a cabin from Friday to Friday (a total of 8 days) so you will definitely need a duffel bag or small suitcase. Casual T-shirts and shorts are great. You may want one nice outfit for church on Sunday. You will be receiving a staff T-shirt that you will need every Sunday and Friday of camp. You will need your own pillow and a sleeping bag or sheets and comforter. You may also want to bring a toiletry basket that is labeled with your name. For a more detailed packing list for the whole summer, simply scroll down!
Who comes to Staff Training?
Staff training is mandatory for ALL staff. You will build community with your co-workers and learn the essentials of your job!
Where will I stay for Staff Training?
You;ll stay in cabins with other staff members. Boys will be on one hill and girls will be on the other. It's so fun and it's a great way to meet people and start connecting! We're all about becoming FAMILY here at camp!
What will I learn?
Everything you need to know to be successful at camp! You'll learn where things are, expectations and policies, how to do various camp activities, the differences between kids camp and teen camp, the background of most of our campers, the heart of the ministry, and SO MUCH MORE! Come with a smile and ready to learn! This will be a great week of growth!
So, I am a little nervous....
That's completely normal, especially if it's your first year! Just remember, we believe in you and are already so very excited about you becoming a member of the team. You will make lasting friendships and feel like a part of the family in no time. Our full time staff are always available with any questions, but so are the veteran summer staffers. Friend them on Facebook and ask away! I'm sure they'd love to get to know you!
What can I do in the meantime?
Great question! Check to see that you have all of your paperwork completed and turned in! Connect with fellow staffers via Facebook, check out our Staff Bios here on this page, and ASK QUESTIONS! Start PRAYING: for your fellow co-workers, for the campers coming to camp, for safety for the summer, for God's presence to be felt and known. Prayer is powerful and effective!
When does Staff Training end?
Staff Training ends with a Staff Commissioning service on Friday at 6:00 pm. This is a great event to invite parents and family members to, so that they can celebrate with you the mission you are embarking on this summer! This service will take place in the Chapel. Staff are then expected to report back to camp at 2:45 pm on that Sunday for the 1st Term of camp.