At King’s Kids Camp we are called to be in a relationship with God, ourselves, others, and God’s world. We strive to provide a positive example of Christian community by living, working, playing, praying, and celebrating together. Summer camp is an extension of the work of the local church. Directors, counselors, program staff, resource people and health care staff work as a team to plan and implement the camp program and ensure the health and safety of everyone involved.
How to Apply
Complete the Camp Volunteer Application in full and mail to the Camp Directors by May 15, 2018. The size of the camp staff will be dependent on the actual number of campers. See the position description below for more information about the requirements for being a counselor. Those interested in being Junior Staff (students entering 9th or 10th grade) should contact Pastor Andrew.
A completed Health Form is also needed and can be submitted at the counselor meeting or on the first day of camp.
New volunteers must complete a Background Check in addition to the application and health form.
All camp counselors should:
- be committed Christians and willing to share their faith with others
- enjoy working with people
- possess a sincere desire to serve others
- be willing and able to put the needs of others before their own
- be positive role models for campers and peers
- be respectful of others, themselves, and the environment
- be able to assume and share responsibility
- be flexible and open to growth
- be physically active and emotionally stable and be willing and able to work in a non-smoking environment.
- Provide for the health and safety of all campers and staff at all times.
- Treat all people with dignity and respect.
- Live with a group of 5-7 campers.
- Greet campers and parents on opening day
- Help campers settle in and adjust.
- Set positive tone for cabin and family groups.
- Share responsibility for a coed family group of 10-14 campers with a co-leader.
- Supervise and provide guidance for campers in assigned cabin and family group, including
- knowing their general whereabouts at all times
- being with them during sleeping hours and all other assigned times
- encouraging acceptance and fellowship between cabin members and among cabin groups
- explaining, modeling, and enforcing the policies and guidelines necessary for community life in camp
- helping campers assume responsibility for mealtime hosting
- cabin and general camp cleanliness and their personal cleanliness
- actively participating with campers in camp activities whenever appropriate.
- Be a positive role model in all aspects of camp life.
- Work together with directors and program staff to plan and implements program in accordance with camp goals, leading activities when appropriate.
- Attend and participate in all designated meetings and training programs.
- Seek assistance from Directors when problems arise. <Give assistance to less experienced counselors.
- Complete end-of-week close-out procedures including evaluations and clean-up.
- Create and maintain a positive image at all points of contact with the public.
- All meals and lodging while in camp
- One hour off per day, scheduled by the directors
- A 50% discount of the camper’s fee, after any scholarships, for children of counselors. Note: Counselors arrive one day before campers for orientation.