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CAMP COUNSELOR

 

Are you a college student interested in a summer in ministry? Then a summer at Camp Connect at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island might be just the place to serve!  As a camp counselor, you will be able to minister to hundreds of youth and children throughout the summer, while making Christian friendships with other staff members that last a lifetime.  As a paid position, staff members on the Leadership Team will commit to eight-nine weeks of service which will include serving at high school, middle school and elementary camps.  The summer will run from May 28- July 28, 2018. These summer camps are sponsored by the Connectional Ministries Office.  

Below you will find information that will help inform you about the Leadership Team experience. We hope you will prayerfully consider how God is leading you.

For more information, contact Camp Director Suzanne Akins at suzanne@sgaumc.com or (912) 638-8626 ext 107.

Application Deadline: January 19, 2018

 

RETURNING COUNSELORS

1. Complete Application Online *required (AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2017)

Once you begin the application process online, it must be completed and cannot be saved midway through. Plan for a minimum of 20 minutes to complete the online application.

2. Authorization and Consent Form for Background Check *required

Email signed and completed form to Camp Director Suzanne Akins at suzanne@sgaumc.com with subject heading "Background Check Form".

3. Reference Form (send this link to your 3 references - see below for explanation) *required

The application process will not be complete until three (3) references are submitted to the Connectional Ministries Office directly from the referencer to the Camp Director online. One reference must come from your pastor. Please submit another pastor's recommendation if your parent is your pastor. References from any relative will not be accepted. 

Application Deadline: January 19, 2018 

 

FIRST YEAR COUNSELORS

1. Complete Application Online *required (AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2017)

Once you begin the application process online, it must be completed and cannot be saved midway through. Plan for a minimum of 20 minutes to complete the online application.

2. Authorization and Consent Form for Background Check *required

Email signed and completed form to Camp Director Suzanne Akins at suzanne@sgaumc.com with subject heading "Background Check Form".

3. Reference Form (send this link to your 3 references - see below for explanation) *required

The application process will not be complete until three (3) references are submitted to the Connectional Ministries Office directly from the referencer to the Camp Director online. One reference must come from your pastor. Please submit another pastor's recommendation if your parent is your pastor. References from any relative will not be accepted. 

Application Deadline: January 19, 2018 

 

CAMP NURSE

Camp Connect is seeking a Camp Nurse to staff our health care facility for the summer of 2018. The Camp Nurse is responsible for providing daily and first aid care to approximately 130 campers and 20 staff per week. Choose between 1 and 5 sessions. Attending 1 day during Leadership Team Training Week is required for setup and general staff training for emergency situations (June 1-9). 

Qualifications: Current certification and practical experience as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician's Assistant. Work experience in pediatrics or school nursing is a plus.

Benefits: $550/week plus meals and lodging for each Monday - Friday session.

For more information, contact Camp Director Suzanne Akins at suzanne@sgaumc.com or (912) 638-8626 ext 107.
Click here for a more detailed job description. 
Click here for the application. (AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2017)

Click here for the background check authorization form *required for all applicants*

Application Deadline: April 18, 2018.


REQUIREMENTS FOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

 

Who can apply for the LEADERSHIP TEAM? 

The LT experience is open to any college student who has completed at least one year of college. Application is open to all, but applicants should remember that this is a United Methodist summer camp ministry. Applicants should be able to discuss their Christian faith journey with ease.

What is the application process? 
All team members must fill out an online application form. The application form includes questions about experience, education, activities, special talents, and faith journey. Each applicant is required to distribute three reference forms. Applications are not considered complete until all reference forms have been returned. Three other references must be listed on the application as well. A background check authorization form completes the application process.

All applicants will be interviewed. Interviews will be set up after the application has been received and reviewed. Interview time and location will be confirmed via e-mail. Each year approximately 15-18 young people are selected for the Leadership Team. Some applicants will be placed on a waiting list and notified if a position becomes available. Out of state applicants may request a Skype interview, however, personal interviews are highly recommended. The interview will include questions about a person's faith, experience, reason for applying, etc.

What are the responsibilities of a LEADERSHIP TEAM member? 
The Leadership Team provides for the day-to-day operation of the summer camp program. Each LT member is assigned to be a camp counselor for High School Camp (rising ninth to twelfth), Elementary Camp (rising fourth to fifth graders) and Middle School Camp (rising sixth to eighth graders). Assignments are made weekly. Each regular camp session runs from Monday afternoon to Friday before lunch.

As an LT member one can expect to:

  • Be co-cabin counselors with other team members assisting in supervision of campers at night and leading cabin devotions. (normal ratio of one team member to 8-10 campers).
  • Co-teach bible study sessions for older campers with another team member.
  • Lead and participate in large group games.
  • Participate and supervise campers during daily Morning Show and Evening Worship. (select team members also lead music and drama for these activities).
  • Have time for one-on-one conversation and ministry with campers.

Training and orientation is provided and required for each team member.

LT members are expected, after being trained, to:

  • Be flexible
  • Have a servants heart
  • Have a clear understanding of liability and safety issues
  • Be able to work with other team members
  • Be able to responsibly fulfill above duties
  • Be able to share their faith journey with campers and other team members

Select team members may also be assigned to a particular activity for the duration of the week. i.e. Craft Teacher, Camp Store, Recreation director, etc. These team members will not have their own campers that particular week.

What are the benefits of being a LT member?

  • Opportunities for Christian leadership and personal spiritual growth.
  • Opportunities to meet and serve with other college students from across the state and beyond.
  • Room and board is provided throughout the summer assignment (meals during the week are provided by the camp facility; housing is in air conditioned cabins).
  • Beginning salary of $2,000 per team member. Team members who serve multiple summers will be paid $2,400.

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