For the past two weeks, fresh faces have been arriving at camp; a sure signal summer is almost here! Last week, the Program Office arrived to begin the work of preparing and leading. Yesterday, the remaining Summer Staff team trickled in. As most of our staff are coming off high energy semesters or whirlwind graduation seasons, the first week of training helps to acclimate them to camp life, bond as a team, and most importantly pause to get Christ-centered.
This weekend the team will travel offsite to fellowship, be alone with Christ, and will learn to practice spiritual disciplines. When they return next week, countless hours will be spent in creative planning sessions, learning safety protocols, conducting drills, and praying for the campers who will be here this summer.
Our team is built around the concept that every member has a role to play, just like the body of Christ! These roles range from leading discussion times after chapel, engaging campers in one-on-ones, setting up and running activities, cleaning, providing food, and maintaining safety standards—every role has a purpose, and every gift has a place to serve.
Many campers naturally wonder how they can become part of the Summer Staff. While we always have room on the team for newcomers, most of our leaders are campers who have come through our ministry pipeline. The leadership portion of this pipeline starts with the Camp Aide program. Here our campers learn to serve and live out their faith.
If you aren’t aware, we have expanded the Camp Aide Program and spots are available for guys this year. If you haven’t registered, we encourage you to take advantage of this incredible opportunity. Click the link below for more information!