What is the Time Commitment?
Leadership Staff come for 17 weeks. Sr. Support Staff and Cabin Leaders are here for 4-12 weeks. Teleios are here for 4 weeks. Junior/Youth support staff roles run in 2 week cycles. We do require junior support staff students to apply for and commit to working within those cycles. The reason being is that we do have a staff ratio to maintain and it becomes hard to maintain that with staff working partial weeks and working for two (or more) weeks in a row is incredible for deep community and the full camp experience.
Where will my Student Sleep?
For their time here, all Junior Support Staff will live in the Travers Lodge. Students will share living spaces with 1-5 other volunteers of their same gender (all under 18). Our Resident Directors will be living there in the same wing of the lodge and will be present to mentor, build relationships and be able to assist with any issues that may arise. Spring Positions that arrive in May or June will sleep in either the lower level of the 6-plex or cabins and then move into the Travers Lodge in the summer. Cabin Leaders live in cabins.
The camp has a Camp Health Care Coordinator on site during the summer. All medications including vitamins, allergy meds, Tylenol and Advil must be turned into the Health Care Coordinator at the beginning of the week. On the staff application is a form that must be completed by a parent or guardian giving our Heath Care Coordinator the ability to dispense medication. For the well-being of all staff and campers, if your student is unwell before camp, please contact us as they may not be able to come. If your student is sick at camp they will be sent home until they are feeling better. We are working to do our best to be ready to comply with restrictions and regulations to make camp as safe as possible so we can all be together again and will respond to all onsite health situations accordingly.
What will be Expected of my Student?
Camp is a hard job so we work to balance it out with a good dose of fun, free time and friends. Jr./Youth support staff, depending on their jobs, will be working approximately 8 hour days. They also participate in daily team devotionals, staff chapels and helping camp to run smoothly in a variety of ways. The Resident Directors will facilitate fun staff activities most evenings, working hard to create opportunities for deep community. A sample schedule for Junior staff is found at the bottom of this page. Leadership and Senior Support staff have schedules as variable as the positions they hold. Cabin Leaders spend the majority of their time with their cabin groups, with some breaks built into their days. Most work weeks run Sunday at 4 pm until Friday at 8 pm. Staff are required to stay for the end of week staff gathering at 7 and are available for pick up by 8 pm.
How to Apply?
We believe that working at camp can be a great opportunity to experience what employment is like. For this reason, we require that only the applicant fill out the staff application. Our office staff will also only communicate with the applicant regarding their application process. We appreciate your cooperation with this and believe it will inspire your student to take responsibility for their time here at camp. Students will need the names and emails of 3 references (typically a pastor/youth pastor, teacher/employer and adult Christian friend) for their application process.
After we have received an application and ALL references have responded, we will book applicants for an interview. Leadership staff, Senior Support Staff and Cabin Leaders will be interviewed as they are eligible. Youth Support Staff will be interviewed on certain days in the spring in Lethbridge, Calgary and at SABC or over the phone for students that live to far away from these centers. Dates and Locations will follow. Once applicants have completed these steps, they will need to obtain a criminal record check and intervention check(if age 18+) and attend staff training in June17-19(FOCUS weekend).
What about Covid-19?
SABC plans to do all that is in our power to make camp happen as we are able/allowed, adhering to Alberta Government and AHS guidelines for overnight camps and adapting our programs as necessary to ensure staff and campers are able to enjoy a safe, healthy and positive camp experience.
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Sample Schedule for Junior/Youth Support Staff
|9:30 am||Team Tasks|
|1:00 pm||Team Tasks|
|3:00 pm||Possible Free Time/Camp Wide Game|
|4:00 pm||Team Tasks|
|6:30 pm||Free Time/Camp Wide Game|
|7:00 pm||Possible Camper Game|
|7:45 pm||Staff Chapel|
|8:45 pm||Staff games, connections, personal time etc.|
|11:00 pm||Lights Out|