Are you a college student interested in a summer in ministry? Then a summer at Camp Connect 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 weeks of service which will include serving at mid-high and elementary camps. The summer will run from May 28- July 21, 2013. 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.
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Who can apply for the LEADERSHIP TEAM?
The LT experience is open to any college student who has just 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.
What is the application process?
All team members must fill out an application form. The application form includes questions about experience, education, activities, special talents, faith journey, a picture, and reference forms. 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.
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 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 phone 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 Elementary Camp (rising fourth to sixth graders) and Middle School Camp (rising sixth to ninth graders). Assignments are made weekly. Each regular camp session runs from Monday afternoon to Friday after lunch.
As an LT member one can expect to:
Training and orientation is provided and required for each team member.
TEAM members are expected, after being trained, to:
Select team members may also be assigned to a particular activity for the duration of the week. i.e. Craft Teacher, Recreation director, etc. These team members will not have their own campers that particular week.
What are the benefits of being a TEAM member?