Junior Support Staff- 14 to 15 years; Senior Support Staff– 16 years and older
Reports To: Support Staff Leader
Who You Serve: The campers and camp staff
Responsible For: Completing all the chores that need to be done to help keep the camp program running.
Support Staff duties include washing dishes, serving food, and cleaning and maintaining facilities. Senior Support Staff also help to facilitate recreational activities such as field games and archery. Lifeguards are on duty during the afternoons and work on other support jobs during the rest of the day. Support Staff have their own chapel time and evening activities to help them grow in Christ and develop camp community. Many of the other volunteers such as photographers, office help, and green team leaders all join in on the evening activities. All support staff have two hours of free time per day.
Other Support Staff “Side Jobs”
Support Staff have the opportunity to grow in many skills from drama, puppetry, construction, leading worship, food service, gardening, and caring for farm animals. Be sure to mark on your application if you have a particular interest in any of these areas.
We will give you 5 staff camp shirts to wear each week, and you can wash them on the weekends. At the end of your volunteer time, we ask that you return the shirts. You will receive a camp theme shirt at the end of your time of service as our gift to you.
- Pants, shorts and other casual attire
- 1 set of old clothes for painting or getting dirty
- Modest swimsuits & flip-flops for going to swimming pool
- Sneakers and casual footwear
- Sleeping Bag and pillow
- Towel and washcloth Toiletries (soap, shampoo toothbrush, etc)
- Watch- your cell phone cannot be used as a watch!
- Bible, notebook, and pen
- Jacket and long pants for cool evenings
- Insect repellent, sunscreen, and a hat
- Girls camps only-white dress shirt and black slacks
- Instruments (if you desire)
Note: Footwear is very important at camp. Closed toed shoes (example: sneakers) are required for staff during their daily times of service.
Please take your laundry home on the weekends, or do your laundry at camp on Saturday (if you are staying the weekends). Of course if you run out of socks or your clothes get all wet during camp, you are welcome to use the camp washer & dryer to bail you out (as it is available). Remember to initial your items so you don’t loose your favorite pair of jeans!
Support Staff Schedule
(This is the Basic schedule for 7 weeks)
- 6:00am Get up, get dressed
- 6:30 Support Staff Meeting
- 7:00 Personal Devotions
- 7:30 Chores, clean up staff housing
- 8:00 Mealtime routine
- 8:15 BREAKFAST
- 8:45 Camp Chores
- 9:15 Rotations Begin
- 12:15 Mealtime Routine
- 12:30 LUNCH
- 12:45 Camp Chores
- 1:45 Staff Free Time
- 3:00 Staff Swim when available
- 3:45 Free time ends, start activities and work detail
- 4:45 Mealtime Routine
- 5:00 SUPPER
- 5:30 Camp Chores
- 6:00 Camp Activity
- 7:00 Evening Chapel– Worship together
- 7:35 Group Devotions
- 8:00 Small Group Prayer then free time or chores
- 9:00 Big Building Clean Up
- 9:45 Staff Game or Activity
- 10:30 All staff in their rooms
- 11:00 Lights out completely
- Spend time alone with the Lord everyday; be in the Word! Read your Staff Devotional and answer the questions.
- Be on time to the morning staff meeting.
- Do your chores thoroughly, without being told, and go the extra mile. Report to Support Staff Leader when you finish your responsibilities.
- Let the Support Staff leader know of any concerns– plants dyeing, out of cleaners, need more trash bags.
- Keep your housing area clean, and clean up after yourself in the bathroom and showers.
- Take care of yourself and drink plenty of water– when you are sick or worn out you become a liability to the team.
- Have a servant’s heart and be willing to help with other things that come up during the camp program.
- Be flexible with each other and help each other out if you have to trade places with someone.
- Participate in evening activities including praise and worship.
Water Bottles & Cameras
We will give you a Camp David water bottle which you can autograph and keep with you at all times! You don’t need a camera since we will be taking pictures and posting them online for you.
If you have a particular favorite snack you can bring it and keep it in the Staff Kitchen area in GTC, with your name on it. You can also bring money to buy sodas and candy/snacks in the General Store.
Please inform the nurse if you are on any medication and keep the medicine in the nurse’s station and be responsible for taking it. The nurse will not hunt you down to give you your meds!