HOW CAN I HELP?

We have a small full-time staff of two couples: Steve & Kitty Slusser and Ralph & Lucy VanDemark.  The rest of the labor to keep camp looking good and running programs is provided by volunteers.  We will update the next section each season with specific needs.  Below that is information that applies pretty much all-year.

SPECIAL NEEDS FOR FALL 2017

RETREAT STAFF
Our schedule is fairly full for September - November.  Look at our schedule (click on Calendar of Events) and see if you can serve on our weekend volunteer staff for any of these events.  The Walk Worthy Conference is a special event. Rooms for staff are very limited that weekend.  In general, please let us know 2-4 weeks before an event if you are available.


BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS: GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Each week we have to clean the buildings used the previous weekend, and spruce up the ones being used next.  We will not have winter volunteers until December.

  • Cleaning and Stocking
  • Painting inside and out
  • Checking and changing lightbulbs
  • Upgrading fluorescent lighting to LED units (requires electrical skills)
  • Debugging (never ends)
  • Mowing, weed eating - especially around the waterfront.

If you would like to help wih General Maintenance contact Ralph directly (352) 406-8995

OFFICE HELP AND PROGRAM READINESS
Periodically we have had folks take on a project and set aside a regular time to work on it.  We could use such a person to view and name computer files and do some organizational work.  This is keyboard work with our live data storage.  It needs to be someone that takes this responsibility seriously.

We have several things that were donated or otherwise are no longer needed that we are trying to sell.  Steve has been working on this, but not real successfully. 

Believe it or not, as we close down Summer Camp 2017 we are prepping for Summer 2018  We have to repair equipment, fletch arrows, and oder replacement items before we pack away equipment for storage. The guns need checking, cleaning, oiled and a few may need to be sent out for repair.  The sailboat parts need to be inventoried and determine what needs to be ordered.  The list goes on. 

It is not usually useful or productive to have someone try to help for a day doing some of these projects unless they are doing something that they have done before. For example, summer staff alumni may come to organize the program room, inventory supplies, prepare activity areas for both guest groups and for summer camp use. Others may be willing, but would not know where to start.  However, if you can create a team with at least one knowledgeable leader, that would be useful.

We will try to keep this updated.  If you can help and want to help we ask that you contact us so that we can negotiate a time that works for all concerned.