SUMMER STAFF [updated December 2016 for Summer Camp 2017]
The Board of Directors has recommended that a minimum and optimum staffing level be established. Applicants will be either accepted, wait-listed, or placed on reserve hold. On or about April 21 the applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified of their status. Early decisions will be granted for key positions (Nurses, etc). Applications can continue to be submitted until May 1. After May 1, applications will be limited to empty positions only.
ADULT AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Certain key positions including nurses, boat drivers, and head cooks are filled by adults that need to plan their vacation time a full year in advance. You may begin the process at any time. If you have bunny campers (children that are NOT camper age please see below). Key adult positions (Director, Speaker, and Nurse) usually have their own room and may bring their spouse. SPOUSES MUST HAVE LEVEL TWO CLEARANCE - therefore they will need to complete a staff application.
COLLEGIAN AND YOUTH STAFF
Training Camp is required for all new staff ages 15-20 (Collegian and Youth Staff).
Training Camp is optional for Collegian Staff over 17 who have been to Training Camp twice.
Once we have a complete staff for each week of camp, all other applicants will be placed on HOLD STATUS.
In general - the first to complete the application process (not just apply - but complete everything) are given priority.
Adults with bunny campers will be accepted only if there is a need for their particular role.
EVERYONE THAT HAS CAMPER CONTACT AND/OR STAYS OVERNIGHT DURING THE SUMMER PROGRAM MUST BE SCREENED THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. THEREFORE - WE CANNOT ALLOW OVERNIGHT GUESTS WHILE CAMP IS IN SESSION.
Bunny campers are children of adult staff that are too young for staff and not camper age for the week of service.
Bunny campers may not be "staff age" (15+). If they are staff age, they must apply, be screened, and attend Training Camp.
If you are not a Director, Speaker, or Nurse you should schedule your service for weeks when your children are campers. We will fill positions with folks that do not have a bunny camper first.
YOU MUST DECLARE BUNNY CAMPERS WHEN YOU APPLY - PLEASE DO NOT SURPRISE US LATER. We recommend that you register your bunny camper online after submitting your staff application. There is not cost associated with this, and lets us know for certain how many bunny campers we would need to house each week. If you fail to register your bunny camper BEFORE your application is accepted, then wish to add a bunny camper - your application may need to be reviewed (and possibly put on hold). So just login and register them.
You may not bring your own "baby sitter". NO EXCEPTIONS!
EVERYONE MUST COMPLETE A STAFF APPLICATION
& EVERYONE MUST HAVE LEVEL TWO CLEARANCE.
Administrative positions (Nurse, Speaker, Director) that get their own room may bring a spouse or relative (grandparent) because they get their own room. However, that person must complete a staff application with full background screening just like everyone else.
Counselors may not have a bunny camper. NO EXCEPTIONS!
GUESTS, VENDORS, AND SPECIAL VOLUNTEERS
Application guidelines are necessary to meet state requirements for screening of Residential Summer Camp volunteers and employees. This does not apply to guests during registration and time between camps. There is an exception for volunteers and vendors that do not have direct or unsupervised camper contact. That limit includes a time element that is essentially one day and eliminates you from staying overnight. There are only a few of these positions used each summer. In general - you need to complete the full application.