HOW DOES STAFF APPLICATION WORK?
You have a camper account and would like to serve on summer staff. Great! Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add staff to your login.
You are a parent or have another non-camper account. Not a problem. If you are already in the system we can connect you to your camper's login and add staff to your login. We need a date of birth to do this. Send the information to email@example.com and include the camper name that you are attached to.
NEVER BEEN A CAMPER OR PARENT?
Proceed directly to the Staff Application login and create your account and login!
Here are seven steps of the staff application process.
STEP ONE (applicant)
Complete all online forms.
We cannot proceed until forms are complete including two valid references.
STEP TWO (committee)
We now have a committee that reviews the online portion of the applications. They read the essays and the references. Unless they put your application on hold - we proceed with sending you the signature forms.
STEP THREE (office)
The signature forms cannot be printed until we have the online portion done. They are sent via email unless you notify us that a printed copy is needed.
STEP FOUR (applicant)
Mail the signed forms to Camp Horizon as soon as possible. You may scan and fax them, but the original signed affidavit must be kept on file at camp.
STEP FIVE (office)
We need the signed forms back to do the online background screening (BGS) and to schedule fingerprinting. We enter the information into the Florida BGS Clearing House. This assures that when fingerprinting is done there is a match associated with Camp Horizon and DCF (Division of Children and Families). This is required by law.
STEP SIX (new applicants)
Complete the online BGS form and fingerprinting if prints are not on file.
Note: Fingerprints are retained for five years. Repeat staff do not need to be printed again. We can re-submit them for a new report. We can also resubmit the online form for most returning staff (if there are no major life changes).
STEP SEVEN (office & applicant)
Once we have all of the online and paper documents in hand and background screening completed we can confirm the week(s) of service.
We work on staffing one day per week until the end of April, so do not expect instant responses. For the first two weeks in May we will be working almost daily to confirm background screening documentation and downloading DCF Clearance letters. We cannot and will not process new applications unless that position is needed and not filled. (Basically, no Junior or High School applications are accepted after May 1).
For the camp staff, our summer begins the week of Memorial Day. We have guests almost every day until our program begins. We do not have time to process applications. So, if you want to serve, apply by the end of April.