2019 St. John Vianney Summer Camp
Counselor Employment Information & Application
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR CAMP!
WHAT THE CAMP IS ALL ABOUT:
Camp SJV – is a camp for children ages 4-12 yrs. The camp runs eight weeks during the summer, Monday-Friday, starting June 3 and ending August 2. For the campers, the day begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM. Some of the camp activities include: swimming, arts and crafts, bible stories, recreation, and an activity room which offers various games (ping pong, video games,etc.). Numerous field trips will be held along with camper fun days and more. Since this is a Catholic camp, campers and counselors will engage in prayer services, praying the rosary, and stations of the cross throughout the summer.
COUNSELOR INFORMATION & COMMITMENT
Personal behavior is especially important in regard to setting role model examples for the children and peers in an educational, fun, and Christian environment. We look for counselors with special skills (theater, art, music, etc.) and lots of energy that will help enhance our camp. We hope your creative skill and energy will be in overdrive to help us with the performance of the camp. Remember we are a team and each person plays an important role.
When you apply, you are committing yourself to all our policies, guidelines and meetings. This includes the pre-camp training dates; in which all counselors must attend.
Junior Staff (16 & 17 yr olds); Senior Staff (18 & Up).
Most paid staff will work a minimum of 15 hours per week, not to exceed 40 hours. Hours will vary per employee according to the needs of the camp. Age Groups will be set once registration is completed. The camp director decides where each counselor will be assigned. Work shifts range anywhere between 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Pay rates vary accordingly and are confidential in nature. These are discussed during the interview process. Days off for counselors are weekends and the week of July 1-5. Part of your commitment and since our camp is only eight weeks, we strongly encourage not to request days off; however day off requests will be reviewed on an individual basis and discussed at your interviews. (ex. college orientation, mission trip, etc.)
Counselors are provided with two Camp T-shirts with their name on it and expected to wear it with neat shorts/pants, socks, and tennis shoes. Counselors can purchase additional T-Shirts for an additional fee. All employees 18 and over must attend the Virtus Training, Protecting God’s Children (If you are a returning counselor and have not taken the course the past two years you must re-take a safe environment course). Counselors under the age of 18 are required to take the Jeremiah course. (Information for both of these items will be discussed once the hiring process has been completed). ALL Counselors 18 years and older must pass a criminal background check prior to employment. Most Counselors must be certified in First Aid and CPR (We will pay for the classes if you are not currently certified). Date To be Determined. Counselors 18 years and older must pass a criminal background check prior to employment.
There will be mandatory training/planning days prior to the beginning of camp, for which you are required to attend and will be paid. These dates will take place in May. Dates will be discussed during your interview. If you agree to everything above, please complete THIS APPLICATION.
Don’t forget to click on “submit” once you are done with your application.
Once again, thank you for your interest in Camp SJV!