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7 More Expectations of Summer Camp Volunteers

 —  June 26, 2010 — 7 Comments

I posted 5 camp leader expectations earlier in the week – here are the remaining seven expectations for Summer Camp volunteers. We had an amazing camp volunteer leader meeting this past week – and leave for camp in eight days!

Follow the Rules and Enforce the Rules
Students will always look to leaders to see how far they can push the rules. It is important that you are following the rules as well as enforcing them.

Respect the Staff and Campus
Please respect the campus and the camp staff. If the camp staff asks you to do something…please do it…and make sure your students are do the same.

Model Christianity
Possibly our greatest ministry is modeling what Christianity is all about. This will happen through our love for them, our passion over our relationship with God, our attitude, and through our servant heart.

Know Where Your Students Are
You are responsible for knowing where the students from your cabin are at all times. Whenever you sit down for a meal or show up for an activity do a quick head count to make sure they are all there…and go find them if they are not. Unless it says optional next to an activity on the schedule, every student should be at every activity.

Be On Time
Please help your cabin be on time to all meals and events. We have created a schedule for a reason and with such a large group even one cabin being late can throw something off.

Stick to Ministering to Your Same Gender
If you are a male you need to be ministering to male students and if you are a female you need to be ministering to female students. That doesn’t mean you can’t spend time with students of the opposite gender, but MOST of your time should be spent with students who are of your same gender.

No Pranks. No Exceptions.
Everyone likes to have fun, but when one person starts a prank the next person always takes it to another level. We want our students to have a good time. It is possible to have fun and be relational without wedgies, licorice slapping, excessive AXE body spray, nakedness, handcuffs, and stuffing small freshman in a duffle bag. Please help us protect our students, our ministry, and the integrity of our church.


Josh Griffin


7 responses to 7 More Expectations of Summer Camp Volunteers

  1. Good call on “No Pranks. No Exceptions.” From both sides of it, pranks manage to undo a lot of good and ruin the trip for everyone.

  2. No stuffing small freshman in a duffle bag? That has become legend due to that freshman…

  3. Hey Josh is it cool if I borrow these and tell my team that you made them?

  4. @Neal – dude, of course! JG

  5. Evan Courtney July 9, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    We always say, “Don’t let your fun turn stupid.”

    Pillow fight might be fun, but the year the kick forgot his roll of quarters were in it; it turned stupid.

  6. Evan Courtney July 9, 2010 at 4:50 pm


  7. Found them…you’re more than generous, dude!


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