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More information regarding the camp schedule will be discussed at the time of interview.
Staff are expected to be on site and available for the duration of the summer. IF time off is required, please indicate conflict in the chart above, and attach a note with addition information/explanation. All requests need to be made by June 1st to allow staff to be scheduled appropriately.
Life Goals: What are some of your long and short-term goals? How do you think working at Shekinah will help you achieve these goals?
Skills/Gifts: What are your gifts when it comes to working with children and youth?
The Position: List your reasons (both work and personal) for wanting to be a Shekinah Counsellor?
Beliefs: At Shekinah, Christ followers orient their beliefs to an Anabaptist/ Mennonite worldview. What are your core beliefs as a Christ follower?
Identity: Do you feel that how you live from September to June is consistent with who you present yourself to be to your campers during the summer? Why or why not?
This Summer: Do you have any suggestions you would like to share to better the camp program?
1. Campers are your top priority.
a. Even though you will be a friend to your campers, you must still take charge and be a responsible adult. Parents are trusting and counting on you.
b. Counselling makes heavy demands on you. Your desires must take second place to those of your campers. Our job is to ensure the best possible experience, for campers.
2. You need to take care of yourself.
a. Always remember... you are doing God's work!
b. Make good use of your time off and time away from camp. Come back to camp rested.
c. Use your spare time to get away and spend time reflecting and preparing yourself. Take time to pray, journal, etc. Everyone is different and is rejuvenated in different ways, do what works for you!
d. Being a Counsellor is demanding; you are on duty 24 hours/day. Be aware of your attitude and how you are feeling and ask for help when you need it - campers can tell when you’re frustrated!
3. Always support your Camp Coordinator and the rest of the camp staff.
a. You are part of a team. Don't let frustrations simmer. Deal with conflict immediately so it will not affect the rest of the staff or the campers.
4. You are an ambassador for Mennonite Church Saskatchewan.
a. Conduct yourself in such a way that you will be a positive role model.
b. Use language that is uplifting and positive.
c. Be sensitive to the attitudes of the surrounding and supporting community.
d. Shekinah camps are smoke, drug, and alcohol free. It is expected that while on camp property, or while having campers in your care, or while performing camp business, or while being associated with MC Sask/Shekinah, that you WILL NOT smoke, drink, or take an illegal substance.
e. You are representing MC Sask/Shekinah when you are both on and off-site. Remember who you are, and how you are showing others who you are through your actions and decisions.
1. Mennonite Church Camp Philosophy Strives to:
a. Provide an opportunity for campers to better understand what it means to be a follower of Christ and what it means to live as a Christian.
b. Provide a context under which campers can:
i. Develop a sense of self-worth and community;
ii. Learn practical skills in leadership development and interpersonal relationships;
iii. Learn appreciation and respect for all creation; and
iv. Learn practical skills of outdoor living and will develop a sense of stewardship.
2. Statement of Physical Competence:
I am in good health and I am physically competent to consistently fulfill the tasks required by the position.
3. Statement of Job Agreement:
I will carry out my responsibilities as required by the Camp Coordinator. I agree to live by the goals and expectations as listed above. I understand that failure to comply with the staff responsibilities above could result in termination of my employment.