*Deadline Friday February 21st
***You are required to have current Standard First Aid/CPR training BEFORE your employment begins. Please email a photocopy of the certificate before employment start date of June 28th 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The training received from the orientation is essential to becoming a successful camp Counsellor.
Break Week August 9-14
*More Infomation 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 in the section above. All requests must be made by June 1st to allow staff to be scheduled appropriately.
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. Make good use of your time off and time away from camp. Come back to camp rested.
b. 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!
c. 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.
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 Summer Camp is smoke, drug, and alcohol free. It is expected that while on camp property, or while having campers in your care, that you WILL NOT smoke, drink, or take an illegal substance.
e. You are representing Mennonite Church Sask/Shekinah when you are both on and off-site. Be aware of your actions and behaviours while employed by Shekinah Retreat Centre.