Day Camp Volunteers - July 2020


Westside Kids wants to see thousands of kids come to know Jesus through day camps! This year, we want to see over 200 kids attending each week of camp—with 75 percent of those kids coming from unchurched homes—all hearing about the gospel of Jesus and leaving camp changed through encountering the presence of God. For us to reach this many kids at camp for the gospel we need the whole body to consider engaging with this. We’re going to need at least 50 volunteers for our preschool camp and at least 40 volunteers for our grade school camp. We're going to have LOTS of fun and create some great memories for our kids! We're SO glad you're considering partnering with us in this big vision for day camps 2020!

We're looking for volunteers who love children and have a passion and excitement to share Jesus with them each day. There's a role for everyone! We need volunteers with all sorts of skills and experience to join our day camp team.


GENERAL EXPECTATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Love Jesus
  • Love kids
  • Have great energy and enthusiasm
  • Be available during required shifts
  • Attend all relevant Brainstorming and/or Training Sessions
  • Criminal Background Check (will be sent to those who've applied to work directly with children)

To sign-up, read through the role descriptions below. When you register, you'll be given options where you can indicate which role(s) you're interested in doing. We'll be in touch with you to iron out further details!

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CAMP TEAMS

Day Camp Dates

  • Grade School Day Camps: July 6-10, 2020
  • Preschool Day Camps: July 13-17, 2020

*Note: You will have the option to sign up for one or both weeks when you sign up for a camp team. See the EXTRA NOTES section at the bottom of this page for more details on how much time we're asking our volunteers to commit to.

Registration Helper (8am-12pm Monday of Camp only):

  • Welcome and greet our campers and families
  • Distribute camp materials and t-shirts
  • Direct campers to groups with leaders

Group Leader: Monday - Friday (8:30-12:30pm Preschool // 8:30-4:30pm Grade School)

  • Lead groups of children for the duration of camp.
  • Care for the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
  • Lead groups through morning activities and afternoon out-trips.
  • Build relationships and make connections with children and other leaders
  • Lead Bible-centred discussion with your groups.
  • Have gospel conversations with children.

Group Assistant: Monday - Friday (8:30-12:30pm Preschool // 8:30-4:30pm Grade School)

  • Assist leading groups of children for the duration of camp.
  • Care for the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
  • Assist the leader in leading groups through morning activities and afternoon out-trips.
  • Build relationships and make connections with children and other leaders
  • Assist the leader in leading Bible-centred discussion with your groups.
  • Have gospel conversations with children.

Station Leader Monday to Friday (8:30am-12:30pm)

  • Lead groups of children through an activity station (games, art, bible exploration)
  • Care for the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
  • Build relationships and make connections with children and other leaders
  • Have gospel conversations with children

Station Assistant: Monday to Friday (8:30am-12:30pm)

  • Assist the Station Leader in leading groups of children through an activity station (sports/games, art, bible exploration)
  • Care for the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
  • Build relationships and make connections with children and other leaders
  • Have gospel conversations with children

Babysitter Preschool Week | Only Monday to Friday (8:30am-12:30pm)

  • Care for siblings of our Preschool Camp campers that are 0-36mo

SET/DECOR TEAMS

(Various Times Jan - July 2020 )

In addition to General Requirements, having a skill set in one or more of the following areas would be an asset:

  • building/carpentry
  • painting/set-design
  • interior design
  • crafting

Design/Craft Team

  • Meet together at the beginning of January to brainstorm set and props
  • Communicate vision to Building and Set-Up Teams as needed
  • Assist in set-up the weekend before camp.

Building Team

  • Build, paint and construct set and props as planned by the design team.
  • Help install set and props as needed the weekend before camp.

Set Up Team

  • Setting-up set and props the weekend before camp.
  • Setting-up registration area the weekend before camp.

EXTRA NOTES

  • Proposed Brainstorming Dates (set/decor teams only): Jan 19th (time TBD), Jan 26th (time TBD)
  • Proposed Training Dates (group and station leaders/assistants, registration helpers and babysitters): June 6th (time TBD), June 28th (time TBD)
  • Set-Up Date: July 5th & 12th 1PM-4pm (ALL VOLUNTEERS will be encouraged to help set-up for camps!)

Now that you've read through the role descriptions—it's time to sign up! When you register, you'll be given options where you can indicate which role(s) you're interested in doing. We'll be in touch with you to iron out further details!

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Not sure where you can help out or still have questions? Ask us! Email kids@wchurch.ca.