Staff

 Responsibilities:

  • Delivers Kris Kringle letters to campers

  • Coordinates meal-mixers 

  • Follows directions of Design Team as needed

  • Participates in delegate activities when not assigned staff-related task

  • Helps set up/take down rooms

  • Assists in activities and preparations

  • Supports activity and worship leaders

  • Leads evening devotion and nightly cabin sharing

  • Builds positive, personal relationships with cabin-mates throughout camp

  • Makes sure cabin is awake and prompt for breakfast or other activities, and obeying lights out

  • Coordinates/facilitates Olympic-Groups and Olympic-Group Games

  • Has attended training and is knowledgeable in UMC Safe Church Policy

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Is (at minimum) 18 years old at the time of Christmas Institute

  • Can successful get background checked for UMC Safe Church Policy

  • Has attended at least two previous C.I.'s (or something similar)

  • Knowledgeable in connecting equipment (or willingness to learn)

  • Has maintained a positive image with peers and exhibits leadership potential

  • Intends to commit of being C.I. staff or leader in the near future

  • Able to create/enforce/model ground rules

  • Able to mediate conflict

Responsibilities:

  • Leads family group sessions and other activities

  • Builds positive, personal relationships with family group throughout camp

  • Supports camp activity and worship leaders, as needed

  • Has attended training and is knowledgeable in UMC Safe Church Policy

  • Helps set up/take down rooms

  • Assists in activities and preparations

  • Follows directions of Design Team as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Is (at minimum) 18 years old at the time of Christmas Institute

  • Can successful get background checked for UMC Safe Church Policy

  • Has attended at least three previous CI's (or something similar)

  • Has been a staffer at least for one year

  • Experience in leading small groups

  • Experience in counseling and giving spiritual guidance

  • Able to create/enforce/model ground rules

  • Has maintained a positive image with peers and exhibits leadership potential

  • Intends to commit a year of being C.I. staff or leader in the near future

  • Able to mediate conflict

Counselor

Design-Team

Responsibilities:

  • Builds positive, personal relationships with campers, staff, counselors and support-staff before, throughout and after camp

  • Supports camp activity and fellow leaders, as needed

  • Has attended training and is very knowledgeable in UMC Safe Church Policy

  • Helps set up/take down rooms

  • Assists in & creates necessary activities and preparations for C.I.

  • Creates/designs every aspect of Christmas Institute well enough to teach and prepare other leaders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Is (at minimum) 21 years old at the time of Christmas Institute

  • Can successful get background checked for UMC Safe Church Policy

  • Has attended at least four previous CI's (or something similar)

    • had (at least) 1 year as a camper​ (or something similar)

    • had (at least) 1 year as a staffer

    • had (at least) 2 years as a counselor

  • Experience in leading groups and people

  • Experience in counseling and giving spiritual guidance

  • Able to create/enforce/model ground rules

  • Has maintained a positive image with peers and exhibits leadership

  • Intends to commit (at least) 3 years of being C.I. Design-Team leader 

  • Able to mediate conflict

  • Intends to train a counselor into becoming a Design-Team member to prepare in an event the Design Member cannot perform duties for whatever reason