Staff members at Cedarbrook Camp Mid Atlantic are key players in the camp experience by acting as counselors to cabin groups or by teaching camper activities. Good staff members help campers to make friends, learn new skills, feel loved and accepted as part of the group, face fears and disappointments, and understand the Bible and apply it to their lives. Our staff members are a mix of moms, youth group leaders, CILT graduates, and other Christian men and women ages 18 and over who love the Lord and who want to serve Him at camp. During pre-camp training, Cedarbrook staff receive instruction in safety measures and emergency procedures, counseling techniques, teaching methods, evangelism, and camping skills.
The following are “essential functions” deemed necessary for all counselor and activity staff at Cedarbrook:
- All staff must be able to visually identify any environmental hazards.
- All staff must be able to negotiate steps, both up and down.
- All staff must be able to communicate the essentials of the Christian faith to the campers in their care.
Responsible to: Division Director
Authority Limits: Must work within camp policies and procedures and submit all plans to the division director for approval.
- Care for the needs of the cabin group
- Cooperate with other counselors and staff members
- Help broaden campers’ interests
- Encourage spiritual growth
- Spiritual and emotional maturity
- Genuine love and concern for others
- Understanding of and agreement with camp aims and program philosophy
- Willingness to serve and to perform tasks beyond those assigned
- Knowledge of camper age-group characteristics
- Ability to get along with and motivate others to fulfill responsibilities
- Appreciation of the out-of-doors
- Desire to learn
- Physical stamina
- Neat appearance
- Conduct daily Bible study with cabin group
- Be responsible for cabin devotions each night
- Watch the health of campers, reporting any irregularities to the nurse
- Help the group acquire cohesion and unity
- Make required reports promptly and accurately
- Teach or assist in activities
- Spend quality time with each camper
- Help plan and participate in evening activities
- Check cabin and bathroom on departure day; campers/counselors will not be released until rooms are spotless
- Attend staff meetings
- Be with the campers, assuring their constant supervision in the cabin