If you don’t have time to be at camp all week, but desire to serve when you can, take a look at these positions. Like all staff, 18+ year old volunteers must pass a background check and complete the appropriate training modules regarding camp policies and expectations. Volunteers really make a huge difference in how camp runs, so please don’t pass through these opportunities to be a part of the mission of Camp Emmanuel!
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At Camp Emmanuel we know that hospitality is a gift. We also believe that meals not only fuel our bodies, but it is around a meal that so many find connection and family. Kitchen volunteers work for the Kitchen Director and Assistant. Volunteers can sign up for the different shifts on the days that work best for their schedule. There are 3 separate shifts: Morning Shift, Mid-day Shift and Dinner Shift.
Morning shift typically starts at 7am and goes until 10:30. This crew prepares, serves, and cleans up following breakfast.
Mid-day shift is from 11- 2pm and will help prepare and serve lunch, clean up and possibly stage afternoon snack or help with some supper prep work.
Dinner shift starts around 4pm - 7:30pm. The Dinner Shift prepares and serves dinner and then cleans up following the meal. (We understand there are those who cannot make it at 4, but a little later, we can typically work with that!) This is one of our most popular volunteer spots and it makes such a HUGE difference.
Each day the camp has at least one large, camp-wide activity in the afternoon and then other possible activities in the evening. Activity volunteers help the Recreation Coordinator prepare and set up games. They can also be asked to help facilitate or breakdown if it is a special event.
Creatives are interest based activities that campers get to participate in each day. These hour and a half activities are meant to help kids learn that “in all things we do, we do it unto the Lord.” This is an awesome opportunity for people to share their talents and skills with the younger generations and showing them how God can use theses talents and skills. Ideally a creative is offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during mid morning. Each day a different batch of campers will participate. However, if you want to facilitate a creative, and you cannot facilitate all three days, please still reach out to the director! We have been known to get creative with our scheduling at Camp Emmanuel!!!
Examples of creatives from years past include carpentry, art, science projects (showing how amazing God’s creation is), musical worship, dance, prayer journaling, kayaking, basketball, surfing, and disc golf. Just to name a few!!
Creatives Facilitators-The facilitator is the person responsible for running the actual program/clinic. They will communicate in advance with the director about what activity they want to do, the way they will tie it into the Gospel, and the supplies they need to accomplish the activity. During the week they will work with the Recreation Coordinator for additional needs.
Creatives Assistants-The assistants are people who are also knowledgeable about the activity and willing to help the facilitators make the activity happen successfully and safely.