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CAMP PROGRAM DEVELOPER & VOLUNTEER MANAGER

New Hope Day Camp runs for one week, August 14th-18th 9:00-3:30 for campers.  August 12th-August 20th  is ‘Missions Week’ for New Hope Church, where the whole church is called to volunteer their time to provide a safe place for children to get to know Jesus, learn to love Jesus and start to serve Jesus.  The program includes over 540 campers and 200 volunteer staff. This is the 17th year of Day Camp and our program has always been volunteer-led.  

The role of the Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director and Camp Program Developer Volunteer Managers (the Summer Team) is to support and recruit volunteers in their leadership, not to replace the volunteer roles.  This year camp will take place at two different multi sites to allow for a larger number of campers and our building construction (tentatively Power Glen Public School and the DSBN Academy).  The sites will be linked to connect and compete with each other in various games and competitions.
Start Date:June 26TH
Full Time: Full Time from Monday, June 26th- Thursday, August 24th
  • 5 days off are available in this time frame, for a total of 8 weeks of work, 35 hours/week average
  • Must be available July 30th and August 14th-22nd and “Day Camp Lunch Sunday” in June (date TBD)
  • Only 1 Sunday may be booked off between June 26th and Aug 13th 
Compensation : $15.50/hour
Applicants must be in or returning to school (Secondary or Postsecondary) or under 30, and 15 or older.
Please submit any applications to Sarah Braun via email Sarah@newhopechurchniagara.com no later than March 17.
Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Please do check out our website, social media and mobile app for more insight into New Hope.

Roll and responsibilities

In preparation for camp
  • Recruit volunteers for camp preparation, support, and staffing. 
  • Track training requirements of volunteers (Police clearance, training sessions, etc.)
  • Support volunteers in camp preparation tasks
  • Use Day Camp preparation to network and include people who are new to New Hope
  • Each Summer Team member will support the colour group Head Leaders as needed
During the week of camp
  • Support of the Day Camp colour groups and/or special support of session leaders
  • Possibly run a session or Head Lead a colour group
After camp
  • Follow up of camp families
  • Follow up, encourage, and thank the camp volunteers

*Other duties as assigned by the Camp Coordinator, or Family Pastor
*Possible support for other family ministries at New Hope Church

Typical Work Week

  • Most weeks the team will work Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30. Some flexibility in these days and times is possible. Team members will be responsible for logging the hours they work
  • Some weeks the team may need to work Saturday or Sunday and may take Friday off in lieu
  • The team will work more than 35 hours during the week of camp, and may have other Friday’s off in lieu, before or after the week of camp
  • As with all church staff, team members are expected to be involved in volunteer service approximately 5-10 hours per week.

Key Skills Required

  • Comfort and clarity in communicating via email, over the phone and in person to volunteers and staff
  • Able to inspire and cast the vision of the mission of our camp to volunteer leaders
  • Virtual and in-person collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Proficiency working with Office and Google suites collaboratively

ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR

New Hope Day Camp runs for one week, August 14th-18th 9:00-3:30 for campers.  August 12th-August 20th  is ‘Missions Week’ for New Hope Church, where the whole church is called to volunteer their time to provide a safe place for children to get to know Jesus, learn to love Jesus and start to serve Jesus.  The program has included over 540 campers and 200 volunteer staff.

This is the 17th year of Day Camp and our program has always been volunteer-led.  The role of the Camp Director, Ass. Camp Director and Camp Program Developer & Volunteer Managers (the Summer Team) is to support and recruit volunteers in their leadership, not to replace the volunteer roles.  

This year camp will take place at two different multi sites to allow for a larger number of campers and our building construction (tentatively Power Glen Public School and the DSBN Academy).  The sites will be linked to connect and compete with each other in various games and competitions.
Start Date:May 29th
Full Time: Monday, May 29th- Thursday, August 31st
  • 5 days off are available in this time frame, for a total of 8 weeks of work, 35 hours/week average
  • Must be available July 30th and August 14th-22nd and “Day Camp Lunch Sunday” in June (date TBD)
  • Only 1 Sunday may be booked off between June 26th and Aug 13th
Compensation : $15.50/hour
Applicants must be in or returning to school (Secondary or Postsecondary) or under 30, and 15 or older.
Please submit any applications to Sarah Braun via email Sarah@newhopechurchniagara.com no later than March 17.
Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Please do check out our website, social media and mobile app for more insight into New Hope.

Roll and responsibilities

In preparation for camp
  • Supervise along with the Camp Director the Summer Team offering feedback, tracking of hours, assigning appropriate tasks to team members, team building and encouragement
  • Project management of tasks delegated to the Summer Team Volunteer Leaders
  • Recruit volunteers for camp preparation, support, and staffing. 
  • Support Head Leaders, in particular, with the recruiting of their teams
  • Use Day Camp preparation to network and include people who are new to New Hope
During the week of camp
  • Anchor one of the Day Camp sites supporting the volunteer Head Leaders
  • Support the Summer Team with their support of their Head Leaders
After camp
  • Follow up of Camp families
  • Follow up, encourage, and thank Camp volunteers
  • Provide follow up and feedback to Camp Program Developer & Volunteer Managers

*Other duties as assigned by the Camp Coordinator, or Family Pastor
*Possible support for other family ministries at New Hope Church

Typical Work Week

  • Most weeks the team will work Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:30. Some flexibility in these days and times is possible. Team members will be responsible for logging the hours they work
  • Some weeks the team may need to work Saturday or Sunday and may take Friday off in lieu
  • The team will work more than 35 hours during the week of camp, and may have other Friday’s off in lieu, before or after the week of camp
  • As with all church staff, team members are expected to be involved in volunteer service approximately 7-10 hours per week.
    *Assistant Camp Director will also work various casual hours in the months before work formally begins.

Key Skills Required

  • Project Management and ability to delegate tasks, manage progress and monitor efficiency
  • Comfort and clarity in communicating via email, over the phone and in person to volunteers and staff
  • Able to inspire and cast the vision of the mission of our camp to both the Summer Team and volunteer leaders