VBS Leadership Application

VBS Leadership Application

Unfortunately, due to staff changes there will not be a VBS in the summer of 2024. We look forward to having you help with our camp next summer.

We are so excited that you’re interested in helping with our Vacation Bible School program this year.

PLEASE NOTE: All staff are asked to attend training from the evening of Friday, July 21st to the evening of Saturday, July 22nd. All staff are expected to attend Setup Week (August 8th to 12th) and the week of Vacation Bible School (August 14th to 18th). Positions below marked with an asterisk (*) generally require attendance at our training, though it is expected of all leaders. If you are unable to meet any of these requirements, contact Andrew Beach before applying.

AVAILABLE POSITIONSAVAILABLE POSITIONS
CAMP CHAPLAIN
(Preference: age 16+)
Role: Leads all staff prayer before and after camp day, prayers during camp programming, daily grace, and assists the Camp Director in a mini staff retreat during training.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMER
(Preference: age 16+)
Role: Helps assemble, bind and edit all Staff Manuals. This role begins in the middle of June as the manuals need to be printed before staff training.
STAFF SUPPORT
(Preference: age 16+)
Role: Ensures the staff of VBS are being cared for throughout camp. Helps co-ordinate staff meetings, staff treats, etc. Available to support staff during setup and camp weeks, and brings concerns or issues to the Camp Director.
REGISTRATION STAFF
(3-5 needed. Preference: age 16+)
Role: Registration Staff will sign each camper in and out on the five days of camp. They let the Camp Director know about any absences or alternate pick-up information and keep track of any campers who are absent or ill.
CAMP PROPERTIES CREW
Role: The Camp Properties Crew help create the amazing set designs for camp. They are responsible for all painting and prep work for VBS. They also assist with repairing damaged set pieces during Camp Week. Attendance at Setup Week is mandatory.
*FIRST AID CONSULTANT
(2 needed. Preference: age 18+)
Role: Cares for the health and well-being of all staff and campers. Must have certification in First Aid, CPR, and Epi-Pen use. First Aid Consultants will keep all first aid kits stocked throughout the week.
SET DESIGNER
(Preference: age 14+)
Role: Helps come up with set design ideas and all room setups for Camp, and assigns tasks to all Setup Week volunteers. The Set Designer may also accompany the Director to purchase all materials needed for Setup Week. Attendance at Setup Week is mandatory for the set designer. A background in art is helpful, but not required.
HEAD PAINTER
(Preference: age 14+)
Role: Helps to choose paint colours, make set designs, and assigns tasks to all Setup Week volunteers. May accompany Director to purchase all materials needed for Setup Week. Attendance at Setup Week is mandatory for the Head Painter. A background in art is helpful, but not required.
CAMP PHOTOGRAPHER
(Preference: age 14+)
Role: Captures the moments that make camp special! Required to take approximately 100-150 photos each day of camp and assemble a “slideshow of the day”. Experience in photography and Microsoft PowerPoint is helpful. A camera is provided if needed, but ideally you would use your own.
ONE TO ONE COUNSELORS
(Preference: age 16+)
Role: Assigned on an “as needed” basis. Otherwise, One to One Counselors will be used as “supply staff” if any staff member is sick or absent on a given day. One to One Counselors will be on hand to assist any children who may require extra assistance or special attention. Experience working with children who have special needs is helpful, but not required.
SING & PLAY COORDINATOR
(Preference: age 16+)
Role: Prepares the skits and music for the beginning and the end of each camp day. The Sing & Play Coordinator will rehearse with their assistants each of the dances for the day, as well as assign script sections and the Bible Point presentation. The Coordinator is responsible for taking care of all station materials as well as all Sing & Play Manuals. This position requires a good deal of comfort with singing, dancing, acting, and/or public speaking, as well as leadership skills.
SING & PLAY ASSISTANTS
(2-3 needed)
Role: Assists the Sing & Play Coordinator with all activities at the beginning and end of each camp day, including skits, science experiments, and other tasks. Under the direction of the Sing & Play Coordinator, assistants help lead all song & dance, and introduce the day’s theme and Bible Point. Assistants are expected to know all dance moves. This position requires a good deal of comfort with singing, dancing, acting, playing a musical instrument, and/or public speaking.
*KIDVID CINEMA COORDINATOR
(Preference: age 16+)
Role: The KidVid Cinema Coordinator runs the activities and discussions that go along with each day’s movie clip. The Coordinator is responsible for taking care of all station materials as well as all KidVid Manuals. This position requires minimal technical knowledge of DVD players/TVs/computers and use of a CD player.
KIDVID CINEMA ASSISTANT
(1 needed)
Role: Helps run movie time for campers each camp day. Under the direction of the KidVid Cinema Coordinator, the assistant leads all movie times, as well as any extra games, activities, and discussions. This position requires technical knowledge of DVD players/TVs/computers and use of a CD player.
*BIBLE ADVENTURES COORDINATOR
(Preference: age 16+)
Role: The Bible Discovery Coordinator works with their assistants to learn and rehearse the script for each day’s drama activity. The Bible Discovery Coordinator is responsible for taking care of all the station materials as well as all Bible Discovery Manuals. This position requires an interest in drama, acting, and a willingness to portray characters from the Bible, as well as leadership skills.
BIBLE ADVENTURES ASSISTANTS
(1-2 needed)
Role: Helps run the Bible Discovery station each camp day. Under the direction of the Bible Discovery Coordinator, assistants lead all skits as well as any additional games or activities. This position may have many different roles depending on the day. This position requires an interest in drama, acting, and a willingness to portray characters from the Bible.
*SCIENCE COORDINATOR
(Preference: age 16+)
Role: The Science Coordinator works with their assistant to prepare the science experiment for the day, helps prepare the take-home bags for science experiments, and assigns the script. The Science Coordinator is responsible for taking care of all the station materials as well as all Science Manuals. This position requires basic scientific knowledge and organizational skills, as well as strong leadership and communication skills.
SCIENCE ASSISTANT
(1 needed)
Role: Helps run all science experiments each camp day. Under the direction of the Science Coordinator, the assistant helps lead all experiments and the talk-starter questions. They also help prepare the take-home bags for science experiments, assist campers with the experiment, and help however else is needed. This position requires basic scientific knowledge as well as good explanation and communication skills.
*GAMES COORDINATOR
(Preference: age 16+)
Role: The Games Coordinator works with their assistants to prepare the games for each day and assigns the script of the day. Games Coordinators are responsible for taking care of all the station materials as well as all Games Manuals.
This position requires a positive attitude, athletic capabilities, and good communication skills, as well as leadership skills.
GAMES ASSISTANTS
(1-2 needed)
Role: Helps run all games and activities each camp day. Under the direction of the Games Coordinator, assistants set up the games area for the day, re-set games between rotations, and help lead all outdoor games, activities, and discussions.
This position requires a positive attitude, athletic capabilities, and good communication skills.
*SNACK COORDINATOR
(Preference: age 16+)
Role: The Snack Coordinator works with their assistants and the campers to prepare all snacks for the day, and possibly for the following day as well. The Snack Coordinator is responsible for keeping track of the kitchen supplies as well as all Snack Manuals. The Snack Coordinator may be asked to accompany the Camp Director to purchase all foods.
This position requires an ability to work under pressure and short time-frames, good communication and explanation skills, as well as leadership skills.
SNACK ASSISTANTS
(2-3 needed)
Role: The Snack Assistants help the campers to prepare snacks for both staff and campers for each camp day. They are also responsible for preparing any special snacks for those with dietary restrictions and are responsible for cleanup. The Snack Assistants may be asked to assist during registration in the morning and at the end of the day as well, when needed.
This position requires an ability to work under pressure and short time-frames, good communication and explanation skills, and a willingness to get a bit messy.
*SENIOR CREW LEADER
(0-4 needed. Requirement: age 18+)
Role: Leads a group of five children to each camp station throughout the day. Senior Crew Leaders are responsible for the health and well-being of their rotation’s campers. They are responsible for ensuring sunscreen has been applied, bathroom breaks, and snack time monitoring. It is the Senior Crew Leader’s responsibility to engage in all activities fully, and to keep the spirit of positivity and fun alive in the group.
This position requires maturity, ability to appropriately discipline children (as needed), good decision-making skills, and a willingness to get a little crazy when called for.
*JUNIOR CREW LEADER
(8-12 needed)
Role: Works alongside their paired Senior Crew Leader to lead their own group of five campers in having a fun and safe day at camp. Junior Crew Leaders will participate in all activities as well as monitor snack time, bathroom breaks, and all station activities. Junior Crew Leaders are the main “workforce” that lead all our young people through each of the day’s stations.
This position requires maturity, good decision-making skills, and a willingness to get a little crazy when called for.
DIRECTOR’S ASSISTANT
(0-1 needed. Preference: age 12-14)
Role: The Director’s Assistant helps the Director with various tasks throughout the week. Common tasks include setting up for the end of the day skits, assisting Station Leaders with cleaning up and swapping their stations over between rotations, helping prepare Station items for the following day, assisting at snack time, and staying with/supporting injured campers as needed. This role gets to see a bit of everything at Camp.
CREW SUPPORT
(0-4 needed. Preference: age 12-14)
Role: Each Crew Support is paired with a set of Crews and have primary responsibility for supporting Crew Leaders with their Crews. This includes helping take Campers to the washroom, participating in games and activities, and filling in if a paired Crew Leader is absent for the day. This is an excellent position for someone interested in leading a Crew, but who doesn’t yet feel comfortable to do so.
FLOAT STAFF
(0-2 needed. Preference: age 12-14)
Role: Float Staff assist with whatever needs doing at Camp on a particular day. This could include assisting with registration, preparing for and/or cleaning up from snack, cleaning up other messes at camp, repairing damaged set pieces/decorations, or covering for other Leaders who have to miss a day.

Please download and complete each of the following forms before filling out the application form. Completed forms must be attached to the application form before it can be submitted.

Media & Photography Waiver

During our five days together we take pictures for our video slide shows, to post on our website or to use for publicity. We do not associate any personal information/identification with any photographs. Will you give us permission to photograph your son, daughter, or yourself, as applicable, to use in these ways? Please download and complete the below waiver to indicate your consent.
After completing the waiver, please upload it to the below application form. (This form can be completed digitally and re-uploaded once complete.)

Parent Consent for Volunteers

All Youth Volunteers (under the age of 18) require parental consent. If the Leadership Application is for someone under the age of 18, please download and complete the below consent form.
After completing the form, please upload it to the below application form. (This form can be completed digitally and re-uploaded once complete.)

Youth Volunteer Agreement

All Youth Volunteers (under the age of 18) are asked to complete a Youth Volunteer Agreement Form. Please download and complete the below form.
After completing the form, please upload it to the below application form. (This form can be completed digitally and re-uploaded once complete.)

VBS Leadership Application

Thank you for your interest in helping with Vacation Bible School this summer, but our leadership applications have closed for the year. We hope you’ll consider helping next year!