Activities Team Job Description

The Activities Team will involve 1-2 people each week including an Activities Team Head. Organizational & Leadership skills along with competence in outdoor skills are valuable in a camp ministry setting. The following responsibilities are the general functions of those on the Activities Team, but it is important to have a humble, willing heart and attitude as members of the Activities Team may be asked to serve in other areas of camp, though, in general not in the position of Counselors/Cabin Leader.

The Activities Team will be responsible to:

  • Work closely with the Program Director to ensure that all the camp activities are ready to go for the campers.
  • Set up and put away activity supplies such as Archery, Slingshot Paintball, Campfires, and others
  • Make sure the skit closet is in order and accessible as needed.
  • Collect Firewood, prepare and start Campfires and/or coordinate others who will do so.
  • Coordinate and prepare craft supplies.
  • Communicate with others in leadership roles in regards to schedules and activity helpers.
  • Introduce, explain, and lead activities and/or coordinate others who will do so.
  • Inspect activity resources for damage and communicates needs to the Camp Director.
  • Assess and inspect high-risk activities for safety dangers and report any issues to the Camp Director.
  • Supervise higher-risk activities to ensure activity rules are being obeyed and that the activity is being done in a safe manner.
  • Interact with campers in a loving, enthusiastic manner being mindful that your example can impact lives for Jesus Christ.
  • Be spiritually minded and prepared through a daily prayer time and Bible time (even now in preparation for the summer).

The Activities Team Head will have demonstrated competence and/or experience either as a Glad Tidings Activity Team member or in the past or in a similar role elsewhere. Ideally, they would have one or more certifications relating to camp activities such as First Aid, CPR, Lifeguard, Challenge Course (ACCT), and/or Medic). They will take a leadership role and ensure that these core activities are being completed. This may involve making decisions, directing campers and (potentially) other staff, communicating with the rest of the Activities Team and with others in leadership roles including the Program Director and the Camp Director, and maintaining the resources needed to perform the functions of the Activities Team for that week of camp. The Activities Team Head is responsible to the Program Director for the week and will accept direction and input from the Camp Director.