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SUMMER CAMP

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Volunteer Boy<br> Counselors Volunteer Girl<br> Counselors Medical<br> Staff <font size="2">Kitchen<br> Worker Boy Teen<br> Worker Girl Teen<br> Worker Full Time <br>Boy Counselors Full Time<br>Girl Counselors
**Family Camp: May 30-Jun 2** n/a n/a <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> n/a n/a <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span>
**Week 1: June 3-9** <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span>
**Week 2: June 10-16** <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span>
**Week 3: June 17-23** <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span>
**Shining Stars: June 24-30** <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span>
**Week 4: July 1-7** <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span>
**Week 5: July 8-14** <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span>
**Week 6: July 15-21** <span class="green"><b>YES</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span> <span class="red"><b>No</b><span>

RETREATS

Boy Counselors Girl Counselors Medical Staff Kitchen Worker Boy Teen Worker Girl Teen Worker
**Mother Daughter Retreat: Sep 14-16** n/a <span class="green"><b>YES</b><span> <span class="green"><b>YES</b><span> <span class="green"><b>YES</b><span> <span class="green"><b>YES</b><span> <span class="green"><b>YES</b><span>
**Teen Retreat: TBA** <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span> <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span> <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span> <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span> <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span> <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span>
**Middle School Retreat: Oct 19-21** <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span> <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span> <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span> <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span> <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span> <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span>
**Father Son Retreat: Nov 2-4** <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span> <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span> <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span> <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span> <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span> <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span>
**H@TS: Dec 29 - Jan 1** <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span> <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span> <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span> <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span> <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span> <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span>
**2019** ===============>
**Mother Son Retreat: Mar 22-24** <span class="green"><b>YES</b><span> n/a <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span> <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span> <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span> <span class="red"><b>NO</b><span>
**Daddy Daughter Retreat: Apr 26-28** n/a <span class="green"><b>YES</b><span> <span class="green"><b>YES</b><span> <span class="green"><b>YES</b><span> <span class="green"><b>YES</b><span> <span class="green"><b>YES</b><span>
2017
273 Volunteers
19,066 Hours
Staffing FAQs
Volunteer Need-to-Know Stuff

Counselor

Counselor Requirements
(Full-Time & Volunteer)

  • Be a Christian for at least six months by event start date,
  • Be at least a rising senior in high school,
  • Complete an Online Application (access form below),
  • NEW Obtain Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (access form below, copy URL, and email to him/her to complete):
    1. From the leader of your church,
    2. From another adult, i.e. Ministry Leader or adult with whom you are close (not your family or peer)
  • Submit a paragraph regarding Camp Swamp Values (access form below),
  • Complete no-cost Background Check every three years (if applicable, a separate form will be emailed to you from Trusted Employees, check your spam folder).
What We Look for in a Counselor

The staff who are selected to work and volunteer (yes, even our volunteers are selected!) at Camp Swamp are people who have exemplary character. They are fun-loving, high energy, creative people who like working with children in an outdoor setting. They are spiritually-minded and are able to share with children their appreciation for God. In short, they like to play hard and work hard with all types of children. The bulk of our staff is college students. Although this might seem young to some, we find that their energy level is contagious. Young counselors make great heroes to the kids. Our staff is comprised of people we trust to influence our own children, so you can be assured that we feel confident in their ability to take care of your child. In addition, our staff is reliable, honest, and they are people with high principles for themselves. They are tremendous servants and live by a set of standards that ensure the safety of every member of camp. Anyone applying to be a Counselor is required to submit an application of health, obtain a letter of recommendation, complete a Swamp Values paragraph, and pass a third-party background check.

Kitchen Worker

Kitchen Worker Requirements

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age,
  • Complete an Online Application (access form below),
  • Submit a paragraph regarding Camp Swamp Values (access form below),
  • Complete no-cost Background Check (a separate form will be emailed to you from Trusted Employees, check your spam folder)
What We Look for in a Kitchen Worker

You do not need previous restaurant or catering experience (although it is appreciated) but you will need to withstand the physical demands of standing for long periods of time. You will be expected to work two to three meals per day. You will be contacted via mail or e-mail to inform you if you are selected. Once selected, please confirm that you can attend the week designated. Anyone applying to be a Kitchen Worker is required to submit an application of health, complete a Camp Swamp Values paragraph, and pass a third-party background check

Medical Staff

Medical Staff Requirements

  • Complete an Online Application (access form below),
  • Submit a paragraph regarding Camp Swamp Values (access form below),
  • Complete a no-cost Background Check (a separate form will be emailed to you from Trusted Employees, check your spam folder)
  • Submit copies of:
    • Resume
    • Medical License
    • CPR Certification
    • Driver's License
    • Auto Insurance Coverage
    • Medical Liability Insurance Coverage (if applicable)
    • NOTE: Only need updated copies if you have previously submitted this information within last year.
      • Scan and email using this form or
      • Mail to Swamp Staff Applications, 1271 Willowynd Way, Watkinsville, GA 30677
      • Can do onetime upload as part of completing the application
What We Look for in a Medical Staff Professional

The camp medical staff is an integral part of camp. 'Impossible' is the best way to describe running camp without the expertise, patience, and loving care of our camp medical staff. Most of the staff's duties consist of administering medications and treating sprains, cuts, insect bites, and stomach aches, but at times the medical care requires further skill; we just hope your emergency training is not needed! Anyone applying to be on the Medical Staff is required to submit an application of health, tender all pertinent licenses, complete a Camp Swamp Values paragraph, and pass a third-party background check.

Teen Worker

Teen Worker Requirements

  • Be at least a rising sophomore in high school,
  • Be a camper for at least one week at own expense,
  • Complete an Online Application (access form below),
  • One Letter of Recommendation from your ministry leader (access form below, copy URL, and email to him/her to complete.),
  • Submit a paragraph regarding Camp Swamp Values (access form below),
  • For ages 15 and up, complete a no-cost Background Check (a separate form will be emailed to you from Trusted Employees, check your spam folder)
Positions filled on a first come first serve basis once all requirements have been met and completed.
What We Look for in a Teen Worker

Teen workers are an integral, behind-the-scenes necessity of camp. A group of 6-10 workers are used each week for duties such as trash pickup, canteen stocking, canteen cashier, dishes, cleanup, game/activity set up or assistance, and other duties as needed; in essence they are the gears that keep the clock running. There is no cost to the teen…well, except for blood, sweat and tears. :) Anyone applying to be a Teen Worker is required to be a camper for one week at own expense, submit an application of health, obtain a letter of recommendation, complete a Camp Swamp Values paragraph, and pass a third-party background check.