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How To Become a Camp Volunteer

HOW TO BECOME A DEL-HAVEN CAMP VOLUNTEER

Camp Del-Haven is a mission work that relies heavily on the volunteer service of God’s people, 16 years and older, who are interested in working as camp counselors. If you have a desire to serve at Camp Del-Haven in this capacity, it is essential that you fully understand the level of dedication that is necessary for our staff members.

Camp Del-Haven can invite five campers for every trained counselor who serves during an entire camp session, so your dedication to completing this task is very important. The more staff members we have, the more children we can invite to camp in order to share the Gospel with them. Please pray about whether you will be able to fully commit your time and service to our training and camping sessions, and see where the Lord might be directing you. We do not want to turn a camper away because we don’t have a counselor available to supervise him or her.

Our staff training sessions start as early as May and are mandatory, so definitely plan on attending these sessions if you are committed to helping during any camp week. For more information on volunteering and our requirements, please check the following resources:

Volunteer Requirements
There are a few requirements that must be met by all of our volunteers working with children to assure that we have a committed, well-trained staff who can work within our camp program.
* Must be at least 15 years of age (Unless you are in our LTS [Learning to Serve] Program)
* Make a commitment to be at the entire sessions for which you are available
* Attend required staff training.
* Read and agree to Camp Del-Haven’s statement of faith.
* Sign the statement declaring that you have not been accused of or convicted of any form of child abuse or child endangerment.
* Have a personal testimony of God’s saving work in your life.
* Abide by the dress code – Only one piece bathing suits for girls (or swimsuits where the mid-section is covered), shorts must be long enough that they come to your fingertips when your arms are hanging down at your sides, no mid-drift shirts that show the mid-section, and no spaghetti strap tank tops.
* Be willing to serve the Lord

Volunteer Expectations
* Be present for all required training.
* Be respectful to other counselors, special guests, and campers.
* Be willing to do what is asked of you whether it is helping in the kitchen, cleaning up a mess, sitting with a crying camper, etc.
* Encourage, uplift, and pray for staff and campers.
* Be present at all activities, including morning staff meetings. An exception will be made if you have been given a break.
* Make sure that the campers in your cabin are present and on time for all activities and meals.
* Be certain that every camper leaves with all of their belongings and camp crafts.
* Help in cabin clean-up after the session is over.
* Phone use should be done when on your break and limited to what is important and necessary.
* Be willing to take directions from the Head Counselors. They have many years of experience and are dedicated to the Lord in this ministry.
* Be prepared to do all that you are scheduled to do — Do not give your responsibilities over to someone else. If there is a problem talk with the staff administrator.
* No “special” relationships among staff members.
* Do not leave your campers unattended — they must be supervised!
* All counselors must be in their cabins by 11 P.M.
* Spend as much time with the campers as possible, know where they are, they are the reason why we are here!

Call 816-690-8465 or email sheri@campdelhaven.org for more information

For your convenience, we offer this online volunteer application.

  1. Camp Del-Haven is a mission work that relies heavily on the volunteer service of God's people. Whereas we realize that we do work with volunteers it is still important that we can count on each person who says that they will be available to actually be available. We can have five campers attend camp for every trained counselor, 16 years or older, who will be at camp for the entire session. It is important that we know which weeks you can commit to so we can invite as many campers as possible to share with them the Gospel. Please pray about which weeks you will be able to commit to being at camp for the entire session. Please check each week that you will be able to attend for the entire session. Staff Orientation is mandatory for all new staff members and will be scheduled at different times to accommodate as many schedules as possible.
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  12. IN CASE OF ACCIDENT OF ILLNESS the primary caregiver will be notified first. Please list two other people who can be contacted:
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  15. ** Have you ever been accused of, participated in, or been convicted of any kind of child abuse or child endangerment?
  16. Position Desired: Cabin Co-Leader (Ages 15-up)
  17. Position Desired: Learning To Serve Training (Under age 14)
  18. Position Desired: Support Staff
  19. Please select each session listed below that you will be available to volunteer for the entire session.
  20. WAIVERS AND CONDITIONS: Camp Del-Haven is released from any liability in the event of an illness or accident that may occur. Each volunteer must be insured by their own provider. The Parent/Guardian signature on the application gives Camp Del-Haven the right to arrange for any special services or medical attention necessary for the volunteer’s welfare and good health. In such situations the camp will attempt to notify the parents/guardians as soon as possible. The parents/guardians are responsible for any expenses that may result from such services. Photos from camp may be used for camp promotions.
  21. I affirm that the information given is correct and accurate. I have carefully read the waivers and conditions of enrollment and agree to abide by them:
  22. I understand that Del-Haven is a faith ministry and that this is a volunteer position. I understand that any compensation that I may receive will come from the end of the camp season honorarium that will be based on what, if any, excess funds are available to provide, or, from whatever is available for me from financial support that I will personally promote from outside sources.
  23. This application must be verified by a legal guardian if the volunteer applicant is under 18 years of age.
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  25. FOR ANTI-SPAM VERIFICATION, PLEASE ANSWER THE QUESTION BELOW IN LOWER CASE:
 

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Directions

From I-70 or 50 Highway, take Route F Highway, then turn east onto Cline Road. Turn right at Lake Paradise and continue down the gravel road until you reach the entrance to Camp Del-Haven. We are approximately 30 miles east-southeast of Kansas City, MO.

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887 NW 1901
Lone Jack, MO 64070
(816) 690-8465