• Policy Statements

  • General Duties of a Staff member:

    • to be a constructive member of the staff, contributing in every possible way to the health, harmony and happiness of the Alberta Camp Cherith family group.
    • to live with the campers as companion and guide, assuming responsibility for their physical and spiritual welfare
    • to pray that each camper shall come to know Christ as Savior and to live in accordance with the desires of the Holy Spirit
    • to be in accord with camp aims and policies, being loyal to camp at all times
    • to voice criticisms to supervisor first
    • to be present at all staff meetings, including prayer meetings

    Responsibilities of the Administration to the Staff Member:

    • to undertake the expense of room, board and insurance
    • to provide two hours of free time per day for the staff member’s personal use
    • to help the staff member adjust to responsibilities and become acquainted with the goals and philosophy of Camp Cherith
    • to supervise and help the staff member in any way advisable.

    It is also understood that the administration reserves the right to dismiss any member of the staff when the best interests of the camp demand dismissal. The signing of this contract is done prayerfully and with the understanding that its fulfillment is done to the glory of Jesus Christ. Breaking the contract shall be done by consent of the two parties who are in agreement that it is right and honorable.


    Statement of Faith

    All Camp Cherith board members and camp workers serving in any capacity shall be committed to Christ and His service and seek to manifest the kind of life expressed in Romans 12:10-12:

    "Be devoted to one another with brotherly love. Honour one another above yourselves. Never be lacking zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."

    We believe:

    • in one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (John 14:16-17; Matthew 28:19)
    • that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man (Matthew 1:18-23)
    • the Scriptures of Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God, inerrant in the original writings, and of supreme and final authority in faith and life (2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3: 16-17)
    • that we were created in the image of God; that we sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born in sin and this sinful nature is the origin of all sinful acts in thought, word and deed (Genesis 1:26; Romans 5:12; Isaiah 59:2; Romans 6:23)
    • the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood (Romans 5:8-9)
    • that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become children of God (John 1:12; Romans 8:9).
    • in the bodily resurrection of Christ and His ascension to heaven, and in His present work as high priest and Advocate (1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Hebrews 4:14-16)
    • in the personal return of Jesus Christ (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
    • in the bodily resurrection of the just to everlasting blessedness, and the unjust to everlasting punishment (Acts 24:15; Revelation 20:15; Romans 6:23)
    • in the equal value of all persons by upholding the God-given worth of all human beings, from conception to death, as the unique image-bearers of God.(Gen. 1:27; Psalm 8:3-8, 139:13-16)
    • that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female, and that these two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:26-27.)
    • that God created marriage to be exclusively the union of one man and one woman, and that intimate sexual activity is to occur exclusively within that union. (Genesis 2:18-25, Matthew 19:1-9,Ephesians 5:22-33, Romans 1:18-32, Hebrews 13:4)
    • that we honor God by caring for the world He created. We are to be good and faithful stewards by thoughtfully using and not abusing the earth’s resources (Gen. 1:1-2:3, Deut. 10:14, Psalms 19:1-6, 24:1, Luke 19:40)

    Unifying Denominational Differences:

    Since many denominational groups are involved in the Pioneer Clubs and Camp Cherith programs, Camp Cherith staff members are asked not to promote or practice denominational distinctives which are not found in the Camp Cherith Statement of Faith. We encourage the unity we find through the Holy Spirit by adhering to the basic beliefs we hold in common.

    A "Cherith Staff Member" means serving – cooperating with the Director and other staff members, supporting camp policies, sacrificing personal desires, and sharing the reality of Jesus Christ in my life with campers.