Staff members are all volunteers; while they do not receive a salary, they receive room and board at camp as well as a discounted registration fee for their children.
What is my time commitment?
All volunteers are expected to attend any pre-camp training offered. As well, volunteers need to arrive at camp on Saturday to get ready for the campers arrival on Sunday. Volunteers are committed to remain at camp until the following Saturday, after campers have left camp. You may volunteer for 1 or 2 weeks of camp.
How do I volunteer?
Download our application form, print it, fill it in and either mail it to our mailing address or scan it and send it to the email address on the bottom of the application form.
Or you can simply apply on-line and the data will automatically be sent to the appropriate person.
Where do I sleep?
Cabin Leaders sleep in the cabins with the campers. The cabins have no electricity, just a lantern at night (we will supply one for you to use) and a wood stove for the cooler nights.
Support staff sleep in camp provided trailers with heat and electricity. You may bring your own RV unit. We can provide electrical hook-ups in the designated RV parking area.
How old do I have to be to apply for staff?
Applicants must be 18 years or older.
What qualifications do I need to apply for staff?
Cabin Leaders must be female. Camp Cherith staff are chosen for their commitment to Christ, and their ability and desire to work with children. All staff are required to provide a current police records check.
Is Camp Cherith associated with any particular church denomination?
Camp Cherith is a multi-denominational camp. We welcome campers from all religious backgrounds.
Is there medical staff on hand?
We have a full-time camp nurse in residence with a dedicated first-aid station.
Will I have email access and cell phone coverage?
While we realize you may have responsibilities at home and work while you are at camp, we encourage you to spend the week without your cell phone and internet. We ask our campers to leave their electronic devices at home and we would expect our staff to follow those same guidelines. Internet and cell phone access is available through a limited number of providers if needed.
What should I bring?
Bedding or Sleeping Bag, Pillow
Towels, Shampoo etc., Hair Dryer
Feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions: (403) 816-3670
PO Box 2001, Carstairs, AB, TOM ONO, firstname.lastname@example.org