• Staff FAQ

    • Is this a paid position?

      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?

      Follow the link to the Staff Application page and select Staff Application. This will take you to the Active Registration system where you qill be prompted to apply on-line.

      Once you apply on-line the data will automatically be sent to the appropriate ACC person.

    • Police Information / Vulnerable Sector Check

      All staff 18 years of age and older must supply a Police Information / Vulnerable Sector Check which is no older than 5 years from the current camp date. If you do not have a current one, ACC will supply you with a Volunteer Letter which when presented to your local police service my allow you to receive your police check free of charge or at a reduced rate.

    • How old do I have to be to apply for staff?

      Applicants must be 18 years or older for most positions. The age restrictions may be waved dependent, on the position, and will be up to the Director's discretion.

    • Junior Leadership Training

      We have a limited number of Junior Leaders during our grades 3-6 Pathfinder/Trailblazer week. Our Junior Leaders learn through hands on experience as they serve alongside our adult cabin leaders as well as through training and mentoring sessions. Junior Leaders must be 16 years of age or going into grade 10 in the next school year. The age restrictions may be waved dependent on the applicant and will be up to the Director's discretion.

    • Where do I sleep?

      Cabin Leaders and Junior 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.

    • What qualifications do I need to apply for staff?

      Cabin Leaders and Junior 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 Christian non-denominational camp.

    • Is there medical staff on hand?

      We have a full-time camp nurse or Fully Qualified First Aider on site 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?

      Clothes, Toiletries

      Bedding or Sleeping Bag, Pillow

      Towels, Shampoo etc., Hair Dryer