The Michigan Mission Center sponsors summer youth camps for senior high, junior high, and junior age children at three campgrounds owned and operated by Community of Christ in Michigan. Please contact Winnie Johnston, Youth Camp Coordinator, at winnie@CofChristMI.org if you have any questions about the camping program or applying to serve as a youth camp director.
Qualifications/Requirements to serve as a Camp Director
-Is at least 21 years of age
-Has at least 8 weeks full-time experience working with children the same age as the camp
-Has at least 4 weeks of full-time administrative experience in an organized camp or related program.
-Will be familiar with rules published by the State of Michigan Department of Human Services Division of Child Welfare and Licensing Children’s and Adult Foster Care Camps known as Rule 400 sections 11101 to11413. These rules came into effect May 5, 2009.
Responsibilities of a Camp Director
-Recruit camp staff, selects and helps train the administrative staff for the camp. These persons will include the Program Director, if this position is used, the Health Officer, Aquatic Supervisor, and the Cook.
-Obtains forms and insures that each staff member has the following:
- Application/Personnel Record/Contracts References by phone or mail (date documentation if by phone)
- Staff Health History
- Department of Human Services Central Registry Clearance
- Registered Youth Worker with Community of Christ
- ICHAT police background check
-Helps prepare publicity and camper recruitment in conjunction with camping coordinator.
-Secures needed forms and assures that each camper has properly filled out the following:
- Registration Form which includes names of persons who may pick up the camper following camp (must be 18 years or older).
- Health History
- Emergency Consent Form signed by at least one and preferably either parents or guardian.
- Knows and informs staff about Child Protection Law and Plan, and oversees compliance with the plan.
-Plans the camp schedule and activities
All classes, worship, and camp activities need to be aligned with Community of Christ identity, mission, message, and beliefs.