CSP 2018 Staff Applications open on January 3rd, 2018!
On behalf of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, thank you for your interest in serving on the Camp Saint Paul Summer 2018 Staff. Camp Saint Paul is the crown jewel of youth ministry in the Direct Archdiocesan District. Our goal is for each participant to gain a more intimate understanding of our faith and heritage and, ultimately develop a closer relationship with Christ. Our Staff Members are a crucial component of this mission. As a Staff Member, you will be on the front lines with our campers, guiding them in activities, serving as a trusted friend and advisor, and, most importantly, providing a positive example of living in this world as an Orthodox Christian.
Note: Staff Applicants must be Orthodox Christians and must be at least 18 years old and have graduated high school in 2017 or before.
Serving as a Camp Saint Paul Staff Member is an incredible opportunity to positively influence our youth. Our Staff Members are fun, creative, caring Orthodox Christians eager to make a difference in our campers' spiritual lives. Without our dedicated and loving staff, Camp Saint Paul would not be the great success that it is!
Camp Saint Paul is the summer camping ministry of the Direct Archdiocesan District of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The campers range from grades 3 through 12. Four sessions are offered each summer. Working as a Staff Member for Camp Saint Paul should not be viewed as a vacation. You will be expected to work a 24-hour day, 7 days a week while camp is in session. While demanding, it is an extremely rewarding experience.
Duties and Responsibilities
Staff Member responsibilities at Camp Saint Paul include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Direct supervision of a cabin between 10 and 14 campers with one or two other staff members. Supervision includes all aspects of the campers’ day: worship, cabin clean-up, meals, daily activities, cabin time, preparing for bed, and any duties specified by the Director.
- Assignment to a specific department, planning and execution of department activities (Flextivities, assisting with Greek Cultural Appreciation or Diakonia etc.) as seen fit by the Director.
- Be able and committed to work the entirety of your designated week(s)
- Be present at our staff orientation the weekend directly before Session One starts
- Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times, recognizing that we are guests of Camp Hope and representatives of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
- Be a positive Orthodox Christian role model for campers and others, which includes adhering to camp policies and rules, maintaining cleanliness, punctuality, sportsmanship, table manners, proper dress attire and Orthodox faith and morality.
- Be willing, open, and able to work with campers of all ages.
- Demonstrate enthusiasm, a sense of humor, patience and self-control.
- Ensure the physical, emotional and spiritual health and safety of the campers.
- Execute and support the camp policies and procedures.
- Supervise all assigned aspects of the campers’ day.
- Work well in close proximity with others throughout the summer.
- Be willing to take charge and motivate others.
- Be able to take direction and constructive criticism.
No alcohol, drugs or acting out of any kind. Extreme care must be exercised in all interpersonal relationships involving staff members.
Daniel the Stylite of Constantinople; Luke the New Stylite of Chalcedon; Holy Martyrs Ascepsia and Aethal; Holy Martyrs Miracus and Barsabas; Leontios the Righteous of Monemvasia; The Glorious King Nikephoros Phokas