Staff Descriptions and General Expectations:
Thank you for your interest in serving as a Volunteer Staff member for SBC - Stockton, Lodi and Galt camp. Please be sure to review the below staff duties and responsibilities and prayerfully consider your God given gifts prior to submitting your application. All registrations will be reviewed and approved by the director and/or camp committee before placement in a volunteer role. It is expected that all volunteer staff, regardless of role, will behave at all times (prior to, during, and after camp in all manners of life including but not limited to what is portrayed on all social media platforms) with language, clothing, and conduct that reflects biblical leadership and a Christian camp atmosphere. Please review the roles listed below and then fill out the form on the Staff Application page and the camp Director will be in contact with you shortly. After the approval of your application, a background check form will be emailed to you. This form and all fees will need to be completed and cleared prior to the required volunteer staff meeting that will be held prior to camp..
Camp will be held July 9- July 15, 2023. Staff and campers are not permitted to arrive at the campground earlier than 4:00pm. Staff should plan to arrive by 4:00pm on opening day; a mandatory staff meeting will be held on the grounds at 4:30pm. Camp officially opens for campers at 5:00pm. Camp will conclude at the dismissal of the directors approximately at 9:30am on Saturday, July 16th, and all staff should anticipate staying till the campgrounds have been cleared by the camp Director. Cabin Counselors are required to stay on the grounds until all their campers have been picked up and/or have a ride accounted for. Parents should plan to arrive to pick up their campers prior to 9:30am.
Staff and Pre-Camper Fees and Information:
The fee for each staff member and pre-camper registered is $150. No pre-camper program will be provided and parents will be responsible for arranging care for their children during the week. Please consider this when applying for a role as some roles are not congruent for staff with small children.
The registration fee must be received no later than June 1, 2023 either by PayPal below or check. If you cannot go to camp as planned, please let us know as soon as possible. You will be reimbursed 3⁄4 of your total camp fee minus any PayPal fees in return for your prompt notification of change of plans prior to June 1, 2023. After June 1, 2023 a reimbursement can not be guaranteed. (Please keep in mind that chances are, we have already bought food, supplies, staff background checks processed and lesson materials based on a count of how many people will be joining us for the week, and this is why a full refund is not possible.)
Due to the closer proximity of the hosting campgrounds for 2023 Camp arranged transportation will not be provided this year. Please make arrangements by private vehicle or carpool. A trailer will be available for luggage transportation.
Please note that bed space for staff will be prioritized by role and order of application.
Please see our COVID-19 FAQ page for all updates regarding the health and requirements for our campers and volunteer staff members. We continue to wait for resident / overnight camp guidelines from the California Department of Public Health. This information will help us to define our policies and procedures for this summer and address specific COVID-19 related questions from our camp community. We appreciate your patience in this process.
At this time our policies and procedures are likely to continue to change in the coming months based on the prevalence of the virus and evolving state and county health guidelines, so check back regularly for updates or in your email once your camper is registered.
Please NOTE: While the director and volunteer staff for SBC, Stockton, Lodi and Galt are expected to exercise reasonable care, by registering you agree to not to hold them, New Life Christian Fellowship, a church of Christ, Central church of Christ, Stockton, or any other providing leadership for camp liable for any injuries, accidents or other possible health related issues incurred during camp or on the way to or from camp. Also, that New Life Christian Fellowship: a Church of Christ, and/or any other leadership provider assumes no financial obligation, but in case of any illness or accident, the director of the camp, or their designated representatives will secure any and all necessary medical attention for you and/ or your child should you be unable to while at Bible Camp, or while being transported to/from Bible Camp. Should it be deemed necessary for you and/or your child to receive medical care, you agree to take full responsibility for any expense involved. Additionally, you accept the responsibility that you and/or your child are physically fit and healthy to participate in the activities of Camp.
We understand that in these times things are ever changing, and will do our best to communicate all necessary health guidelines as often as possible.
Guests and Visitors:
For the health and safety of our campers and staff we cannot allow guest and visitors to be on the campgrounds during the week that have not been background checked prior to the week of camp. We will not be allowing any overnight stays for those not registered as staff.
It is expected that all volunteer staff, regardless of role, will behave at all times (prior to, during, and after camp in all manners of life including but not limited to what is portrayed on all social media platforms) with language, clothing, and conduct that reflects biblical leadership and a Christian camp atmosphere. No profanity, vulgar language, or inappropriate comments will be tolerated. Smoking, vaping, chewing, drugs, (with the exception of prescriptions to be turned into the nurse), or alcohol in any form is not permitted on the campgrounds. All electronic devices brought to camp are the responsibility of the person bringing the device, and not that of the camp, sponsors, or related organizations. We suggest that you only bring things to camp that you are willing to replace at your own expense. SBC and those affiliated are not responsible for any missing or damaged items.
Suggested items to bring to camp as staff:
Sleeping bag or blankets, one sheet to cover camp mattress, pillow with pillow case, (3)towels and washcloths, pajamas (no one sleeps in clothes worn that day), warm jacket, sweatshirt(s), (7)underclothes, (7)socks, hiking shoes, extra shoes, pool/shower shoes, (6)pants, (8)shirts – some warmer some cooler, bathing suit with cover up, bug spray, sunscreen, chap-stick, flashlight, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, comb/brush, Bible, notebook, pencils, writing materials, stamps and envelopes. If you have any questions of things that you can bring to camp please feel free to contact your lead counselor or camp director.
Letters, Packages and phone calls:
We encourage you to write your child while he/she is away at camp. Mail call is quite an anticipated part of the day. The address will be provided in your camper welcome email. Please be on the lookout for that email after you have paid your registration fess.
The camp telephone is for emergencies only. We understand that many campers may have access to cell phones during camp, please understand that we have activities planned through out the day and your camper will not be able to answer their phones during scheduled activities. Should you need to reach your camper for an emergency the Camp Director's phone can be called at: 209-623-8229.
We look forward to another great Summer Camp experience together in 2023!