Staff Descriptions and General Expectations:
Thank you for your interest in serving as a Volunteer Staff member for the Stockton, Lodi and Galt camp at Sierra Bible 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 4- July 11, 2020. Staff and campers are not permitted to arrive at the campground earlier than 2:00pm. Staff should plan to arrive by 2:30pm on opening day; a mandatory staff meeting will be held on the grounds at 3:00pm. Camp officially opens for campers at 3:30pm. Camp will conclude at the dismissal of the directors approximately at 10:00am on Saturday, July 11th, 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 10:00am.
Staff and Pre-Camper Fees:
The fee for each staff member and pre-camper registered is $85.00. This fee must be received no later than May 15, 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 1,2019 . After May 15, 2020 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.)
Staff and pre-camper fees DO NOT include transportation costs. Should you need transportation to and/or from camp the transportation fee will be $45.00 per person. Please also remember to bring money for lunch or a sack lunch as the bus is scheduled to stop both ways to eat.
Please note that bed space is limited for staff, the campground has set aside space for personal use RV's and campers with hook-ups, and tents. Beds will be prioritized for Principal Volunteer Staff roles first and can not be guaranteed.
Guests and Visitors:
For the 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 and Packages:
Address all mail to: (Name), Sierra Bible Camp, Stockton/Lodi/Galt Encampment,
Canyon Dam, CA 95923
The camp telephone is for emergencies only.
Emergency Contact Camp Director Phone: 209-623-8229
We look forward to another great SBC experience together in 2020!