Being a counselor or staff member at Saint Andrew’s Camp is a rewarding, fulfilling, and formative experience that will stretch and grown your abilities, prepare you in building in critical thinking and problem solving skills, and in building and sustaining relationships — all while supporting the growth of the youth in the church!
Saint Andrew’s Camp still has a few openings for staff/volunteer positions during the 2017 camping season and is accepting applications now through May 1, 2017. Please inquire for more details by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Counselors: Male and Female, Ages 18 and older. Counselors supervise a group of campers in their sleeping areas, at meals, and free time, and also be responsible for special activities for at least one period daily.
- Certified Lifeguard: A Lifeguard/WSI is responsible for maintaining water safety during swim time. This opportunity can be paired with other staff positions (e.g., counselor role). If you are not certified but are interested in getting or renewing a certification, please inquire.
- Progressive Swimming Instructor (PSI)
- Nurse (RN, LPN or EMT licensed in New York State)
Staff are expected to participate in all camp activities such as chapel services, meals, special programs, in addition to a mandatory orientation program at the start of the camp season. Any volunteers visiting for the summer must complete the volunteer form and accompanying medical form. Returning volunteers who have had a medical exam and immunizations submitted within the past five years will only need to list new medication updates.
Stipends vary with experience and position for all of the staff positions mentioned above.
To apply for a staff position, please download, complete, and return the included Staff Application, Medical Forms and Letter of Reference . Forms can be downloaded, edited and e-mailed back to email@example.com, or faxed to (315) 675 – 8005.
On Season Volunteers
St. Andrew’s Camp could never make it through a summer without the effort of volunteers to assist our staff. Volunteers fill in as mentors, help in the kitchen, cut the grass, help with general maintenance, run errands, take pictures and on and on. If you can spare your time and energy we will find appropriate activities for your participation. Volunteer positions are more flexible on a week-by-week basis. To be a volunteer during the on-season, an application form must be completed along with the other forms as for a staff position.
Volunteers are not only needed during the camping season, but throughout the year – before and after camp! Ongoing volunteer positions and roles are available for the off-season in the form of supporting administrative work (communications, mailings, and program preparation), maintenance and clean-up on the SAC premises, and outreach at parishes and through fundraisers. If you can help, download the Off Season form and return it to Saint Andrews Camp.
Saint Andrew’s Camp is governed and supported by the Board of Trustees and its supporting body (“The Foundation”) of the Orthodox Charitable and Educational Foundation. Membership on the Foundation demonstrates a sustained and dedicated commitment to serving the camp and the Church. To support the camp through official Foundation membership, please download the OCEF Membership Application or the Volunteer Registration Form below to begin. To learn more about the OCEF, please read here.