Volunteers from host church
(One counselor for every cabin of ten children; youth group members can serve as counselors): Leads cabin to each activity. Assists program leaders as needed. Leads Quiet time activity with his/her cabin. Counselors will be provided with a manual detailing their role.
: There are six program areas. Each program area will involve discussion related to the biblical theme of the day. Camp Phillip staff will lead the Adventure program and one other area. Your church will find volunteers for four of the five remaining program areas. In whichever area you need help, our second staff person will fill in. Program leaders will be provided with manuals detailing their activities.
• Adventure leader (Camp staff)
Leads campers in initiatives and ties the initiatives to the theme for the day.
• Christmas around the world leader
Helps campers on their journey of Christmas around the world.
• Crafts leader
Helps campers make crafts and ties the craft to the theme for the day.
• Recreation leader
Explains and oversees the recreation and ties the recreation to the theme for the day.
• Snack leader
Helps campers make snacks and ties the snack to the theme for the day.
• Story leader
Teaches a Bible story using a variety of methods (object lesson, skit, story bag, etc)
and leads a discussion which ties the lesson to the theme for the day.
• Assistant camp director
Organizes volunteers, plans the schedule and serves as contact person with Camp Phillip.
• Cook (if you are planning to serve meals to the children)
The other option is to ask everybody to bring a lunch.
Decorates inside program areas to simulate camp environment.
Provides lodging for camp staff (two paid staff and two-three teen volunteers;
it’s great if they can be together, because they will spend some evenings preparing for the next day.
• Registration helper(s)
Collects registrations, groups children into cabins and checks in children on the first day.