Deaf Camp STAFF Description and responsibilities:
This application is for adults over 18 years old who have at least graduated high school, and adults in search for a full-time position for the full summer. If you need more flexibility and can only help a day or few days a week, please return to the Opportunities to Serve page and select the “Deaf Camp Volunteer” application. If you are not sure which application fits you best, please contact TheDeafCamp@brentwoodbaptist.com and we will be happy to assist you in selecting which application fits you best!
Deaf Camp is a DAY camp, not an overnight camp, from Monday through Friday. A typical camp day is from 8:30am to 5:00pm. This position works with children aged 6 to 18 years old. Deaf Camp Staff will be trained and prepared at least a week prior to Deaf Camp, as well as go through debriefing week after Deaf Camp is wrapped up. Deaf Camp Staff will have opportunities to: immerse in Deaf culture and community, improve ASL receptive and expressive skills, work with Deaf children, their siblings, and hearing children of Deaf parents (known as CODA), and their families, as well as the opportunity to show Jesus’ love and give them the chance to get to know who Jesus is.
Intermediate ASL skills
Willingness to serve
Ability to lead and teach
Works well with Team
Good people skills
Basic knowledge/understanding of child development
Receives instructions well
Love for Jesus and the desire to connect campers to Christ
What to expect from us:
All camp related expenses covered such as weekly field trips, T-shirt, and staff outings. Stipend varies based on experience and signing ability. We have limited housing and transportation, meals for out-of-town applicants.
Responsibilities and expectations are general and may not be limited to these:
- CLEAR Deaf Church background check. WE will email a background check link to you at no cost, and it takes less than a minute to fill out. Please check your email after submitting your application. If you are 21+ we may ask for a copy of driver’s license.
- Attend Orientation week and participate in all trainings provided, which includes CPR certification.
- Attend Deaf Church worship on Sundays
- Participate in Staff meetings Sunday afternoons to plan following week with team and Deaf Camp director.
- Participate in a Bible study group weekly (Young Adults Bible Study, Kairos, etc.)
- Join staff-planned outings throughout the summer.
- Ride Deaf Camp vehicles to pick up/drop off locations in mornings and afternoons
- Ride Deaf Camp vehicles for weekly field trips: sit with kids and chat with kids.
- If you are not teaching or leading in a classroom setting, be available to serve and help where needed.
- Weekly Field Trips: Deaf Camp Director will assign responsibilities individually.
- Contact via text or call parents of campers if needed. Must be comfortable with in-person parent interaction too.
- Become familiar as much as possible with Staff binder (given prior to first day of Deaf Camp) that includes campers’ allergies and meds info to avoid any accidents.
- Fill out accident report if a camper gets injured and give to parent.
- Be flexible for any last-minute schedule changes.
- Create, lead, and participate in games with campers indoors AND outdoors daily.
- Keeping track of how many campers and their names in your group daily.
- IF 21 YEARS OR OLDER with GOOD DRIVING RECORD: Drive Deaf Camp Vehicles