DESCRIBE THE APPLICATION AND HIRING PROCESS.
After submitting a staff application (which includes 3 references for new applicants), it will be reviewed by the camp director. All new applicants will be contacted to set up an in-person or phone interview. After all applications have been received and interviews completed, the camp director will make all hiring decisions, including offering you a position, placing you on a waitlist, or deferring your application for possible hire in the future.
If you are hired, you will be invited to participate in a new staff orientation.
what is my time commitment to be on staff and what prerequisites do i need to complete before camp?
In order to be hired as staff, you need to be able to commit to being at camp (on Vashon Island) for the duration of the 9 days that a camp is held. That time includes 2 days of on-site staff training prior to camper arrival and ends the afternoon of camper departure once camp is packed up and cleaned.
Prior to camp, you will be required to complete a series of online staff training modules (totaling approximately 1-1.5 hours) in addition to completing required health and compliance forms.
As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide your social security number which will be used to conduct a background check. Clearance of the background check is a requirement. You will also be asked to provide 3 references.
how old do i need to be to be on staff, or to volunteer?
Because we serve campers aged 7-17, we require all staff and volunteers to be a minimum of 18 years old. The preferred minimum age of staffers is 19, and there is no maximum age (as long as you are healthy and mobile we welcome all ages).
Why is it important for staff to be vaccinated?
To be hired to be on staff at Camp Goodtimes, all volunteers need to attest that they are up-to-date on their immunizations. A significant portion of our camper population is medically fragile, making it imperative that all campers and volunteers are current in their vaccinations unless exempted for cancer treatment or medical allergy reasons. Routine vaccination of campers and staff is an important public health matter and a way to combat the outbreak of preventable infectious diseases in the confined setting of sleep-away camp.