Teen Staff are a cherished part of the Family Camp community at Camp Koinonia. Each staff member has two main jobs: to serve the families of Koinonia and to serve the kids of Koinonia. Being part of the Family Camp teen staff is a life-changing experience. Teen Staff find lifelong friends at Koinonia. We thank God for our wonderful Teen Staff!
Things you will need to fill out your Teen Staff Application:
-Your health insurance and medication information
-The email addresses or phone numbers of two references so you can send them the Teen Staff Reference Form below
-Your summer availability
-A debit or credit card to pay the $80 Teen staff fee (scholarships can be requested)
Service to Families: Each Teen Staff is assigned to a family for the week. The Teen Staff will experience camp with his or her “camp family,” sitting with them at Mass and meals, participating with them in skits, and getting to know each individual member of the family. Teen Staff assist the family by helping them get situated at camp and introducing them to all the great camp traditions such as hikes to the falls, campfire songs and surprise KKs (Kris Kringles).
Service to Kids: Every morning in between Morning Prayer and lunch, the campers are split up into morning groups. Each Teen Staff will be assigned to work with a particular age group. As group leaders, they will read Bible stories, assist with making crafts, lead spiritual discussions and play games with the kids in their group.
The Teen Staff Experience: Being part of the Family Camp teen staff is a life-changing experience. Teen Staff will start the week on Saturday getting to know one another and training and preparing for the days ahead. Each night thereafter, they will engage in Staff Sharing, a time to deepen their spiritual connection and bond with fellow staff. They receive support and leadership development from Program Staff and Spiritual Directors. Finally, on Thursdays, the Teen Staff will finish the week with fun-filled staff games and activities.
Teen Staff Perks: Teen Staff find lifelong friends at Koinonia. Teen Staff are eligible to receive documented service hours for their week at Camp Koinonia. Teen Staff enjoy all the fun we have to offer at Koinonia, including swimming, volleyball, tetherball, square dancing, arts and crafts, and ping-pong. Most importantly, Teen Staff make a huge impact on the families and kids they serve. We thank God for our wonderful Teen Staff!
Interested in being a Teen Staff? Please submit your application by May 31.
For more information, please contact Katrina Hossenlopp at 585-319-9550 or Katrina.firstname.lastname@example.org