The Faith Camp Staffternship is a hands-on service and learning opportunity for 18-24 year old individuals at any point in their high-school, college, or post-graduate career. The servant leaders who occupy this unique role serve as both interns and as Faith Camp staff alongside the individuals who serve in the typical staff role.
All Staffterns must have a servant’s heart, be devoted to the ministry of Faith Camp, exhibit enthusiasm for junior high ministry, strive for and maintain a well-founded personal prayer life, and must possess a personal commitment to the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Prospective applicants should read this description in its entirety.
All applications will be processed by the Faith Camp Coordinator team. In addition to completing the application, you are required to have one letter of recommendation submitted on your behalf before the application deadline. It is best if you ask this individual to write your recommendation early, even before you submit your application. No late applications will be accepted.
The Staffternship begins part-time upon acceptance to the program. When accepted, Faith Camp Staffterns are expected to work a minimal five hours a month remotely; it then begins in earnest in June where Faith Camp Staffterns work 10 hours a week for three weeks, followed by one 50 hour week (work week), and then an unbroken 24/7 commitment through the two weeks of Faith Camp. This is bookended by one, ten hour week post-Faith Camp.
All Faith Camp Staffterns are expected to have a spiritual support base who will support them in their ministry through prayer and fasting. Additionally, Staffterns are encouraged to find a financial support network for their ministry. Faith Camp will provide fundraising materials and a fundraising platform to each Stafftern to help him or her in the fundraising process.
Staffterns are asked to raise no more than $1,800 for their commitment to Faith Camp (any money raised in excess will go to Faith Camp’s operational fund). Donations will be held by Family Missions Company until June 23, at which point each Stafftern will incrementally receive the donations that (s)he has raised as a stipend. Each Stafftern’s friends and family make it financially viable for that individual to serve in this role.
Note: If any Stafftern should withdraw from the Staffternship program before (s)he fulfills his or her role, the funds that (s)he raised will be kept by Faith Camp, as they were donated to support this ministry. To be clear, any Stafftern who withdraws from the program will not receive the funds (s)he raised, as these will be donated to Faith Camp in their entirety.
Important Dates & Staffternship Work Schedule
Application: Due by February 5th, 2017
Notification of acceptance or rejection: Early February 2017
February – June 16th: Work minimum 5 hours per month
June 16-18th: Stafftern Retreat and Training
June 19 – June 30th: Work 10 hours per week
July 3-7th Faith Camp Work Week: Work full-time everyday (approx. 50 hours)
Faith Camp 2017 // Week One: July 10-14th: Total commitment
Faith Camp 2017 // Week Two: July 17-21st: Total commitment
July 24-28th Faith Camp Follow-up: Work 10 hours within the week
Available Staffternship Positions
The individual who occupies this role will work alongside the coordinator team. (S)he must exhibit the skills necessary for group leadership, public speaking, organization, and supervision. This is the only Stafftern role where the individual in this position will not also serve as a cabin leader of sorts. Strong preference will be given to applicants who have attended Faith Camp in the past.
Apostles to the Guy and Girl Disciples
One guy and one girl will be chosen to serve as the Apostles to the Disciples during the weeks of Faith Camp. These individuals must exhibit leadership, supervision, and exceptional interpersonal skills. Strong preference will be given to applicants who have attended Faith Camp in the past.
Apostles to the Guy and Girl Team Leaders
One guy and one girl will be selected to serve as Apostles to the Team Leaders during the weeks of Faith Camp. These individuals must exhibit leadership, supervision, and exceptional interpersonal skills. Strong preference will be given to applicants who have attended Faith Camp in the past.
Lead Music Minister
Write this year’s theme song, lead music ministry practices, and select the songs for the weeks of camp. Lead all praise and worship during Faith Camp and Staff Retreats and serve as a cabin leader.
Music Ministers (up to 2)
Serve in music ministry under the guidance of the Lead Music Minister. Attend practices and guide praise and worship during Faith Camp and staff retreats and serve as a cabin leader.
Take photos and video during the weeks of Faith Camp, videotape the Program dance, and be available for any other Faith Camp events. This position will also serve as a cabin leader. This individual must provide his/her own camera and video equipment.
*Applicants to this position must upload 5 sample images and a 30 second sample video with application.
Create social media content for Faith Camp’s social media outlets, assist in editing and posting photos and videos post-camp. This position will also serve as a cabin leader.
*Applicants to this position must upload 5 sample images and a 30 second sample video to the application.
Design skits for Faith Camp and direct them during camp. This position will also serve as a cabin leader.
Fundraising & Clerical Support
Lead fundraising and sponsorship initiatives prior to Faith Camp and monitor the Faith Camp email during the weeks of camp. This position will also serve as a cabin leader.