New this year - SVdP Camp Work Days are April 30-May 1. Bring the family - all ages welcome as long as they can work! Join us for two days, a day, or a few hours! Overnight lodging and meals provided. We'd love to have your help sprucing up the camps so we can give the youth and families we serve a beautiful camp experience!
Please join us for a fun night, raising funds for CYO Camp improvement projects. New this year - there are two time slots for bowling! To register, download the attached Registration Form. We hope to see you all there!
If you've been asking yourself (SELF), "I wish I could spend a weekend back at camp!" BOOM!
It is with great excitement that we announce the return of Mary Pat Brennan and Cheryl Robisch as "Co-Directors" of the Adult Only Weekend on July 8-10, 2016 at the CYO Girls Camp. If you would like to help them in the planning of this weekend and/or have suggestions about activities and such, talk with them or send me an email to me at email@example.com and I'll forward it on. There is a planning meeting scheduled for November at St. Joan of Arc in St. Clair Shores if you are interested.
Time to leave adulthood at the door!
We're getting ready for Fright Fest 2015 and it's going to be the best one yet!
Grab your friends and neighbors and join us for a unique night of fun you won't forget! Admission is charged at the door.
Time is truly flying by! It seems like just yesterday we were starting the 6 month countdown to summer 2015 and hiring our first camp staff member of the season. Now we are in full swing with campers starting this week!
We are so excited to introduce everyone to you.... here they are!
(in case you missed it, our summer camp directors Oak and Molly were introduced here earlier this summer!)
There are many, many more volunteers and staff that graciously stepped in to help with camp for a week or two that we did not have the opportunity to catch up with during the busy summer. THANK YOU to all our staff and volunteers for your dedication and hard work!
And to everyone on our staff - welcome!! We are excited to have you on board this summer!
My name is Jenny and I am the media specialist at Camps Connect. I wanted to let you know about our IMMEDIATE OPENINGS for summer camp counselors and activity specialists. We just started our staff training earlier this week, but we are still in need of 6 male counselors, 3 female counselors, and 2 activity specialists (we provide the training for lifeguards, ropes course instructors, archery instructors - it starts June 30th!).
Let me tell you why you want to work at Camps Connect. First, you'll make a real difference here. We believe that if you are reading this and God lays a desire on your heart to be a part of our team, that He has hand picked you to play a great role on our staff.
We're not talking about fame or fortune, but we're talking about you being the perfect person to reach the right child at the right time to reach them for Jesus. We're taking about God using you and your unique talents and personality at the most unexpected time, in the most unexpected way to be a light shining in the darkness for children who need to know God's love and His power in their life, so that when they leave camp and go home they can take that everlasting hope with them to face their daily struggles.
Second, If you are like me, then you know that sometimes you feel unqualified, unworthy, or have moments when you don't feel like God can use you because of your brokenness. But let me encourage you that God can do something amazing with that brokenness, and use it to reach those around you and mend your heart! Your past may have shaped you, but it doesn’t have to define you.
So if you're interested in working here, if you feel that tug on your heart, here are the details about our open positions!
COUNSELORS: Responsible for the leadership and guidance of eight to eighteen campers. Counselors work in pairs, assisting the campers in the planning and execution of their daily schedules. This is the most critical position in the camp as the counselor works directly to meet each camper’s physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs. This person must be energetic and outgoing, capable of motivating children and working in a team setting. Minimum age: 18 yrs. (preferred at least 19 years old) Salary: $210 a week plus room and board
ACTIVITY SPECIALISTS: Responsible for planning and implementing a specialty area program. Specialists instruct cabin groups and counsel staff, supervise free time activities, and assists in the planning and supervision of evening programs. Positions available for Archery, Crafts, Nature Specialists, Ministry, and Waterfront Instructors (W.S.I./ Lifesaving Certification provided). Minimum age: 17 yrs. (preferred at least 18 years old) Salary: $175 a week plus room and board
If you'd like to apply, don't delay! Give us a call RIGHT AWAY at (810) 622-8744 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org - Visit us at http://www.campsconnect.org/work-at-camp to learn more about us and fill out an application. We will contact you immediately!
I challenge you - Let Him use you like He wants to, today.
7303 Walker Rd.
Carsonville, MI 48419
May 2, 1015
Thank you to everyone who came out to make the day a huge success. We are truly blessed with dedicated volunteers (new and returning). Lots of work was accomplished! Thanks for your continued support of both Camp Stapleton and Camp Ozanam. We wouldn't be here today without volunteers like yourselves!
The 2015 Work Day was Saturday, May 2nd, and spectacular weather drew a record turn-out of volunteers. The day started at Camp Stapleton where several ambitious teams tackled clean-up chores in all the cabins. Mattresses were wiped down, windows washed, and winter’s dust balls and cobwebs were swept away. Camp Stapleton alum Ruth Lehy Kessel returned to camp for the first time since working as a counselor in 1975 and 1978. Now a member of St. John Neumann Parish in Canton, Ruth and her husband Dan recently joined their SVdP Conference and decided to come up for Work Day, along with 2 other members from their SVdP Conference.
“This place brings back so many wonderful memories,” said Ruth.
At Camp Ozanam, one of the main projects was ripping the shingles off the Potowatami/Penobscot cabin. Relatives of Tuffy Denome, a long-time Vincentian from the 1960s and 70s have been volunteering at camp for nearly 20 years in his honor, and they usually choose a big project to work on together.
Work Day 2016 is scheduled for May 7, 2016.
Put it on your calendar and plan to join us!
Oak and Molly are back!!
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