Meet Bubbles! She is a returning staff member at CYO Camps for her second summer. She has also been a camper for 12 years! Bubbles is from Warren, MI and she currently works as an EMT. She loves to take care of people and she is attending school to become a paramedic. She’s very excited to be at camp again this summer and is looking forward to new friendships and growing closer to Jesus along with the campers. In the future, she plans on going to school to become a nurse. She has an amazing superpower… she knows ASL! Her favorite song is “what can make a hippo smile?”
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Meet Squirt! She’s excited to be coming back to Camp Ozanam for her third year on staff to make an impact on the returning and new campers. She’s looking forward to meeting the new campers and building on relationships with returning campers. From Warren, MI, she will be attending Oakland University in the winter to pursue a degree in social work. She recently graduated from Macomb Community College with her associates degree. Her favorite camp song is, “What can make a hippopotamus smile?”
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Meet Aurora! This is Aurora’s fifth year at Camp Ozanam. She is from Troy, MI and she graduated this past May from Wayne State University with her masters in social work. She’s looking forward to working with the summer staff to make this an amazing summer for all the Camp Ozanam campers. She’s excited to eventually start working with children and adolescents to empower them to become the best versions of themselves. She loves to travel, eat grilled cheese, and spend time with friends and family! #CampOzanam #SummerCamp2019 #BeHisLight
Meet Socko! Socko is returning to Camp Ozanam for her second year as a staff member. Originally from Lapeer, MI, she is in her third year of studying mechanical engineering. Her future goal is to travel as much as possible and live a life she is happy with. This year, she’s looking forward to working the rock wall and high ropes again. Socko’s favorite bible verse is “The best thing we can do is always enjoy life.” Ecclesiastes 3:12
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Meet Clover! Clover is a returning staff member to Camp Ozanam, for the second summer as the Health Officer. Clover is originally from Riverview, MI. She graduated from U of M Ann Arbor with a bachelors in psychology and is currently working toward a masters in social work. She’s looking forward to getting to know the kids and helping them to have a camp experience they’ll always remember and cherish. She hopes to work with youth and young adults, helping them to be mentally healthy and able to reach their goals. Her favorite bible verse is Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.” Also, shhhhh!.... she is secretly a leprechaun! J
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Meet Andy! He’s working at CYO Camps for his first year and he has three years of camping experience from his years as a Boy Scout. Andy is from Warren, MI. Newly graduated from Michigan State University, he plans to work as a Catholic missionary in Wisconsin next year. His plans beyond that could include applying for the seminary or continuing in ministry. Andy is really excited to work with the campers and help them gain a great sense of freedom through the camping life. He just wants to do it for the kids! Andy has many talents. He was in the Parkour and Freerunning club at Michigan State, to name a few! #CYOCamps #SummerCamp2019 #BeHisLight
This week we welcomed 26 staff for orientation/training (pictured above) to staff CYO Camps and Camp Ozanam through the Camps Connect collaborative. What an amazing group of staff we will have this summer! Our theme for 2018 is “On Fire for Jesus,” and they are definitely on fire! We ask that you keep the staff, volunteers, and campers in your prayers this summer. Many of them will be working at both CYO Camps and Camp Ozanam as need arises, even with one camp designated as their "home base". Per camp traditions, CYO Camp staff do not usually have "camp names" and Camp Ozanam staff do.
And now, we would like to introduce you to each one of them!
Welcome to ALL the Camps Connect staff this summer! Parents, volunteers, and camp supporters, please partner with us in praying for our staff and campers this summer, that lives will be touched and set "On Fire for Jesus!"
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.
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Carsonville, MI 48419
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