TEENS N TRAINING
Love camp? Fantastic! Want to experience Christ? Praise God! What about volunteering 2 weeks of your time at Mahoning Valley Christian Camp, and in return, you will get a camp week free of your choice? You get to set up a bunk at camp for 2 weeks of your choice and begin an experience where you will live, learn, and love this camp from a whole new perspective.
First things first, we are not going to sugarcoat this. You come here to work, whether you volunteer your time in the kitchen where you will help prepare meals for up to 250 people, on the grounds doing landscaping and light maintenance, or joining housekeeping where you will help tidy up the camp and keep it clean and presentable. Of course, we aren’t going to approach the “throw you under the bus” mentality because, let’s face it, you and the other 6 billion people worldwide don’t know everything. Instead, we will match each volunteer with a paid summer staff person—paired up with one of the full-time personnel of Mahoning Valley—to have a team effect on accomplishing the tasks at hand. As you can imagine, with approximately 2,200 children and adults coming to camp, the camp doesn’t take care of itself.
As with everything in life, MAHONING VALLEY has rules to follow. Since we are around children, our actions/words—whether we think we are seen/heard or not—can potentially influence young, impressionable minds. Therefore, as a TNT volunteer, we expect you to DO the following (practice by saying “I WILL” for each bullet point): We also expect you to DO NOT do certain things such as (practice by saying “DON’T” and fill in with each bullet point):
· Give 100%
· Be respectful to everyone!
· Follow camp rules
· Be on time for everything!
· Participate in all staff functions
· Engage in staff devotions
· Wear provocative clothing
· Destroy camp property/equipment
· Use foul language
· Bring alcohol/tobacco/drugs
· Wander off by yourself
· “Slack” on your responsibilities
If you think you cannot follow these rules for the 4 weeks you will be volunteering at camp, please reconsider this opportunity. The MVCSC staff works long hours during the summer. For the camp to have a successful camp program for the 2,200 people that attend camp, it is imperative—IMPERATIVE—that all staff and volunteers follow these rules so that the distractions/incidents/problems are negligible. Also, if you are thinking of volunteering for four weeks to “hang out” at camp with some buddies, you should pass. The camp runs into problems when we have friends pair up together; they think they can dismiss their responsibilities, which will not be tolerated. If the TNT volunteer program does not work out for you, we will kindly dismiss your volunteer contract (which also dismisses your FREE camp). The Kingdom work we do is THAT important! We don’t expect this to happen because the TNT volunteers are considered the “cream of the crop” for campers.
· You must be at least 14 years old
· Willing to work two full weeks
· Arrive at 8:00 AM the starting day of your TNT program.
· Have a positive attitude
· Fill out the TNT application
· Fill out the Registration Form marking the week you wish to attend
· Agree to all rules set forth by MAHONING VALLEY
· Submit your TNT application by MARCH 1st
· TNT SPECS (only 5 applicants accepted)