Change is coming to Big Sandy Camp. This year instead of our Leaders in Training program we will instead be hiring our student ministry team. SMTs will have options throughout the summer to participate on the Big Sandy Camp Staff. They’ll be led by our new Student Ministry Team Director.
Each day they will split their time between serving in the kitchen, learning how to run camp activities and games, and helping clean up around camp. In addition, each day they will have a specific devo time led by the SMT Director. SMT members who come for multiple weeks may have the opportunity to spend a week as a junior counselor, shadowing one of the core counselors at Big Sandy Camp.
Why not LITs?
This past summer we had a number of young people between the age of 15 and 17 who wanted to be on staff. As positions filled up and we offered the LIT program as an option to many of them we were met with an attitude of wanting to be on the staff, not training for it. The SMT program is a chance for previous campers and motivated young people to do just that. They’re on the team, filling vital rolls around camp, and getting the chance to be part of God’s plan for Transforming lives at BSC.
Training and Options for the summer
Our Training time is July 1-3. This is mandatory for students interested in being on the SMT team. Each week following we will need 12 SMTs to help run camp. Students in the program can decide during the interview process which weeks they can be available to help. The weeks that we will need help are July 5-8, July 10-15, July 17-22, July 24-29, July 31-August 5 and August 6-11.
MOST importantly this program is FREE! If you’re selected for the team, you’ll just need to fill out some health forms and be here July 1, 2017.
Questions? Email our program director Rob Snow.