Episcopal Mega Camp Staff are faithful volunteers with a willingness to develop appropriate "adult-friend" relationships with youth.
Camp is June 6-12; with a full day of required staff training and team building beginning on Saturday, June 5 at 1 pm. The majority of volunteers will serve as Camp Counselors and sleep in cabins with young people. There is no cost for adult volunteers to attend Camp.
We ask adult volunteers to “Provide a wholesome example in conduct and prayer life.” Adult volunteers need to be spiritually healthy in order for us to provide a spiritually rich environment for our youth. In other words … you can’t give away what you don’t have. As a staff providing such an important part of spiritual formation to our youth, we expect that our adult volunteers are ‘regularly attending’ some form of corporate worship in our tradition, and are being regularly fed by the Sacraments of the Church. We ask that at a minimum, all adult volunteers be Communicants in Good Standing at their home parish.
To be a Communicant in Good Standing, one must be a baptized member, must have received Holy Communion in their church at least three times during the previous year (See Canon I.17.2a), and “who for the previous year have been faithful in corporate worship, unless for good cause prevented, and have been faithful in working, praying and giving for the spread of the Kingdom of God.” (See Canon I.17.3) [Naturally, these requirements will be adjusted for appropriate pandemic worship attendance.]
Keep clearly in mind our goal is that every young person should have the opportunity to see and hear God’s love for him in Christ through what we do and say. We must seek to be led by the Holy Spirit. It is important to remember that we are representing Christ before kids. To spend quality time with all sorts of kids and interest groups is good. The example is worth 1,000 words.
In 2021, we are requiring that all adult volunteers have the COVID-19 vaccine OR show up at camp with a negative COVID-19 test taken within the previous 2-3 days. Additionally, all camp participants are asked to be extra cautious in the 2-weeks prior to camp by wearing a mask, staying 6-feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds where these two things are not being observed by all attendees.