Welcome to the Experience Camps staff page and welcome to the #bestweekever!

On this page, you will find everything you need to know to prepare for your week at camp. If something is not here, email us and we'll add it!

ALL FORMS AND TRAININGS ARE DUE BY JULY 1ST.

  1. Camp Dates - Review the camp dates, staff arrival and departure times.

  2. Staff Travel Information - Submit your camp travel form and book your flights ASAP if applicable.

  3. Pre-Camp Training - For first-year staff, complete the Mandated Reporter certification training, ExCamps 101, Bereavement 101, Risk Management, and Diversity & Inclusion. For returning staff, complete the Risk Management and Diversity & Inclusion training.

  4. Packing List - Review the staff packing list.

  5. Required Forms - Complete all required forms.

CAMP DATES FOR STAFF

Staff should plan to arrive by the dates and times shown for each program. Times below are in ET except California which is in PT.

Georgia

Arrival: Sunday, Jul 28th, 2pm

Orientation Begins: Sunday, Jul 28th, 3pm   

Staff Departure: Sat, Aug 3rd 2pm - Sunday, Aug 4th 9am

California (G)       

Arrival: Saturday, Aug 3rd, 7pm

Orientation Begins: Sunday, Aug 4th, 9am     

Staff Departure: Sat, Aug 10th 2pm - Sun, Aug 11th 9am

California (B)

Arrival: Saturday, Aug 10th, 3pm 

Orientation Begins: Sunday, Aug 11th, 9am 

Staff Departure: Sat, Aug 17th 2pm - Sun, Aug 18th 9am

Pennsylvania

Arrival: Sunday, Aug 11th, 1pm         

Orientation Begins: Sunday, Aug 11th, 1:30pm     

Staff Departure: Sat, Aug 17th 3pm - Sun, Aug 18th 9am

Maine   

Arrival: Sunday, Aug 18th, 12pm   

Orientation Begins: Sunday, Aug 18th, 1pm 

Staff Departure: Sat, Aug 24th 3pm - Sun, Aug 25th 9am

Michigan

Arrival: Saturday, Aug 24th, 12pm 

Orientation Begins: Saturday, Aug 24th, 1pm   

Staff Departure: Fri, Aug 30th 2pm - Sat, Aug 31st 9am

*Staff are welcome to depart on the day the campers leave but are encouraged to spend the night for our staff appreciation party. Please note that all staff are invited and that staff must adhere to the minimum drinking age. Staff must depart by 9am the following morning.

STAFF TRAVEL INFORMATION

All staff must complete the travel form for their camp.

Some important notes about travel:

  • Please be mindful of the staff arrival times and give yourself enough time to get to camp.

  • If your travel arrangements coincide with camper travel, sign up to be a travel chaperone (Note: First-year staff are only eligible to chaperone camper departure).

  • If you are flying to camp, you should book your flight right away.

  • If you need a ride to camp either from an airport or hometown, you can indicate this on your travel form and your location’s directors will help coordinate rides as camp approaches.

  • Please note shuttle times on your program's travel form.

  • Transportation to camp is not covered by Experience Camps. However, we have created this Staff Transportation Stipend Request Form for staff who would otherwise be unable to attend camp without assistance. The stipend will be provided as a reimbursement and may cover only a portion of the cost of travel. Sam Green will contact you to confirm receipt and to discuss further.

Camp Addresses:

  • Georgia: Camp Blue Ridge, 355 Playhouse Dr, Mountain City, GA 30562 | Website | Map

  • California: Camp Green Oak Ranch, 1237 Green Oak Rd, Vista, CA 92081 | Website | Map

  • Pennsylvania: Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge, 788 Legends Path, Equinunk, PA 18417 | Website | Map

  • Maine: Camp Manitou for Boys, 47 Camp Manitou Cove, Oakland, ME 04963 | Website | Map and Camp Somerset for Girls, 11 Somerset Lane, Smithfield, ME 04978 | Website | Map

  • Michigan: Lake of the Woods & Greenwoods Camps, 84600 47 1/2 St, Decatur, MI 49045 | Website | Map

PRE-CAMP TRAINING

RETURNING STAFF

All returning staff are required to review the risk management and diversity & inclusion training below. If you feel you need a refresher on the other webinars, take a look at the new volunteer section below.

training #1: Risk Management

training #2: DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

FIRST-YEAR STAFF

All first-time staff will be required to review the five training sessions listed below in addition to the on-site orientation that begins the day before campers arrive.

training #1: ExCamps 101 

training #2: Bereavement 101

training #3: Risk Management

training #4: DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

training #5: MANDATED REPORTER

MANDATED REPORTER CERTIFICATION (First-year staff only)

Experience Camps requires everyone working with children (that's all of us) to become certified "Mandated Reporters." This is state mandated and required that you complete. This training is only accessible in the US. If you are an international volunteer, please use this link.

  • If you are licensed as a provider (ie: RN, LCSW, etc.) and have already completed mandated reporting training to obtain that license, please email your license to cara@experience.camp.

  • For everyone else: Once you earn the Mandated Reporter Certificate, you need to upload it to your myExCamps account.

  • Please follow the instructions below:

    • Register for the training: Recognizing and Reporting Suspected Child Abuse

    • Click Order Now

    • On the next screen, click Purchase Now (Don't worry, it's free)

    • Create an Account

    • For "Where did you learn about us?" choose "Employer/Boss." For "Field or Profession," choose "Community Professionals/Volunteers." For "Title," choose "Other Community Professional/Volunteer."

    • After the account is created you can start the course and take the test at the end. Following the survey, you can download your certificate and then upload it to you myExCamps account.

STAFF PACKING LIST

REQUIRED FORMS

We require all volunteers to complete the following forms, which can be found in your myExCamps account. If you have trouble accessing your account please email Jesse Moss.

  • Staff Agreement (requires electronic signature): All staff must e-sign the "Staff Agreement" stating that you have read your location's Staff Manual and reviewed the materials below. First-time staff cannot sign the Staff Agreement Form until you have completed all trainings and completed all other forms.

  • Staff Photo (upload recent photo)

  • Health History (online form)

  • Social Networking Policy (requires electronic signature)

  • Mandated Reporter (upload completed certificate)

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