Sharing God's Story – Growing in Community

Who is camp for?

Frontier Youth Camp is primarily for 9 – 13 year olds (with some flexibility) and their youth leaders/workers.

There are a number of roles on camp that you could be involved in, these are detailed below:

THE CAMPERS

Campers age from 9-13 (with some flexibility) and all sleep under canvas.  The campers come from all over the UK; some with friends and some on their own, by the end of camp everyone goes home having more friends than they arrived with!

THE CREW

The crew age from 15 and are the young helpers on camp.

The Crew attend all leaders meetings and the camp meetings.  Under the guidance and occasional instruction of a co-ordinator they have a frantic time getting lots and lots done.  They also have a daily quiet time.  The daily routine consists of:

Before Breakfast

  • Boilers on!!
  • Flag break.
  • Wipe tables with Dettox
  • Set up marquee – tables, benches, cutlery, crockery and salt and pepper,
  • Slop bins out!
  • Peel potatoes (if required).
  • Set out utensils needed for breakfast.
  • Washing up bowls and tea towels.
  • Make tea and squash.

During Breakfast

  • Collect food from cookhouse or store tent, and serve.
  • Hand out tea towels in notices
  • Bowls immediately breakfast has finished.

After Breakfast

  • Orderly washing up.
  • Empty Slop bins.
  • Collect condiments.
  • Wipe tables with Dettox.
  • Set up for lunch. (unless otherwise instructed).
  • Finish potatoes
  • Set up and run tuck shop.
  • Help set up sports
  • Prepare squash for sports sessions.
  • Assist tent leaders with sports activities
  • Serve and clear squash (approx 11.30)

Before Lunch

  • Boilers on!!
  • Set up marquee – condiments.
  • Slop bins out!
  • Set out utensils needed for Lunch.
  • Washing up bowls and tea towels.
  • Make squash.

During Lunch

  • Collect food from cookhouse or store tent, and serve.
  • Hand out tea towels in notices
  • Bowls immediately Lunch has finished.

After Lunch

  • Washing up.
  • Empty Slop bins.
  • Collect condiments.
  • Wipe tables with Dettox.
  • Set up for tea. (unless otherwise instructed).

Afternoon Activities

  • Need to be with campers in field during Tent Leaders Quiet Time.

Before Tea

  • Boilers on!!
  • Wipe tables with Dettox (those that need it)
  • Set up marquee – cutlery, crockery and condiments.
  • Slop bins out!
  • Set out utensils needed for Tea.
  • Washing up bowls and tea towels.
  • Make tea and squash.

During Tea

  • Collect food from cookhouse or store tent, and serve.
  • Hand out tea towels in notices.
  • Bowls immediately Tea has finished.

After Tea

  • Washing up.
  • Empty Slop bins.
  • Collect condiments.
  • Wipe tables with Dettox.
  • Set up for Evening meeting or activity.

Evening Activity – help where needed

Evening Meeting – Serve supper to campers

Alongside this, you will be assigned to work alongside a Tent Leader to help with the kids ie sitting with them at meal times, getting involved in the activities etc

THE TENT LEADERS AND TENT PARTNERS

As a Tent Leader, you will serve alongside the other team members to provide a safe, caring, fun holiday for young people from a variety of backgrounds and faith journeys.

Your main responsibilities will include:

Monitoring your tent’s needs:

  • Be responsible for campers during the day’s activities. Includes assessing risk on site and off.
  • Keep campers on schedule.
  • Maintain group and individual discipline.
  • Eat meals with your campers.
  • Ensure lights out and handle morning wake up, washing and tent inspection.
  • Be available to listen to your campers and if necessary refer individuals to appropriate staff.

Lead Quiet Times

  • Guide discussion involving all of the tent using the provided material, evening meetings, questions and reflections from campers and your personal story.
  • Lead prayer time with your tent.

Support your Tent Partner

  • Encourage the development of your tent partner by modelling an example that shows humility, care for the campers and a desire for camp unity.
  • Give your partner appropriate responsibility and genuine praise.
  • Make space and time to pray and review the day with each other.
  • Be honest and patient with each other; encourage perseverance.

Participate in daily activities

  • Support the Sports and Activities team(s) by gently encouraging the campers to take part, joining in, being enthusiastic and a Christ-like example during competition.

Function within all Frontier Camp guidelines including Child Protection; Health and Safety and spiritual guidance and recommendations.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Participate in Leaders’ morning and evening meetings. If appropriate, feedback stories of encouragement and/or issues of concern to the wider group or to the Camp Leadership Team
  • Help to keep Camp running on time.
  • Lead by example.
  • Love and encourage each other.

THE ACTIVITIES TEAM

The activities team are managed by Laura Groom and Vicki Johnson who have been on camp a number of consecutive years doing this role.  More recently Laura and Vicki have built a team to support their commitment to providing something for the campers to do at all times during the day.

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