What is a Staff Member?

A staff member may request a particular assignment. However, it is important to understand our camp “team” approach. Every staff member must be willing to accept daily assignments according to camp needs. Staff members often assume additional duties and are called upon to assist in other areas. A limited number of teenagers, ages 15-18, may be accepted providing they are needed. Priority will be given to adult workers. No worker should report to camp without contact from the State Office.

Staff Requirements

  • Must be at least 15 years old
  • Cabin Leaders must be 18+ years old
  • Submit all forms and docs listed below
  • If camper age, teen must attend their camp prior to working a camp
  • Must be a regular attender of a local church

Staff Must Submit

  • Staff Application submitted by May 1, 2018 - Apply online or download hard copy
  • A Pastoral Endorsement Form completed and signed by your pastor  
    • Fill out online
    • Download a hard copy
      • Form should be sent to our office BY THE PASTOR
      • Email to kyle@ohiocog.com OR
      • Fax to 614.476.8850 OR
      • Mail to: Church of God in Ohio, Attn: Youth Camp 2018, 2740 Airport Drive, Suite 310, Columbus, OH 43219 
  • Passport size photo
    • Photo can be uploaded in online application OR
    •  Canaan Acres Region Applicants email to kyle@ohiocog.com / River's Edge Region Applicants email to tina@ohiocog.com
  • Background Check
    • To stay in compliance with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services regulations, camp staff must acquire a background check upon confirmation of staff assignment for the 2018 camping program. There are one of two ways to get us a background check:
      • Send us a copy of a valid background check that has been ran within the past 12 months of Camp 2018. Some may have a background check from other volunteer organizations, schools, jobs, etc. If you are able to obtain a copy, it can be email or mailed to the State Office. This is our preferred method. OR
      • Provide your social security number for the Church of God in Ohio Youth Camp program on your Staff Application to run a check for you.

What is a Cabin Leader?

A Cabin Leader accepts the challenge to care for a group of campers for the duration of the selected camp(s). A Cabin Leader must be patient, gentle, fair, firm, consistent and able to lead. Cabin Leaders may request a certain Assistant Cabin Leader (ACL), but is not guaranteed.

Areas of Staff Help

  • Cabin Leader                           
  • Assistant Cabin Leader  
  • Recreation Staff
  • Logistics/Custodial
  • Certified Lifeguard 
  • Canteen Worker
  • Camp Store  
  • Kitchen (Canaan Acres Only)
  • Registered Nurse 
  • Night Watchmen