Summer Staff: Each summer, Gasper River employs young adults to work the full summer as Summer Staff or Staff Counselors. You must be at least one year removed from high school and a strong, practicing Christian to be eligible for this position. The primary duties of a Summer Staff member will be to facilitate summer camp activities, plan and lead faith sessions, and to mentor the youth. Staff Counselor’s primary duties will be to stay in the cabins with the youth, lead small groups, oversee volunteer counselors, and act as a liaison between the staff and volunteer counselors.
Those wishing to apply for a Summer Staff Position must fill out an application. Applications are available here and are due by NO LATER THAN FEB 15. All Summer Staff applicants must attend an interview weekend on either February 22 @ 7:30-February 24 @ 11:30 AM or March 1 @ 7:30-March 3rd @ 11:30. For more information, email Olivia Romero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff In Training (SIT): Each week, Gasper River will employ 3-4 Staff-In-Training. You must at least be entering your junior year of high school and a strong, practicing Christian to be eligible for this position. The primary duties of an SIT will be kitchen duties, serving meals and doing maintenance.
Those wishing to apply for a Staff in Training Position must fill out an application. Applications are available here and are due by May 1. A training day will be scheduled for a Sunday afternoon closer to summer. We will contact all applicants with scheduling information once the training has been set. For more information, email Olivia Romero at email@example.com.
Volunteer Counselor (VC): At each week of camp, we will need several volunteer counselors of each gender to stay in the cabins with the youth. VC’s must be at least 16 years of age (no exceptions) and strong practicing Christians to be eligible to help. Those wishing to help with high school camps must be at least one year removed from high school.** Primary responsibilities of VC’s are to work with the staff to provide a great experience for the youth. Space is limited for VC’s, so not every applicant may be able to volunteer.
Those wishing to apply for a Volunteer Counselor position must fill out an application . Applications are available here and are due by May 1. Those interested will be required to attend a Counselor Training Day (see VC application for dates). For more information, email Olivia Romero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Care Provider (HCP)**: Each week of camp will have one HCP on site who is qualified to administer first aid, dispense prescribed medicines, assume responsibility for emergency situations, maintain health records, and recommended procedures for proper sanitation in camp. This person must be a licensed physician, a Registered Nurse, a Licensed Practical Nurse, a paramedic, an EMT, or a heath care student certified in first aid and CPR (minimum requirements). HCP's are given one full scholarship that must be used in the same camp season by a close family relative. Amount of scholarship is equal to the week of camp volunteered for. Please contact our Program Director, Olivia Romero at Gasper.Program@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering. You can apply here.
**NOTE: All Volunteer Counselors over 18 years of age and Health Care Providers must have completed a Background Check and the Safe Environment Course provided by the Diocese PRIOR to attending Camp. Background Checks can take several weeks to clear, so please fill out and return the paperwork to the Office of Safe Environment at the McRaith Catholic Center as soon as possible. Follow this link to the Diocesan website to complete Background Check and Safe Environment. If you have any questions, please contact the Program Director. If Safe Environment and Background Check are not completed, we will not be allowed to utilize you as a volunteer for camp. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.