Number of weeks: 2
Price: $7 per volunteer
Required books?: No
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
Finally, a low-cost, quick, relevant training for your beloved volunteers!
This course, taught by experienced United Methodist Camp/Retreat Ministry leaders, covers five fundamental concepts and techniques for a successful volunteer working with children or youth in the camp setting:
- Faith Formation (Kevin Witt)
- Physical and Emotional Boundaries (Kelly Peterson Cruse)
- Camper Behavior (Cat Holbert)
- Duty of Care/in loco parentis (Jack Shitama)
- Small Group Leadership (Hope Montgomery)
In addition to exploring these concepts through video, audio files, and readings, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with other volunteers in the engaging text-based forum. The 5-module course could be completed in just a couple of hours, but each session is open for 2 weeks so students can participate when it’s convenient (great for folks with job, school, and family responsibilities!). The modules are designed to supplement site-specific volunteer trainings provided by your local camp leadership. If you have additional questions about the content of this training, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How the sessions work: This season we are offering the course three times, so you have 3 course session options to get all your volunteers trained. Signups are due the Friday before each session starts.
How to register your volunteers: This course is designed for whole organizations to participate together. To register for a course session, a Site/Program/Executive Director for one location or a Conference Executive for multiple locations (we’ll call you the “Organizer”) will need to click the “Register Your Camp!” button below. After enrolling, the Organizer will be emailed a Participant Information Form. Organizers register their participants by sending back the Participant Information Form listing all of the volunteers from their organization who will be participating as students. If your organization would like to send volunteers to separate sessions, the Organizer will need to submit one form per session with all of the volunteers for that session listed.
Once the Participant Information Form is received, each volunteer will receive email instructions to log in and participate in the course. The organization will be invoiced $7 per participant (Organizers might pass the cost along to volunteers, use a program budget, or secure a donor for this worthwhile training!)
The United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministries (UMCRM) Association is a volunteer-driven membership organization open to all who share our mission:
Committed to the mission of the United Methodist Church, UMCRM resources, advocates, inspires, and networks to enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of camp and retreat ministries.
Learn more at UMCRM.camp