Loft Country Volunteers
You're invited to be part of the Summer Days at Loft Country experience. We know the kids are going to love it, but having you there is what will make it memorable for them. It’s the relationships made that the kids will remember long after the bumper cars and waterslides are done. Be a part of a team that’s building relationships and making memories with kids in a way that points kids to Jesus. Be a leader and make camp come alive!
Who can volunteer: People who have a passion for Jesus and for fun! Grade 6 students to grandpas and grandmas.
Location: Loft Country - 2640 248 Street, Langley
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Surrey - July 17 & 18
Langley - July 19 & 20
What team will you help make amazing?
You qualify to be a Junior Leader if you are going into Grade 6-8. As a Junior Leader, you will be under the leadership of the Village Youth staff who will position you where you will shine. You help make camp happen and the younger kids think you are so cool!
Kindergarten-Grade 2 Group Leader
A K-Gr2 leader and a helper will be assigned to a group of 10-12 kids for the two camp days. They will develop a relationship with these kids as they rotate through different activities: Worship, horseback riding, wagon rides, teaching, small groups and much more. The K-Gr2 Leaders are not responsible for the teaching, but they guide their group to stay on task and support the Leader of that area. The leader will get to run a small group time each day to connect together as a group and connect with the teaching of the day. Leaders help to create a great camp experience for their group by keeping them organized, safe and most importantly by having fun! This age group of kids is great because so much of camp is a new experience for them and they are so excited.
1:1 Camper Assistant 9:30am – 4:30pm
A 1:1 Camper Assistant, or “Buddy”, will be assigned to a specific child for the duration of camp. They will help to maximize the child’s camp experience by providing assistance to the child in areas outlined by the parent or guardian of the child. This may include assisting in things like physical fine/gross motor tasks during gold panning or playground time, preparing the child for transitioning to another activity, or taking the child for a “cool down” / “chill out” break time in a cool space we have created just for this purpose! All kids are welcome at camp and all of them respond and interact differently. Let’s make it a great opportunity for all of them to hear about Jesus in whatever way works for them!
Grade 3-5 Group Leader 9:30am – 4:30pm
A Grade 3-5 leader and a helper will be assigned to a group of 10-12 kids for the two days. They will develop a relationship with these kids throughout the camp as they rotate through different activities: worship, horseback riding, bumper cars, waterslide, teaching, small groups and much more. The Grade 3-5 Leaders are not responsible for the teaching, but they guide their group to stay on task and support the Leader of whatever area their group is in. The leader will get to run a small group time each day to connect together as a group and connect with the teaching of the day. Leaders help to create a great camp experience for their group by keeping them organized, safe and most importantly by having fun! This age group is super fun because they are brave and bold and really into it. They have done this before!
In order to be on this team, you need to be a registered nurse or be first-aid certified. If you volunteer to be part of the Nursing/First Aid team you will be part of a team of about 4 others. Nursing/First Aid volunteers are stationed in one of 3 first aid stations at camp. You and your partner will respond to needs at your station, or as directed by your team leader. All first aid volunteers carry walkie-talkies and training will be provided on procedure and protocol for first aid at camp. Safety first! We love our kids.
Parking Team 9:00am - 10:00am
If you are part of the Parking Team you should be prepared to proudly wear your orange safety vest and diligently navigate carloads of eager campers to the closest free parking spot available. You will be helping families to safely park in the field and find their way to the crosswalk where they can cross safely to camp. The parking team makes the first impression on those coming to camp.
Kitchen 8:00am - 2:00pm
If you are part of the Kitchen Team you should expect to have lots of fun. You’ll be busy prepping morning coffee and snacks to welcome the volunteers when they arrive and then you will move on to preparing simple snacks with the team and also delivering them to the kids during their snack time. Once the daily snacks are delivered to each group then kitchen clean up and prep for the next day begins! Both kids and volunteers love snack time!
Check-In and Check-Out 9:00am - 4:15pm
This team is responsible for the pass-off of the campers when parents drop them off and when they pick them up. Safety and security are important to us, so every child is officially checked into a set location and each parent is given a security code to use to pick up their child at the end of the day. The Check-In and Check-Out team will be provided with all that is needed to securely check the campers in and out of their groups.
Greeting 9:00am - 10:30am & 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Greeters are one of the first people to make an impression on families each morning and we want to make a great first impression! We love our community and want them to feel welcome and cared for at camp. We need two shifts of greeters each day. One for when kids are arriving and one for when they are heading home. You should be prepared to welcome people, help them find their way and hand out maps or any necessary camp information. Greeters should be friendly, outgoing and engaging.
Set up Crew Monday, July 16 - 9:00am-5:00pm
Come for a few hours or come all day. We will be hanging signs, prepping the field for parking, setting up the auditorium seating and décor, prepping the first aid room, prepping our Small Group and teaching areas, cleaning, organizing the kitchen, etc. It’s a lot of fun to work shoulder to shoulder and anticipate how all of the kids will experience this amazing camp. Come on out and help us get ready!
Tear Down Crew Saturday, July 21 - 4:00pm-6:00pm
Well, the party will be over, but the work and fun don’t end. Come out and help us pack up all of our supplies and signs and set the camp back up to be how we found it. It’s fun to tell stories about all the cool things we saw happen in all of the spaces as we clean up. Join us and help us finish well!