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Camp Ministry Intern (Summer)

What’s Camp Sharing Meadows, and how can you become involved in this unique, life-changing camp as one of our ministry interns?
  • What we do: Camp Sharing Meadows is a week-long values retreat for other-abled adults (otherwise known as adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities). Here, the Campers have the opportunity to participate in traditional camp activities, socialize with their peers, and, most importantly, grow spiritually!
  • When and Where: Our summer contract starts on June 1st and ends July 17th, 2020. Each week of camp starts with training at 2 PM CST on Sunday and ends at approximately 2:00 PM CST on Friday afternoon. Before our summer contract, we’re hoping that all camp staff come to the May Mini-Camp from May 15-17th (more details forthcoming). Camp is held in the St. Timothy Center in Rolling Prairie, IN.
  • Who’s Involved: Camp is composed of approximately 25 campers, 10 camp ministry interns, 3 cooks, and one nurse. Our focus is promoting equality among campers and staff to create a place where everyone is valued and respected for their unique personalities and talents.
Basic Requirements: The main responsibility of a Camp Ministry Intern is to be an available, understanding, and compassionate companion for the campers who leads them closer to Christ through their love and actions. A Camp Ministry Intern is assigned several campers to supervise during the entire week of camp. The ability level of each camper determines the amount of care Camp Ministry Interns will need to provide. Generally, Camp Ministry Interns monitor and assist Campers with their personal hygiene, eating and participation in activities. Camp activities include: campfires, hayrides, dancing, swimming, boating, fishing, talent shows, games, celebrations with God, group discussions, crafts, and even practicing a play (with costumes, sets and dance routines) to perform at the end of the week! Camp Ministry Interns are present with the campers most of the day as well as at night while sleeping in community dormitories. Staff free time is worked into the schedule daily. Staff has weekends (Friday afternoon -Sunday morning) off!
Training or Requirements: No experience is necessary to be a Camp Ministry Intern, though previous camp experiences are appreciated and helpful in the position. A Camp Ministry Intern must demonstrate patience, tolerance, and a caring nature when working with other-abled adults over the age of 18. Additional training is provided in the required orientation held 2 hours before each camp worked. 17+ years old, First Aid and CPR certified (we can help with this).
Organization Overview: The Share Foundation is a non-profit organization that exists to serve other-abled people and their families in Northwest Indiana. We foster a peaceful, rural, and Christian community for the other abled on 185 acres of land - Sharing Meadows. Here, we have a residential program with 5 villages that are home to 27 other-abled adults. We also have six week-long summer camp/values retreat at Sharing Meadows where other abled adults can socialize in a peaceful, loving environment.
Contact Information:
Emily Barsic
Share Foundation
Rolling Prairie, IN 46371  
P.O. Box 400
Phone: 219-778-2585
Fax: 219-778-2582

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