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Step One

Step One: The Application:

Persons seeking a volunteer or employed position with Camp All Saints need to submit an online application.

  1. To do this follow the "Online Staff Application" link. 
  2. Be sure to write down your username and password.  These are important and need to be unique from any username and password you may have used to register for a program at Camp All Saints.
  3. Here you will create a "dashborard" to work from.  Once you have entered your personal information you will be able to develop and submit your application. 
  4. To see a list of jobs (with job descriptions) click on the tab "add a new position" on the upper right side of your dashboad.
  5. Here you may pick from one or more positions you are interested in and then click the "Next" button at the bottom of the page.
  6. You will need to have the information for three references right away.  *Do not use family members for your reference.  The best references come from previous employers or people who have seen you do work similar to what you are applying for.  This is mandatory before you can go onto filling out additional forms so haveing this ready is a time saver.  If you are a graduating student who is 18 former teachers would work well for a reference.
  7. Time:  Expect to spend 1 - 3 hours on filling out the forms.  (The time is contingent on how readily available your information is.  
  8. Filling out the forms:  Be sure to save your progress as you move along.  If you keep a page open for to long it will cycle "off" and your work will be lost.  "Save frequently"

 ONLINE STAFF APPLICATION: Click Here

David Campbell, Executive Director, is the personel officer for Camp All Saints.  If you have any questions about the process you can call him 

at (903) 786-3148 or e-mail at dcampbell@edod.org

Step Two

Step Two: The Interview

Once the Camp Office has a complete application we contact you via e-mail or phone.

If we are proceeding with the hiring process, we will ask for a best time to conduct a short interview with additional questions, during which you may visit with us about any questions you have. We will ask to do this interview using GoTo Meeting, which is a computer-based meeting. If your computer has a speaker/microphone that is great. If not, you will be able to call into the interview if you are not able to make it in person.

If you are successful in this part of the process we will let you know that we would like to hire you or seek your service as a volunteer. We will give you a reasonable amount of time to consider the offer of a position. If you are unable to make a decision, we may move onto other applicants. If we do come to an agreement of a volunteer or employee position we will begin step three in the process.

Step Three

Step Three: Staff File

In this part of the process we need to complete a number of documents for your staff file.

We need the following:

Safeguarding God's People:  Volunteers must complete Safeguarding God’s People Training either by joining us at Staff Training or by completing the Online classes. If you choose to complete the training online you must register for the class using the link in the right sidebar. Once the diocese has your information we will create a Personal Identification Number for you (PIN) and send this with a password so you can access the online classroom. *Note – these classes are recognized by all Episcopal Congregations in our Diocese and the training is recognized for three years. Also, there is no cost for the on-line class.

Employed Staff Only:

A completed (signed) copy of your W-4 Form.

documents necessary for Camp to complete the I-9 Form in the presence of a witness. (current passport, or drivers license and social security card, military ID, or state Identification Card)

Drivers: All Volunteer/Employed Staff who provide transportation for others must complete a Release of Driving Records form. The original completed form (Signature must be notarized unless a copy of requestor’s Driver’s License is included) must be given to the Camp Office ten days prior to the program.

Step Four

Step Four: Completing Training (Summer Staff)

When you are hired, you will be informed of the schedule for staff training.

In two weeks we create a team of persons who are dedicated to fulfilling the mission of our camp. To do this, as a group we must prepare to serve all the people who are coming to participate in the program over the course of the summer. This includes, meeting and working with adult volunteers (this is a new group each week). Preparing to work with young people and making each program area safe and ready to use.

Since adult volunteers and youth both look to our employed staff for answers to questions, we intend staff training to be much more than a review of skills or preparing for one program area to the exclusion of all others. In two weeks, staff are expected to be familiar with all areas of our program, resources, diocesan policies, and have a clear sense of how Camp fits into the structure of Christian Formation in our Diocese.

Below are some of the areas we will be covering in staff training.

Program:

  • What does a Camp Day look like: for Sr. High, Elementary, Middler Camps.

  • Episcopal 101: What’s in the Book of Common Prayer, Bible, tips for helping with Chapel, and more

  • Age Characteristics: how to plan programs for different age groups

  • Discipline Model: We train and expect our staff to use a consistent Discipline Model 

  • Chapel: How Cabins help plan and participate

  • Digital Discipleship Ministry: website

  • Procedures and Practices in the following program areas: Arts and Crafts, Music, Sailing, Waterfront, fishing (not required), Challenge Course, Field Games, Camp Fire, and Talent Show

  • Our Food Service Program – What should we know & how can we help

  • Cabin Management – Building community in your cabin

    • Lifeguard Training May be offered for staff not currently certified. Having staff who are certified lifeguards before Staff Training prevents disruption and allows for a more cohesive staff. If you take a class before Staff Training the Diocese will pay up to $150 of the course fee upon successful completion.

Policies:

Summer Staff Policies and information. We will review this to be sure everyone is familiar with the information. Some of these include;

  • Safeguarding God’s Children All staff, are required to review this as a group. Since we are the primary leaders for Volunteers, we will spend some time in “role playing” how to work with each other in living into these policies.

  • Prevention of Sexual Harassment Policy for the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas.

  • Prevention of Sexual Exploitation Policy for the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas.

  • Health and Safety:Emergency Procedures First Aid and CPR Class (for those not currently certified)

  • Emergency Action Plan

  • Health Care Plan

  • How to fill out an Accident/Incident Report Form

Step Four for Volunteer Staff: Pre-Program Work

Youth Camp Programs: Volunteers should arrive at camp one day before the start of a program between 1 and 3 p.m. to allow time for settling into their cabin. At 3:00 p.m. the Director (or designee), will meet with the new group of volunteers to review files, procedures, and answer any questions you may have. It is expected that required training, such as Safeguarding God’s Children, will be completed prior to your arrival.

On Sunday Morning, all employed and volunteer staff are expected to be at breakfast at 8:00 a.m. We begin to plan the week starting at 9:00 a.m. 

On occasion, volunteers (including clergy) are unable to make this meeting. It has been the experience of the Director that any time a person misses this meeting there is a negative impact on the program week. All employees and volunteers are requested to adjust their own schedules to be sure this meeting is attended.