Leadership Development

ARE YOU READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Since 1928 God has been using Gimli Bible Camp to introduce thousands of people to Jesus Christ. Our mission is to “Reach the otherwise unreached” by giving them the opportunity to experience the unconditional love and joy that only He can give. Christian camping is the most effective tool of evangelism used by God and we want to train the next generation of leaders to be effective in His harvest. He is capable of accomplishing what we cannot.

The Leadership Development Program at Gimli Bible Camp is an opportunity to experience camp life, build relationships, learn life skills and develop leadership skills. There are two tracks to choose from in LDP. One is for future cabin leaders and the other is for those who want to help the camp through Work Crew. LDP will run from July 2 - July 20 this year. It is designed to give you a biblical base and training in what ministry is: to serve Christ both at camp and in the community. During the first two weeks there will be a lot of instruction. There will also be daily bible studies, games, swimming and other recreation activities. During the 3rd week of the program you will work in a cabin as a junior cabin leader or rotate through the various background jobs at camp. For those who are ready we may ask if you will continue to serve as a staff member in August. Our desire is to keep mentoring you throughout the summer. We want you to become a strong leader.

LDP is the best way to prepare for a full summer of service at camp. GBC is looking for young people who can demonstrate an ability to quietly serve others with joy and without seeking attention or glory for themselves. LDP may be the most difficult thing you will have ever done, but it will also be one of the most powerful experiences of your life. Our goal is to help you live out your Christian faith more intentionally. Because we get to know you and you experience how we do our mission here at GBC. Completing the LDP will make you a better Summer Missionary in the years to come.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM?

SPIRITUAL GROWTH: You will be challenged and stretched as you build relationships through daily activities, Bible studies, and discussion times. You will be asked to go beyond your normal limits, and as you do so you will be able to see God work in and through you. Whatever the summer brings, it will provide ample opportunity for you to trust God more.

WORK EXPERIENCE: LDP will offer times of hard work (don’t think that you are coming to camp for a holiday). There will also be about 1 hour of recreation each day. Your day will include Bible study and discussion, laughter, spontaneous fun. The LDP members will spend a lot of their time learning; what it means and takes to be a cabin leader, how to teach a skill, lead a camp game and cabin devotions.

Download the LDP (Leadership Development Program) Information and Application here.

Summer Staff

Camp is a verb

Friends, good times, experiencing Jesus, and a bit of crazy fun - what could be better than experiencing a week at camp? How about sharing that experience with someone else! Wouldn’t it be cool to see God use you to transform someone’s life forever? It could happen this summer.

We’re looking for people of all ages with a missionary heart who love Jesus and are willing to die to self and serve Him. If that’s you, Gimli Bible Camp could offer a very fulfilling ministry experience. All our staff position are volunteer but we may offer an honorarium to help you a bit :) .



Annual Staff Summer Positions (numbers needed per week)

  • Cabin Leaders: (25) Responsible to the Head Cabin Leader. Will care for all the needs of a group of assigned campers. They shall eat, sleep, play and participate in all activities with their group. It is the Cabin Leader's opportunity and responsibility to personalize the ministry to each child. He/she becomes the spiritual inspiration and moral example to the campers. Will instruct up to two skills per day as assigned by the Program Director. Must be at least 16 years of age or have completed a recognized LDP training session. Your example will be the Jesus the children see.
  • Special needs workers: (1-3) Responsible to the Director. To primarily care for one camper who has been identified as needing extra assistance to fully participate in camp. Will work with the other cabin leaders to provide for his/her needs and integrate into the cabin group. Training and support will be provided by the Director as needed.
  • Program Director: (1) Responsible to the Director. In charge of all activities in the camping program including skills, wide games and chapel teams. He / She is not to instruct each activity but rather to be responsible for the organization and supervision of instructors for the various activities. Need to be very organized and enthusiastic. As a senior staff member will mentor other staff and assist wherever necessary.
  • Head Cabin Leaders: (2) Responsible to the Director. Ministry is to encourage and mentor cabin leaders, help with discipline and be alert for anything that would inhibit campers or staff from deepening their relationship with God. Will prepare a morning devotion for all staff once a week.
  • Leadership Development Program Facilitators (3) Our LDP mentors young people in serving God with all their heart. We have tracks for future cabin leaders and work crew. We want our best staff to train our volunteers of the future.
  • Office Manager: Responsible to the Director. To run an organized air-conditioned office. Duties include all communication by phone/ mail/ email, entry of camper data, running reports and preparing mailings. Training provided as necessary. Will work weekends and take time off during the weekdays. Independent position.
  • Lifeguards (3) Responsible to the Camp Director. In charge of the waterfront and all waterfront activities. Need NLS certification.
  • Health officer (nurse) (1): Responsible to the Camp Director. To provide medical advice to the Director, administer minor first aid, care for and distribute medication. He/she is to maintain written records of each accident, illness and treatment. Requires Standard A first aid certification.
  • Cooks and kitchen help (6) Responsible to Kitchen Coordinator. Will prepare food and keep kitchen clean at the highest standards
  • Maintenance and dishpit (4) Responsible to the Assistant Director. Will clean and maintain the property. This position is very physically active. Preference given to those who have gone through the Work Crew track of our Leadership Development Program
  • Speaker (1) Responsible to the Director. Ministry is to present chapel messages and encourage campers and staff in their Christian walk. Passionate about proclaiming that Jesus is the Way the Truth and the Life. He/she should be actively involved in the spiritual formation of the campers throughout the day. May be asked to do the Friday morning devotion for the staff.

Some staff are called to be here all summer, some for only a week. Is God prompting you to come? All ages needed. Talk to me ASAP! 

Don



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