Dean's Letter to potential counselors
It's only a few months until Camp Minneboji for this year! And we hope that you will consider being a part of the wonderful group of counselors this year.
We anticipate that over 300 children in grades 4-8 will attend (with another 40 or so in 9th grade "Honors Camp"). For more information on camp dates, location, & theme, please see the main page.
Please consider being a cabin counselor this year. While there is no pay for being a counselor, this unique opportunity to serve the Lord by serving the children creates meaningful bonds between you and the kids and between you and fellow counselors and staff. Your filling out a counselor application will be the first step in the selection process. You must fill out the application if you wish to be considered as a counselor. A form will be mailed to you after I hear from you, indicating that you do wish to serve. Please respond to this request by e-mail, regular mail, or phone ASAP, but certainly by April 1st.
Cabin counselors for grades 4-8 are responsible for about 10 children each, and you are teamed with another counselor. Sometime in May, a Counselor
Guideline booklet is sent to those who have been chosen to be counselors. This booklet will answer your questions about specific counselor responsibilities.
We will again be offering a longer, more in-depth Counselor Training Session on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Faith Lutheran Church,
Sioux Falls, from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. I will inform you more about this session if you apply to be a counselor and are selected. But at this time, please be informed that this session is planned and that you are HIGHLY encouraged to attend. I don't know that I can mandate attendance, since the many responsibilities of life don't permit us to be in two places at once! But the session will be very helpful in your service as a servant of God and the young people committed to your care.
Counselors are asked to report to camp on Sunday, in time for the 1:30p.m. "Counselor Detail Meeting," which takes place in the camp "headquarters" for our week in the cabin Baumann. Children begin arriving at about 3 p.m. for registration. Camp ends with devotions at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Again, thanks for considering service as a counselor. And please contact
if you would like a counselor application form.
God's PEACE and JOY to you!
Pastor Scott Sailer
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Faith Lutheran Church
601 N. Cliff Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57103