A summer in Kodiak, Alaska
promises to be an unforgettable, life changing experience with many hours of fun,
adventure and hard work.
What Will I Do? Summer staff lead and assist in camps such as kayaking, horsemanship, pottery, gymnastics and challenge course (to name a few) for children entering 1st through 8th grade. Half their day is spent directly working with the children of Kodiak. The other half is spent attending discipleship classes, planning camps and doing service projects around the 32 acre KBM campus. Our summer team also spends three separate weeks ministering in the nearby village of Ouzinkie.
Summer staff have most weekends to choose from a variety of activities such as backpacking, river and ocean fishing, kayaking, and surrounding island camping trips. There is also the option to rest up for another busy week at camp.
Who Can Be on the Summer Volunteer Staff?
Our summer staff is made up of college students, young professionals and young at heart who come and experience a unique island ministry by living in community, exploring biblical principles and growing in practical disciplines of the Christian life.
Specialist Opportunities If you have an area of expertise you would like to share Summer Day Camp is always looking for new camps to provide for the children of Kodiak. In recent years we have enjoyed doing specialty camps in horsemanship, science, drama, and various sports. Our specialist come anywhere from one to six weeks throughout the 12 weeks of summer.
What Do I Need To Do Next? Please start by getting in touch with Kelli Foreman through email or over the phone (see her information below). Then fill out the summer volunteer staff application. Once Kelli receives it she will begin the process of checking references and talking with you more over the phone.
If you want to apply yet have some questions you would like answered feel free to contact Kelli at anytime. She and her husband direct the summer program and would be more than happy to help.
What are the Costs?
$1,500 covers our summer volunteers summer program experience.
Airfare to and from Kodiak (our staff will make all the travel arrangements)
Room and board (this includes three meals a day, plus snacking food. This also includes all laundry soap and use of machines)
Vehicle use (this includes boat transportation to nearby islands and the village of Ouzinkie)
The use of our facility (we have a number of ocean kayaks, an indoor rock wall and challenge course, fitness room and gym)
What are the Dates?
May 21st – May 26th - Staff orientation and training. This is also the weekend of Kodiak’s famous Crab Festival so we allow time for enjoying this festive event!
May 27th – 1st Day of Camp!
Throughout the month of June our first group will travel to the village of Ouzinkie to lead camps for the village.
June 26th – Some summer staff are unable to commit to the entire summer. New staff come at this time who will work with us the rest of the summer. June 30 – July 4 – Staff Retreat. Children’s programs are closed and our summer staff take a retreat to a new locations around Kodiak Island. This time provides opportunities for staff and spiritual development.
July 11th – Some summer staff leave at this time who have spent the first half of the summer working with us.
We will send our second team to Ouzinkie in July.
Our third team will go to Ouzinkie in early August.
August 21st – Last Day of Summer Day Camp
August 22nd – Cowboy Mounted Shooting Event! Our horsemanship campers will participate in an event put on by Kodiak Baptist Mission on this date. We ask that as many summer volunteers stay to support their campers as possible.
The camping season runs May 21th through August 22nd 2014
Session I – May 21st through July 11
Session II – June 26 through August 22nd
The summer is split into two sessions. We encourage staff to commit to one full session (dates are flexible around each session). We do understand that school and summer schedules can be busy; please contact Kelli at 907.486.4126, with any questions regarding dates.