Thank you so much for your willingness to make a difference in the lives of children by helping out with Sports Camp 20--.

Check-in & Checkout

-    Make sure when campers arrive at your sport that they each have a name tag with your sport and their group listed on it. If they don’t, it means they may not have signed in, or may not have signed a waiver. An assistant coach must return with them to the registration table to get a name tag. Check each night for name tags.

-    Assistant coaches will be responsible for checking children out and dismissing them from camp each night. Campers do not leave until they are checked out by the assistant coach. (On Family Night, they will be checked out before going to team-building.)

Safety and First Aid

-    Once campers arrive at your sport each night, they are not to leave your area without an assistant coach accompanying them. This means campers need to be escorted to and from the registration table, refreshments, team-building, water breaks, etc. If a camper gets hurt, escort him or her to the church lobby (registration table) for first aid assistance. If it is urgent, use a head coach’s cell phone to call our camp nurse (###-####). If it is an emergency, dial 911, and then call the camp nurse and the camp director (###-####).

Family Night

-    On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, pass out flyers and remind campers to invite their parents to come out for Family Night on Thursday.

-    On Thursday night, the campers will warm up/stretch and then demonstrate to their parents what they have learned that week. After they do their cool down/stretch and are checked out, you will lead them to team-building. This time they will be in one big group, along with their parents. This is when we will present awards. You must check them out before leading them to team-building because the campers will not return to your sport again. (If any of the campers do not have a parent there, you will need to keep track of that child during Family Night, until their parent arrives and can sign them out.)

-     After team-building is over, everyone, including workers, campers, and parents will head to the fellowship hall for an ice cream social where the camp highlight video will play while they eat ice cream. Once people are finished eating their ice cream, they are free to leave.

General Guidelines

-    Pray, pray, pray for workers and campers. Pray for safety and salvation.

-    Keep a wristwatch or other timepiece with you and stay on schedule!

-    Remember that this camp is an outreach. Most of the campers will not be church members, so please be Christ-like in all of your actions and attitudes as you relate to campers, their parents, and other coaches. Make sure you encourage them to come back to church. Mostly, make sure they have fun while learning a little about their sport and about Jesus!

-    Make campers feel welcome. Encourage them to invite their friends and families to come the next night and to Family Night.

-    Each night, encourage campers to come back and bring their friends.

-    Each night you will be responsible for helping your head coach choose one (or two if you cannot decide) camper who best demonstrated the theme for that night. We will provide certificates for you to give to these campers at the end of the night.
Monday: All-Star Attitude
Tuesday: Hustle Hero
Wednesday: Terrific Teamwork
Thursday: Fantastic Finisher (everyone will receive a certificate)

-    Remember that you will have a different number of campers each night because new kids will show up and some will switch sports.

-    Cell phones will be for head coaches only. Please help us enforce this with your youth helpers. Head coaches are permitted to use cell phones only for urgent matters related to Sports Camp.

Station Location

•    Volleyball (Court 1 in gym)
•    Basketball (Court 2 in gym)
•    Soccer (field between street and backstop)
•    Baseball/Softball (field next to playground, in front of backstop)
•    Cheerleading (fellowship hall)
•    Registration (church lobby)
•    First Aid (registration table, church lobby)
•    Team-building (sanctuary)
•    Refreshments (FLC lobby)
•    Ice Cream Social (fellowship hall)

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