Camp Pastor (United Methodist Clergy):
Who better than pastors to be alongside campers making faith-forming decisions!
Why should I be a Camp Pastor?
If you find yourself questioning whether or not a week at camp is what you want to do, we have ten reasons why we think it will be a week well spent!
- Spiritual renewal – Witness the Love of Christ being accepted.
If you come, other church staff, volunteers, parents, young adults, youth and children will come and share in a life changing experience.
Set a record number of steps on your pedometer.
One camper comes free.
You don't have to sleep in a bunk bed. (But you can if you want!)
It’s no vacation (seriously, we asked the Bishop - don’t use your vacation days).
Helps you connect with your staff and volunteers (assuming they come too).
- No meetings all week.
What should I expect as a Camp Pastor?
- How involved you want to be in the camp activities is up to you. Some Camp Pastors choose a cabin, stay with one group of campers all week, and participate in their activities. Often, Camp Pastors prefer to stay in a private room and float from group to group. Both are great options!
- Free Room & Board
- Free Camp T-shirt
What are my responsibilities?
- Plan to be on grounds for the entire week (Monday thru Friday)
- Be available to paid staff, volunteer staff, and the campers for spiritual direction and/or counseling.
- Be present and available at meal times and participate in as many camp activities as possible.
- Help lead a closing communion service, and be available for other fitting times of worship and devotion, especially when sacramental leadership may be needed.
- Advocate for Camp Horizon and help recruit volunteers and campers for your week of camp.
- Offer insight about camp, campers, and staff to help foster a quality experience as we pursue excellence in making disciples of Jesus Christ at Camp Horizon.