The applicant is applying to work or volunteer at summer camp. The applicant may be working to lead activities at the camp, assist in kitchen responsibilities like after meal clean ups, minor housekeeping, or oversee the daily lives of campers as camp counselors. All staff have the responsibility to maintain high levels of safety and quality in providing a welcoming environment reflective of the camp's commitment to Christian hospitality and learning. Applicants should be able to communicate effectively with guests of varying ages, backgrounds, and cultures. Staff work and live in a close community with 8-15 other staff member for the full summer season along with different weekly volunteers
Your honest evaluation helps us know the applicant better as part of the application process. References also help us support and better understand the applicants we do hire, so that we can thoughtfully mentor then in their work. Please consider the applicant's maturity level and character as you complete this form.
To be used as a reference, one must be over 21. One must not be a family member and should know the applicant predominately on a professional level. One must be able to thoroughly and objectively evaluate the applicant's strengths and weaknesses without serious conflicts of interest. Applications are only considered complete once two reference forms for the applicant have been received. Your prompt response is appreciated.
If you do not feel you can complete the form objectively or you would prefer to offer input more directly, please contact Hope Montgomery at 503-355-2310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What position is the applicant for whom you are filling out this form applying for?
How long have you known the applicant, and in what capacity?
Check the applicant’s greatest strengths (especially at a summer camp and retreat center)
Goes extra mile to make activities fun
Children/youth respect the applicant
Makes co-workers better
Communicates with tact and respect
Good with problem children/youth
Relates well to different age levels
Responsible when left in charge of task
Safety conscious/doesn’t break things
Easily engages in conversation and connection with others
Offers a calm presence
Check what might be a weakness for this applicant (especially at a summer camp and retreat center)
Sometimes not sensitive to others needs
Can seem mean, rude, or offensive
Has problems with authority
Problems working with peers
Can be easily influenced or distracted by other youth or co-workers' behavior
Could wear out over a whole summer
Does not have much experience working with children
Sometimes unaware of when to be serious
Has a knack for working w/others
Works well with certain people
Seems unsure when working with others
Likes to work alone
Has problems working with others
Looks for ways to help everyone
Will help if you make a point to ask
Is helpful at times
Has to be pushed to take initiative
Is often not very helpful
Works too hard/runs self into the ground
Works to improve when criticized
Can be defensive when criticized
Describe an instance the applicant has really impressed you
Describe an instance when the applicant has had problems with someone and how it was handled.
Check what best applies in regards to the applicant’s maturity level
Mature beyond their years
Average for their age
Mature at times, immature other times
Not as mature as others their age
Exhibits questionable judgement or unawareness of self
Doesn’t act their age, very immature
Tell what the applicant does regularly that makes this applicant a good spiritual leader.
What of the applicant’s personal qualities could be a potential obstacle in their spiritual leadership?
Check the boxes that apply in regards to the applicant’s moral/religious character
Constant positive example everywhere
Deep/mature faith in God
Good heart despite some rough times
Questionable example outside of work
Tends to think in black and whites
Can be too close-minded religiously
Works hard to live out faith
Poor discretion in what he/she says
Seems unsure of faith at this time
I've noticed no indicator of applicant's moral/religious character
Share your feelings on the applicant caring for children/youth who are very important to you?
I trust the applicant as much as I trust myself
The first I would leave children with
I am fine leaving children with them
I would use the applicant when I really need to fill a spot or if they were serving with another person
Probably not, I don’t trust the applicant
No, I know the applicant is abusive or otherwise unfit (Explain below)
Please explain if you checked the applicant is abusive or otherwise unfit
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