New Staff Application

Do you have a partially completed, saved application? Retrieve it with your unique password. If you don't know it, please email cvp@vesperpoint.org.

Getting started...
When you save your application, a unique password will be supplied so that you can retrieve your application at a later date (useful if you start it now but want to continue later).
Contact and School Information
Full Name
Preferred Name
Date of Birth (eg. 10/22/1995)
Home Address
Mailing Address
Email
Cell Phone (eg: 423-123-1234)
T-Shirt Size Adult: S   M   L   XL   XXL
Currently In High School   College
Name of School
Status in Fall 2018 Fr   Soph   Jr   Sr   Grad
Your Photo
(preferred)

(head and shoulders close-up)
Are you a U.S. Citizen?
Yes   No
Do you have any physical, mental, emotional or behavioral restrictions that would make it difficult for you to engage in any position, sport or activity listed on this application?
Yes   No     If yes, explain:
Please list any of your social network sites:
The dates of employment begin with Staff Training on June 5 and end after Clean Up on August 1. Unless excused by Tim Bond, all staff are required to attend Staff Training, June 5-10.

Certified boat drivers must attend our own Boat Driver Training (dates TBA). All lifeguards and boat drivers must be 18 years or older and bring with them to camp their official boat certification and lifeguard certification. Camp will reimburse for expense incurred for any of these certifications. Please check with us in advance if you plan on getting certified and reimbursed.

Periodically throughout this application you'll be reminded to save your work, which is helpful
if you need to continue it another time. You can retrieve it at the top of this page.

Position and Term Dates

All staff must be at least 15 years of age and have completed 10th grade.

Check the position below that you are applying for:

Work Crew
Kitchen Crew
Cabin Counselor
Jr. Counselor (rising high school senior or rising college freshman)

Term dates (all summer except for work and kitchen crew)

Term 1 (6/10 - 6/30)
Term 2 (7/7 - 7/28)
All Summer (6/10 - 8/1)*

* NOTE: At this time, staff will not be working the week of July 1. Some staff may be offered a position for that week.

Please check any that apply to you:

I am a certified lifeguard
I am a certified boat driver
I will have my lifeguard and/or boat driver certification before the summer

Please be aware that CVP is an "unplugged" environment. During camp sessions, summer staff have very limited use of electronic media and communication devices such as cell phones.

Work History
Please list camps you have worked at:
Name of Camp State Position Year Worked
Please list other employment, beginning with most recent employers:
Employer Position Supevisor Phone Date

Personal Information

Church attending:

Do you regularly attend?
Yes   No     If no, why?

Campus ministry involvement:

Contact for ministry:
  Phone:

Please answer the following as briefly as possible (255 characters maximum)...

Describe your devotional practice:

What experience have you had that you consider to be valuable background for serving on a camp staff?

Explain your ministry experience with children:

Have you had experience leading groups in the past few years? Explain:

Counsellorships are only available to those who have a conscientious respect for organization and the need for compliance with rules and regulations that place the welfare of campers ahead of personal interests. How do you feel about this?

Can you still be energetic and show enthusiasm even though your responsibility may become rather routine?

Is a limited time off schedule satisfactory with you?

How would you describe your ability to get along with others?

My goals for my campers would be:

How did you hear about CVP?

Do your parents support the possibility of you working at CVP?
Yes   No

What are your two strongest qualities?

What are your two weakest qualities?

Describe your growth in Christ this past year:

More Questions

You can expand a little here...

How does a person become a Christian?

What is the biggest struggle (spiritual, social, academic, etc.) you have dealt with this year and what has the process taught you?

Who are your heroes?

How do you resolve conflict?

What do you hope to gain personally from a summer at CVP?

Describe your work ethic.

Tell of a time when you shared Jesus Christ with another person.

Please write your personal testimony explaining when you became a Christian and important moments in your Christian life.

Do you play the guitar? Yes   No

Are you interested in helping lead worship? Yes   No

Activity Proficiency

Please rate your competency level from 0 (no skill) to 5 (advanced skill)...

Arts & Crafts
Drama
Kayaks & Paddleboards
Baseball/Softball
Fishing
Volleyball
Basketball
Frisbee
Dance
Water Ski
Swim Instruction
Bouldering
Soccer
Outdoorsman
Archery

Personal Views

Please choose one word that best describes your personal views on the following and state any personal involvement...

DRINKING:
  Do you drink? Yes   No
If yes, most recent?

SMOKING:
  Do you use tobacco products? Yes   No
If yes, most recent?

ILLEGAL DRUGS:

PREMARITAL SEX:

ABUSE: (physical, sexual, emotional)
  List any experience you've had:

CUTTING:
  Do you participate? Yes   No

PORNOGRAPHY:
  Do you participate? Yes   No

ABORTION:
  Do you support? Yes   No

TATTOOS:
  Do you have any? Yes   No

BODY PIERCING:
  Do you have any? Yes   No

EATING DISORDERS:
  Do you have or ever had this in the past? Yes   No

CURSING:

COARSE JOKING:

HOMOSEXUALITY:
  Do you condone or participate? Yes   No

Background Check

We do a criminal background check on all employees.

Have you ever been arrested and/or convicted of criminal charges?
Yes   No
If yes, please explain:

Social Security Number:

Driver's License Number:
State:

List any accidents or traffic violations you have had in the past three years:

FINAL CHECKLIST
I agree with the Mission of CVP as provided on the Summer Staff Policies for Camp Vesper Point.
I have read and agree with the policy sheet as provided on the website.
I have completed the application accurately and truthfully.
I hereby authorize a background check to be made prior to my employment at CVP. I realize the results of the background check are confidential but required for employment. (required)
I understand the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs are prohibited during my time of employment at CVP. I am willing to submit to drug testing.
I have included my personal testimony with this application (earlier on form).
I will distribute three reference forms to individuals other than family members for them to complete and have them mail them directly to CVP at 554 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37402.
I understand that CVP is an "unplugged" environment. If I am employed, I will have very limited use of electronic media and communication devices during camp sessions.
Signature
(must match full name at top of application)
Date 2018-01-16

Thank you for applying! We look forward to getting to know you better. Please do not hesitate to give us a call or email us if you have any questions.
Office:
Ammi (423) 648-7936
cvp@vesperpoint.org

Camp Director:
Tim Bond (423) 364-1385
tbond@vesperpoint.org