OCA Accredited

AS an accredited camp, Camp Gitchigomee follows and maintains the set of standards developed by the Ontario Camps Association. The OCA supports, advances, promotes and accredits camps throughout Ontario, providing resources to ensure quality in all areas of operations, programming, health and safety, and employment.

Camp Gitchigomee Corporate Objectives

“To operate and maintain a Christian camp where children and others receive instruction in the Christian faith, and where camping, sporting, crafts, water skills and nature study are enjoyed. This camp shall provide opportunities for children, youths and leaders to grow in the Christian faith and in community, through Bible teaching, worship, example, service and Christian living.”

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is charged with the responsibility of managing the affairs of the corporation. The Board is composed of six directors, elected and retired in rotation at the annual general meeting, plus the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Algoma (ex-officio). As of March 2017, the Board consists of the following:

• President: Michael Wolfe

• Vice-President: Melanie Gottfred

• Secretary: Jessica MacRae

• Treasurer: Selina Meakin

At Large: Roberta Wolfe, Ellen Teahan, Tanelle Rabachuk, Danielle Reszitnyk, and Danny VanLenthe

• Ex-Officio: Bishop Anne Germond

Our annual General meeting is normally held during the month of March. At this time, the annual reports are presented, elections held, budget approved, and other business as may be necessary.

Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every other month, except July, August and December. Members are welcome at these meetings to provide input for decisions.

Membership

Camp Gitchigomee is made up of persons who have a keen interest in the camp, and who have applied to the Board of Directors to become members. Applicants must verify that they

• are at least 18 years of ages

• are active members of Anglican or other Christian churches

• recognize and support the objects, mission and values of the corporation

• have paid the annual membership fee (currently $5.00)

Applicants become members when they have been admitted by the Board and informed as such by the Secretary. Membership entitles voting privileges at the annual and any general meetings of the Corporation.

Members are encouraged (as they are able) to take active roles in the spiritual, operational and financial aspects of this ministry.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please complete the Camp Gitchigomee Membership Application form (.rtf file) and forward it to the camp office.

Committees

Four Standing Committees have been established to assist the Board in managing the camp. They are the:

• Nominating Committee

• Finance Committee

• Property Committee

• Programs and Personnel Committee

As may be necessary, the Board may establish Ad Hoc Committees to undertake specific tasks.

Staff

Camp Gitchigomee is blessed with many volunteer staff who give of their time & talents to make the camps happen each summer. Each camp week is overseen by a different camp Director(s), who assemble a team of individuals whose gifts are suited for that specific age group of campers. All staff must apply for a position, submit a clean police record check, be accepted and receive training.

Volunteer Staff:

• Camp Director(s)

• Assistant Camp Director

• Health Care Provider

• Spiritual Director(s)

• Cabin Leaders

• Junior Cabin Leaders

• Crafts Leader

• Sports & Games Leader

• Maintenance Leader

• Dining Hall Supervisor

• Campfire Leader

• Babysitter

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, to go to our Volunteer page

Employed Staff:

Waterfront and kitchen staff complete the staff complement and are paid positions. Interested applicants can apply here, completed forms can be submitted to campgitchigomee@shaw.ca

Waterfront Director
1. The National Lifeguard Service’s Award. Waterfront preferred.
2. Standard First Aid and CPR “C” Certificate.
3. Red Cross Water Safety and LS Society Instructor.
4. Canoeing experience &/or certification.
5. Minimum Age 18 years.
6. Lifeguard experience (minimum of 2 years preferred).

Lifeguard
1. Current National Lifeguard Service’s Certificate (Waterfront preferred) or Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross Award.
2. Current Standard First Aid and CPR “C”
3. Minimum age 16 years.
4. Red Cross/LS Instructor Award and some canoeing experience preferred.