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StaffPortal

Welcome to the Summer Staff portal!  

Here you will find updates for Camp Ondessonk summer staff regarding paperwork, training dates, and other information.  Please check back frequently for updates!

Staff Announcements:

Send all completed forms AND copies of certifications to:

Camp Ondessonk ATTN: Lucia Hodges 3760 Ondessonk Rd. Ozark, IL 62972  or email to volunteer@ondessonk.com.  

 

Training Information:

NEW** If you are working 2nd Half cannot be at Orientation (Due to Finals/School Responsibilities ONLY), you should plan to arrive by Wednesday June 27 for a mini orientation.  This will go from 6/27-6/30 and you will begin second half responsibilities on 7/1. **

Wilderness First Aid: Monday May 21 & Tuesday May 22– ALL ADVENTURE STAFF not currently certified, Nature Staff strongly encouraged.  Anyone else is welcome.

LEADERSHIP STAFF Training: Wednesday May 23-Friday May 25

RED CROSS CPR/AED/First Aid: Sunday May 27 @ 9AM. This is a limited enrollment class for those that CANNOT find a CPR/First Aid course PRIOR to arrival at camp.  There are very few spaces available.  I recommend getting your CPR before this if you can.

ALL STAFF ORIENTATION: Sunday May 27 @1pm – Friday June 1 @1PM

OPEN HOUSE AND HOMECOMING: Saturday June 2– This is required for ALL paid staff and for LITs who are working FIRST HALF.  Second half LITs do not need to attend the open house.

Additional Activity Training: Saturday, May 26th 9am-5PM:  Boating Training for Aquatics Staff; Wrangler Training; Nature Training; Challenge Training; Range Training- For activity area staff.

Use this link to tell us when you will be arriving and what trainings you will be attending, if any:  CLICK HERE!  Pre-Orientation training dates listed on the form are for paid staff only, not LITs.

Check in for Orientation & Leadership Training is from 1-3PM on the first day.

Camp Dates:

Session 1 (Coed): Sunday June 3-Saturday June 9

Session 2 (Coed): Sunday June 10- Saturday June 16

Session 3 (Coed): Sunday June 17-Saturday June 23

Session 4 (Boys Week): Sunday June 24-Saturday June 30 *End of First Half*

Session 5 (Coed): Sunday July 1-Saturday July 7 *Start of Second Half*

Session 6 (Girls Week): Sunday July 8-Saturday July 14

Session 7 (Coed): Sunday July 15-Saturday July 21

Session 8 (Coed): Sunday July 22-Saturday July 28

Session 9 (Coed): Sunday July 29-Saturday August 4

Required Paperwork:

  • LITs: LIT paperwork 2017
  • Paid Staff UNDER 18: Under 18 Full paperwork
  • Paid Staff OVER 18: Over 18 Full Paperwork  *RETURNING STAFF WHO WERE OVER 18 LAST YEAR DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE DIOCESE APPLICATION BUT DO NEED ALL OTHER PAGES Beginning with page 7.
  • Copies of ALL Current Certifications (CPR/AED, First Aid, Lifeguarding, Wilderness First Aid, etc.)  Here is a link to CPR and First Aid certifications which are accepted by camp: http://www.acacamps.org/resource-library/accreditation-standards/first-aid-cpr-recognized-certifications.   You must have an exam with an instructor for it to count.
  • If you need CPR/First Aid, you must find a course prior to arriving at camp.  Those that are unable to take a course prior to arrival should contact Greg.  Adult and Child CPR/AED/First Aid is REQUIRED for paid staff, strongly recommended for LITs.
  • If you are over 18 and have already completed the full Diocese Child Protection Training at Camp in a previous year do your refresher course here: http://safeandsacred-diobelle.org.  The refresher course is called “Internet Safety”.  Send us your certificate of completion along with the rest of your paperwork.
  • Prior to Orientation, all staff should complete this online training:  https://lnt.org/teach/online_camp_course.
  • All Tax forms will be required to be completed through Paycor, your online paycheck provider.  You will receive an email asking you to login to the system with sensitive information like your social security number. This is how you will be able to view your paychecks. If you don’t create a login, you will still be paid, but you won’t be able to see your final pay amount every 2 weeks.  If you have questions about Paycor, please let me know.
  • Staff will be required to present appropriate identification in order to verify your I-9 form.  Proper forms of ID include: 1. Passport 2. Driver’s license AND Social Security Card or 3. Driver’s license AND Birth Certificate.
  • If you are bringing a car, you will need to know your Make, Model, and License Plate # when you arrive.

Send all completed forms AND copies of certifications to:

Camp Ondessonk ATTN: Lucia Hodges 3760 Ondessonk Rd. Ozark, IL 62972  or email to volunteer@ondessonk.com.

Professional Development:  Check out these opportunities prior to Camp!

Staff- Take advantage of a full year of American Camp Association Membership for free. Now is the time for them to join! Benefits include a free ACA webinar, a 40% discount on Chaco products, and more. The only requirement is that you must be new to the ACA.  If you took advantage of this offer last year, you will need to renew your membership at the student rate.
Join Link: http://acacamps.org/membership/free

 

Wilderness First Aid Course:  This year we will NOT be offering WFA at camp.  A Wilderness Medicine Certification (WFA/WAFA/WFR)is REQUIRED for Adventure Staff and STRONGLY ENCOURAGED for Nature, Wranglers, Unit Leaders and Everyone Else.

Other places to find wilderness medicine courses: SOLO, WMI, WMA.

Aquatics Courses:

  • Click here for more information on upcoming Lifeguard certifications in Carbondale.
  • John A Logan is offering a Lifeguard course beginning April 26th.  Info can be found here.  
  • Check here for Lifeguard Certifications near Belleville and O’Fallon, IL.
  • Click here for American Canoe Association courses all over the country.

Here are other camps offering certifications (LG, CPR, First Aid) all over the country.

Staff Announcements:  Check back often to see what’s new!

  • STAFF Family Visit Day will be Friday July 6.  Parents may arrive as early as 1:30PM on Friday for Tug and may stay through dinner and/or the Closing Campfire.  Lodging is available in Units or at St. Noel for an additional fee.  RSVP BELOW
  • This RSVP will be available beginning in April.

 

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