Brookwoods Staff FAQs
Staff Expectations for the Summer of 2021
We anticipate that you have many questions about how camp will operate safely during the summer of 2021. We will be utilizing the State of New Hampshire guidelines for residential camps and the American Camp Association’s Field Guide for Camps on Implementation of CDC Guidance. These documents will help us develop safe and healthy programs as well as best practices for cleaning and sanitizing camp. It is important to note that both of these documents are changing often. For now, we are making plans based on the current guidelines. We sincerely hope that these guidelines can be relaxed and that some guidelines will become unnecessary by June.
Before Arriving at Camp
What will happen if a camper or staff member tests positive for Covid-19 while at camp?
Maintaining a Bubble
Other Off-Site Excursions
LDP and SALT Trips
Staff Leaving Early
What is the difference between Camp Brookwoods and Camp Deer Run?
What does it mean to be a Christian camp?
Do I need to be a Christian?
How old do I have to be to work at camp?
How is camp organized?
What kinds of jobs are available at camp?
See the “Staff Positions” page for details.
- Program Staff and Specialist – Skill areas, Boat Driver, Swim Instructor, Tripping Staff, Horseback Riding, Woodworking, Craft Shop, etc.
- Food Service
- Medical Staff
- Business Office
Do I need to love the outdoors?
What is the work schedule?
What does a day at camp look like?
7:00 – Wake Up and Cabin Cleanup
7:30 – Devotions
8:00 – Breakfast & Singing
9:00 – Bible Study
10:00 – Morning Activities
12:30 – Lunch
1:30 – Rest Hour
2:45 – Afternoon Activities
4:00 – Open Waterfront
5:30 – Dinner
6:30 – Evening Program
9:00 – Return to Cabins/Devotions/Lights Out
When do I need to arrive?
All staff are required to come to “Staff Week” training before camp. This training is approximately two weeks prior to the start of the first camp session. Lifeguard Training is offered before Staff Week begins, which includes First Aid and CPR. If you are able, we encourage everyone to be a lifeguard. You will get an email with dates from Tim Nielsen, our Director of Ministry Services. To see this year’s camp calendar, please see the “Dates and Rates” page for the official start date of camp.
When does camp end?
Where will I stay?
What do I need to bring?
Clothing & Equipment List
- 6 t-shirts or shirts
- 2 pair blue jeans
- 2 pair pants
- 8 pair athletic socks
- 4 pair shorts (athletic)
- 2 pair wool socks
- 2 modest bathing suits (one-piece for girls)
- 8 sets underwear
- 2 pair sneakers/tennis shoes
- 1 wool or fleece sweater
- 1 pair hiking boots/shoes
- 1 dress outfit for banquets (modest)
- 1 long sleeve heavy cotton shirt or sweatshirt
- 1 flashlight with extra batteries
- 1 alarm clock (non-electric)
- 1 rain jacket and pants (waterproof, NOT water-resistant)
- Laundry bag
- Bible, reference books, & lightweight journal/notebook
- Sleeping bag (lightweight, compact) with stuff sack
- Bedding, towels
- Stationery, postage stamps, and writing utensils
- Insect repellent/Afterbite/sunscreen/lip balm
- 1 windbreaker-type Jacket
- 1 long sleeve heavy wool shirt
- 1 daypack for daily use around camp
- 1 pair rain boots
- 1 pocketknife with can opener
- 2 bandanas
- Sports equipment (i.e., racquet, ball glove, etc.)
- Musical instrument
Please refrain from bringing any small electrical appliances: hairdryers, curling irons, radios, handheld computer games, etc.
An important note about footwear:
Good quality hiking boots or shoes are necessary because of our tripping program. We highly recommend that you break these in before coming to camp. Don’t forget to wear your wool socks!
Many foot injuries at camp are the result of improper footwear. Camp is a tough environment with an abundance of rocks, roots, sticks, along the paths and dirt roads. The BEST footwear you can wear are closed-toed shoes that will stay on your feet while running. Campers will not be able to participate in an activity if they do not have on the appropriate footwear and we have the same expectations for staff. Flip flops are permitted at the waterfront.
And where do I do my laundry?
How is the food?
How much do I get paid?
Do I need a car?
Can I bring my computer?
What is the weather like?
Do I need a health exam?
Do cabins have bathrooms?
Is there a dress code?
Daily clothing should be modest and appropriate. Please do not bring shirts with suggestive graphics or alcohol advertisements.
Men may choose to bring a nice pair of shorts and a nice shirt for the end of the month banquet and Staff banquet.
On Sunday mornings we require staff wear their camp uniform shirt with navy or khaki shorts for Brookwoods.