Welcome to the Summer Internship Program!

Many exciting things are happening here at Camp Daniel and we are thrilled you will soon become part of them. Your summer experience will open a new world of new ideas, opportunities, and avenues of service that you didn’t think was possible. We are committed to helping you succeed during this great growth opportunity.

Link to Facebook Group

Link to Download GroupMe App

This webpage was created to provide you with all the information and resources you need to know throughout the internship. In addition to this webpage, you will be invited to the 2018 Summer Interns Facebook group to connect you with the rest of the Intern Team. You will also need to download and create an account with GroupMe, it will be our primary form of communication during camp. These pages will serve as a place for you to find answers and ask any questions you might have.

To-Do List

1

Read & Explore

Read all information included in the Acceptance Packet.
Explore all the information on this page.
2

Write & Compile List

Write Support Letter and compile mailing list. View example support letters to get an idea of how to write your own.
3

Email

Email Support Letter to Evan at evan@campdaniel.org for editing and approval.
4

Create & Email Bio

Write a short bio about yourself and email it to Evan along with your picture. (You should be the only person in the picture) This will used to create your personal fundraising page.
5

Wait

Evan will contact you to discuss your Support Letter and additional fundraising strategies.
6

Mail

Mail out approved Support Letter
Include: Approved letter, tax deductible slip, and pre-stamped & addressed return envelope (optional)

Important Dates

April 21st

Finish Support Letter and Submit to Evan for approval

May 1st

Latest date that Approved Support Letter should be mailed out

June 1st

50% of funds due ($400)

June 20th

100% of funds paid-in-full ($800)

June 20th - Aug 7th

Program in Session

Be checking your email, the Facebook Group, and the GroupMe app for reminders of important dates and information.

Do not forget to download the GroupMe app.

Do Not Create a GoFundMe!

We will be creating a personal fundraising page on our website for you!

ex: www.campdaniel.org/your-name

Click to Access the Fundraising Resources!

Arrival

Arrival at Camp Daniel’s Little Newton Lake campus is on June 20th between 3 PM – 4 PM.

Move in will begin upon arrival, followed by dinner at 5:30 PM.

An all staff meeting will follow dinner. Bring something small (object, photo, etc) that represents who you are to share with the group.

Pre-Week & 5 Weeks of Camp

During the 11 days prior to the start of camp, you will work alongside staff in the final preparations and staging for camp. You will also take part in in-depth training sessions to prepare for the different scenarios that arise during camp. The days prior are also a time to build relationships between the 2018 Interns and Camp Daniel staff to create a strong, unified team, ready to bring about another outstanding summer at camp. As a member of the Intern Team, you will help set the tone for the success of Camp Daniel’s summer camp season. 

Once the weekly sessions begin, interns will be role models throughout all areas of camp. The Intern Team works alongside staff, and other workers to carry out Camp Daniel’s values of spiritual, relational, and recreational growth among all campers and volunteers. Interns will help coordinate the daily activities, support counselors in the cabin, and lead by creating an atmosphere of unity, encouragement, and engagement throughout camp.

Departure

The program will end back at the Little Newton Lake campus on Tuesday, August 7th after a final team meeting to debrief and reflect on the experiences everyone had throughout the summer.

Packing List

Be prepared for all types of weather. Also bring work clothes than can get dirty.

Dress modestly – No midriff baring shirts, yoga pants, leggings, spaghetti straps, or short shorts. Remember that revealing attire can be sexually stimulating to many of our campers and we will be setting the standards for all other counselors.

Swimsuits – All suits must be modest. Any two piece suit must be worn with a colored t-shirt.

Theme meal costumes and props – Check out the Theme Meals tab for more information.

Must Bring

  • The final amount of money you owe
  • Bring something small (object, photo etc) that represents who you are for the first day.
  • Bath towels, wash cloths, hand towels, pillow, sheets and blankets.
  • Sunscreen, and insect repellant.
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Flashlight, Bible, watch (highly recommended), alarm clock, extension cord, 3 prong adaptor and fan
  • Whistle; if you were a counselor at a previous camp, bring the one you were issued in previous years, if you do not have it we will give you one.
  • Water bottle
  • Shower shoes (Flip flops)
  • Tennis Shoes

Our Recommendations

  • Foam bed pad
  • 2 shower towels, swim towel, hand towel
  • Rug for by bunk
  • Plastic type bag for bringing shower stuff into gross bathrooms (mainly for ladies)
  • Another tip is to bring clothes in a bin or laundry basket. Digging through a suitcase can get messy fast. The more organized you are the better.

Do Not Bring

  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Firearms

Theme Meals

Camp Daniel takes pride in going above and beyond in everything we do, so participation in theme meals and themed events is required of all interns.  This means you will be required to dress up for every meal for all five weeks, so come prepared! Please bring whatever you have for theme clothes. Thrift shops are where we get all of ours, so that’s a good place to look if you wanted to find some to bring for yourself.  We will also be going through camp’s theme clothes before camp so you can claim your outfits for the summer if you do not have enough. 

Breakfasts: Lumberjack & British

Lunches: Hunting Camp, Hawaiian, & Christmas

Dinners: 50’s, Pirate, French (Formal), Italian, & Western

Themed Events: Red vs Blue Pep Rally & Totally Tubular 80’s Dance Party

Check out Camp Daniel’s Pinterest boards for lots of ideas!

Camp Daniel's Boards

Red Team

Maddie Kocian

Caleb Crawford

Terrence Jones

Brooklyn Seals

Chelsea Claussen

“Teamwork makes the dreamwork!”

Stevie Wonder

Blue Team

Tony Duncan

Zech Benoit

Erin Schmitting

Sydney Bub

Scheduled Time-Off

During the week and a half before camp starts, there will be some scheduled free time and group activities to break-up our training sessions. If for some reason you need to leave during that time please contact us ahead of time and we will discuss your situation. During the five weeks of camp, each person will have scheduled time-off to rest to help prevent burnout. On the weekends, there will be scheduled time-off for group activities or for your personal free-time.

Leaving Grounds

During the whole duration of your time at Camp Daniel, if you plan to leave the grounds during a weekend or scheduled time-off, it needs to be approved with an Intern Director.

Tell Us ...

... If You have Physical Restrictions

If you have any physical restrictions, please let one of the leaders know. This is for scheduling purposes during camp we can match you to work in accordance to those restrictions.

... If You have Food Restrictions

If you have any food restrictions, please let Annissa know as soon as possible. We will be providing three meals a day and have snacks throughout the day available. (Whole fruit, granola bars, and individual chips, etc) Feel free to bring your own food/snacks/soda before camp. There will also be a separate space for you to store food during camp that you can use during your scheduled breaks.

Important Contacts

Annissa Hartwig

Intern Director

(715) 927-5329

Ruth Hucek

Intern Director

(715) 927-3404

Evan Hartwig

Intern Director

(715) 891-0528

Program Description

“Interns will be overall good role models and leaders that promote unity and spiritual, relational and recreational growth among counselors, campers, workers and staff. This program will be used to equip participants with the skills needed to be effective leaders, with a focus on discovering and implementing their unique strengths as leaders.”

Program Vision

“The Intern Program is part of Camp Daniel’s Summer Staff Team. This is an opportunity for participants to build their leadership skills. Interns play a fundamental role in the operational workings of the summer sessions. They help plan the training sessions for counselors and the activities that campers participate in during a week of camp. During camp, Interns help run these programs and lead as support to counselors.”