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 2019 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 23rd

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

June 23rd - Aug 12th

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 23rd.

Arrival times for returning interns is between 10 AM – 11 AM. Arrival times for first-year interns is between 4 PM – 5 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 weeks prior to the start of camp, all interns will take part in training sessions to prepare for the different experiences that arise during camp. Interns will also work alongside staff in the final preparations and staging for camp. The pre-weeks are also a time to build relationships between the Interns and Camp Daniel staff to create a strong, unified team ready to bring about another successful summer. As a member of the Intern Team, you will help set the tone for the success of Camp Daniel’s summer camping season.

Once the weekly sessions begin, interns will be role models throughout all areas of camp. Interns play a fundamental role in the operational workings of the summer sessions. Along with staff and other volunteers, interns help execute the training sessions for volunteers, run activities, participate in theme meal shows and entertainment, 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 campus on Monday, August 12th 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

To Be Announced

“Teamwork makes the dreamwork!”

Stevie Wonder

Blue Team

To Be Announced

Scheduled Time-Off

During the weeks before camp starts, there will be scheduled free time and group activities to break-up our training sessions. 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, interns are not permitted to leave the grounds without the approval of an Intern Program Director. If you wish to leave the grounds during the pre-weeks, a weekend, or scheduled time-off, it needs to be approved with an Intern Program Director. 

Important Contacts

Annissa Hartwig

Intern Program Director

(715) 927-5329

Ruth Hucek

Intern Program Director

(715) 927-3404

Evan Hartwig

Assistant Camp Director

(715) 891-0528

Program Mission

“Interns will be overall good role models and leaders that create an atmosphere of unity, encouragement, and engagement among volunteers, campers and staff. This program will be used to equip participants with the skills needed to be effective leaders, with a focus on building community and serving others.”

Program Description

“The Intern Program is part of Camp Daniel’s Summer Staff Team. Interns play a fundamental role in the operational workings of the summer sessions. They help execute the training sessions for volunteers, set up and run activities, participate in theme meal shows and entertainment, support counselors in the cabins and more.”