Our Core Values

Core Values

  1. God’s Love and Campers are the star: Everything else is in a supporting role
  2. Safety
  3. Hospitality
  4. Innovation and Creativity
  5. Quality
  6. Efficiency
  1. God’s Love and Campers are the star: Everything else is in a supporting role
  2. Safety
  3. Hospitality
  4. Innovation and Creativity
  5. Quality
  6. Efficiency

Staff Expectations at VBS

The Staff are made up of youth entering the 7th grade and older, and adults into their 90s! They are the heart and soul of this model of VBS. The campers are assigned to groups based on the grade in school they are entering this fall. There is one teen assigned as “The Backpack.” S/he literally carries a backpack whose color matches the name tag color of their group The backpack is full of supplies like wipes, games, first-aid kit, and group game toys for the campers. The backpack is the lead tent counselor for the color group of campers: yellow, green, blue and red. We usually have a ratio 1 to 5 camper to tent counselor staff in each of the groups. It is the tent counselors that make the “magic” of VBS happen and they are thrilled to be entrusted with the responsibility for caring for their campers during each day of VBS.

Below are the general expectations of ALL staff when in areas of the campus set aside for staff only and areas where we interact with the campers.

Camper Areas

  1. Eyes and Smiles
  2. VBS Shirts and Name Tags
  3. No Sun Glasses or Phones
  4. Attentive to campers

Staff Areas

  1. Use Phones and listen to Music
  2. Hanging out and chatting with friends
  3. Counselor Crafts

The VBS Staff App

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The VBS Staff iPhone app is a simple quiz app to teach and reinforce the core values and expectations for serving on the Vacation Bible School staff.

The app downloads the quiz questions via an Internet connection and in the event there is not connectivity, the app will default to quiz questions included in the app.
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