Recharge Counselors Volunteer Page

MEMO:  All Recharge Staff Volunteers

Dear fellow faith seekers & disciple makers,

We’re looking forward to an amazing Recharge season.  Throughout this past year small teams of dedicated summer staff & volunteers have been working on the theme and companion music, Bible studies and large group sessions in preparation for our 2012-2013 Recharge season.  Thank you so much for volunteering to bring this aspect of Luther Park’s ministry to life.  Recharges wouldn’t happen without you!  What an awesome opportunity we have to explore what faith is all about.  Who better to share this message with our young recharge participants than you?  As we embark on this journey to Recharge our faith and the faiths of our campers, please keep all our Recharge participants in your prayers—campers, chaperons, staff and volunteers.

This manual will help as you prepare for the weekend ahead.  You’ll be asked to help with skits and scripture readings during the large group sessions.  The bulk of those sessions will be led by the band and the volunteer speakers.  You and a partner are responsible for leading Bible study/active learning sessions for a group of about 10-12 campers.  You’ve been provided with materials for those studies, as well as for the Friday evening devotional, which you’ll lead with your cabin group.  You will also lead a small group elective session with a partner on Saturday afternoon.

Recharge Dates:

Middle School: November 2-3, 2012
Middle School: January 4-5, 2013
High School: 
March 8-9, 2013

Arrival Times:

Please try to arrive by 6:00 p.m. or earlier on Friday so you can greet your campers in your cabin by 6:50 p.m. Camper check-in begins at 7:00 p.m.  Plan some kind of “get to know you” activity to lead with your cabin group at about 7:45.  (Note: you won’t see your cabin group again until after the large group session at approx. 9:30).  The first large group session will take place in the dining hall at 8:30.

Stop at the Welcome Center when you arrive. You’ll be able to pick up your name tag and a FREE t-shirt, and there will be a light supper provided.  There will also be some last minute details to go over for the first large group session as well as supplies for the first small group session.  We will have a brief staff meeting at 6:15 p.m. in the Welcome Center conference room.  Our only other real staff meeting will be at 10:30 p.m. in the staff lounge.  This is following the first Large Group & Small Group Session and snack, and right before bedtime.

What to Bring:

Be sure to bring your sleeping bag or warm bedding, towels, warm clothes (both indoor and outdoor), active foot wear (seasonal) an alarm clock, Bible, pen, plenty of imagination and a cooperative attitude.  Be ready to share your faith and help kids grow!

Additional Resources:

For more information on volunteering at Recharge weekends, contact program@lutherpark.org.
Please RSVP
, as space may be limited (need varies based on number of campers registered).

Click here to visit the 2012-2013 Recharge webpage