Sarah, our Summer Camp Director, is working to finish hiring our summer staffers who will spend the summer pouring into our campers. Are you interested in supporting them?!
Summer at Asbury Hills is less than 100 days away! This means that we are knee deep in putting the final touches on Summer 2020 and preparing for our campers. This is where we need your help. Would you be willing to pray for and support a summer staffer? Would you be willing to send them notes of encouragement throughout the summer? This is exactly what we ask of our summer staff sponsors.
What does it mean to sponsor a staffer? Who can sponsor a staffer? Does it cost anything? Why should you sponsor a staffer?
Your answers are here!
What does it mean to sponsor a staffer?
This simply means that you are volunteering to pray for and support a summer staffer (or more than one.) You are agreeing to keep them in your prayers throughout the summer. We also encourage our sponsors to send their staffer little notes of encouragement throughout the summer. There are few things more exciting than getting fun mail while working at camp!
Who can sponsor a staffer?
This is open to anyone! We like to have folks who already have a relationship with Asbury Hills because you understand our mission. Whether you are a camper or staffer, have a camper or staffer at Asbury Hills or know someone who went to Asbury Hills, we would love for you to volunteer! We have had Sunday School classes, small groups, couples, groups of friends, and individuals sign up to sponsor. This is really open to anyone!
Why should you sponsor a staffer?
We encourage folks to sponsor a staffer to show support to our summer staff. These folks spend the summer pouring into our campers and ensuring that they have the best summer camp experience possible. Can you imagine how encouraging it would be to know that someone outside of our gates was praying for you? Our staff truly appreciate it.
How much does it cost?
Absolutely nothing. We do not charge sponsors to support our staff. However, you are always more than welcome and encouraged to make a donation in honor of your staffer.
When will I know who I am sponsoring?
As soon as all of our staff arrive at Asbury Hills and begin training, you will start hearing from Paige, our Marketing & Communications Director. Once staff arrive, we can have them fill out a small info sheet which allows us to give you some information about your staffer. This will include their favorite color, snack, candy, hobbies, etc. Once they fill out the sheet and we can compile it, Paige will send you an email with details on your staffer.
How are staffers assigned to sponsors?
Randomly! When you fill out the Google Form to sign up, you can select if you’d prefer to have a staffer assigned to you or if you’d prefer to pick yours. If you selected to have one assigned to you, they are paired randomly. If you request a certain person, we do our best to fulfill those requests as it will be done on a first come first serve basis.
How often should I send a letter or note of encouragement? What about care packages?
As often as you want! We suggest sending 2-3 letters throughout the summer–one at the beginning to introduce yourself, one in the middle of the summer and one towards the end. Of course, the more the better! Care packages are welcome, too! Just be mindful of what you are sending. We ask if you send food that it is packaged well. Depending on the staffer’s schedule, it could sit in our office for a few days so we want to avoid it going bad and to avoid unwanted critters.
Some care package suggestions: coloring books, stickers, glow sticks, journaling supplies, books, t-shirts, etc.
How do I sign up to sponsor a staffer?
By filling out this Google Form, you can sign up to sponsor a staffer. We ask that all sponsors fill out the Google Form entirely. We ask for your email address so we can send you updates throughout the summer. We ask for your mailing address so staffers can send you mail and so that we can send you a thank you note.
Hopefully this resource answered your questions about sponsoring a summer staffer! If not, feel free to email Paige. She handles all things staff sponsoring. We are so grateful for your support of our mission at Asbury Hills. Without your prayers and support, our ministry would not be possible.
Thank you for volunteering to sponsor a staffer!