- June 1
Staff Training will begin on May 20. Staff should
plan on arriving between 1
pm and 3 pm. The first week of staff training
will be set up like a typical camper week. Staff will
follow a schedule similar to one followed by campers and
will attend activities geared to teach them their assigned
courses. During the first week of staff training, you will have the same restrictions
that campers have (no electronics or cell phones) and a
schedule that will include the same rising and bed time that
campers have (up at 7:30 am and lights out at 10:30 pm) .
The second week of staff training will be much more relaxed.
Staff will have access the staff lounge, weight room, phone
and computer, and their own music (See staff manual for
rules regarding personal electronics and cell phones).
There will be no lights out time for staff during the second
week of training.
flying to St Louis
If you will
be flying in, we will offer free airport pickup at 12
noon on the 20th. If you are not able to find a flight
that arrives into St. Louis before noon, you may arrive
on the 19th and we will pay for a hotel for the night
and pick you up from your hotel on the 20th at 11 am.
This way we will get everyone to the camp before 3 pm
for the start of staff training.
offer transportation service for departure flights on
Aug 12th, arriving at the airport at 12 noon. (So please
do not book your departing flight to leave before 1 pm
on Aug 12th) - We need to know everyone’s arrival
information so that arrangements can be made for transportation.
Dinner on May
20th will be the first meal served. Food and lodging will
provided free of charge for the remainder of the summer.
Breakfast on Aug 12th being the last meal available.
Our staff are a role model for our campers, and staff are
expected to dress accordingly. Staff dress
comfortably and appropriate for the weather and activity.
Staff typically wear jeans or shorts and t-shirts. Clothing
not appropriate for camp
with rude or vulgar language or inappropriate logos,
revealing clothing including; spaghetti strap tops,
shirts that reveal the mid-rift, short shorts, bikinis
or Speedo style swim suits (tankinis are ok). Shorts
should fall at least 3 inches below the buttocks.
shoes ie flip flops or sandals (tennis shoes, crocks and
boots are great!)
should be of a natural appearance and color. No
visible tattoos or piercings (other than a single piercing
in each ear). See staff manual for more information on
our staff dress code.
Staff will be
provided with one camp tee-shirt and one staff name tag.
Your camp shirt should be worn on the first and last day of
each session. You should wear your name tag every where you
go at camp. Any staff who does not have a clean camp shirt
or name tag should request one from the office. The cost of
extra camp shirts are $5 and name tags are $2.
Appearance and personal hygiene are important in setting an
example for campers, and we expect staff to use, and insist
that our campers use, good manners, clean language, proper
actions, neatness, cleanliness etc. We expect each staff
member to recognize the impact he or she may have on a
child. Your role modeling is essential and the behaviors you
choose will be emulated. If you are positive, fair and
honest, the campers will follow suit.
Individuals, while in the employment of the Cub Creek will
adjust their personal habits and actions to the customs,
policies and ideals of the program.
• No profanity or vulgar language is allowed on site. (Even
out of ear shot of campers)
• No fraternization, physical contact, or intimacy is
allowed between staff members on camp property.
• All conversations with campers should be of a “G” rating.
• Staff should not discuss their personal relationships,
problems or work issues with campers or in front of campers.
• Staff should never be “alone” with a camper (alone is
defined as with a camper and out of eye sight of someone
Camp ends on
August 11th. Campers will be out of camp by noon and
then we spend the rest of the afternoon cleaning and
breaking down camp. We will all go out in to town for
dinner on the 11th after we are finished cleaning. If
you need to leave right away, plan on being
finished with cleaning by 6:00 pm. - Please do not ask
to leave early, no one likes to clean, but it must be done.
(Final pay checks will be issued when we are done cleaning.)