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2020 Staff Meeting Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at Living Hope Fellowship - 4954 Arrowhead Drive, Helena.
  • Friday, February 21 - 6-7 PM Organizational Meeting 6-7 PM

  • Friday, March 27– Fundraising Dinner - 6-7:30 PM - Living Hope Fellowship

  • Friday, April 9 - Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

  • Friday, April 24 - 6-7:00 PM - "Touching Bases" Meeting
  • Friday/Saturday, May 8-9 - BOOTCAMP staff training
  • Thursday, June 4 – 6-7:00 PM - "Touching Bases" Meeting

  • Thursday, June 11 – 6-7:00 PM - "Touching Bases" Meeting

  • Saturday, June 13 – 10AM-5:00 PM - Prep Day - Johnsons Home- Department head requirement

  • Thursday, June 18 – 6-7:00 PM - "Touching Bases" Meeting
  • Thursday, June 25– "Touching Bases" Meeting
    • SEP Montana Youth Camp staff assignments posted
    • SEP Montana Day Camp staff assignments posted

ARRIVAL TIMES at HELLGATE CAMPGROUND for SEP Montana Youth Camp (Overnight Camp):

  • Friday/Saturday, July 10-11  – All Staff Arrive
  • Friday night, July 10- First staff meal
  • Sat, July 11- Setup / Staff Night
  • Sunday, July 12 - Church / Setup / Training / Staff Night / Staff Orientation
  • Monday, July 13- Final Setup / Final Training
  • Tuesday, July 14- 4-6 PM - Kids arrive
  • Saturday, July 18- 6 PM - Kids go home
  • Sunday, July 19- 3PM - All staff return home
Monday, August 11-14 – SEP Montana Day Camp
  • Monday, August 10 - Staff Arrive for Training & Setup at 8 AM
  • Tuesday, August 11 - Campers Arrive
  • Saturday, August 15 - After camp take down

A limited number of staff positions are available.  This is a volunteer position and you must fill out a staff application to be eligible.  If you have a skill that you think would be beneficial for this year's camp or a future years camp, please make note of it.  All staff must have criminal background checks on file to be qualified to participate at camp.

If you enjoy working with young people and have a positive attitude and want to be involved in a relaxing, but high energy environment (translation:  HARD WORK), you will have a blast at this youth camp.  The activities are fantastic, the food is excellent, and the people are the best!

As a staff member, YOU ARE THE EXAMPLE!  Staff are the first to volunteer.  Staff are the first to try new things.  Staff are the first to clean up, set up, lift up!  We have very high expectations for our staff.  If you are ready for a challenge and are willing to meet the bar, apply for a staff position with SEP Montana.

Staff counselors, assistant counselors, staff and activity leaders must be on-site before camp starts and after camp ends for required training and set up/take down.

It is anticipated that all attendees (staff and campers) will attend the scheduled church service(s) and/or chapel service(s).

What to Bring to Overnight Camp: 
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  • HEAVY Sleeping bag  (it gets COLD at night)
  • Pillow
  • Change of clothes
  • Long pants
  • Pajamas
  • Towel
  • Jacket
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water shoes or Sandals (for water activities)
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Insect repellant
  • Sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Flashlight
  • Chap stick / Lip Balm                 
  • Medication/Inhalers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Modest swimwear (NO bikini's or speedos - one piece bathing suits only)
  • Life jacket
  • Cap/sun visor (optional)
  • Toiletries (deodorant, toothbrush/paste, etc.)
  • Hairbrush/Comb
  • Shorts
  • Sweatpants/Sweatshirt
  • Extra underwear/socks
  • Towel
  • *Water bottle
  • Fannie pack with water bottle holder
  • Waterproof watch

Children of Staff:  If you are an official staff member, you are eligible to have one child per full time staff member attend camp at no charge.

Staff Positions:  We need staffing in a variety of areas.  Sample areas include:

Water Skiing Jet Skiing Kitchen
Counselors Chapel Tubing
Lifeguard Swimming Mini-Camp
Photography Office Staff Volleyball
Team Challenge Sapphire Mining Fishing
Arts & Crafts  Camp Nurse Campfire Sing-A-Longs
Guest Speakers Wilderness Skills

If you have a skillset which you think might make a good camp teaching opportunity (leather working, parasailing, underwater basket weaving, etc.), please tell us about it.  It might become part of the next life-changing camp experience.

Pets:  No pets are allowed.

On-Site:  Once you are on-site, we expect you to be on-site and dedicated to the camp experience.  Unless there is a specific reason to leave camp which has been approved by the camp director, staff is expected to be at the camp facilities the entire time of camp.

Lodging:  Unmarried/single adult lodging will be provided in tent facilities.  We have a limited number of camping spots reserved for married staff to bring in RV's, campers, trailers or other lodging facilites.

Electronic Devices:  Please do not bring walkmans, ipods, laptop computers, or other electronic devices or items of value unless it is necessary in your area of work.  Cell phones are permitted, but there is limited cell phone reception.

Important Phone Numbers: 

  • Camp Director Tobe Johnson:  406-439-5986 / 406-458-8604

Valuables:  Please do not bring valuables.  The camp is responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

Food:  Food will be provided for the duration of camp by the kitchen staff for all attendees.