We are so glad that you're interested in serving with CEF
at Camp Good News this summer!

If you have any questions about this application (or anything else regarding camp),
please contact camp director Kim Erickson:

PO Box 1125 · Minot, ND 58702 · 701-557-0767 · camp@ndcef.com

Personal Info

Age *
Please choose your volunteer status: *
Has any of your contact information changed?
Which is the best way to contact you? *
T-Shirt Size (Adult men's sizes) *
Any children attending with you as a camper must be registered. Staff children (ie, the staff member is the parent/full-time guardian) may attend for half-price. Sponsorship is available to you as well if needed. You can register them at www.ndcef.com/camp-good-news/registration

Christian Walk

Your Relationship with God
Have you received the Lord Jesus as your personal savior? *
Your Relationship with Other Believers
Are you currently involved in a local church? *

Camp Involvement

Which week(s) of camp do you desire to serve? (Weeks start with orientation on Saturday) *
Each camp week includes a mandatory orientation session for all staff. Dates above are written to include the orientation held each Saturday evening before the Sunday arrival of campers. Please plan accordingly so that you can attend your orientation!
Please indicate your housing need: *
Learn more about the job descriptions of each role at camp! *
Job Descriptions

Bible Teacher: Teach a 45 min. class twice daily for 4 days using CEF materials

Skills Teacher: Plan and lead a 45 min. class twice daily for 4 days in a skill area of your choosing

Nurse: Distribute daily medications and provide medical care as needed

Counselor: Develop relationships with students by caring for and supervising them in a cabin, acting as team leader, and participating in activities throughout the day

Head Cook: Plan and prepare three daily meals for all campers and staff

Cooks: Assist with all things kitchen-related

Service Team (STM): Work with team to fill vital service roles such as dining hall cleanup, daily dishes, bathroom cleaning, classroom assistance, and other service projects as needed. STMs must be at least 14 unless currently a CYIAer.

Dishwasher: Works to maintain clean, orderly kitchen area and expedite the cleaning process by washing and putting away dishes that come in during kitchen prep time (before meals & after STMs finish main meal cleanup)

Camp Grandma & Grandpa: Find ways to connect with campers who need a little extra attention and spend time investing in them

Camp Speaker: Provide daily gospel message for children during evening chapel session

Missions Time Leader: Lead a 30-minute session Monday-Thursday sharing the purpose and application of mission. A template will be provided for you to help you get started and can then be personalized. 

Mini Camper Director & Assistants: Organize and run childcare for all non-camper staff children (over 1 year old) throughout the day as their parents serve in their roles at camp

*Points Person:  Tally all Verse-O-Rama each afternoon and tally team points each evening

*Canteen Assistants: Assist with the snack shop each afternoon

*Evening Snack Coordinator:  Organize and distribute the evening snack for all of camp each evening. (Please let us know if you are interested in planning and bringing the snacks to camp. Camp will cover the cost.)

*Cabin Checker: Complete cabin and bed inspections and determine winners daily

*Waterfront Manager: Manage all boats, ensuring each has an adult present and all passengers are wearing life jackets. Ensure that all boating equipment is put away properly.

*Beachfront Manager: Guard the gate to the swimming area; run check-in and check-out in accordance with our buddy system during rec time.
*Lifeguard: The lifeguard has the opportunity to serve by keeping campers safe two different times of the day. Must be certified.
The following is a list of available positions (and quantities). Please check the positions you are interested in! *Starred roles are partial-day jobs that can be paired with another role. *
Please note: We have a limited number of spots for STMS each week. First priority is given to those students who are currently involved in our summer CYIA program. Any non-CYIA STMs must be 14. We are so grateful for the interest in being an STM but cannot guarantee a spot to non-CYIAers. (If you're interested in our CYIA program, please head to www.ndcef.com/cyia to learn more!) *

Medical Info

For the health and safety of all minors in our care, we ask for health info in case there is an emergency. (If you do not have health insurance, please type "NA" in the insurance-applicable boxes.)
Does this applicant have any of the following conditions? *
Do you (or any non-camper children) have any food allergies or dietary restrictions? *

Compliance & Statement of Faith

All first-time CEF volunteers are required to complete a background check.

This ensures the safety of all staff and students that we work with. The background check will also ask for your compliance with CEF's Statement of Faith, our Doctrinal Protection Policy and the CEF Worker's Compliance Agreement, and will ask you to view the Protecting Today's Child presentation. These documents are important for the integrity of our ministry, so we ask that you please review each carefully!

The background check is completed separately from this volunteer application. Background checks must be completed and processed before you are able to serve at camp. A link to begin the background check will appear once you have submitted this application!

You may also click here to open the form now in a new window! CEF Background Check
Returning CEF volunteers are required to renew their background check information every five years. Our staff will be in touch with you with further instructions if it is time for your five-year renewal!

We also ask that all volunteers review the following documents annually.
This ensures the safety of all staff and students that we work with, as well as the integrity of our ministry. Please read each of the following documents to ensure that you are still in agreement with each of them, then sign below. (Clicking the links will open the documents/presentations in a new window.)

1. CEF Statement of Faith
2. Doctrinal Protection Policy/Worker's Compliance Agreement
3. Protecting Today's Child video
Checking the following boxes confirms that you have reviewed the documents/videos and remain in agreement with all of the statements below. *