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The SaLT Program is best experienced by attending the 10-day staff training and completing a four-week session. This allows each participant to experience 2 weeks of serving in the kitchen and 2 weeks of serving as an assistant counselor, as well as the full Biblical discipleship curriculum. Preference is given to applicants who are able to serve for a full four-week session. If you are very interested in serving but have a conflict that would prevent you from serving for a complete session, reach out to the SaLT Supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just like IdRaHaJe’s summer staff, SaLT participants have about 24 hours off on weekends. During a typical week, this off time begins after the completion of cleaning on Saturday (usually by 11:00am) and concludes when staff and SaLTs return for check-in on Sunday at 11:15am. During weekend off time, SaLT participants may stay on site or leave camp. If they stay on site, food and lodging are provided.
SaLT participants get to take part in many of IdRaHaJe’s camp activities. When serving as assistant counselors, SaLTs help facilitate various games and skills programs for their campers. Adventure activities and games are also incorporated into the SaLT Program, providing great opportunities for our SaLT team to build community and have fun with one another!
SaLT participants are highly encouraged to attend Staff Training with IdRaHaJe’s summer staff. This allows for practical training on kitchen duty and counseling basics, as well as time dedicated to building relationships with summer staff and fellow SaLTs. SaLT participants who attend staff training are better prepared to serve effectively and have a stronger sense of unity with the IdRaHaJe summer staff team as a whole. Preference is given to SaLT applicants who can attend staff training.
Along with all of IdRaHaJe’s summer staff, SaLT participants do not keep their phones during a week of camp. SaLTs turn in their phones on Sunday morning at staff check-in, and receive them back on Saturday after end-of-week cleaning. If a SaLT participant needs access to his or her phone for a job interview or to call home, this can absolutely be arranged. The best way for families to encourage their SaLT participants throughout the week is by sending letters or emails to our camp office, which will be delivered daily!
There is no financial cost to participate in the SaLT program. First time participants are asked to pay for fingerprinting through Identogo, but will be reimbursed after staff training as long as they bring the receipt.
The SaLT Program is absolutely eligible for service hours as long as it meets your school’s requirements.