Chequer Tree Camp want to deliver a memorable and life changing week away for children giving opportunities to grow in confidence, meet new people and meet God. We value the contribution of volunteers to lead and help make camp a reality.
Each year Chequer Tree Camp welcomes returning leaders, who have volunteered many times before but also welcome new leaders, and each time by the end of the camp many shared experiences have been had and memories made together.
How to book
Please fill in the application form below; you will need to have the contact details of two references ready. One of these should be a character reference and one should be a church leader or someone that can comment on your spiritual growth. At the end of the form you will be asked to contribute financially towards your place on camp, however if you have any problems with this please let us know.
Once we have received your application form, we will be in touch to confirm your place. You will also receive an invoice to pay for your place on camp; this will come from our payment processors: Square.
Our safeguarding officer will be in touch with you if a DBS is required, and we may need you to come in to provide your identification documents.
If you are a new leader or you haven’t been to camp for a while, you may be asked to come in and have a chat with a member of staff. This is an opportunity for us to get to know you a little better, and for you to ask any questions. This can be done via video call if necessary.
If at any point in the application process you have any questions, feel free to get in touch. Either call us on 01622 577960 or email email@example.com
I counted down the years until I could come back as a leader!
What roles are needed?
There are many different opportunities for leaders to share and grow in their giftings at camp, regardless of experience or age. The team needs people with all kinds of skills: dorm leaders, cooks, workshop leaders, worship leaders, first aiders, set up and pack down teams and more!
How will I know what I need to do?
Before camp all volunteers will be invited to the camp preparation day. This is a fantastic opportunity to get a flavour of what camp is about, to get to know other team members you will be working alongside, to receive specific information and training relevant for your role at camp, and to ask questions ahead of the event.
How much does it cost?
Everyone at The Family Trust is hugely grateful for the valuable part our leaders play, and without them, camp simply could not happen. Inevitably, there are costs incurred, mainly for your food and accommodation, so to help with those costs we are asking leaders to make the following contributions:
£50 if you are a student in full-time education, working part-time or unemployed.
£70 if you are employed full-time.
This year you will be able to pay for your place in monthly installments. This will split the cost of your booking over the number of months left before camp starts. The closer to camp you book, the greater the monthly amount.
If you have difficulty paying this please let us know by contacting The Family Trust.
Where will I sleep?
Leaders will be asked to ‘camp’ in leaders’ dormitories, (school classrooms), on camp beds! This may not be the most glamourous existence, but we hope that you might be willing to bring yourself to do this for just a week! It is a great leveller: leaders will be in the same position as the campers!