Buddy Job Description


Mission Statement

Camps that provide a safe week of happy memories, building self worth and confidence, learning life skills, and creating hope for the future, for children who have experienced abuse.

Role and responsibilities

  1. Buddies are directly responsible to the Camp Director.
  2. Attend training as provided before attending camp each year.
  3. Construct a large, attractive name banner for camper prior to camp.
  4. Be able to effectively and appropriately build relationships with children, particularly the individual assigned camper.
  5. Able to encourage children in positive choice making.
  6. Familiar with the organisation policies and procedures relating to children/camp.
  7. Provide support and encouragement to assigned child, sticking closely to child at all times.
  8. Attend appropriate buddy meetings at camp.
  9. Provide a positive, encouraging role model to the children, and take part in all activities. Be the child’s number one cheer leader.
  10. Respect camp rules and responsibilities eg bed times.
  11. Complete a Staff Application Form and sign necessary documents confirming the buddy's familiarity with relevant policies, procedures and systems of the organisation.
  12. Avoid being alone with a child at any time.  Always take at least one other adult.
  13. Complete a memory book for assigned child before 10pm Thursday at camp.