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2021 Junior Staff

2021 Junior Staff

2021 Junior Staff Application Information

A word from the Director:

Thank you for your interest in the 2021 Junior Staff.  Serving as a Junior Staff at Camp Anokijig is an excellent and rewarding leadership experience which requires participants to be responsible, attentive, and caring. Only those that are driven and interested in serving others should apply. But if you do, it can be a life changing experience. 

2020 was a unique and challenging year and that Covid Bug continues to keep us on our toes. Last summer with an adapted program Anokijig was able to serve over 540 campers with a unique and amazing Anokijig experience. It was different in many ways. Different schedules, different programming, and lots of protections and precautions. As a result of all of those adaptations however, Anokijig was able to get through the summer with no Covid transmission. Hence a safe and incredibly rewarding summer camp experience for those that could be part of it. The glowing comments we heard from the kids and parents of 2020 were innumerable. It was clear that the Spirit of Anokijig and its effect on people could not be deterred by a few restrictions on how and what we did. It was the experience of people coming together to create a positive community that shown through.  Great memories were made that will last for a lifetime.  A huge part of that success were the Junior Staff that served Anokijig. They experienced many changes also. Some working just with kids, some serving to keep us clean and sanitized (GO QUAT SQUAD!), still others did a combination. They truely served others. 

Now, as we plan for 2021 we find ourselves in a quandary. What should we plan for? Will the restrictions still be needed or will some form of “more normal” be able to rule the day. Unfortunately, the pandemic has not subsided and there are an incredible volume of questions and unknowns as to what things will look like come June of 2021. However, one thing stays constant. We at Anokijig are committed to our mission of serving as many children as possible with a safe and rewarding camp experience. So that is just what we are planning!! 

Therefore, we have started registrations with the understanding that we will tentatively offer the same type of “Anokijig Family Style” program as we did in 2020. This link will take you to the description of that program Anokijig - Family Style 2021. There may be minor tweaks to the programing schedule listed but the general structure and precautions/protections should be understood to be staying the same.  As we move into 2021 we will be continually monitoring the progress of the pandemic with the hopes that as we move into the spring, if it’s possible, we can expand our programming beyond the resident camp only choice and add back in things like Ranch, Circle A, Stamper, Carryovers, etc. 

So, as you fill out the application below please understand that there may be changes between now and the summer. Particularly, changes may happen to training schedules. Currently, these dates are tentative but likely. Further the family style program allows for less spots for Jr. Staff than our normal program. If we can change to a more "normal" program we will likely have much more availability. So be sure to list All of your possible availability so if you don't happen to get chosen for a particular session we know who is on the "junior staff waiting list".  Its our hope that by mid-spring we can make at least a few changes, if not reinstate our normal style of programming. 

Together we can all make 2021 the best season possible for many, many kids!


Darin Holden, Executive Director.

PARENTS: This application is an opportunity for your child to get some practical experience in the working world – please provide guidance but allow your child to fill out this form on their own.

All Jr. Staff positions are non-paid volunteer

Camp Anokijig is an equal opportunity employer.

Application deadline is January 18th, 2021. Applications received after this date will be considered on the basis of remaining staff opening.


Educational Background:

Your Last Day of School for Spring 2021

2021 Summer Camp Schedule Preferences

Staff Training attendance is required by the ACA for all staff members – you must complete video training, live online training, and attend one of the  Jr. Staff orientation sessions that are offered in order to be considered for Jr. Staff.

The current orientation plan includes:

1. Online Video Training  to be completed by May 15th, 2020

2. Live online training (mulitple scheduling options avaialable) May 23rd - June 4th.

3. Onsite Training Options:

  • Jr. Staff Training (June 5 - 11)  *NOTE Start date/day  is a Saturday*
  • Alternate Jr. Staff Training (June 12 - 18)   *NOTE Start date/day  is a Saturday*
  • Alt Alt Jr. Staff Training (June 26 - July 2)   *NOTE Start date/day  is a Saturday*

The Alternate Orientation Sessions are available only for those who are still in school during the regular training session unless arrangements are made with the camp management. Training dates will be assigned at time of confirmation. 


Choose "Yes" for all sessions that you are available to volunteer and "No" for any that you are absolutely not available.

Do not include the Jr. Staff Training session in this count
List the sessions that you would like to work in order of preference. The first week listed should be the one you want to attend most – we will do our best to accommodate your choices.


Personal References:

Give names and addresses of three persons who have knowledge of your character, experience and/or ability (be sure to notify your references that they may be contacted by Camp Anokijig)




Previous Work Experience:

List any employers or volunteer agencies you have worked for in the last 5 years. Previous employers may be contacted for verification and reference purposes



Certification Courses Completed:

Have you completed any certification courses in the following areas? If so, click the topic name below and enter the course info.

Be sure to specify the certifying agency (Red Cross, American Heart, etc.) and type (basic, advanced...)


Skill Chart

Indicate your skill-level & interest in these areas, using the following scale:

1 - No knowledge/not interested 4 - Considerable experience & Skill/ able to assist person in charge
2 - Little knowledge but interested 5 - Some leadership & teaching experience
3 - Have had experience as a participant 6 - Able to organize & teach as person in charge

NOTE: All skill programs may not be available for the "Family Style Program" however please complete the following in total in case we are able to add in the future.

For all applicants, which programs would you be most interested in working this upcoming year?

For returning staff, select the three skill areas you have worked the most in previous years.



Include any experience, trainings, or certifications that you believe would be beneficial to your role as an Anokijig staff member:

Any school, church or other activities in which you have participated and any positions of leadership held (Youth groups, dramatics, student government, sports, etc...)
Any skills, hobbies or interests you have that may be of use to you as a staff member
Any camps you have attended other than Camp Anokijig (What camp? What kind of camp? When did you attend?)
Any experiences you have had at Camp Anokijig (Weekend volunteering, knighthood, skill awards, etc...) that you think would make you a good choice as a staff member
Any other qualities you have that would make you a good choice as a staff member
What motivates you to be an Anokijig Jr. Staff.


Your responses on this portion will remain confidential.


Applicants Affidavit

I affirm that the information provided by me in this application is true and correct without consequential omission of any kind whatsoever.  I also authorize the companies, schools, or persons named by me to give any information they may have regarding me, whether or not it is in their records. I hereby release said companies, schools or persons from all liability for any damage for issuing this information. I understand that any misleading or incorrect statements may render this application void and if accepted, would be reason for termination from the program.I authorize Camp Anokijig to investigate my personal, criminal, or work history.I fully understand and agree that the submission of this application does not obligate Camp Anokijig to offer me a position in this volunteer program, continue to accept my services in the future, or obligate me to take part in this program. I affirm that I have shared my interest in participating and applying for this volunteer positon with my parent (s) or guardian and that I will need to aquire their signature to participate. 

I understand that to complete my application my parent or guardian will need to complete the Junior Staff Application Parent Approval.