STAFF PAGE - Sophia Fahs R.E. Camp

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION FOR SOPHIA FAHS STAFF:
NOTE: Registration is only through the LIAC/CampBrain Electronic Registration System.

Link to registration & information page: Registration & Information Page
Return to Fahs Main Page: Fahs Main Page
Link to cell phone policy (ALL staff MUST read): Cell Phone Policy
Links to PDF files of Handbooks and Guides:
  SORG:Staff Orientation and Resource Guide:  ALL STAFF-Please download and read
  Camp Handbook for Parents and Staff:  ALL STAFF-Please download and read
  House Parent Handbook/Resource Guide:  House Parents-Please download and read
  Sight and Sound Handbook:  ALL STAFF-Please download and read
  Curriculum:  Program Staff-Please download and read

WHEN IS SOPHIA FAHS UU RE CAMP FOR STAFF?
Sophia Fahs Camp for STAFF begins ONE DAY EARLIER on Saturday at 3:00 pm and ends Friday at 2:00 pm. The closing ceremony, to which families are invited, begins at 1:00 pm.
Staff Closing Circle is held after the Closing Ceremony on Friday at approximately 3pm. All staff are asked to attend.

HOW ARE THE STAFF HOUSED?
Staff are grouped in housing units based on available space and staff assignements. All housing have bathroom facilities, hot showers, safety exits, warning systems and equipment. Some houses have air conditioning but not all staff will be housed in these buildings.

WHAT ABOUT COSTS?
All staff are required to submit a $75 non-refundable deposit. This deposit will be returned after successful completion of your staff assignment.


STAFF APPLICATION PROCESS
All staff must register through the electronic application. Please complete a separate electronic application form for each staff member.  Camp Registration

For more information contact:

Allyson Barish, Administrator
516 429-5289 sophiafahs@gmail.com

Patsy Kaplan, Director
516 781-4319 ramabachi@aol.com

Matthew Barish, Co-Director
631 470-9660 mabarish@gmail.com
Fax (877) 991-4772

 


OUR MISSION:
To provide enjoyable, practical and spiritual experiences in a safe, beautiful and natural environment that will inspire children, youth and adults to explore their identities: personal, communal and Unitarian Universalist.

OUR PEOPLE:
Children and youth from grades 3-12, from the Long Island Area, are invited to serve as campers working toward creating a UU community for one week in August each year.  Adults from Unitarian Universalist Congregations are asked to serve as staff.   Each community member is asked to sign a Covenant, code of attitude and behavior, by which to live during our week together. We can support approximately 125 campers and a staff of approximately 45 adults including a minister.

Our camp is planned and governed by a Council of 5 members hired for this purpose by the LIAC (Long Island Area Council). In all of our programs, worship and activities we try to create a special intentional community based on caring and respect.  Our staff members are chosen very carefully; many are returning staff. We support a Youth Spirit Committee and a youth leadership component. Staff live with campers, providing care, support and interesting programming while focusing on respect, cooperation, trust and communication as they interact within the community.

OUR GOALS
- To provide a safe and friendly environment
- To encourage personal exploration and creative community building in a relaxed atmosphere
- To provide positive role modeling
- To develop a caring community for all campers and staff
- To strengthen a sense of Unitarian Universalist identity
- To connect more deeply with our 7 Principles through Program, Activities and Worship.