New Application Process
Last year our spots for counselors at first session filled up within three hours of emailing out the applications – yes, three hours! We had a great set of counselors this past summer, but it was really tough knowing that there were a lot of great people who didn’t get to volunteer at Camp Swift simply because they hadn’t checked their email in time to know the applications had gone out. While we had already put the wheels in motion and couldn’t do anything about it last year, we knew that we’d need to improve the application process for Camp Swift 2018.
In an effort to ensure the most impactful experience for everyone involved in Camp Swift this summer, we are moving to a completely merit-based application process rather than first-come first-served for all qualified candidates. We want you to know that we have worked hard to ensure that this process will be as objective as possible. We will have a committee made up of Swift Youth Foundation staff, board members, and experienced volunteers who will all be involved in the application review process. In order to be as transparent as possible, we are sharing the rubric that the team will be using to score each application. Each person on the committee will be reviewing each application, and scores from each reviewer will be averaged for a final score. The applicants with the highest scores on the rubric will be accepted to be counselors for Camp Swift 2018. A few things to note:
*Team Swift members are the only counselors who are eligible to attend both sessions.
The following 100 point rubric will be used to score counselor applications:
May 24 - Support Staff Orientation
May 25 - Counselor Orientation
May 26-May 30 - Camp Swift Session 1 2018
July 30 - Support Staff Orientation
July 31 - Counselor Orientation
August 1-August 5 - Camp Swift Session 2 2018
Other Dates to Know
Pre-Camp Orientation - all counselors are required to attend one of the following dates:
May 6th: 1pm-4pm
May 12th: 9am-12pm
*Both pre-camp orientations are held at 17835 N 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032
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