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Camp Blue Hawk Staff Applications are now closed. 

Counselor

Position Description:

Serving as a Camp Blue Hawk Counselor provides adults, at least 21 years old at the time of camp, the opportunity to get hands-on experience working with children with diabetes in a camp setting. Counselors will have opportunities to grow in their communication, decision-making, and leadership skills with a focus on medical care. This is a great space to gain experience working with pediatric medical patients in a safe learning environment.  Counselors will be paired with Co-Counselors and Counselors-In-Training throughout camp, assisting with leading campers in activities, addressing camper issues, and providing a safe space for campers to learn diabetes management, build relationships with peers, and have a memorable camp experience.

Counselors are the hands and feet of camp, spending the most time with the children and teens we serve, both in the cabins, and throughout the day. Persons serving this role must be mature, reliable, and patient, as they will be the primary caregiver for the campers at Camp Blue Hawk. Additionally, Counselors with diabetes must themselves practice good diabetes management and be self-sufficient in doing so.

Counselors who are selected and complete all requirements set forth by the Camp Blue Hawk Coordinator, will be given a $450.00 stipend for their service during the week of camp. Counselors seeking postgraduate degrees may waive this compensation for hours toward their degree, or volunteer hours.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Must be at least 21 years of age as of May 31, 2019
  • Person with type 1 diabetes or person with extensive knowledge of or interest in type 1 diabetes, who will be a good role model for campers
  • Demonstrates ability to work with children and teens
  • Successful passing of the University of Oklahoma background check for working with minors
  • Be fully available from 5:00PM on May 29, 2019 to 12:00PM on June 4, 2019
  • For those wity type 1 diabetes:
    • Demonstrate compliance wth his/her prescribed diabetes management plan as defined by their diabetes health care provider
    • Have an A1C of 12% or lower

 

Application Process:

Step 1: Complete the online application by 5:00 PM on March 1, 2019. Applicants will receive an email confirmation once their application has been received.

Step 2: Complete a phone interview during the week of March 4 - 8, 2019 between 8:00AM and 5:00PM.

Step 3: Your application and interview will be reviewed and selections will be made. Notification of Counselor selections will be made no later than March 15, 2018.

Counselor-In-Training

Position Description:

Serving as a Camp Blue Hawk Counselor-In-Training (CIT) provides young adults, ages 18 – 21 years old at the time of camp, the opportunity to get hands on experience working with children with diabetes in a camp setting. CIT’s will have opportunities to grow in their communication, decision-making, and leadership skills in a fun and memorable environment.

Serving as a CIT is seen as a pathway to becoming a “full” counselor. As such, CIT’s will be paired with counselors throughout camp, assisting with leading campers in activities, addressing camper issues, and providing a safe space for campers to learn diabetes management, build relationships with peers, and have an unforgettable camp experience. CIT’s are NOT campers, and will not be treated as such. Persons serving in this role must be mature, reliable, and trustworthy, as they will have responsibilities throughout camp. Additionally, CIT’s with diabetes, must themselves practice good diabetes management, and be self-sufficient in doing so.

CIT’s who are selected and complete all requirements set forth by the Camp Blue Hawk Coordinator, will be provided a $350.00 stipend for their service during the week of camp.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Must be atleat 18 years old by May 31, 2019
  • Person with type 1 diabetes or person with extensive knowledge of or interest in type 1 diabetes, who will be a good role model for campers
  • Present evidence of social and emotional maturity, leadership potential, and a willingness to learn and comply with CIT program guidelines. 
  • Successful passing of the University of Oklahoma background check for working with minors. 
  • Be fully available from 5:00PM on May 29, 2019 to 12:00PM on June 4, 2019
  • For those wity type 1 diabetes:
    • Demonstrate compliance wth his/her prescribed diabetes management plan as defined by their diabetes health care provider
    • Have an A1C of 12% or lower

 

Application Process: 

Step 1: Complete the online application by 5:00PM on  March 1, 2019. Applicants will receive an email confirmation once their application has been received.

Step 2: Your application will be reviewed and selections will be made. Notification of CIT selections will be made no later than March 15, 2019.

Operations Staff

Position Description:

Serving as a Camp Blue Hawk Operations Staff provides adults, at least 18 years old at the time of camp, the opportunity to help kids and teens living with type 1 diabetes the camp experience of a lifetime. Operations Staff members will have opportunities to grow in their communication, decision-making, and leadership skills with a focus on camp programming, and event execution. Operations Staff members will work together as a team, under the direction of the Camp Coordinator, to setup, breakdown, and facilitate camp activities.

Operations Staff truly makes camp happen, working behind the scenes to setup & breakdown different camp elements, and sometimes interacting with campers and counselors to facilitate camp activities. Persons serving this role must be reliable, hardworking, and selfless, as they will be performing tasks that are not always “glamorous” such as carry boxes, or cleaning up after a session. Additionally, Operations Staff members must have experience working with children ages 9-16, as they will be occasionally facilitating camp activities.

Operations Staff who are selected and complete all requirements set forth by the Camp Blue Hawk Coordinator, will be given a $400.00 stipend for their service during the week of camp. Operations Staff members seeking may waive this stipend for volunteer hours.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Must be atleat 18 years old by May 31, 2019
  • Person with type 1 diabetes or person with extensive knowledge of or interest in type 1 diabetes, who will be a good role model for campers
  • Successful passing of the University of Oklahoma background check for working with minors. 
  • Be fully available from 5:00PM on May 29, 2019 to 12:00PM on June 4, 2019
  • For those wity type 1 diabetes:
    • Demonstrate compliance wth his/her prescribed diabetes management plan as defined by their diabetes health care provider
    • Have an A1C of 12% or lower

 

Application Process: 

Step 1: Complete the online application by 5:00PM on  March 1, 2019. Applicants will receive an email confirmation once their application has been received.

Step 2: Your application will be reviewed and selections will be made. Notification of Operation Staff selections will be made no later than March 15, 2019.

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We always need volunteers to make camp happen. There are a number of things you can help with before and during camp to make sure it is a success. To get involved as a volunteer for Camp Blue Hawk, please click the link below and give us your contact information! We will contact you as volunteer opportunities become available.

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The purpose of the Camp Blue Hawk Advisory Committee is to assist the professional stakeholders of Harold Hamm Diabetes Center in ensuring the program has a meaningful connection with the general Oklahoma community, by fostering strategic connections with community entities, and acting as the voice of the community with regard to important decisions made about Camp Blue Hawk operations, acting as a group of volunteers for camp events when available, and raising funds to support the development of Camp Blue Hawk. The committee meets three time per year, and committee members are asked to serve for three consecutive years. 

We are currently looking for two parents to join our committee. If you are interested in joining the Advisory Committee, please contact Elvie Ellis, Camp Coordinator, at elvie-ellis@ouhsc.edu.