2018 Nurse and Volunteer Physicians Application

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Personal Information

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Volunteer Information:

Applying to volunteer at:
  • Volunteer Camp Nurse
  • Volunteer Physician
  • Registered Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Physician
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No


References: As a part of our acceptance process we require the completion of a Reference Request Form from an adult who can attest to your character and vouch for your qualifications.  Examples of suitable candidates to complete your reference form would be a mentor, employer, co-worker or leader you have worked/volunteered for, or an individual who has supervised your work experience. (Reference forms should not be completed by family members).

Please give the name and contact information for two references to whom you will be sending the Reference Request form to. We ask that you provide us with one (1) professional reference and one (1) personal reference.

Copy this link to send out to your listed references: https://joybiblecamp.sunergo.net/2018medicalref

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Background Check

Vulnerable Sector Screening and Police Checks: Successful applicants 18-25 years of age will be required to provide a Police Check every three years. Those over 25 years of age will need to complete Vulnerable Sector Screening every five years. Joy is using www.mybackcheck.com as a no-cost-to-you service for Police Checks; the procedure will be forwarded to you upon acceptance.

Statement of Beliefs and Character

For 70 years, Joy Bible Camp has existed for the purpose of introducing people to Jesus Christ and encouraging them in their relationship with Him. All of our facilities and programs are designed to serve that purpose, in the beautiful natural setting that God has blessed us with. What we believe: The Trinity – We believe God exists eternally in 3 persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All were involved in the creation of this world and of mankind in their image. The Lord Jesus – We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and was also fully man when He walked on earth. He lived a sinless life. He died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We believe Jesus is the only mediator between mankind and God. He will come again to gather His church, wrap up history, and defeat Satan. Salvation – We believe that mankind is spiritually dead and unable to do anything to earn its own salvation. All men and women are sinners. Salvation is through faith in Jesus Christ and is a gift of God’s grace which we cannot earn through any human effort. The Holy Spirit – We believe that the Holy Spirit convinces mankind of its need for God and facilitates our spiritual rebirth. The Holy Spirit lives inside believers to enable them to live a godly life. The Bible – We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, is without mistake or contradiction in its original documents, and is our guide and final authority for our faith and behavior. Life after death – We believe that all mankind will live forever – those who have faith in Jesus Christ will live in the presence of God in heaven, and those who have not accepted Him will be eternally banned from His presence. The Church – The church universal is made up of all believers in Jesus Christ. All believers should be committed to a local fellowship for the purpose of growth and encouragement, and to practice regularly the Lord’s Supper, as Christ

Abuse/Harassment Prevention Policy

It is a privilege to have the opportunity to be involved in Christian ministry at Joy Bible Camp. However, with this privilege comes responsibility. There is a responsibility of all involved to embody the principles they teach (James 3:1). Therefore, it is imperative that the highest level of moral behaviour be observed by all involved in this ministry (Eph. 5:3-10). It is with this in mind that the following guidelines are given. Our desire is to prevent any abusive behaviour from occurring, and to do all that is possible to avoid false allegations from being made. This policy covers all those in a position of authority, which involves leadership, cabin leading or instructing of other persons. Examples include: Camp Staff (both full time and part time), Program Directors, Sr. & Jr. Cabin Leaders and support staff and any other lead team or program team members. All camp workers must sign a consent form indicating that they have read and understand it. They must also agree to adhere to the policies outlined. Each worker will receive a copy and an additional copy will be retained on file with the Camp Administrator. Legal Guardians of those under the age of 18 years also need to sign in acknowledgement of this policy. POLICY Joy Bible Camp will not tolerate sexual, emotional or physical abuse of campers or staff. The Camp Administrator must be informed immediately of suspected offenders. In support of the Ontario Human Rights Code, all staff and guests can expect Joy Bible Camp to be free of: suggestive language and comments made to them directly or indirectly; sexual solicitation or advances made by any and all members of staff inclusive of administration, management and program personnel; unwanted sexual references and innuendo made directly or indirectly. All staff and guests can also expect: that their privacy will be protected and respected by all employees at all times; support for complaints filed against any employee who violates the policy; support of the administration for filing a complaint under the Ontario Human Rights Code should it be required. Each cabin must have a minimum of two Cabin Leaders assigned. No one-on-one encounters shall take place in a cabin or any other closed room. Short periods of time where one leader is out of the cabin leaving the other supervising is acceptable, however measures should be taken to communicate the need to another leader and leave doors open for further accountability until the other leader returns. At least two adults shall be present for all overnight activities. There should always be a sufficient number of adults in attendance so that not only are the campers supervised, but the adults are accountable as well. Staff quarters and cabins are strictly off limits to those of the opposite sex. The only exceptions to this would be for daily cabin inspections, maintenance staff for doing repairs, and the occasional visit by the Program Director(s) or representative. We do not have the authority to administer physical punishment. Physical restraint can only be used in a situation where the individualís own safety or the safety of another person is at risk. Some children do seek attention and a hug may be good therapy for them; however, this should only occur when other adults are present. No child shall be inappropriately touched, and within those expectations physical contact of any kind should only take place if welcomed by the camper. No person shall be assigned duties that would involve them working with a member of the opposite sex (other than their spouse), in an area not immediately accessible by other adults. REPORTING If you have good reason to believe you are dealing with an abused child, remember that it is the legal duty of every adult to report any well-founded suspicion of child abuse and the law will protect you against liability for doing so. It is your obligation to report the above whether the incident has occurred at camp or the individual suffered abuse outside of the camp setting. The following process should be followed: Maintain strict confidentiality so that the privacy of the individual is protected. Write down any details of the conversations, observations and/or impressions that led you to the conclusion that the individual is abused. Report your suspicion to your supervisor/program director. Together, advise the Camp Administrator of your concern and discuss it with him. If after this discussion it seems likely that we are dealing with an abused child it is the Camp Administratorís responsibility to advise the local authorities (CAS) of the situation. If there is suspicion concerning your Supervisor/Program Director or the Camp Administrator in the incident, make your report to another senior staff member or Cabin Leader. If the Camp Administrator is under suspicion, report directly to the Chairman of the Board of Directors.


  1. I authorize Joy Bible Camp to contact the references that I have provided in this application.
  2. I have read and understood the Abuse/Harassment Prevention Policy and the Beliefs and Character Statement for Joy Bible Camp. I accept the Christian principles on which the camp is based, and agree to promote and conduct myself in accordance with these policies. (Legal Guardians of those under the age of 18 years must sign in acknowledgment of this policy.)
  3. I authorize Joy Bible Camp to collect and store the information contained in this application and retain that information in accordance with JOY’s privacy policy.
  4. I waive my right to access a copy of the references or background checks obtained by the camp in connection with my application.
  5. I consent to Joy Bible Camp using a photographic or video image of me for the camp’s promotional purposes.
  6. I confirm that all of the information provided in this application is complete and true.