Register by April 1st and receive a free Hoodie!

Join our Camp Catch-Up Team!

Camp Catch-Up relies on its dedicated staff to supervise, support and guide the campers as they set out on their summer camp adventures with their brothers and sisters.

Sometimes youth in the system lack consistent, supportive adults in their lives. At Camp Catch-Up, we strive to provide a safe and stable environment for our campers. Before applying, please be certain you can make a full commitment to your assigned campers while at camp. This includes fully attending and engaging in online and at-camp staff training and being mentally and physically present while at camp, all day, every day.

Camp Catch-Up strives to provide opportunities for our campers and staff to unplug from everyday stressors. We believe the best relationship building happens in a natural environment free of distractions. It's not everyday we get to play Gaga ball in a mud pit, swim in a lake, or challenge ourselves on a ropes course. We pride ourselves in being able to help our campers step outside of their comfort zone and try new things. Our culture has become increasingly ‘plugged’ into a massive, virtual community. Electronics can be both a helpful and useful tool, but they can also distract us from living and enjoying the ‘now’. Camp Catch-Up might be the only opportunity for campers living in different homes to connect together in a fun, relaxing summer camp environment.

As a result, Camp Catch-Up is a ‘technology free’ camp. All Staff and campers are required to turn in cell phones and other electronics at the end of staff training (before campers arrive). There will be breaks throughout camp to check messages, emails, etc. There will be emergency camp phone numbers provided in case your loved ones need to reach you at camp.

Job descriptions

LEADERSHIP TEAM

For experienced repeat staff who have served at least two years at camp. Responsibilities include serving as animal group leader at camp and helping lead staff training. Leadership team staff will be matched with a new staff at camp and would support and mentor co-staff and help lead activities at camp. Requirements include certification in CPI every two years and must be able to serve at least two of the three summer camps. Leadership team staff must participate in a two-day/one-night workshop/retreat (May 17-18 in Eastern, NE) to learn new camp practices and additional video conferences prior to camp as needed. Additional compensation will be offered.

CAMP STAFF

Must be at least 20 years old at the time of camp and are responsible for supervising a sibling family
and must fill out an application, complete an interview, and pass a background check. Applicants must have two
years of education or experience working with children or youth especially those who have diverse life experiences.
Experience and/or understanding of the foster care system is a must. Staff must be physically able to participate in
the activities, including but not limited to the following: canoeing, ropes course, crafts, hiking, water activities, and
on feet for long periods of time.

STAFF IN TRAINING

Must be at least 18 years old at the time of camp. For past campers or young adults who have the passion and a willingness to learn how to be a staff member. Those interested may lack experience or education to be considered for a staff position. This is an opportunity to gain real-life experience working with youth. There will be four Staff -in-Training positions available at each camp. Staff -in-Training will be considered a staff but will report to and work alongside another experienced Camp Catch-Up staff , also known as the Lead Staff .  Staff in Training will have the opportunity to participate in a two-day/one-night workshop/retreat (May 17-18 in Eastern, NE) to learn the basics of being a Camp Staff.

CAMP NURSE
Must be an RN, LPN, or Medication Aide certified. Nurses will be responsible for supervising all medical
needs of campers and staff . This includes providing care in cases of accidents or emergencies, care to ill campers or
staff , and responsible for administering and storing all medications. Applicants must have education or experience
in child development and working with children who have diverse life experiences. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
A copy of current license must be included with your application.

 

What are you doing this summer?


Ready to join the team?

Register by April 1st to receive a free Hoodie. 

Final registration is due April 15th to be considered for a camp position.

There are THREE camps to choose from. You can join the Staff for one or all of them.

Session 1:  Central NE- Timberlake Ranch Camp, Hordville, NE

Staff arrive for training on Wednesday night, May 29th, and depart at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 2.

Session 2:  Western NE: Nebraska State 4-H Camp near Halsey, NE

Staff arrive for training on Wednesday night, June 26, and depart at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 30.

Session 3:  Eastern NE Camp: Eastern NE 4-H Center near Gretna, NE

Staff arrive for training on Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m, August 1st, campers arrive the same day at 5:00 p.m and camp ends on Sunday, August 4 at 1 p.m.

HOW TO REGISTER

Before clicking on the link below, please read the following tips and tricks you'll want to know before registering.

CampDoc is our online registration tool.  Even though it's been great, it's not perfect.  Here are some tips to common issues we see:

Use a computer.  Though it can be done, CampDoc isn't very user friendly on phone's and tablets.
Don't use internet explorer to get onto the campDoc website.  CampDoc doesn't feel it is secure enough. You must use firefox, Chrome, Safari, or some other internet browser.
Make sure your internet browser is up-to-date.  You may be asked to update it before logging into CampDoc.
If you are unable to register, please contact Mona Tarin at 402-613-6357 and she can help you with registration over the phone

WENT TO CAMP LAST YEAR?

If you completed a health profile last year, simply use your log-in information from last year.

Click, "Register Now". You'll be directed to another page, CampDoc.com.

Click "Log In".  (Enter your email address and password.  If you forgot your password, click "forgot password"

Once you get signed in, and after clicking on the "session", you will need to review each section and confirm that the information is correct and re-sign required forms.  Applications will need to be at 100% complete.

When you get to Protection Plan, hit "decline protection plan".

Then click "Register"  

Finally, click "continue" to fill out health profile.  Applications will need to be at 100% complete, and you have until 2 weeks before camp to fill in missing information.

SIGNING UP A NEW CAMPER?

Click "Register Now". You will be directed to another page, CampDoc.com.

Click "Log In" and complete the instructions

Please safely store your user and password. You'll need it for future log in's to update camper's information.

Once you get signed in, and after clicking on the "session", you will need to fill out each section and sign the required forms.  Applications will need to be at 100% complete.

When you get to Protection Plan, hit "decline protection plan".

Then click "Register"  

Finally, click "continue" to fill out health profile.  Applications will need to be at 100% complete, and you have until 2 weeks before camp to fill in missing information.

Prefer a printed application? Call Mona Tarin at 402-613-6357 or email mtarin@nebraskachildren.org to request one.