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Summer Camp Online - Leaders Registration

Online Leader Form

Online Leader Form

Postal Address

Permissions

Do you give permission for photos, videos and audio taken of your child at PYV Online Camp to be used for promotional and advertising purposes in print and online (including facebook, Instagram, Youtube, PYV Website)?

Training Day

Leading on a PYV Camp requires a leader to attend that camp's relevant Training Day. This year Summer Camp Online training will be held online. More details will be sent to you.

This will be a full day of camp specific training and team building, and as such all leaders are required to attend. Leaders who will be unable to make the training day will be informed that they will be placed on an emergency leader list, and will be leading if someone pulls out or if camper numbers are higher than expected. It is at the Camp Convener's discretion only for someone to lead on a camp without attending the relevant training day. Camp Conveners will be required to inform the PYV council of the reasoning behind this should it occur. 

Privacy Policy

PYV's use of your information is governed by our Privacy Policy which is available on the website.

Guidance For Leaders

1. We have planned for Summer Camp Online to unfold in similar ways to camp in real life. So treat the experience as 'real life'. We will be sharing the experience together with real people in real time, so a good mindset to have is to act as you normally would at camp 'face to face' with people. Keep in mind 'the God test' - is this conversation honouring to God? And 'the Parent test' if parents were hearing this would they be comfortable with this interaction.

2. We encourage and recommend that you engage the Faithlife platform either through a computer or tablet rather than a smart phone.

3. Use these forms of technology in an open area where people can see you or there are others present. We have nothing to hide.

4. Please never attempt to message anyone 'one on one' and don't use any direct message features to contact an another individual on camp. All streams of communication MUST happen in an open and public manner in the group feed, virtual meeting or in the group messaging feature.

5. If you receive a direct message from a young person (under 18) at camp please don't reply to it and contact PYV Leadership (Andrew Edmonds Youth Ministries Director on 0492 906 245 or Zack & Bec Grace on 0466 305 366).

6. Cyber bullying in anyway will not be tolerated. If you see cyber bullying during camp on the platform or have it reported to you by a camper or parent, immediately contact (Andrew Edmonds Youth Ministries Director on 0492 906 245 or Camp Convenors Zack & Bec Grace on 0466 305 366). More info about cyber bullying can be found at www.esafety.gov.au.

7. If you see that a camper has posted content or comments that you have concerns about [for example, inappropriate content, or comments that give you concern for the camper's own well-being or safety] during camp on the platform, or such content or comments are reported to you by a camper or parent, immediately contact (Andrew Edmonds Youth Ministries Director on 0492 906 245 or Camp Convenors Zack & Bec Grace on 0466 305 366).

8. We are private (closed group) but public (everything happens in a group setting). Everyone should seek to be transparent in our online ministry.

9. There must ALWAYS be at least two PYV leaders present online monitoring posts and in the virtual meeting space. Online ministry to young people under 18 will cease to happen the moment there is only one leader participating.

10. Please know that the same policies and guidelines that are in effect on PYV Camps are also in effect on PYV Online Camps. The Safe Church Policy and Code of Conduct remain in effect and apply to your online ministry service and participation. Any comment, content or conduct by a leader which is deemed to be inappropriate or unedifying or in breach of Safe Church PCV, will result in that leader being removed from their role and participation in the camp.

11. Please be looking out for young people who aren't being as active as others. Try where possible to encourage them through a group comment or an affirmation in the feed.

12. Look to be an active leader whether it's helping carry a study session or bringing energy to an activity, or laughing at the Late Show.

13. Please pray during the camp.

14. Have fun! When else do we do this sort of thing as a camp? It's a blessing to interact and enjoy relationships in this format.

Finally: Think "T.A.P."

Apply this principle when thinking about how and what we practice in ministry:

T A P

Transparency
We want to act in such a way that we are open and transparent

Accountability
We are accountable to God, our church leaders & the people we minister to

Preparation
We think through issues before they might arise & plan accordingly

Further Camp Safety guidance information relating to campers, leaders and parents can be found at www.pyv.org.au.

For the Safe Church Guidelines for Online Ministry click here.

Indemnity

I understand that this registration is accepted on the condition that financial responsibility incurred as a result of any accident or illness cannot be assumed by PYV.

I agree to abide by the decisions of the camp convenors and act in a considerate manner towards the other campers.

I have let the camp leaders know on this form of any known condition likely to affect safety or comfort of myself and other campers.

Note: There is no rego fee for leaders