UNDER ONE SKY VILLAGE FOUNDATION STAFF
A year-round core Leadership Team of three, including two social workers, provides support between camp programs to all youth and their foster or adoptive families. A camp program staff of 15 are professionals who make a two year commitment to our programs, which helps build a supportive mentoring community and meaningful relationships with youth. Some staff have been in foster care and were former campers in our program. The Leadership Team is currently participating in Project Broadcast and all staff will be trained this year in trauma-focused practices, which utilizes strategies and training from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
What Staff Love about Camp
“I love watching the kids be themselves, stretching themselves by trying something new, and accepting one another.”
“I love how they learn to work together, how they get freed up to be creative.”
“I love how a youth who’s never been to camp before can say at the end of camp in front of fifty people how comfortable they feel, how easy it is to be with others who know their situation.”
“Under One Sky guided me to a place of self-worth and happiness. With the love and support I gained as a youth in the program, I find it possible to make a difference in people’s lives, including the campers I now mentor. Hope is alive and thriving in this program, and I am blessed to have the opportunity to change the world with the people who helped change me.”
Brandon Nivens, Camp Counselor and former camper