February Planning Meeting – Wednesday Feb 10

Our next Planning meeting is Wednesday, February 10th from 12:00 – 1:00PM at Hope Lutheran Church.  All participating churches are required to send a representative to this meeting.  Updates will be given on Student Applications, capacity concerns, Adult volunteer needs, etc.  February 10th is also the deadline for “Other Adult Volunteer” applications.  You can bring these with you to the meeting and give them to Claudia.  There are only two more meetings left before Camp, so attendance is critical!  See you there!

Work Site Leader Orientation Meetings Feb 6 and 13

The Orientation/Training meetings for 2016 Work Site Leaders will be held on Saturday, February 6th from 8:00 – 10:00 am at Hope Lutheran Church and Saturday February 13th from 8:00 – 10:00 am at Browncroft Community Church.  All Work Site Adult Volunteers MUST attend ONE of these two meetings (whatever is most convenient for you).  Leader team assignments and Home assignments will be distributed and important information about planning for Flower City Work Camp 2016 will be presented.  Coffee and goodies will be provided too!  Looking forward to seeing all Adult Work Site Leaders soon!

 

Student Applications are due this week!

Student Applications are due to Judy Buss during the week of January 25 – 29, 2016.  The Student Application Packet and Instructions for submitting Student Applications are found on the FORMS page.  Student applications must be submitted as a group by the church representative.  Students who are not with a participating church may not apply.  Applications will not be accepted after Friday, January 29.  No exceptions.

The deadline for Required Adult Leaders has passed.  Any Site, Sidewalk, Basketball, Soccer Leaders or Roving Experts submitted after December 23rd will not count toward the 1 – 4 Adult to Student ratio.  Please continue to recruit adults for the other areas; Gofers, Nurses, Kitchen, Security, etc.  The application for those adults is found on the FORMS page and the deadline is February 10th.

 

Required Adult Applications Due December 23

Applications for “Required Adult” Leaders are due to Claudia Zuch by December 23rd.  Required Adults include Work Site Leaders, Sidewalk Club Leaders, Basketball and Soccer Camp Leaders, Roving Experts, Overnight Leaders, and the Lunch Coordinator.  All applications should be accompanied by a background check.  Applications received after December 23 will not count toward the 1:4 adult/student ratio.

Forms are available on the FORMS page.  If you have questions, please contact us.

Our Next Planning Meeting is on Wednesday, December 9th

The December Planning meeting for Flower City Work Camp 2016 will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM at Hope Lutheran Church.  Hope Church is located at 1301 Vintage Lane, Rochester, NY 14626.  All churches participating in Flower City Work Camp 2016 MUST send a representative to this meeting.  We will be presenting information about student applications, answering any last minute questions regarding Required Adult applications, and giving other important info about FCWC 2016.  And there will be Christmas cookies :)  Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Student Application forms are now available on the FORMS page.  Please read the Student Application Submission instructions BEFORE printing and distributing the forms.  Thanks!

Adult Volunteer Applications are now available online

The forms for Adult Volunteers have been posted on our FORMS page.  Forms are available in both PDF and WORD format.

One new part of the  volunteer application process for Flower City Work Camp this year is the requirement for a background check for each adult volunteer.  Several churches participating in Flower City Work Camp use the Protect My Ministry (protectmyministry.com)  resource.  This provides a report including a check of the National Criminal database and the National Sex Offender search.  The cost is $10 per person.  There may be cost benefits to churches who do a large number of checks.
If your church uses another service to do background checks, then we just require that it give information from those two areas (National Criminal Database and National Sex Offender search).  All background checks must be current – that is, done within the past two years.

To facilitate the coordination of application information, we are asking that adult volunteers turn in their applications to one contact person from their church who then makes sure that all background checks are done and submits the information as a whole to Claudia Zuch. The standard turnaround time for a background check has been about 24-48 hours.

Update (11-5-15)   – A Motor Vehicle check is no longer required for adult volunteers.  A current drivers license and insurance will be required of all adults who transport students.  Adults must be over 21 years old to be able to transport students

October Planning Meeting and Church Registration

The next planning meeting for Flower City Work Camp 2016 will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM at Hope Lutheran Church.  The church is located at 1301 Vintage Lane, Rochester, NY.  All churches wishing to participate in Flower City Work Camp 2016 need to send a representative to this meeting.

The Church Registration form is now available on the website.  Click here to access a PDF of the form.  Churches wishing to participate in FCWC 2016 need to submit the Church Registration form no later than November 11th.

First Meeting for FCWC 2016 will be Sept 23rd

The first meeting for Flower City Work Camp 2016 will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at Hope Lutheran Church, 1301 Vintage Lane, Rochester, NY 14626.  If your church is new to Flower City Work Camp, or if this is your first year as a church representative, please come at 11am for a brief overview of FCWC.  All returning church representatives should come for the full meeting from 12 – 1 PM.

There are significant changes happening with Flower City Work Camp this year, so it is critical that all churches who wish to participate in FCWC 2016 send a representative to this meeting.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Save the Dates

Please be in prayer for the planning of Flower City Work Camp 2016.  The Spring Break from school in 2016 is the week following Easter, so Work Camp would be held from Monday, March 28th through Friday, April 1, 2016.  Save the dates!  Check back for more info in late August or early September 2015.

God Gave FCWC Another Amazing Week

Praise the Lord that Flower City Work Camp 2015 was another amazing week of serving Jesus and the city of Rochester!!  Church Representatives – please join us on Wednesday, April 15th from 12:00 to 1:00 PM as we look back at FCWC 2015 and look ahead to what the Lord has for Flower City Work Camp in the future.  We will meet, as usual, at Hope Lutheran Church, 1301 Vintage Lane, Rochester.  See you there!