Chaperone Signup and Guidelines
Before signing up as a chaperone, please read carefully the Chaperone Guidelines and Objectives and Methods of Chaperoning a PRYP Convention below. You will be asked at the end of the online application if you have read them and agree to them.
Chaperone Guidelines 2022 PRYP Convention
Be a Spiritual Role Model
Please read the Objectives and Methods of Chaperoning a PRYP Convention.
In all programs, discussions, and devotions, leaders and chaperones are to use only the KJV Bible translation. All prayers should be reverent and respectful to our Heavenly Father. Lead nightly devotions in your room with your group. Encourage the young people to participate in devotions but don’t require it of them. No one should feel pressured.
Quiet time varies from 10:30 pm – midnight depending on the day. Please refer to your convention schedule for details on each day. Once quiet time begins, all conventioneers must remain in their rooms until breakfast. Each chaperone is responsible for their group during this time and must ensure they are properly rested for the following day. Anyone found outside during quiet time may be reported to the discipline committee.
Chaperones and conventioneers must abide by the convention rules. These include your appearance, conduct, and the “No Smoking” rule. Chaperone t-shirts are not to be ripped or changed in anyway. You are to stay on the Camp Cedarmore grounds. You are expected to observe and report any misconduct. Chaperones are not allowed to date conventioneers.
Chaperones are not expected to discipline conventioneers. If you see or are aware of a problem, contact the discipline committee and they will handle it. The committee composed of Faith PRC Steering Committee members and a Fed Board member will be determined prior to convention.
Team Leaders and helpers will be assigned, but all the chaperones are expected to help with the activities and serve the conventioneers as needed.
Enjoy your time with the Conventioneers!
Objectives and Methods of Chaperoning a PRYP Convention
Compiled by Eldon Brock in CHRISTIAN CAMPING
(Edited by Rev. Ronald VanOverloop)
- The glory and honor of God and of His Son, Jesus Christ.
- Whatsoever ye do in work or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him. (Col. 3:17)
- Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men. (Col. 3:23)
- Help the conventioneer
- The Convention is for the young people. It is not necessarily for the convenience, ease, or enjoyment of the chaperones.
- By providing edifying and satisfying experiences in lectures, bible studies, devotions, discussion groups, sports, nature, and fun.
- Therefore, the chaperones are to be ready and available to help the conventioneers…
- Express themselves in legitimate ways
- Face their need for personal and spiritual growth
- Acknowledge Jesus Christ to be their Savior and Lord.
- Recognize the Bible as the only reliable source for guiding our faith and life.
IDEAS FOR MINISTERING EFFECTIVELY TO THE CONVENTIONEERS:
- Be a good example, demonstrating the reality of Jesus Christ by conduct and attitude (Phil. 4:9)
- Be attentive to camp policy and church program.
- Be cooperative with leadership.
- Be with the conventioneers; not separated or segregated from them.
- Respect each conventioneer (as one for whom Christ died).
- Protect the emotional safety of each person.
- Demonstrate love and concern for each conventioneer by getting acquainted with the needs and interests of each and leading them accordingly.
- Instruct in devotions
- Personalize the devotions according to age group characteristics, prior spiritual growth, and the conventioneer’s practical needs.
- Lead them in prayer asking for understanding and help to overcome a problem
- Anticipate problems and try to motivate the conventioneers to positive and enjoyable actions. Be a leader of good things.
- Use the Bible as your authority to present Christ’s Lordship, not yours.
- Give personal attention to prayer: for self and the conventioneers.
- Chaperones must be consecrated; concerned; compassionate; competent; cooperative.
SUGGESTIONS FOR DEVOTIONS:
- Review the day and matters for prayer which arise from it.
- Review the speeches, discussion groups, or sectionals and make those matters for prayer.
- Remember their families and churches in prayer. Ask if there are matters for prayer in their congregations.
- Encourage them to lead in prayer: 3-5 each night.