Frog Camp Staff

Frog Camp Director Board (FCDB)

Frog Camp is run by a director board of returning Frog Camp Facilitators. The Directors plan and oversee every aspect of camp – from creating Grimy Games and finding cool places to hang out in Fort Worth to hiring and training facilitators and Work Crew. They work hard to make sure your camp experience is as much fun as possible.

FCDB invites you to join the Frog Camp Staff

Frog Camp Facilitators and Work Crew

You think Frog Camp was fun as a camper? It’s more fun as a facilitator or on work crew!

How do I apply to be a facilitator or work crew?

Applications open in November and close in January. Students must complete the application through OrgSync and sign up for an interview. As part of the application process, students must submit a resume. Applicants will receive decision letters in February.
Every year approximately 400 students apply to join our staff. Students selected will have an opportunity to develop their leadership and interpersonal skills as they share their passion with new Horned Frogs over the summer.

What do facilitators do at Camp?

There are two facilitators and a faculty/staff partner assigned to each small group. As a facilitator, you will be responsible for facilitating small group discussions, leading activities, and engaging new students in the development of new friendships. The priority for facilitators at camp is to ensure the safety and positive experience of your campers. Facilitators are only responsible to attend the camp that you were selected to lead. That means, over the summer, you are committing to only five days. This gives you plenty of time to pick up a part-time job or an internship.

What does work crew do at Camp?

Work crew are members of our team who focus on behind-the-scenes logistics at Camp.  They are essential to making Frog Camp happen by setting up and running activities for campers, from the challenge course activities to the Summit Cup.  Work crew works closely with the Frog Camp Director Board and also ensures a safe and positive experience for campers.

How are facilitators and work crew selected?

Frog Camp is a student-run program. Applications are available in late fall and you will have an opportunity to interview for the position when you return for the spring semester. Frog Camp interviews are conducted by the Frog Camp Director Board.  Once all the interviews are conducted, the Frog Camp Director Board will meet and select the staff for their camps. You do not need to have gone to Frog Camp to apply to be a facilitator or work crew.

What qualities make the best facilitators and work crew?

We are looking for positive role models for incoming students. Successful facilitators can demonstrate good communication skills, approachability, and of course a passion for TCU. Beyond that, Frog Camp looks for all types of different personalities, backgrounds, beliefs, and skills.

What training does the staff receive?

Before you go to camp, facilitators and work crew participate in over 40 hours of training. Training includes facilitation skills, QPR, intentional dialogue and camp-specific training. You will get a chance to work with your co-facilitators and work crew members while you meet the rest of your camp staff.

How much does staff get paid?

Frog Camp is a voluntary leadership position. Your compensation is two t-shirts, a water bottle, and lifelong friends and memories.


Faculty/Staff Partners

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Over the summer, we will have approximately 120 faculty/staff partners join us in welcoming new students. By serving as a faculty/staff partner you get to participate in all camp activities, engage with new and current students, and help to educate students on what it means to be a positive part of the TCU community. Many faculty/staff partners who have volunteered for camp in the past have indicated that Frog Camp is something they look forward to each summer. As one faculty member stated:

“I have found being a faculty member at Frog Camp to be an immensely rewarding, edifying, and rejuvenating experience. I can’t imagine starting a new year without being a part of Frog Camp. I feel truly honored and blessed to be allowed the opportunity to be a part of this amazing part of the TCU experience. I just hope that I am able to convince other faculty to support Frog Camp.”

Registration information will be sent to all TCU faculty and staff emails in February. Faculty/Staff partners must be teaching or working at TCU in the fall semester. As a faculty/staff partner, you will be assigned to a small group of 12-15 students. The small group will be led by two upper-division students who will act as the facilitators. You role is to help support the new students by answer questions and providing them insight on strategies to help their learning and engagement in the first year of college. You will also act as a campus resource for new students in your small group and be a support for the facilitators. Once you are at camp, we ask that you stay with us throughout the camp and stay overnight with us. A camp specific packing list will be provided to you as we get closer to the summer. If you have any questions, please contact Philip Dodd at philip.dodd@tcu.edu.


Parents & Community Members

DSC_0455 (2)Frog Camp is subsidized by TCU to help offset the cost of attendance for students. In addition, we provide a limited number of need-based fee waivers for students to attend one of our “travel camps.”  The cost to attend a travel camp in the US is either $475 (flight not included) or $1000 (flight included). To attend an international camp, the fee is $1800 to $2400. If you would like to help support sending new students to camp, you can by donating to Frog Camp. To support a student and help fund their participation at Frog Camp, please go to our donations page. In the “Gift Designation” please select “other.” You can designate your gift to “Frog Camp”. Please join us in ensuring that every new incoming student who wants to go to Frog Camp has the opportunity to attend.

 

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