Staffing JHYM Retreats

Staff and JH'ers

Photo by Buddy Baker-Smith

This section offers information, procedures, policy guidelines and resources that help shape and guide our ministry.  Some of this information is routinely included in the Staff Notebooks which are created for every retreat. We hope that this gives new parents and staff a sense for how we nurture and minister to the children in our care, always mindful of the sacred trust we hold for their well-being and safety. Our JHYM staffers are a remarkable crew of Friends with a variety of gifts and spiritual journeys who really enjoy being with each other as well as with young people.

Interested in staffing JHYM?

Rob Levin Ollie DaSilva talking JHYM

We are always looking for appropriate, grounded, and loving adults to join us. If you love being with middle schoolers, have a good sense of humor, a willing heart, a reasonable back, and don’t mind sleeping short hours on (mostly) hard floors be in touch with Gretchen Baker-Smith, JYM-JHYM Coordinator. (Photo by Buddy Baker-Smith)

File Downloads

Expectations of Retreat Staff
Small Group Tips JHYM
Get-to-Know-You Games

Collection of games we love to play in JYM and JHYM.

Helping Children be Mindful

Some ideas for helping calm and center busy minds and bodies by Gretchen Baker-Smith