Tag Archive for 2013

Today, Details on Our AGM

Today, with the rapid approach of our second AGM, I thought I’d post a link to the details. They are as follows:

We hope to see you there.

Annual General Meeting

Look out for directions to the venue and updates as this event develops

Announcements

Dear Community,

A whole new year of exciting camps for the visually impaired are under development and we’d love to hear your input. We are extending an invitation to join us at the Camp Bowen Society’s open house and Annual General Meeting on Saturday, December 7, 2013. The event will be held at the Bowen Island Lodge (Formerly the Bowen Lodge by the Sea) from 3:30 to 6:00 PM. It will be a great opportunity to connect with the community and meet the team behind the project.

If you are unable to make it out to the island, you can connect with the meeting using a telephone or Skype.

Nominations for positions on the board and community teams are being accepted as of Monday, November 18, 2013.

You can find all of the event details in the below sections.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Yours Truly,

Alex Jurgensen,

Community Coordinator for the North/Interior,

The Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired,

Nominations

Nominations for the board will be accepted as of Monday, November 18, 2013. The list of available positions can be found here. All positions are available for nominations, regardless of their “Filled” status.

To nominate, please write to campbowen@gmail.com with the following:

  1. Name of nominee
  2. Nominated position
  3. Name of nominator
  4. Contact number or E-mail for nominee

Teleconferencing

Teleconferencing will be available for people outside of the local area. You can find the details on the contact us tab at the top of this page.

Basic Information

  • What: The Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired’s Annual General Meeting
  • Who: Anyone with an interest in Camp Bowen
  • Where: The Bowen Island Lodge (Formerly the Bowen Lodge by the Sea)/Online
  • When: Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Why: To discuss the running of Bowen Island camps going forwards

Agenda

  • Opening remarks
  • Welcome and introductions
  • Review of the 5 year plan
  • Appointments
  • Annual and financial reports
  • Open items from the community
  • Closing remarks

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Below are listed the current positions for the board of directors and the community teams. Other volunteer opportunities are not listed.

Community Teams

Do you want to make a positive impact in your home community? The Camp Bowen Team is looking for dedicated individuals to represent the interests of their home communities and strengthen public awareness for Camp Bowen by building region focused volunteer teams.

An ideal candidate will have good oral and written communication skills and a passion for seeing the organization succeed. Strong leadership qualities are essential. Familiarity with the project is considered a bonus.

Duties include: keeping the board of directors up to date on changes within their region, building a relationship with their community and appointing volunteers. The organizing of volunteers can be done on a flexible basis and responsibility of events is shared among the community team and its local volunteers.

Community Coordinator – Vancouver Island/Gulf Islands

Basic Information
  • Filled: YES
  • Region: Vancouver Island and the British Columbia Gulf Islands
  • Type: Volunteer

Community Coordinator – North/Interior

Basic Information
  • Filled: YES
  • Region: Northern British Columbia/Interior British Columbia
  • Type: Volunteer

Community Coordinator – Fraser Valley

Basic Information
  • Filled: NO
  • Region: Fraser Valley
  • Type: Volunteer

Community Coordinator – Lower Mainland

Basic Information
  • Filled: YES
  • Region: Lower Mainland
  • Type: Volunteer

Community Coordinator – Bowen Island

Basic Information
  • Filled: YES
  • Region: Bowen Island
  • Type: Volunteer

Community Coordinator – Alberta

Basic Information
  • Filled: NO
  • Region: Alberta
  • Type: Volunteer

Community Coordinator – Saskatchewan

Basic Information
  • Filled: NEW
  • Region: Saskatchewan
  • Type: Volunteer

Directors

Director, Funding

Do you have a passion and desire to see the next generation of campers enjoying and learning from Camp Bowen? The board of directors is looking for a talented individual to fill the post of Funding Advisor.

The ideal candidate will be creative, resourceful and dedicated to seeing the project succeed. Experience of corporate funding or non-profit management is a strong asset.

The Director of Funding will work closely with the treasurer and board of directors to discover new and innovative funding opportunities for the project and help the board identify the steps required to achieve a renewable, self-sustaining funding model. Duties will include attending 1 teleconferenced meeting a month and spending time researching available funding sources.

Basic Information
  • Filled: YES
  • Region: Canada
  • Type: Volunteer

Director, Social Media

The Director of Social Media will work closely with the Director of Public Relations and the board of directors to maintain the societies current web presence and explore new opportunities for its online expansion. Duties will include attending 1 teleconferenced meeting a month, updating the societies various online social media accounts and spending time researching new techniques for online marketing.

Experience with blogging software, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and other social media sites is an asset.

Basic Information
  • Filled: NO
  • Region: Canada
  • Type: Volunteer

Board Members

All board members share the following responsibilities:

  • Attending 1 teleconferenced meeting a month
  • Supporting the community coordinators across the province by providing information on the society’s activities and plans.

The positions on the board of directors are excerpted from the society’s constitution below:

  • 4.4 President The President shall have overall responsibility for the affairs of the Society. He/She shall chair all meetings of the Society, save where decided otherwise by the board of directors or where otherwise provided for in this constitution.
  • 4.5 Vice-President The Vice-President shall assume the duties of the President should the President be absent or unable to fulfill his/her duties.
  • 4.6 Treasurer The Treasurer will manage the financial affairs of the Society, in consultation with the President and the Vice-President. He/She will maintain the financial records of the Society. He/She will prepare and present to the Society and the provincial community the end of year accounts and treasurers report for the Society.
  • 4.7 Secretary The Secretary shall keep the non-financial records of the Society, including the official membership list, and manage the correspondence of the Society and submitting the end of year report.
  • 4.8 Public Relations Officer The Public Relations Officer shall be responsible for advertising the meetings and events of the Society.

A Quick Update

Wow! What an exciting summer it has been this year. Thanks to a great community response, we were able to relaunch the child and youth program. This year’s camp may have been small, but seeing the growth of the campers during that short week was amazing. It was a great reminder to why we do what we do.

I want to thank the teams who organized both the child/youth camp and the adult retreat for a very well organized set of programs. It is always a pleasure to work with such talented and hard working individuals. We couldn’t have done it without you.

For our campers, please look forward to many exciting announcements as we plan Camp Bowen 2014. It will take us a few days to get the website updated with all of the new information.

Say Hello To New and Old Friends

Hello again. It is that time of year again when new and old friends will meet either for the first time in many years or for the very first time. They will feel like they belong because there will be lots of fun to be had for the time they will be here on Bowen.

The time will be too short, but can we write back and forth to one another? Sure, why not? There is always email. And will we see you again next year? Yes.

When we first part and go home I may think of all the new friends I have met and wonder what they are doing. Maybe I will write ten and find out. It was so difficult leaving such a fun place that I will make a plan to go back there next year.

Lifeguard (Adult Camp)

Have you ever wanted a summer job, where the reward is making others smile and seeing friendships blossom? We, the Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired, are seeking a talented individual for the role of lifeguard at our Adult Retreat, which will take place from June 28-30 on Bowen Island. The ideal candidate will have completed their lifeguard training and be first aid certified. Experience working with people with visual impairments is an asset but not a requirement.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Working with the rest of the team to plan water-related and dry-land activities for campers.
  • Help ensure the safety of campers in and around the docks.
  • Complement the primary first aid attendant by providing first aid if necessary.
  • Enjoy your job.
  • Assist with the supervision of camper activities.

Some more information is below:

  • Job Type: Volunteer
  • Location: Bowen Island, British Columbia
  • Duration: June 28-30, 2013
  • Program: Adult Camp 2013

For applicants applying to the program, accommodations will be provided on a case by case basis. Please include your address in your cover letter to help us better determine this.

To get the next steps on how to apply, please contact Alex Jurgensen, Community Coordinator, at: (778) 908-0521. A cover letter and resume are required, along with proof of training of lifeguarding and first aid. References are extremely helpful but not a requirement.

Lifeguard (Child and Youth)

Have you ever wanted a summer job, where the reward is making others smile and seeing friendships blossom? We, the Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired, are seeking a talented individual for the role of lifeguard at our child and youth camp, which will take place from July 8-12 on Bowen Island. The ideal candidate will have completed their lifeguard training and be first aid certified. Experience working with children or people with visual impairments is an asset but not a requirement.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Working with the rest of the team to plan water-related and dry-land activities for campers.
  • Help ensure the safety of campers in and around the docks.
  • Complement the primary first aid attendant by providing first aid if necessary.
  • Enjoy your job.
  • Assist with the supervision of camper activities.

Some more information is below:

For applicants applying to the program, accommodations will be provided on a case by case basis. Please include your address in your cover letter to help us better determine this.

To get the next steps on how to apply, please contact Alex Jurgensen, Community Coordinator, at: (778) 908-0521. A cover letter and resume are required, along with proof of training of lifeguarding and first aid. References are extremely helpful but not a requirement.

Jobs

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Working at Camp Bowen is a life changing experience. You’ll never see the world the same way after spending time with our remarkable campers.

Camp Bowen’s Core Team

The core team here at Camp Bowen is responsible for managing the society year round. The team covers all areas of operations, from funding to planning camps to advertising the programs. And, while that may sound like a lot of work, the rewards of launching each new camp year are quite exciting.

Join today

Pricing Reductions and Other Updates, The Camp Rush is On

We reduced some of the pricing and updated our program information for the Adult Retreat and the Child and Youth programs. You can find all updates on our programs page.

Donor Recognition, Simply Computing

Back in December of 2012, we held a small gala dinner and auction to help raise funds and awareness for the Camp Bowen project. One of the first companies we approached with a letter requesting donated items for the auction was Simply Computing. I had worked at Simply Computing, as an independent accessibility Consultant since early 2011, and felt them to be a good first pick. It took them only a couple of days to decide to provide, not one, but two items for our dinner auction night.

I’d like to take this opportunity to openly thank Simply Computing, BC’s Local Apple Specialists, for their generosity in assisting us with the fund raising efforts to revive Camp Bowen. Simply has often serviced the Mac computers of our team and I do not hesitate to personally recommend them for even the toughest of servicing jobs. You can find out more about Simply Computing at:

If you, or your company, would like to help support the Camp Bowen project, and make the dreams of children and youth living with a visual impairment a reality, find out more about how you can help at: