Camp Magruder Reference Form 2020
The applicant is volunteering to work this summer as a counselor or camp leader for at least one week of camp at Camp Magruder. Counselors are primary caregivers for a cabin of campers with minimal breaks. They live, play, eat, and worship with the cabin as well as discipline them. This evaluation helps us know each applicant better, so you could help a good counselor or leader get recruited or warn us of a potentially ineffective counselor. Consider the applicant's abilities to work with children and youth honestly.
To be used as a Reference: One must be over 21. One must not be a family member and should know the applicant predominately on a professional level. One must be able to thoroughly and objectively evaluate the applicant’s strengths and weaknesses in regards to work with children and youth without serious conflicts of interest. If you do not feel you can complete the form objectively or there are conflicts of interest, please contact Hope Montgomery at
How long have you known the applicant, and in what capacity?
Check the applicant’s greatest strengths (especially at a summer camp and retreat center)
Goes extra mile to make activities fun
Children/Youth respect the applicant
Makes Co-workers better
Communicates with tact and respect
Good with problem Children/Youth
Relates well to different age levels
Responsible when left in charge of task
Safety Conscious/Doesn’t break things
Check what might be a weakness for this applicant (especially at a summer camp and retreat center)
Sometimes not sensitive to others needs
Can seem mean, rude, or offensive
Has problems with authority
Problems working with peers
Could wear out over a whole week
Has a knack for working w/others
Works well with certain people
Likes to work alone
Has problems working with others
Looks for ways to help everyone
Will help if you make a point to ask
Is helpful at times
Has to be pushed to take initiative
Is often not very helpful
Works too hard/runs self into the ground
Works to improve when criticized
Can be defensive when criticized
Describe an instance the applicant has really impressed you
Describe an instance when the applicant has had problems with someone and how it was handled.
Check what best applies in regards to the applicant’s maturity level
The most mature person I know
Mature beyond his/her years
Average for his/her age
Mature at times, immature other times
Is a big kid
Doesn’t act his/her age
Tell what the applicant does regularly that makes him/her a good spiritual leader.
What of the applicant’s personal qualities could be a potential obstacle in his/her spiritual leadership?
Check the boxes that apply in regards to the applicant’s moral/religious character
Constant positive example everywhere
Deep/Mature faith in God
Good heart despite some rough times
Questionable example outside of work
Can be too close-minded religiously
Works hard to live out faith
Poor discretion in what he/she says
Share your feelings on the applicant caring for children/youth who are very important to you?
I trust the applicant as much as I trust myself
The first I would leave children with
I am fine leaving children with him/her
I would use the applicant when I really need to fill a spot
Probably not, I don’t trust the applicant
No, I know the applicant is abusive(Explain below)
Please explain if you checked the applicant is abusive
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