During Convergence, youth will join together to hear speakers who are both inspirational and intellectually challenging. There will also be active opportunities for learning and for team-building (mixers and recreational play.) Youth will gather in small groups to reflect on what they have heard and experienced and to make their own connections about vocation and future interests they may pursue. Additionally, youth will work individually and in groups to create liturgical resources that can be used in various worship settings, focused on the faith/science topics they have explored throughout all of the institute experiences. Counselors will be present for and guiding the youth throughout all of the Institute experiences.
Applications to serve as a summer counselor are now being accepted through February 15. Interviews for all applicants will be conducted in late February and early March, with offers being made by mid-March. Counselor offers may be given on a rolling basis, as the number of campers who have made deposits grows. Hired counselors will be required to report to Randolph-Macon on June 21 for a day-long training session before the program begins on June 22. Counselors will be expected to be able to participate in the entire program, ending on June 30. Applicants must also complete a background check. The stipend for each counselor will be $1,100.00 (please note this is a pre-tax amount).
Who can apply? Counselor positions are open to Randolph-Macon College students. Applicants should have an interest both in Christian faith / theology and in the sciences along with the ability to engage both topics with deep respect and critical thinking. Additionally, a strong academic record, experience working with youth, and active participation in a faith community are desired traits of a Convergence counselor.