The following applicant has applied for a position at SON-Life Camp & Retreat Center for this upcoming summer, and has asked you to be a reference for them. We ask that you consider this individual in the context of him/her serving at a camp. The applicant will be working very closely with many young people and with others on the summer ministry team throughout the summer, and may have great demands placed physically, emotionally, and spiritually on him/her. We ask that you answer these questions to the best of your knowledge. Your comments here are kept confidential and used only in SON-Life Camp office purposes. The applicant will not see anything you share here. Thank you!

Please give us a little information on yourself:

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* 1. Please give us a little information on yourself:

Applicant you are giving reference for:

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* 2. Applicant you are giving reference for:

How long have you known the applicant, and In what capacity?

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* 3. How long have you known the applicant, and In what capacity?

What evidence do you see of this person having a healthy, growing relationship with Christ?

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* 4. What evidence do you see of this person having a healthy, growing relationship with Christ?

To your knowledge, has this applicant ever worked with children or youth? In what capacity?

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* 5. To your knowledge, has this applicant ever worked with children or youth? In what capacity?

What gifts do you see the applicant possessing and actively using? Any noteworthy accomplishments or qualities?

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* 6. What gifts do you see the applicant possessing and actively using? Any noteworthy accomplishments or qualities?

Have you noticed any tendencies or traits which might reduce the effectiveness of the applicant in this position? Are you aware of any reason that this applicant should NOT be considered for employment?

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* 7. Have you noticed any tendencies or traits which might reduce the effectiveness of the applicant in this position? Are you aware of any reason that this applicant should NOT be considered for employment?

Please indicate your impressions of the applicant in the following areas:

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* 8. Please indicate your impressions of the applicant in the following areas:

  Yes No Unsure
Does this person weaken in the absence of authority?
To your knowledge, does the applicant use drugs or alcohol
To your knowledge, has this applicant ever abused a child physically or sexually?
Do you feel the applicant would be able to lead campers spiritually?
For each item, please indicate your impressions of the applicant’s character:

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* 9. For each item, please indicate your impressions of the applicant’s character:

  Needs Work Fair/Okay Good Great Excellent
Responsibility
Leadership
Initiative
Work Ethic
Cooperation
Motivation
Emotional Stability
Integrity
Appearance
Sound Judgment
Communication
Team Participation
Final Thoughts: I would….

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* 10. Final Thoughts: I would….

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