A Werker Bee is an important, essential part of retreat and helps keep camp running efficiently. A Werker Bee works in exchange for their registration fee. A Werker Bee must be reliable and commit to arriving Wednesday or Thursday before participants arrive and stay until camp is clean on Sunday evening. Duties include cleaning the main hall, bathhouse, and restrooms; keeping the kitchen tidy; restocking supplies; grounds patrol; setup and tear down for the haflas and workshops; and any emergencies that may occur.

Upon arrival, you will sign up for shifts. There is free time to take workshops, relax, hike, or swim. If you would like to be a Werker Bee please send an email to emeraldsanctuaryretreat@gmail.com to inquire about availability or to be put on the wait list. We usually have about 10 Werker Bee positions available.