Summer Staff Position Descriptions

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Counselor

Responsible for cabin of campers (usually 6-8 per week). Most often paired with a cabin group of the opposite gender. Experience the whole day with campers; swimming, hiking, crafts, recreation, worship, nature studies, cookouts, sleepouts, cabin life. Applicants should enjoy these type of activities, have a love for (and patience with) children, and possess a desire to share God's word. Other assets: creative, easy-going, attentive, and enthusiastic. Must be at least eighteen years old, a high school graduate or college student.

 

Crafts Hall Staff

Led by crafts hall director, this staff is responsible for planning & providing afternoon crafts programs for the whole camp (sessions divided by age). Also lead various morning elective classes and participate in evening and other camp activities as needed. Applicants should have a love for children, a desire to share God's word, an interest in crafts, and a willing easy-going nature.

 

Naturalist

Responsible for planning and implementing the summer's nature program; working with individuals and groups to further their understanding of God's beautiful creation. Also support hiking groups and outdoor-oriented special camps. Applicants should have a strong background in nature studies and camping safety issues and a desire to share God's word. Knowledge of area parks and trails is helpful.

 

Kitchen Staff

Work with trained, experienced cook to provide healthy, tasty meals for campers and staff. Also participate in other camp activities as available and directed. Applicants should be flexible team players and possess a desire to share God's word. Prior kitchen experience is helpful but not necessary.

 

Maintenance Staff

Work with site manager to keep the camp safe, clean, and in repair. Participate in other camp activities as directed and available. Applicants should have a desire to share God's word and a willingness to work together. Prior outdoor work experience and/ or carpentry skills are helpful but not necessary.

 

Lifeguards

Responsible for the swimming safety of campers and staff as well as the proper sanitation of the pool. Participate in other camp activities as directed and available. Applicants should have their Basic Lifeguarding Certificate (valid through summer), a desire to share God's word, and plenty of sunblock.

 

Driver/Maintenance

Responsible for majority of the driving needs of the camp as well as conducting daily safety checks on the camp vans. When no driving is needed, driver will work with maintenance staff or as needed in other places in camp. Applicants must possess a desire to share God's word. Must also have a good driving record and be twenty-one years of age or older. Van driving experience is helpful.

 

Nurse / Health Officer

Responsible for camp health needs.