Changing Lives Starts Here
In his book Good to Great, Jim Collins writes that great organizations get the “right people” in the “right seats” on the “right bus”
The Right Bus
Our Mission: “We make disciples for Jesus Christ by nurturing transformational Christ-centered communities."
We serve the local church by providing places, resources, and opportunities for people to encounter Christ and grow in their relationship with Him through the outdoors. Life Changing Experiences Start Here...we don't always get to see the results of our work, but we trust that God is at work in the lives of our guests as they return to their faith communities to continue in discipleship.
The Right Person
An Authentic Disciple: Frst and foremost, we want our people to love Jesus and display a committed growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
A Servant's Attitude: Demonstrate your love for Christ by serving others. Engage your desire to go above and beyond by exceeding the expectations of your guests.
Adaptable Learner: Be flexible, make quick decisions, and identify opportunities that need solutions.
Team Player: Serving at camp means long days and hard work. We look for energetic, positive-minded staff. Every staff participates in all aspect of camp regardless of title.
The Right Seat
Our staff positions include: facilities, food services, program (ropes, waterfront, etc.) communications, development/fundraising, hospitality, managers, administrations and more.
Are you the kind of person who wants to work behind the scenes to set the stage and remove obstacles to allow volunteers to focus on ministering to campers.
Do you recognize that hard work, preparation, and details will pave the way for succesful ministry opportunities?
If these all sound right, you might be a good fit here...
Current Career Opportunities
None Currently Available
No Openings At This Time
A great majority of our permanent staff hires are individuals who have worked through the ranks of our teams as counselors, summer staff, directors, and retreat clients that we have been able to work with time and time again. If you are interested in a potential career in camping and are starting out, we encourage you to not only volunteer or join our summer staff, but make your trajectory known so that you can be working towards building a skill set and history of effectiveness that can be beneficial in building a foundation to a career in camping.
Recommendations From Former Camp Summer Staff
Check out these videos from former staff to hear why camp is a meaningful and amazing job!
This is the hands and feet of how ministry is possible here. Each camp has a team of paid staff that live on site throughout summer to facilitate everything that happens at camp, More than 100 staff are needed each summer across our six sites. Roles Include:
Q: Is there compensation for being a part of the team?
A: Yes, there are wonderful benefits to this job which include pay, housing, and our staff have been fortunate to grab a meal from the dining hall when our campers and guests are eating.
Q: What is the time period I need to be available?
A: Training usually begins near the end of May and does vary at each camp location. Camps conclude at the end of July and beginning of August.
Q. What are the key qualities of a great summer staffer?
A. In addition to the qualities mentioned above....
Producer: Don't be satisfied putting forth a single iota less than your absolute best and always find a way to get what must be done, done.
Aptitude for the Position: We’ve learned that sometimes the right people don’t always arrive with the skill set in place; they do however have an inherent potential for the position. (A person with no training in live audio but an excellent musicians ear may end up as a Sound Engineer. Or, someone with no leadership experience but the perfect outgoing and engaging personality may make a great Fun Engineer)
Organizational: Success is in the details. When leading activities you must ensure that facilities and supplies are ready on time. You’ll need to plan ahead and be ready with the back up plan.
Skilled Communicator: You’ll be interacting with volunteers, campers, parents & staff on a daily basis. You must be able to clearly communicate plans & instructions. You must also be able to listen to and understand others, giving or finding answers to meet their needs in a timely manner.
Innovative Self Starter: It takes many people doing a variety of tasks to make camp successful. You must be able to see what needs done, and step up and take the lead to get it done, encouraging and inspiring other staff.
Creative Thinker: You will have the opportunity to put your own personal touch on some activities and areas of camp. You must be able to demonstrate the ability to think outside the box, for both leading programs and problem solving.
Q: What is the process to join the team?
A: Applications are accepted starting each fall on November 1.
A Letter to Prospective Staff: