Summer Staff
Application

Get your Summer Awesomeness on!

Learn more about yourself, and see the rewards of your hard work in the faces of the young people around you. Wait. Did we say hard work? You realize hard work includes zip-lining, wall-climbing, and pretty much just having the best summer ever, right?

We have numerous positions available.  Please read through the information below and download the appropriate form/s below when they become available. Applications will be accepted from January 4, 2017.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

(Must be 21+, with prior camp experience)

  • Program Administrative Assistant

    Responsibilities: to assist in planning, organizing, coordinating and leading the summer camp programs.

  • Head Counselors (2 Male; 2 Female)

    Head Counselors will not be in a cabin with campers, but will provide support and leadership to the counseling and program staff. They will proactively contribute to the moral of staff as well as respond to both camper and staff issues that require special attention. Prior counseling experience is a necessity.

SENIOR STAFF POSITIONS

(Must be 21+, with prior camp experience)

  • YDP ENGAGE Director: formerly CIT Director (3)

    Responsibilities: to implement and provide leadership to the YDP ENGAGE Program, training them to be the leaders of the future. Tasks will include scheduling, leading sessions, creating devotions, and general discipleship.

  • YDP EXPLORE Director: formerly Work Crew Director (1 Male; 1 Female)

    Responsibilities: to provide leadership to the YDP EXPLORE Program. Tasks will include scheduling, leading sessions, creating devotions, and working alongside your crew.

  • Fun Coordinators (2)

    Responsibilities: to plan, organize, coordinate, and lead the camp’s special activities including: wide games, skits, pool parties, thematic meals, special events etc.

  • Land Activities Coordinator (2)

    Responsibilities: to oversee the safety and operations of all daily land activities. This includes, but is not limited to, scheduling staff, maintaining equipment and providing positive reinforcement.

  • Chapel Coordinator (1)

    Responsibilities: to actively engage the camp in daily worship by overseeing and planning morning chapels and evening campfires. This will include leading teams of musicians and being a liaison between the  speaker and the rest of the camp staff.

  • Waterfront Coordinator (1)

    Responsibilities: to oversee waterfront and the pool. NLS is preferable but not necessary. Must have class 5 driver’s license and PCOC (Pleasure Craft Operator Card).

  • Assistant Waterfront Coordinator (1)

    Responsibilities: to assist the Waterfront Coordinator in overseeing waterfront and the pool. NLS is preferable but not necessary. Must have class 5 driver’s license and PCOC (Pleasure Craft Operator Card).

  • Day Camp Director (1)

    Responsibilities: to oversee and coordinate the Day Camp Program and to train and work alongside the Day Camp staff, leading by example.

  • Beyond Boundaries Facilitator (2)

    Responsibilities: to assist in the facilitation of our Beyond Boundaries Program, which strives to integrate children with developmental disabilities (autism, etc) into our regular program.

COUNSELING POSITIONS

  • Senior Counselor (18+ years old)

    Counselors are responsible for a cabin group of ten campers each week, with the help of a Junior Counselor. Responsibilities: to ensure health, safety, and acceptance of all campers; to lead devotions; create one-on-one times with campers; to invite them to come to faith in Christ and to disciple them in their faith; to plan activities with the cabin group, and lead or assist in leading an activity skill. Experienced counselors may apply to be Unit Leaders who will assist the Head Counselors in providing peer leadership to the counseling staff.

  • Junior Counselor (17+ years old)

    Junior Counselors are responsible for assisting the Counselor in overseeing a cabin of ten campers each week. Junior counselors are an integral part of our staff team, and function as counselors, program, and support staff. As this position requires a lot of training, we will require you to attend as much of staff training as possible.

  • Beyond Boundaries Counselor (17+ years old)

    Responsibilities of this position are the same as the Counselor and Junior Counselor positions, with the addition of being responsible for campers with developmental disabilities (autism, etc) and incorporating them into the camp program to the fullest of their abilities.

  • Day Camp Counselor (16+ years old)

    If you are only able to come for part of the summer, consider coming to work with our Day Camp Program. This program allows children aged 5-7 to experience camp. This year’s dates are July 10-14 and 17-21.

SUPPORT STAFF POSITIONS

(Must be 17+)

  • Kitchen Crew Shift Leader (2 positions; 17+ years old)

    Responsibilities: to lead the YDP EXPLORE participants who work in the kitchen. One position will be in charge of the morning shift and the other position will be in charge of the afternoon shift.

  • Housekeeping Crew Shift Leader (2 positions, 17+ years old)

    Responsibilities: to lead the YDP EXPLORE participants who work in housekeeping. One position will be in charge of the morning shift and the other position will be in charge of the afternoon shift.

  • Utilities Crew Leader (17+ years old)

    Responsibilities: to work alongside the maintenance supervisor, leading the YDP EXPLORE participants who work on the outdoor maintenance crew.

  • Video Ministries Team (3 positions, 17+ years old)

    Responsibilities: to film, edit and promote the weekly camp video, and compile a summer-long staff video.

  • Lifeguards (4 positions, 17+ years old)

    Responsibilities: to supervise swimming activities in our pool. Must be NLS qualified and have experience life-guarding.

  • Activities Instructors (17+ years old)

    To oversee a particular activity for the duration of the summer. This includes training staff on how toinstruct, as well as being a point-person for that activity for the duration of the summer.

  • Nurse/Doctor/Paramedic (3 each week)

    A qualified nurse or doctor is required for each camp. Basic First Aid, or OFA 1, 2, or 3 is an asset. Some financial remuneration provided.

  • Bus Drivers (4 each week)

    Bus drivers are a necessity for us to operate our waterfront and Day Camp Program. Responsibilities: to ensure safe operation of bus and perform some bus maintenance. Must have perfect driver’s abstract and current class one or two license and air brakes. Some financial remuneration provided.

APPLY NOW

We would love to see you as a part of our team! Join us and have a summer you’ll never forget.
Select the links below to apply online or download an application.

References

Select the link below to download our reference form. All new staff are required to submit three reference forms. One from a pastor/youth pastor, a teacher/employer and an adult friend.

A-Team and B-Team

A-Team and B-Team members will be serving our rental groups during the months directly before and after our summer program. Responsibilities include: teaching activities; kitchen shift work; dishes; housekeeping; and general camp maintenance. We aim for 8-hour work days.  Time off may be taken at various times of the day, it will not consistently be during the evenings or weekends.  Accommodations are provided for the team.  This position requires you to be self-motivated and able to work well on your own.  There are only a limited number of paid positions available; some volunteer positions will be available.

A-Team

Employment from May 1st to the start of summer camp (mid-June).

Download A-Team Application
B-Team

Employment from the end of August to the 3rd week of October.