Summer Staff

Our Team is committed to making your stay with us memorable

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“I have never been in such a place where I am truly joyful due to the Lord’s presence and work, but I have also been challenged in ways that I could never imagine.”

Lindsey Gannaway, camp staffer (3 years)

There is no other way to truly transform the lives of urban youth at Camp Grace than through our counseling staff which builds into the lives of our campers. The key is relationships. Our staff spends a week building and depositing relationally into six urban youth as they experience new adventures, overcome fears and encouraged to step up to challenges placed before them.

As a counselor you will walk through each day coaching, teaching, loving and learning with your cabin as walls break down and lives are changed. You become a tool for change. Join us this summer for a life changing experience.

Lucas Farmer, Camp Director at lucas@thecampgrace.com

New Opportunity | Work Crew

Camp Grace is offering an exciting new experience for those who are looking to serve. In this world where we are surrounded with the attitude of what can be done for me, we want to flip that upside down. Imagine being put in a position of serving others but being place in an environment where you can grow personally, mentally, and spiritually. By volunteering on Work Crew at Camp Grace you will learn to place other’s needs before your own with others who want to bring more to this world.

In Order to be on the Work Crew you must have completed at least one year of high school and obtain 3 references that can vouch for your character. You will have to commit to the full duration of time that you sign up for.

Work With Us

Getting Hired

Summer Staff Application

Work Crew Application

Step 1: Create an account in the staff application portal

Step 2: Complete application

Step 3: Manage References

Step 4: Interview will be set up by the Camp Grace office

Once you have completed the interview process, Camp Grace will contact you about a possible position to serve with us this summer.

Important Dates:

Lifeguard Certification Course

**TBD**

Leadership training

May 15-17, 2017

Counselor Training

May 18-28, 2017

Staff can choose to work one or both sessions of camp.

Camp Dates

May 29-July 23, 2017

Work Crew

First Session May 18th – June 24th
Both Sessions May 18th – August 22nd
Last Session June 24th – August 22nd

End of Summer Retreat Session

Optional choice for employment July 24 – August 6, 2017

Staff Positions

Servers

Serving Food, Cleaning Dinning All, Set up for Meals

Dish Pits

Clean dishes, Put away and organize incoming product, clean dish area

Prep Crew

Clean Cooking area, Prepare Food, Cook Food

Summer Counselors

Summer Counselors will be responsible for the direct care of up to six campers while being assisted by a counselor in training (CIT). This includes, but not exclusively the tasks of:

  • Manage the health and safety of your campers
  • Mentor your campers throughout the week
  • Engage with campers during electives and activities
  • Complete tasks assigned by Leadership Staff
  • Organize and facilitate electives and activities
  • Complete weekly camper evaluations
  • Get your cabin to designated areas on time

Lifeguard Staff

You are required to have a current lifeguard certification and CPR/first aid certification. You will be responsible for the overall safety of our aquatics program. This includes one junior Olympic swimming pool, activities/swimming pond and a canoeing pond. Other tasks you will be responsible for, but not exclusively are:

  • Uphold pool safety protocol
  • Help Water Front Director facilitate weekly camper swim tests and rules
  • Maintain all water front areas and equipment
  • Maintain pool chemical balance
  • Lead water front activities
  • Complete tasks assigned by Leadership Staff
  • Organize and facilitate electives and activities
  • Lifeguard Certification course is provided onsite before staff training.

Ropes Staff

You are required to have a basic knowledge of dynamic rope systems. (i.e. belaying and being a confident climber) You will be responsible for carrying out Camp Grace ropes safety protocol. This includes the Wet Zip at the activities pond, 50ft and 20 ft. climbing wall, and the High Ropes course. Other tasks you will be responsible for, but not exclusively are:

  • Uphold ropes safety protocol
  • Maintain all ropes areas and equipment including filling out the equipment logs
  • Complete tasks assigned by Leadership Staff
  • Encourage and teach campers at the different ropes experiences for campers
  • Organize and facilitate electives and activities

Men and Women’s Dean

You will be working directly under the Director in anything related to camper/counselor relations. This includes, but not exclusively the tasks of:

  • Camper registration and housing
  • Weekly counselor evaluations
  • Emotional and spiritual support of counselors
  • Management and Discipline of campers
  • Help with logistics of programming
  • Facilitation of camp schedule/activities
  • Up front role in communication with campers/counselors

Water Lead

You are required to have a current lifeguard certification and CPR/first aid certification. You will be responsible for the overall safety, program structure, and staff schedule of our aquatics program. This includes one junior Olympic swimming pool, activities/swimming pond and a canoeing pond. Other tasks you will be responsible for, but not exclusively are:

  • Enforce pool safety protocol
  • Schedule lifeguard rotations and assignments
  • Facilitate weekly camper swim tests and water front rules
  • Weekly lifeguard evaluations
  • Maintain all water front areas and equipment
  • Maintain pool chemical balance
  • Create water front activities

Ropes Lead

You are required to have a basic knowledge of dynamic rope systems. (i.e. belaying and being a confident climber and instructor) You will be responsible for the overall safety, program structure, and staff schedule of our high ropes program. This includes the Wet Zip at the activities pond, 50ft and 20 ft. climbing wall, and the High Ropes. Other tasks you will be responsible for, but not exclusively are:

  • Oversee and maintain safety protocol
  • Schedule rotations and assignments
  • Complete weekly evaluations of high ropes staff
  • Maintain all ropes areas and equipment

Equestrian Lead

You will be responsible for the daily care of our horses. In addition, leading and instructing daily classes on horse care and riding. Tasks will include, but not exclusively:

  • Barn Maintenance
  • Maintain the care for health of horses
  • Instruct daily elective on Horseback Riding
  • Provide assisted riding activity for each cabin
  • Continue to train and work with horses

Event Lead

You are responsible for executing all major events at camp. The event planning details, camper experience and management of people are the key focuses of your job. Tasks will include, but not exclusively:

  • Assign campers and cabins to electives
  • Lead the core team and mission team members in set up and tear down of major events
  • Maintain the equipment for all events
  • Keep all equipment and supplies stocked
  • Maintain a level of excellence in each event as its own experience for the duration of camp
  • Assess events as they are happening and be looking for ways to improve for excellence

Urban Partner Lead

You are responsible for working directly with the Camp Directors in coordinating and leading the Urban Partner experience of summer camp. You will be the face of camp grace to our partners in building their relationship and direct experience of camp. Tasks will include, but not exclusively:

  • Oversee a quality welcome experience of registration with the registration team
  • Overseeing the schedule and customer care of our urban partner experience while at camp
  • Leading the Urban Partners in their daily schedule
  • Host to any speakers and teachers for Urban Partner learning experience
  • Lead a weekly Urban Partner field trip off site
  • Coordinate and schedule their activity time and experience of the facilities.

Mission Team Lead

You are responsible for working directly with each mission team that comes to serve for a week of camp. You will be the face of Camp Grace to our mission team partners and the leader of their day to day service to camp. Tasks include, but not exclusively:

  • Oversee the welcome and training of each mission team weekly
  • Work closely with the event lead to utilize the hands of the mission team for events
  • Lead the day to day schedule of the mission teams experience
  • Serve along side the mission team to keep the critical behind the scene tasks going
  • Have an overall understanding of needs of camp to utilize the service of the mission team
  • Lead daily devotions for the mission team members

Nurse Intern

The nurse intern will serve as an assistant to our volunteer RN or LPN. Tasks will include, but not exclusively:

  • Be technologically savvy to be run and operate our online medical center
  • Check and double-check that each staff member, counselor, and camper has a medical file and examination form completed and is in the computer system properly
  • Assist in setting up and operating a health screening when campers arriving by verifying medical needs and inventorying all camper medication
  • Help RN manage the online schedule of when medications are to be administered to campers/staff as well as medicines that they will be taking on their own
  • Maintain medication/supply inventory and check it daily; keep stocked!
  • Maintain first aid kits located throughout camp
  • Complete accident reports online no matter how small the injury
  • Manage online reporting of all medication and injuries
  • Take inventory of supplies at the end of the summer and pack for storage
  • In charge of the cleanliness of the Nurses station. Standards of cleanliness will be given to you when you arrive

Program Director

You will be setting the tone for camp and leading the program/production team underneath you. You are responsible for the quality and logistics of all large group events at camp. Tasks include, but not exclusively:

  • Lead the production team to a high level of excellence
  • Challenge your teams creativity in bringing events to life, through lights, personality, video etc.
  • Split cabins into teams for games and events
  • Manage the collection and communication of spirit points
  • Facilitate large camp wide games throughout the week
  • Plan and facilitate short skits and indoor games for Power Hour and Am Show
  • Maintain a level of energy and excellence for all upfront personalities
  • Manage staff and their gifting to its fullest potential
  • Lead bible studies for program team

MC

You will be setting the tone for camp under the direct leadership of the program director in an upfront roll. You will be the energy and face of the summer to manage the tone of each event. Tasks include, but not exclusively:

  • Up front personality of each event
  • Work directly with the program director in creating upfront skits, characters and games for power hour, Am show, meals and big group activities
  • You will be responsible from the front to keep on schedule.
  • You will directly be responsible of managing the energy needed for and event and keeping the tone and flow of that event on point.
  • Facilitate large camp wide games throughout the week.
  • Facilitate and manage thunder count indoor time as the upfront voice.
  • You will need a knowledge of all activities and flow of schedule to keep on point with.

DJ

You will be responsible for all music related needs at camp. You will create the hype the feel and the slow down through music playlists. Tasks include, but not exclusively:

  • Each event from walking up to a meal to power hour or big group games music sets the tone for that event and creates a new energy. Your job will be to choose mix and use the right music for these moments
  • Create and manage all music needed for hype, transition, sound effects, etc.
  • Keep to the clean version and Christian focused music throughout the week.
  • A focus on using main stream beats to transition to Christian lyric focused music that can be remembered by the end of the week to have each camper take home a song or two that is Christ focused and fits with the music style they listen to.
  • Assist the AV team in setting up and tearing down all sound related equipment as needed.
  • Work directly the the program director and MC in transitions and flow of production.

Music Lead

You will be the lead in all up front worship and band related music from the front. Your job will be to work directly with the program director in the worship and any concert related times to produce a quality upfront music experience for the campers. You will also be responsible for leading all music talent to guide them in the correct musical direction. Tasks include, but not exclusively:

  • Picking out and composing music for worship in power hour and any other upfront concert related needs.
  • Keep up the quality desired for a worship experience in transitions and flow of music in the upfront fashion.
  • Must have a knowledge of music to blend and use talent.
  • You will be leading a team of musicians in rehearsals to create quality
  • You will guide the music team in spiritual leadership through bible studies and encouraging the talents that God has given them.

Videographer & Editor

You will capture life at camp through video for program needs as well as marketing of camp in the off season. Tasks will include, but not exclusively:

  • Creating, filming and editing weekly camp videos
  • Working with Media & Program team to create film and edit program with videos as needed
  • Splice and organize needed videos for the teaching each night.
  • Work with program director on any video needs for meal times and games.
  • Working as a team with your Marketing counterpart if needed to capture raw footage for marketing

Photographer & Editor

You will be responsible for all photography related to programing for the summer. Tasks will include, but not exclusively:

  • Taking, editing and organizing pictures on a daily basis of all activity at camp
  • Working with program team in creating, capturing and building the program of each event.
  • Capturing stories from staff and connecting visual images to those stories for sunshine on Saturday
  • Take and organize ID photos of campers
  • Capture pictures specific to ministries and create a thank you to Urban partners with pictures of their kids.
  • Take and capture the group and cabin pictures on Saturday.

Audio Visual Team

You will be responsible for all set up and running of sound, video and light equipment. You will assist as part of the program team in keeping the quality of sound and visual tech running through out events. Tasks include, but not limited to:

  • You will be responsible for setting up sound needs for every event promptly
  • Oversee maintain and manage all sound, visual, and lighting equipment in an organized fashion.
  • Creating and running multimedia needs for events and program

Videographer & Editor

You will capture life at camp through video for marketing of camp in the off season. Tasks will include, but not exclusively:

  • Work directly with Camp Grace development and marketing directors in capturing camp
  • Creating, filming and editing videos for marketing and fundraising purposes
  • Capturing stories of Counselors and campers for marketing related purposes.
  • Maybe traveling to urban partner locations to do some filming to capture a full story of the life of a camper for marketing in the off season

Photographer & Editor

You will be responsible for all photography and marketing material for the summer. You will work directly under the year round Camp Grace Marketing and development team in capturing images and organizing them in a way that helps the year round marketing needs. Tasks will include, but not exclusively:

  • Taking, editing and organizing pictures on a daily basis of all activity at camp
  • Capturing stories from staff and connecting visual images to those stories
  • Facilitate the camper thank yous
  • Organize the Id photos and thank yous from kids
  • Put together and send out thank you notes to donors each week in collaboration with the marketing director
  • Work with Social media director on capturing and editing needed material for all social media.

Social Media Manager

You will be responsible for all social media output under the direction of the Marketing director. Tasks will include, but not exclusively:

  • You will be responsible for collecting video and pictures for output of information on social media.
  • You will be writing stories and collecting success stories for blogs and social media posts.
  • Your job will be to organize 52 social media success stories and images for the year after summer.
  • You will create an energy through social media posts to engage donors and parents a like connected to camp through social media.
  • You will work with the Camp Grace Assistant director in Touch Ups and Mentor newsletters.
  • You will work with the Development team in collecting information for Corporate 100 newsletters.
  • You will need both a knowledge of writing and visual story telling.
  • You will get what you need by working directly with all photographers and videographers.

Graphic Design Intern

You will work directly with the Marketing Directors to collect and create marketing materials throughout the summer that will be used for the next year of Camp Grace marketing. Tasks will include, but not exclusively:

  • You will create a Summer in Review magazine in direct collaboration with the Developing and Marketing Directors at Camp Grace
  • You will be writing stories and collecting success stories for blogs and social media posts.
  • You will design and create a large donor Thank you photo Book.
  • You will be researching and designing a brochure for Urban Partners to give to parents on Camp Grace while Urban Partners are at Camp.
  • You will work with the Camp Grace staff to produce branding for our two events for campers that happen throughout the year.
  • You will assist the program team on any designing that they need for summer media.
    You will help design and put together the counselor awards and thank yous for the end of the summer banquet.

Maintenance Assistant

You will be reporting to our Maintenance Director by assisting him in the daily duties of maintaining our property. Tasks will include, but not exclusively:

  • Mowing
  • Assist equestrian director with any daily tasks
  • Gardening
  • Harvesting Hay
  • Building improvements
  • Minor repairs
  • Maintain trash
  • Assisting Water lead in pool maintenance