Spend your summer as a camp staffer! Share in a Christian community where you'll be challenged, stretched, and blessed. You will work alongside dozens of likeminded young people, committed to making a difference. You'll live in a cabin, mentor children and have the experience of a lifetime. Get away from the ordinary, and experience extraordinary. Being on staff at Camp Mount Shepherd will be challenging, rewarding, and an experience that prepares you for life.
FLEXIBLE SUMMER SCHEDULE
We know that people have a lot of options to spend their summers. From internships to study abroad. From summer classes to family vacations. There's a lot that takes place during the summer! Which is why we offer partial summer contracts! For a partial summer contract, we prefer the following requirements be met: 1) Either attend our physical staff training June 2nd-7th OR participate in online training modules. 2) Make a commitment to work at least 2 weeks of summer camp.
2024 Staff Schedule
Ropes + Lifeguard Training: TBA General Staff Training: June 2nd-June 7th Full Summer Session: June 9th-August 9th
Mount Shepherd is currently looking for passionate people who love kids, enjoy working in an outdoor setting, and a willingness to frow and learn the Christian Faith. If you're interested in having one of the best summers of your life, apply below! For more information about summer staff, email any questions you may have to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefits of Working on Staff
Opportunity to receive training and recruiting bonuses
Opportunity to receive First Aid/CPR and Lifeguard Training from the American Red Cross (Each Certification is valued up to $300 each and last 2 years. Both First Aid/CPR + Lifeguard training is transferrable to other sites)
Housing available for staff 18+ Older (Housing available throughout employee contract.)
Position age restrictions are based off of applicant age as of June 1st, 2024
Only staff over the age of 18 are eligible for on-site housing
Group Leaders (Overnight/Day Camp Counselors) Group Leaders are responsible for facilitating weekly camp activities and faith development for their assigned group of campers. Group Leaders work with day camp and our resident (overnight) camp, and live in the cabins with their assigned campers. Age group assignments rotate weekly. Must be over the age of 18 years, or a rising college freshman, to apply.
Day Camp Group Leaders This position is for people under the age of 18 who still want to be a counselor and work with our summer camp kids This counselor position is exclusively for our day camp program. Day camp counselors will facilitate campers through our traditional camp activities and faith development. This position is exclusively for candidates between the ages of 16-17 AND does not include On-Site Housing.
Day Camp Coordinator The Day Camp Coordinator is responsible for developing, facilitating, and overseeing the Elementary and Middle school Day Camp programs including the supervision, guidance of campers, and parent communication. Applicants must be 20 years or older.
Overnight Coordinator The Overnight Coordinator is responsible for assisting with program development, coordination, management and implementation of overnight summer camp programs. They would work closely with the counselor staff to provide support and assist with campers. The head counselor will get the opportunity to interact with all campers and provide fun programs for them. Applicants must be 20 years or older.
Head Lifeguard The Head Lifeguard is in charge of the general safety of campers and staff at the waterfront and pool. The Head Lifeguard is part of the support staff team—working under the direction of the Director, to ensure the general safety of campers and staff at the waterfront, to supervise the lifeguard team, and to oversee Mount Shepherd’s aquatics programs. Must be 18 years or older.
Kitchen Staff Kitchen staff assist the kitchen director in preparing, serving, and cleaning up for all meal times. The kitchen staff play an important role in ensuring that our campers are being fed. Meal times are such an important time for community building here at camp! Must be 16 years or older.
Lifeguard Lifeguards are responsible for ensuring the safety of all campers, staff, and guests at our 2.5 acre lake and in our 6-feet-deep swimming pool. Lifeguard training is offered before camp starts for all lifeguards. Must be 15 Years or older.
Office Assistant The office assistant position is a vital role to our summer staff. They will work in the office and camp store helping with organization of the summer camp program. This position would report directly to the Mount Shepherd Office Administrator. Must be 16 Years or older.
Photographer/Videographer The photographer will work behind the lens capturing all the exciting adventure that happen at camp. Additionally, this person will play a crucial part in our marketing and social media presence. Must be 16 Years or older.
Head Facilitator Our Head Facilitator oversees permanent support staff that spend their days running the ropes course, ax throwing, archery, and the climbing wall. Head Facilitators are required to be trained in running our ropes courses and our archery range. They also have the option to get trained as a lifeguard through the American Red Cross. Must be 18 years or older.
Health Care Liaison (NEW Summer 2024) Mount Shepherd's Health Care Liaison, will be primarily responsible for overseeing the general health and well-being of our campers! The Health Care Liaison will be the point health care person during check-in/check-out, will keep ongoing communication with our volunteer nurses, and will ensure that proper filing and recording of health care records is taking place. This person must be 20 years or older. Must have previous nursing experience OR currently enrolled in a nursing program at a regionally accredited institution!