Summer Job Descriptions

These are the roles we seek to fill for the summer camp season. All positions are open until filled each year. The online application will allow you to apply for the positions that interest you. The following jobs are grouped by type; these groupings match those on the online application.

Counseling Staff

  • Counselor Team Leaders provide oversight and leadership to residential counseling staff. Must have experience as a residential camp counselor, work well with peers, have strong organizational and planning skills, and preferably be at least 21 years of age.
  • Camp Counselors are fun-loving mentors for kids as they lead, teach, and care for a cabin group of 6-8 campers. Counselors are sometimes teamed up with another staff member and sometimes assigned to their own cabin where they stay with campers, cook breakfast meals over a fire, lead daily devotions, teach skill groups, and participate in all daily events. When all counseling needs are met for a particular week of camp, counselors may also spend the week serving behind the scenes in a support role. Counselors must possess a solid Christian maturity, strong relational skills, good judgement, be at least age 18 AND one year graduated from high school.
  • Camp Co-counselors are fun-loving mentors for kids as they lead, teach, and care for a cabin group of 6-8 campers. Co-counselors are assigned to a cabin with another staff member where they stay with campers, cook breakfast meals over a fire, lead daily devotions, teach skill groups, and participate in all daily events. When all counseling needs are met for a particular week of camp, co-counselors may also spend some weeks serving behind the scenes in a support role. Co-counselors must possess a solid Christian maturity, strong relational skills, good judgement, be at least age 17 AND a high school graduate.
  • Support Counselor Assistants participate with a senior counselor in a cabin setting or with a day camp group. Those with musical or vocal gifts may also assist with worship. When all counseling needs are met for a particular week of camp, SCAs may spend a week providing kitchen and janitorial support or assisting with program activities; these weeks in support roles will not be more than the weeks in a counseling role. Should possess a solid work ethic, a servant's heart, and strong relational skills; enjoy working with a team of people; and must be at least 16 years old.

Clerical Staff

  • The Office Coordinator assists with various administrative/clerical duties, works with camper registrations and financial accounts, and answers phones. Must have computer experience, be attentive to details, interact well with parents and campers, and preferably be at least 21 years of age.

Programming Staff

  • The Program Team Leader oversees our leaders-in-training program. This position involves the oversight of daily work tasks and organizing spiritual and leadership enrichment activities for leaders-in-training members. This person will also be responsible for working with other leadership staff for the creative design, coordination and efficient implementation of the summer camp program. Preferably at least 21 years old.
  • The Photographer will photograph all the daily activities of summer camp, process the photos to be posted daily for parents to view, and prepare an end of the week photo presentation for parents and campers. Other support tasks may be added in as time allows, but the photography will be their main focus. Open to high-school-age applicants as well as older applicants.
  • The Adventure Specialist will organize and lead activities for campers in the specific area of adventure programming (challenge course, climbing tower, zip line). Other support tasks may be added in as time allows. This person will have a schedule that is slightly different from other camp positions, as they will be asked to work some Saturdays to help with programming for guest groups. Must be at least 18, and preferably at least 20 years old.

Aquatics Staff

  • The Aquatics Team Leader provides oversight and leadership to lifeguarding staff. Is responsible for developing and implementing aquatic activities and programs, including swim lessons for summer camps. Must hold current lifeguarding, first-aid, and CPR certifications. Preferably at least 21 years old.
  • Lifeguards help to prevent incidents from occurring by maintaining proper control over individuals using the pond. Must be able to recognize activities that may place individuals at risk and respond appropriately to individuals in distress. Must hold current lifeguarding, first-aid, and CPR certifications. Open to high-school-age applicants as well as older applicants.

Food Service Staff

  • The Kitchen Team Leader serves as a cook in the Summer Kitchen and provides oversight to non-kitchen staff who may come in to help. They will also supervise food truck deliveries and inventory checks. Preferably at least 21 years old.
  • Cooks are responsible for meal preparation, distribution, and cleanup for the youth camp. Applicant should possess a solid work ethic, have a servant's heart, and enjoy working with a team of people. Experience in food service is preferred. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Kitchen Assistants spend their days helping cooks with a variety of tasks related to meals and snacks at the youth camp. Open to high-school-age applicants as well as older applicants.
  • Kitchen Volunteers choose to spend time serving in the camp kitchen because they love Highland and want to support the youth camp ministry. They typically take a kitchen-assistant-type role, and may join the summer kitchen team for a whole week at a time, or may take a regular weekly shift during the summer camp season. Use the regular online application to express interest in serving as a kitchen volunteer.

Maintenance Staff

  • The Maintenance Assistant helps with routine maintenance tasks around the camp, including mowing, weed whacking, and trash collection. Applicant should possess a solid work ethic, have a servant's heart, enjoy working in the outdoors, and be at least 18 years of age.

Healthcare Staff

  • Camp Nurses provide oversight for the health care needs for all youth camps. We hire nurses one week at a time. Must be a current certified RN or LPN and enjoy working with children and adults.

Christian Nurture Staff

  • Fireside Speakers provide spiritual input for the youth camps through the messages they present each day during worship services. We hire Fireside speakers one week at a time.

Leaders in Training Program