Who Makes Up the Summer Staff?
Camp Caraway employs a staff of 29 young men during the summer. This includes 11 college-aged Camp Counselors, 13 high-school aged Counselors in training (CIT's)*, one videographer, a recreation director, an assistant director, and a program director. We also hire several college age young ladies for our childrens week. College aged staff start at $190 per week their first year on staff. High School aged staff start at $120 per week during their first year on staff. Room and meals are also provided throughout the summer. * CIT's must be at least 16 years old and be at least a rising junior in High School.
What is the Time Commitment?
The summer camp season runs about eight consecutive weeks throughout the summer starting in early June anad ending in early August. Staff members are expected to work each week. A typical camp week begins at 5:00 Sunday evening with supper and staff meeting and ends after duties are completed on friday evening. We also have 2 partial weekend camps. Each staff member gets a 2 hour break each day that we have a full day of camp.
What About the Weekends?
During orientation weeks staff will have scheduled free time, we will have training during the first two weekends. There will be up to 3 partial weekend camps that staff will work. Staffers are also expected to attend the staff banquet, usually held the weekend before the last week of camp. All other weekends are free for the staff after their duties are completed. Staff are welcome to come and go during off weekends. Many love staying at camp and enjoying the property while hanging out with other staff. There is a free washer and dryer for the staff's use.
What Kind of Training Will I Receive?
Our administrative staff will do everything we can to prepare our staff for success. Staff will receive a digital staff manual in late spring before camp begins to help mentally prepare them for the upcoming summer. Pre camp online training may be required. There will be a pre camp orientation weekend in April. Caraway staffers are thoroughly trained to do their job. Orientation lasts about two weeks for college staff and one week for high school staff. During this time staffers become completely familiar with the camp program and how to lead each activity and recreation. They learn how to be an effective camp counselor, learn age-group characteristics, proper motivation and discipline techniques, and how to lead boys spiritually, safety training, and sexual abuse awareness training. Staff members are also trained in first aid, CPR and basic water safety.
Why work at Camp Caraway?
Don't come to camp for you or because it will be fun. There is no doubt camp is a blast, but working at camp is not for the faint at heart. We need mature young men that have a heart for Jesus and are willing to get dirty and work hard! You can make a real difference in shaping young lives for Christ through living out your faith every day! Camp Caraway has a rich tradition of providing a quality experience not only for the campers who attend, but also for the staff who work there. Most staffers agree that working at Caraway is the most rewarding job they have ever had. Won't you pray about being a part of this meaningful ministry this summer?
How To Apply
The hiring process inludes: completed application, at least four references as listed on the application, clear back ground check, interview (face to face), and proper completion of all hiring paperwork. To apply online click here
. For more information contact our diretor, Mark Moore at 336.521.9207 or email@example.com
. Applications are accepted until all positions are filled.