Summer Staff

Camp Elkanah is passionate about offering quality summer camping opportunities for churches. To help us achieve this goal, we hire both paid and volunteer positions during the summer camping season. Working at Elkanah during the summer is guaranteed to be fun, exciting, exhausting, stretching, growing, challenging and rewarding. You will be pushed to your limits as you serve God and his church. For more information, see the details below.

Time Commitment:

All staff are expected to commit to serving from June 10-July 7. For the lead team (Program lead/Emcee, Dream Team leaders, and Lead Counselors) the dates are June 7-July 7. PLEASE NOTE: There will be an overnight staff retreat after campers leave on July 7, please plan accordingly.

Compensation:

Room and board is provided for all summer staff positions. The Dream Team leader and members of the Counseling/Program teams receive a small stipend, while the Dream Team hires volunteers.

Lead Team

Must be either: (A) age 20 by June 15th and out of high school for 2 years or (B) be at least 19 by June 15th and have completed 1 year of college or have at least 2 years of Dream Team experience.

The lead team consists of members who are the lead positions for each of their respective teams. They will meet regularly with the Camp Director and Assistant Director. While you will gain leadership skills as a member of this team, it is expected that you already have some experience in leading people. These positions call for a high level of spiritual and emotional maturity. Camp experience is helpful but not required.

  • Program lead/Emcee – This person assists the Camp Director in the overall programming of camp and is the emcee for chapel time and other camp events.
  • Two lead counselors – These two people (one male and one female) work closely together to support and lead the counseling team.
  • Two Dream Team leaders – The Dream team leaders (one male and one female) facilitate spiritual and personal growth for the dream team members while providing direction and supervision in daily tasks; this position is a hybrid of counselor and coordinator for the dream team.

Program Team

Must be either (A) age 19 by June 15th and out of high school for 1 year or (B) be at least 18 by June 15th and have completed 1 year of college or have at least 1 year of Dream Team experience.

The program team oversees and manages all of the skits, games, worship, chapel, and other camp activities. Members will be expected to show diligence and leadership in their ministry positions. Available summer positions include (click on the title for an in-depth job description):

  • Recreation leader – This person is responsible for all camp games and special free-time activities and also contributes to the camp program.
  • Worship leader – This person leads the camp in musical worship, helps with the media needs of camp, and contributes to the program of camp.
  • Challenge course director – The challenge course director oversees the safe operation of our challenge course, helps with the media needs of camp, and contributes to the program of camp.
  • Videographer/editor – The videographer/editor films and edits camp videos, is the primary A/V person on camp, and contributes to the overall program of camp.
  • Program Assistant –  The Program Assistant is in charge of the craft cabin during free time and assists
  • the program team as directed by the program leads.

Counseling Team

Must be either (A) age 19 by June 15th and out of high school for 1 year or (B) be at least 18 by June 15th and have completed 1 year of college or have at least 1 year of Dream Team experience.

Counselors are the hands and feet of camp ministry. They are the ones who most often have deep conversations with campers – speaking into their lives. More than anyone else on camp, counselors have the opportunity to lead campers to Christ. Counselors eat, sleep, play, and hang out with their campers showing the love of Christ in tangible ways. Click here for a job description.

Dream Team

Must be age 16 by June 15th

Dream Team members do much of the manual labor at camp including: working in the kitchen, dishes, cleaning bathrooms, work projects, and more. You will also help out with free time activities, the camp store, programmed events (i.e. night games, skits, etc.) and anything else requested of you to help camp run smoothly. Additionally, some Dream Teamers will get the chance to rotate into cabins as junior counselors. This position is designed to grow your personal walk with Christ, leadership abilities, and your ability to serve others well – all while having a great time at camp. Click here a job description.

 

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