Are you a High School student who is looking for a summer job and wants to serve at camp? Look no further! We’re hiring students age 16 or older (or entering your Junior year) for a limited number of summer staff positions. If you’re not quite old enough or can’t make a commitment to serve throughout the summer, considering serving as a volunteer at camp!
If you’re graduating this year, consider applying for our College Summer Staff program!
Interested? Find out more below!
- Kitchen Assistant
- Recreation Staff (help run games and activities)
- Maintenance Assistant
- Accommodations/Camp Store
Things to know:
All staff will be paired with a college age counselor to assist with a cabin group when you are not working in your primary work area.
All staff may at times be asked to serve in areas other than their primary work assignment! Flexibility is key!
All staff (regardless of position) help with things like dishes and end of camp turnaround!
Time Commitment Requirements
All paid high school staff are committing to serve at camp throughout the summer! It is your summer job! There will be some breaks in the schedule when you can return home throughout the summer.
The dates you’ll need to be at camp are as follows:
- Staff Training Week: June 20-23
- June 26-30
- July 5-8
- July 17-22
- July 24-28
- July 30-August 6 (August 6th is end of summer clean up and our end of summer dinner)
- Optional Extra Employment Opportunities: August 7-20
Each high school summer staff member will be paid $250/week (a total of about $1,500 for the summer before taxes, not including potential extra employment opportunities in August).
Interested in becoming lifeguard certified? You can attend our lifeguard training from June 16-19! We’ll add $25/week to your paycheck – and we’ll pay for your training!
What are we looking for in a staff member?
Here’s some of the key characteristics we’re looking for in our high school staff members:
- Evidence of an active Christian faith! Sharing your faith with younger campers is essential!
- Prior work or volunteer experience (whether at Ghormley or elsewhere)
- A high degree of maturity (for someone your age)
- A willingness to learn and grow (working at camp isn’t easy – but it will be fun!)
- Strong references (would your teachers/coaches/youth pastor recommend you?)
- 100% parent support of your summer camp working commitment – If you can’t commit to all required dates, consider volunteering instead