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Summer Staff

Do you want to make a difference for the Kingdom of God?  We are looking for summer staff members who would rather have Jesus than anything.  Spending a summer on IdRaHaJe staff is a decision you won’t regret; it is a chance to invest in the lives of others as you serve Jesus Christ.  Our 11-week summer camp program (staff training included) involves discipleship, serving campers and growing deeper in your walk with the Lord.  Every summer, we hire over 100 staff for various positions.  We have numerous, life-changing opportunities for you to serve God in an amazing, Colorado mountain environment.
Are you interested in becoming a summer staff member at IdRaHaJe?
Applications will be open soon for Summer 2021!

STAFF QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be a growing Christian in fellowship with Christ and other believers.
  • Must be at least 17 years old and a high school graduate (except for SaLT Staff who range from 15-17 years).
  • Should be self-motivated and teachable.
  • Must love children and youth.
  • Should be willing to serve in any capacity.
  • Must abide by IdRaHaJe’s doctrinal statement and policies.
  • Must be willing to set aside personal freedoms for the sake of the gospel being preached without distractions.

To see additional information for summer staff, please click here.

Interested in extending your summer camp experience?  Consider applying for the IdRaHaJe Christian Camping Internship.  To learn more, visit our Work at IdRaHaJe Page.

IMPORTANT SUMMER 2021 DATES:

  • Saturday, May 22 – Staff Training begins.
  • Sunday, June 6 – First Day of Summer Camp with Campers.
  • Saturday, August 7 – Last Day of Summer Camp.

Positions Available

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General Summer Staff

General Summer Staff

Age 17 + (High School Graduate), 11 week commitment 

As a General Summer Staff member, you will play a vital role in our camp ministry.  You will be counseling, teaching skills classes, operating our camp stores, and other various tasks – you will do it all!  Most of the time, our general staff will be counseling a group of campers by leading them through Bible times, games, skills classes, and speaking truth into their lives all while staying in a cabin or tepee with them for the week.  Occasionally, our general staff will be assigned another role on camp where you are able to support those who are counseling for the week and have some time for your own personal growth with some lead staff building into you.

Apply Now!

Adventure Staff

Adventure Staff

Age 19+, 12.5 week commitment

Adventure Staff are responsible for running Narrow Way Expeditions.  This involves facilitating adventure activities for resident campers of all ages and guiding adventure trips for middle and high school students.  Activities include mountain biking, climbing, rappelling, backpacking, high and low ropes course and flat-water kayaking.

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Support Staff

Support Staff

Age 18+, 11 week commitment

OPTIONS:

NURSE:

Responsible for the medical care of summer campers, providing health screening, medicine administration, and caring for the medical needs/emergencies arising at one or more of the resident camps.  RN, LPN or board eligible RN or LPN new graduate preferred.  WFAs, WFRs, or First Responders may be considered.  Current CPR and First Aid (or higher medical certification) required. 

OFFICE STAFF:

Responsible for assisting our office manager in answering phones, sorting mail and emails, helping with registration, data entry, camper contact and other receptionist and secretarial responsibilities.  Computer experience necessary, registration software experience preferred.

WRANGLER:

Responsible for animal care, leading horse rides and performing related chores.  Current CPR and First Aid Certification required.  Camp will offer this the day before training begins if you do not hold a current certification.

COOK:

Responsible for food preparation, kitchen staff supervision and kitchen/dining hall cleanliness in one of five camp kitchens.  Most kitchens will have two cooks.  Previous cooking experience is preferred.

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Servant and Leadership Training (SaLT) Staff – Ages 15-17

SaLT Staff

Service and Leadership Training (SaLT) participants must apply and be accepted into the program.  SaLT will be responsible for setting up, serving and cleaning up after meals, general housekeeping and sanitizing, and various roles helping with the operation of camp.  As a SaLT, you will get the experience of living in a Christian community, daily discipleship times with peers, serving in various roles around camp all while learning to serve and grow in your faith under the guidance of counselors and our SaLT Supervisor.

Specific dates and detailed information coming soon!

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FAQs

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What is the purpose of IdRaHaJe’s summer camp ministry?

  • To present Jesus Christ to campers through Biblical teaching and personal example, thus giving campers the opportunity to accept Jesus as their personal Savior and grow in their Christian life
  • To train and grow campers in practical Christian leadership
  • To provide spiritual enrichment
  • To encourage the development of Biblical values and life-styles

I am applying to be a general staff member…What should I expect?

Your primary role is counseling our campers. The welfare, health, safety, and acceptance of each camper is the responsibility of the counselor. As a counselor, you will be expected to complete, at a minimum, the following duties:

  • Maintain a personal interest in each camper
  • Share the salvation message with each camper and encourage them to grow in their relationship with Christ
  • Lead morning and evening devotions with the cabin group (lesson material will be provided)
  • Provide supervision and care for campers at all times
  • Manage camper behavior
  • Plan activities with cabin group (size may range from 6-12 campers depending on the age)
  • Teach skill activities
  • Help lead games, worship and any other activities that will enhance the camp program
  • Serve in a support staff role for up to 2 weeks of the duration of summer

Occasionally, our general staff will be assigned another role on camp where you are able to support those who are counseling for the week.

I am applying to be a support staff member…What should I expect?

Support staff help keep all supplemental programs running smoothly. Support staff will be responsible for the care of all equipment and supplies in their designated area; this includes letting a supervisor know if supplies need to be ordered or repaired. These staff members implement vital programs which reinforce and enhance the counselor’s ministry to the camper. Support staff must be supportive of counselors when interacting with campers and may be asked to supervise or stay with campers as needed.

What will my summer schedule look like?

Summer camp runs for nine weeks with each camp beginning on Sunday (11:30am) and ending on Saturday (10:00am). General staff training is required for all staff and runs for two weeks prior to campers arriving. All staff should check with their direct supervisor to verify the expected start of employment.

What does a day of camp look like?

7-8am: Wake-up, Prepare for the Day, Morning Exercises
8-9am: Breakfast & Personal Devo
9am-12pm: Activity Rotation
12-1pm: Lunch
1-6pm: Activity Rotation
6-7pm: Dinner
7-8pm: Activity Rotation
8-9pm: Bedtime

Need more information? Please contact us by emailing summer@idrahaje.org or calling 303-838-5668.