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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 9-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?
Fill out an application today!

STAFF QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be a growing Christian in fellowship with Christ and other believers
  • Must be at least 18 years old (except for SaLT Staff who range from 15-17 years)
  • Should be self-motivated and teachable
  • Should love children and youth
  • 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.

IMPORTANT SUMMER 2017 DATES:

  • 5/18/17– Adventure Staff Training Starts
  • 5/19/17-5/20/17– Wilderness First Aid/WMI Certification Course
  • 5/26/17– First Aid & CPR Courses
  • 5/27/17– Leadership Staff & Wrangler Training Starts
  • 5/29/17– Nurse Staff Training Starts
  • 5/30/17– Summer Office Staff Training Starts
  • 6/1/17– Med. Admin Training
  • 6/1/17– General Staff Training Starts
  • 6/11/17– First Day of Summer Camp
  • 7/8/17– SaLT Session 1 Ends
  • 7/9/17– SaLT Session 2 Begins
  • 8/5/17– Last Day of Summer Camp

Positions Available

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Summer Leadership Staff

Summer Leadership Staff

Age 21+, 10 week commitment

OPTIONS:

UNIT DIRECTOR:

Responsible for directing, scheduling, implementing, and leading a safe and exciting camp program at one of our four residential camps (lower elementary, upper elementary, middle school and high school). Oversee and work with counselors and other staff in implementing the program. Previous camp ministry experience is required.

PROGRAM ASSISTANT:

Responsible for assisting the Unit Director at one of our four residential camps (lower elementary, upper elementary, middle school and high school). Each Program Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Unit Director in running all elements of the program. Previous camp ministry experience is required.

SUPPORT STAFF PROGRAM ASSISTANT:

Responsible for overseeing and providing spiritual guidance to various support staff and counselors serving in support staff capacities. Works closely with all other Summer Leadership Staff in order to provide coverage, support and additional training for resident counselors. Previous camp ministry experience is required. 

SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING (SaLT) COORDINATOR:

Responsible for supervision of and ministry to high school aged SaLT participants. Duties include mentoring SaLT participants while leading them in games, work projects, kitchen duties, counselor training, devotions, worship experiences and Bible studies.

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Summer Counseling Staff

Summer Counseling Staff

Age 18+, 9 week commitment

Responsible for six to twelve campers each week for eight weeks of camp. Duties include supervising campers, leading cabin devotions, assisting with skills classes, participating with campers in group activities, attending chapel with campers, getting to know them on an individual basis, and encouraging their faith in Jesus Christ. Counselors may be asked to serve in a support staff role for up to two weeks of summer camp.

ELEMENTARY CAMPS:

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE:

Mountain Village counselors work with lower elementary aged campers in either week-long or half-week overnight camp programs. Mountain Village is designed like a small town where counselors and campers stay in heated cabins. Counselors for this age group need to possess patience, excitement, energy, gentleness and an understanding of the power of children’s ministry.

TEPEE CAMP:

Tepee Camp counselors work with upper elementary aged campers in week-long overnight camp programs. Counselors for this camp must thrive in an outdoor living setting as the summer will be spent living in a tepee, cooking many meals over a fire and eating outdoors. Lots of energy, willingness to get dirty and a love for the pre-adolescent camper are required!

TEENAGE CAMPS:

ASPEN VIEW:

Aspen View counselors work with middle school campers in week-long overnight camp programs. Aspen View participants stay in heated bunk rooms or cabins often shared with another counselor. Counselors interested in this age group must have a deep reserve of energy, be ready to answer tough questions, and display an authentic love for middle school campers.

HIGH SCHOOL:

High School counselors work with high school campers in week-long overnight camp programs. High School participants stay in heated bunk rooms often shared with another counselor. Counselors interested in this age group should value adventure activities, have a deep knowledge of scripture, and be willing to provide godly support to teenagers struggling with difficult and complex issues.

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Summer Adventure Staff

Summer Adventure Staff

Age 19+, 11.5 week commitment

OPTIONS:

Adventure Staff:

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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Summer SaLT Staff

Summer SaLT Staff

Ages 15-17, 5 or 9 week commitment

SaLT participants can commit to one or two 4 week sessions in addition to a week-long staff training. SaLT members will get the experience of leading devotions, participating in adventure activities and discipleship times with peers. They will also serve in one of our kitchens and alongside a summer counselor with campers.

OPTIONS:

1st Session:

Staff Training & Weeks 1-4

2nd Session:

Staff Training & Weeks 5-8

Both Sessions:

Staff Training  & Weeks 1-8

For more information about the SaLT program, please email salt@idrahaje.org.

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Summer Support Staff

Summer Support Staff

Age 18+, 9-10 week commitment

OPTIONS:

CONCESSIONAIRE:

Responsible for operation of the Village Café and Sweet Shop, selling espresso coffee drinks, smoothies and various snacks and candy.

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.

CRAFT INSTRUCTOR:

Responsible for assisting campers in the production of arts, crafts and pottery by teaching and providing hands-on assistance. Craft instructors will provide oversight of the Arts & Crafts Shop and Pottery Shack during scheduled times. Responsible for preparing crafts and pouring, cleaning and firing pottery for campers to buy. Includes teaching skills classes to all age groups.

GENERAL STORE:

Responsible for General Store sales to campers and parents of IdRaHaJe merchandise. Duties include stock replenishment and assisting campers with purchases.

HOUSEKEEPING:

Responsible for cleaning facilities daily at each of the resident camps.

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.

VIDEOGRAPHER:

Responsible for filming a resident camp program, editing, and developing a weekly video for the campers. Video editing experience is 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.

HEAD WRANGLER (21 or older):

In addition to wrangler responsibilities and qualifications this individual will oversee staff at the barn, coordinate scheduling of rides and help prepare the horse program for summer. Previous experience is required.

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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 counselor…What should I expect?

The welfare, health, safety, and acceptance of each camper is the responsibility of the counselor. Counselors 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

Counselors may have a desire to counsel with certain age groups, but must be willing to work with other ages as needed.

What is it like to be on support staff?

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 eight weeks with each camp beginning on Sunday (12:00pm) and ending on Saturday (10:00am). Different positions have different start dates (see Important Summer Dates above), but general staff training is required for all staff and runs for one week prior to campers arriving. All staff should check with their direct supervisor to verify the expected start of employment. Time off will generally run from Saturday, 10:30AM until Sunday at 12:00PM. Lodging will be provided for those who choose to stay at Camp.

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