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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 10-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?
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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 comforts 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 2022 DATES:

  • Wednesday, June 1 – Staff Training begins
  • Sunday, June 12 – First Day of Summer Camp with Campers
  • Saturday, August 6 – Last Day of Summer Camp

Positions Available

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Counselor

Counselor

Age 17 + (High School Graduate), 9 week commitment 

As a counselor, you will speak truth into campers’ lives as you lead them through their week at camp. You will lead them in group devotions, Bible study, games and skills classes and will stay in a cabin or tepee with them for the week. Occasionally, our counselors 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.

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Leadership Staff

Summer Leadership Staff

Age 21+, 10 week commitment

OPTIONS:

SITE SUPERVISOR:

Works in partnership with a male or female counterpart for one of our four residential camps (lower elementary, upper elementary, middle school, and high school).  Responsible for directing, scheduling, implementing, and leading a safe and exciting camp program.  Oversees and works with counselors and other staff in providing the best experience for our campers.  Previous camp ministry experience is required.

SUPPORT STAFF PROGRAM ASSISTANT:

Responsible for overseeing the various support staff across all of Camp.  Works closely with all other Summer Leadership Staff in order to provide support, coverage for breaks, and additional training for resident counselors.  Duties include scheduling staff, leading daily devotions, and providing a space for spiritual rest to staff who are struggling.

SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING (SaLT) ASSISTANT:

Works alongside the SaLT Supervisor to implement this teenage discipleship program.  Responsible for the supervision and ministry to high school aged participants.  Duties include mentoring SaLT while leading them in Bible studies, worship times, daily devotions, kitchen duties, junior counseling, and work projects.

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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.

BARISTA/CONCESSIONAIRE:

Responsible for serving campers food and drink from the camp concessions stores.

CRAFT INSTRUCTORS:

Responsible for teaching arts & crafts or pottery classes to campers and for facilitating related activities during camper free time.

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Service and Leadership Training (SaLT) – Ages 15-17

SaLT

Service and Leadership Training (SaLT) participants will serve in two main capacities: assisting counselors as they disciple their campers and lead them in various activities, and setting up, serving, and cleaning up after meals. As a SaLT, you will get the experience of living in a Christian community, daily discipleship times with peers and 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.

To be a SaLT participant, you must apply and be accepted into the program. 

Session Dates:
Session 1 – June 12, 2022 to July 9, 2022
Session 2 – July 10, 2022 – August 6, 2022

Questions? Email salt@idrahaje.org 

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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?

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 counselors 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 eight weeks with each week beginning on Sunday (11:30am) and ending on Saturday (10:00am). Staff training is required for all staff and runs for nine days prior to campers arriving. Some positions require additional training; All staff should check with their direct supervisor to verify the expected start of employment.

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