Summer Staff Positions

Summer Staff Positions

IdRaHaJe hires over 100 young people each summer to point campers to Christ through a variety of dynamic summer programs. Learn more about our available positions by expanding each section below.

 

Counselor

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

As a counselor, you will speak truth into campers’ lives as you supervise 6-10 campers through their week. You will lead campers in Bible studies, games, skills classes, free-time and all that lies in between. Counselors stay in a cabin or tepee with their assigned campers for the week. Occasionally, our counselors will be assigned a support role on camp which will allow for rest, personal growth, a different rhythm and mentoring.

Leadership Staff

Age 21+, 10 week commitment

OPTIONS:

RESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP STAFF:

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. Typically, one male and one female are hired to direct each residential camp and serve together as a leadership team.

 

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.

 

HEAD WRANGLER

With support from a full-time staff supervisor, responsible for overseeing operations of IdRaHaJe’s Barn and herd of 15-25 horses. Responsibilities include leading a team of summer wranglers, coordinating and leading camper trail rides, managing risk and safety of campers and horses, daily feedings, grooming, overall cleanliness of the barn, arena, and all tack. Previous horse and leadership experience required.

 

Adventure Staff

Age 19+, 11.5 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.

Support Staff

Age 18+

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. 10 week commitment.

 

ASSISTANT REGISTRAR:

Responsible for assisting our Registrar in all aspects of camper registration. Responsibilities include managing paperwork, communicating with parents through phone and email, data entry, and other secretarial responsibilities.  Computer experience necessary, registration software experience preferred. 9.5 week commitment.

 

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. 10.5 week commitment.

 

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. 9.5 week commitment.

 

BARISTA/CONCESSIONAIRE:

Responsible for serving campers food and drink from the camp concessions stores. 9.5 week commitment.

 

CRAFT INSTRUCTORS:

Responsible for teaching arts & crafts or pottery classes to campers and for facilitating related activities during camper free time. 9.5 week commitment.

 

PHOTOGRAPHER:

Responsible for taking and editing photographs for our resident camps. Potential opportunities to record and edit videos as well. Prior experience is recommended but not required. Must be willing to supervise campers if necessary. 9.5 week commitment.

 

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

Ages 15-17, 5 week commitment (10 days of training + 4 weeks of program)

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. View our SaLT Program Page for more information!

2023 Dates:
Staff Training – May 31 – June 9, 2023
Session 1 – June 11 – July 8, 2023
Session 2 – July 9 – August 5, 2023

Questions? Email salt@idrahaje.org