Summer Staff

Summer Staff

 

 

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 8-week summer camp program involves discipleship, serving campers and growing deeper in your walk with the Lord.  Every summer, we hire over 100 staff for various positions. Staff commit to 10-24 days of training depending on each unique position.  We have numerous, life-changing opportunities for you to serve God in an amazing, Colorado mountain environment.

BENEFITS:

  • Food and housing included
  • Competitive pay
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Hands-on ministry experience
  • Build your resume
  • Discipleship and growth in your spiritual walk
  • Life-long friends
  • And more!

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

IMPORTANT SUMMER 2023 DATES:

  • Thursday, 5/18 – Training begins for Adventure Staff
  • Wednesday, 5/24 – Training begins for Leadership Staff
  • Friday, 5/26 – Training begins for Wranglers
  • Monday, 5/29 – Training begins for Nurses
  • Wednesday, 5/31 – Staff Training begins for Counselors & General Staff
  • Sunday, 6/11 – First Day of Summer Camp with Campers
  • Saturday, 8/5 – Last Day of Summer Camp

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. 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. 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.

I am applying to be a SaLT participant…What should I expect?
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 10-24  days prior to campers arriving (the length of training depends on your position).  All staff should check with their direct supervisor to verify the expected start of employment.

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.