Summer Camp Staff
Thank you for interest in joining Jump-In Summer Camp Staff. Our goal for Summer Staff is that we all work together to affect the lives of campers for Jesus Christ. We are looking for leaders 16 years and older who are in a relationship with Jesus and pursuing Him on a daily basis. We want our campers to have interaction with leaders they can look up to as role models. Summer Camp can be a very important life changing time for many campers. We have a good balance of playing hard and then going after the things of God together. We do swimming, arts, field games, river floats, campfires, night activities etc. (depending on what camps you are involved in.) We need leaders who are energetic and willing to take part in all activities with the kids. It is important the kids see the leaders having fun and excited to be a part of camp, keeping camp a fun and positive experience. For some kids, this is their first time away from home. The hours are long and can be challenging. It is important we have leaders to realize this is a God mission and all they do this summer with the kids is unto Him.
Our Day camps are an evangelistic outreach introducing young people to biblical concepts, people and salvation. We play all day and include a 45 min club time. Throughout the day it is our desire for kids to have the leaders reinforce what is taught in club and have discussions, as opportunity arises, with the campers about biblical concepts.
Our overnight camps are designed to take kids further into a deeper relationship with Jesus, learning to communicate with God, expect miracles to happen and pursue Him with all their heart. Our goal is to train young people to be forerunners for Jesus learning to live a lifestyle fully devoted to wholeheartedness before God. Throughout the week there will be many opportunities in cabin time and free time, during games, and meals to engage in conversations, ask questions and help lead kids to greater understanding. If there are questions or conversations that arise you feel inadequate to answer there are staff members available to help you.
We also want this to be a Summer where YOU encounter God in a deeper way than you already have. By interacting with other leaders, campers, sessions, fireside chats, etc. We care about your needs and where you are in this grand journey of the pursuit of God. Please do not be afraid to share with us areas you have struggles or are unsure, and areas where you feel you have great strength. We are here to help you grow, and challenge yourself in a safe environment. We do not expect that anyone who serves here has it all completely figured out and is perfect. We all have strengths and weaknesses to refine.
Location: Camps are hosted at Canby Grove Christian Center, which is operated year-round by Jump-In NW. 5701 S Knights Bridge Rd, Canby, OR 97013. You will be responsible for finding your way to the camp from the airport if you arriving by airplane. If possible we may be able to help with a ride to the airport but it is not guaranteed. We are located about 30 minutes south of the Portland, OR airport.
Jump-In hosts 4 weeks of camp
July 02-05 High School Conference
July 08-12 Day Camp Week One (3rd-6th graders)
July 15-19 Day Camp Week Two (3rd-6th graders)
July 22-26 Overnight Camp (3-6th grade & 7-8th grade)
Summer Staff may commit to working one, two, three or four weeks, but we ask for you to be at the full week of camp that you sign up for. There will also be a training session for all staff of all camps. (This time is still TBA.) Pay for week is $175 for Senior Staff—18 years of older, and $125 for Support Staff, 16-17 years old. (A couple positions are available that require a 4 week commitment and more responsibilities that will have a higher pay. If you would be interested in knowing more about these positions please let us know)
Camp Arrival and Departure Days: All staff is expected to be at camp the day before that weeks camp begins. Departure is the last day of camp after all campers have been picked up and the campground is cleaned.
The exception is the 4th week of overnight camp. The campers will leave at 6:30pm on Thurs, but staff will be expected to stay, clean camp and have a staff gathering and debrief. Staff is allowed to stay over until Friday morning but is not required.
Pay Day/Spending money: Checks will be handed out every week when camp is over and all responsibilities have been completed. 18+ will be paid $175 and 16-17 will be paid $125.
There will be opportunities for you to go to town after day camp is over weeknights and on weekends if you are staying on campus all month. You will want extra spending money for those outings.
Accommodations: Rooms are dorm-style with shared hallway bathrooms. We have a women's hall and men's hall. You may have a room mate depending on staff size. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and towels. You may stay in your assigned room over the weekends June 30th-July 26.
During overnight camps, no one will be staying in the dorm rooms. Every staff member will be assigned a cabin with the campers. All staff is required to check-out of their rooms by noon on July 26th. (A separate housing agreement will be signed for on camp accommodations.)
Meals — Three meals a day are provided during the four weeks of summer camps. However, meals are not provided during the weekend unless meals are prepared for other groups who are on-site and there is ample food available. A summer staff kitchen is available and is often stocked with food that can be used during the weekend. The kitchen includes a refrigerator, micro wave and a toaster oven. Inform the Camp Director should you have any dietary restrictions to determine if the kitchen is able to meet those restrictions.
Arrival and Departure — Training Days will be July 1-5th. (Staff in High school are expected to attend the High School camp as a camper. This is part of training for Summer Camps.) There is no cost if you are working 2 or more camps) If you would like to come early, arrangements can be made.
Cell Phones: Summer Staff will be allowed to have their phones with them during the day. We ask that you are not on your phones for anything except communicating with staff for scheduling or assistance with a camper. You are not allowed to post photos of you and your campers. You may post photos of summer staff. Jump-In phone policy is subject to change if there is an abuse of phone use while campers are on property and in staff care.
Group Leader—Oversees a group of up to 8 campers. Serves as cabin leader for overnight camps. Supervises and participates in activities such as Bible teaching sessions, group discussions, spiritual encouragement, outdoor field activities, swimming and river activities, creative arts, and evening events.
Resident Senior Leader Must be 21 years or older. Stays on property all 4 weeks. Oversees and supports summer staff, such as providing spiritual support, assuring break and rest times, assisting with food service to the staff, assisting with resolving any issues that may occur, help enforce housing expectations. You will also be assigned a group leader with all camps.
Photographer/vidoegrapher—Photographs kids in day and evening activities. Photograph staff and kids for future print and media needs. Make slide shows and videos of the kids for everyday of camp. Must have a good camera and knowledge of the equipment needed for this position.
(all photos will be the property of Jump-In NW and cannot be used or distributed without the permission of Jump-In NW)
Health Coordinator — Must be certified in First aid and CPR. Administers medications and first aid to campers. Supervised by a Registered Nurse
Licensed Lifeguard—Must have appropriate current Lifeguard certification for the state of Oregon. River Lifeguard training a plus.
Activities Coordinator—Coordinates and supervises field games and evening events including set-up and break-down. Assists staff as needed in between activities.
Additional Positions — Additional positions are available in food services, housekeeping, and groundskeeping this summer. Please call our office at 503.266.5176 for more details.
If have more questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503.266.5176