Serve The Church

Our mission is simple: We Serve the Church in Her Mission of Making Disciples. We desire to see lives changed and disciples made in the context of the local church, and as a member of our summer staff, you get to be a direct part in making that happen. Is it tough? Yes. Is it worth it? Absolutely. The travel, lifelong friendships, and extra cash in your bank account are just an added bonus to serving at Camp this summer.

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Summer Staff

Serve the Church by assisting with behind-the-scenes Camp logistics/details with a focus in accounting

Responsibilities

  • Serve Camp customers by promptly answering phones and emails
  • Process online payments and mailed checks into FileMaker
  • Enter invoices and process customer refunds
  • Organize required paperwork
  • Submit credit card statements/receipts for traveling Office Directors and Mission Directors
  • Take payments and manage Camp balances

Preferred Skills

  • Administration
  • Organization
  • Phone/Communication skills
  • Comfortable using a Mac computer
  • Customer service
  • Data entry

Serve the Church by amplifying all sounds occurring on stage to help create the worship environment

Responsibilities

  • Mix monitors and front of house
  • Maintain all sound equipment (line-arrays, subs, microphones, backline, digital console, etc.)
  • Set-up/tear-down
  • Accommodate the audio needs of Communicators and Worship Leaders
  • Run various cues through sound effects software
  • Implement Production staff’s sound design
  • Be available to teach interested students about sound
  • Lead assigned Free Time Options for students weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Clear verbal communication
  • Calm under pressure
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Delegation
  • Experience running audio during a live/concert environment

Serve the Church by arranging group meeting spaces and creating welcoming environments for all Camp guests

 

Responsibilities

  • Assign meeting spaces for Life Groups
  • Prepare packets for Life Group Leaders
  • Assist Life Group Leaders with any needs
  • Prepare room for Life Group Leader Meeting
  • Prepare rooms for Check-In and Student Pastor Gathering/Kids Minister Meeting
  • Coordinate “Hosts” for new churches
  • Host Communicators and Worship Leaders
  • Manage backstage Green Room for Communicators and Worship Leaders
  • Host the Staff Volunteers
  • Organize occasional extra staff meals
  • Print camper emails daily
  • Lead assigned Free Time Options for students weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Problem solving
  • Hospitality and creating a welcoming atmosphere
  • Enjoys decorating and arranging rooms
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Organization
  • Data entry
     

 

Serve the Church logistically by making room assignments for each group

Responsibilities

  • Assign rooms for all Camp guests
  • Communicate housing assignments with Student Pastors/Kids Ministers and make requested changes
  • Prepare Check-In folders and nametags
  • Lead assigned Free Time Options for students weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Organization
  • Problem solving
  • Puzzle solving/basic math
  • Clear written (email) and interpersonal communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Data entry
     

 

Serve the Church by managing office warehouse inventory of T-shirts, Bible Studies, etc. and fulfilling store orders and team shipments

Responsibilities

  • Prep event teams by packing inventory, office supplies and store display items
  • Organize and ship inventory reloads as needed
  • Work with freight companies to schedule/fulfill pallet shipments
  • Manage warehouse organization of all inventory
  • Check warehouse inventory against database records
  • Produce reports as needed for inventory control
  • Assist in all web order fulfillment
  • Work with Merchandise Specialist to keep web store updated with available products
  • Be trained to drive forklift for moving/organizing warehouse inventory
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 lbs

Preferred Skills

  • Administration
  • Organization
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Customer service

Serve the Church by ensuring the stage is well lit and creating and executing the lighting scheme during worship services

Responsibilities

  • Maintain all lighting equipment (conventional instruments, moving fixtures, Hog 4 controller, etc.)
  • Program on Hog 4 software/console
  • Set-up/tear-down
  • Implement Production staff’s lighting design
  • Be available to teach interested students about lighting
  • Lead assigned Free Time Options for students weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Clear communication
  • Visual creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Delegation
  • Experience lighting a live/concert environment
Serve the Church by organizing mission details, preparing Student Pastors and Mission staff with project and site info and troubleshooting challenges during the week (at least one year of Student Life experience preferred)
 
Responsibilities
  • Serve on the Camp Leadership Team
  • Lead and build unity among the Mission staff
  • Communicate final reminders with Mission churches and answer questions prior to their arrival at Camp
  • Visit mission sites with the Mission Staff (as time allows)
  • Prepare Mission staff packets and other paperwork needed for Mission churches
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems with Mission Project Specialists and Mission Squad Leaders when issues arise for churches or sites
  • Conduct ongoing project evaluations and report regularly to the Mission Project Specialists
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests
Preferred Skills
  • Leadership
  • Administration
  • Phone, email and interpersonal communication
  • Public speaking
  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Attention to detail

 

Serve the Church by equipping them with necessary tools, information and support as they serve the community

Responsibilities

  • Guide Student Pastors through issues that arise on site (including materials, lunches, site contacts, etc.)
  • Maintain close contact with assigned Student Pastors and site contacts both in person and via phone or email
  • Report accidents, improvements and necessary changes at sites to the Mission Director
  • Work alongside students at mission sites (as time allows)
  • Complete assigned paperwork regarding feedback on sites
  • Oversee daily lunch plan for Mission churches
  • Maintain a spiritual focus on service with students
  • Lead assigned Free Time Options for students weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Problem solving
  • Interpersonal and phone communication
  • Administration
  • Public speaking

Serve the Church by assisting with behind-the-scenes Camp logistics/details

Responsibilities

  • Serve Camp customers by promptly answering phones and emails
  • Communicate with Student Pastors and Kids Ministers in preparation for Camp
  • Compile and enter housing and life group information into a database
  • Organize required paperwork
  • Remind churches about approaching deadlines
  • Take payments and manage Camp balances
  • Assist with condo/hotel arrangements for Student Life Beach Camps

Preferred Skills

  • Administration
  • Organization
  • Phone/Communication skills
  • Comfortable using a Mac computer
  • Customer service
  • Data entry

Serve the Church by managing the Camp Office while leading and equipping the Office staff

Responsibilities

  • Serve on the Camp Leadership Team
  • Lead and build unity among the Office staff
  • Oversee communication and customer service in the Camp Office
  • Oversee the Pre-Check and Check In process
  • Process payments for camp balances
  • Work with Office staff to plan and make assignments for the upcoming camp
  • Sit in on logistics calls between the Event Director and the Campus Contacts
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems with the Event Director
  • Confirm hotel/lodging reservations for personalities
  • Communicate with the Home Office for camp information
  • Close out each camp with the required paperwork and reports
  • Confirm travel and hotel plans for the team
  • Oversee the load-in and load-out of the Camp Office at each location
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Leadership
  • Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking

Serve the Church by telling the story of Camp through photography, capturing exciting moments, taking meaningful group pictures and creating social media content

Responsibilites

  • Take assigned marketing photos
  • Help create content for Student Life Instagram accounts
  • Manage group photo experience, including taking photos and fulfilling photo orders.
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Photography experience with a DSLR
  • Photography editing experience
  • Customer Service
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Ability to multi-task and complete projects by assigned deadlines

 

Serve the Church by managing the stage area and being available to help with any other production needs

Responsibilities

  • Manage backstage area as well as on-stage transitions
  • Assist the technical team with daily responsibilities
  • Grow in knowledge of all aspects of live production (audio, lighting and video)
  • Lead the Staff Volunteers assisting backstage
  • Lead assigned Free Time Options for students weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Clear verbal communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Interest in developing production skills
Serve the Church by creating a positive, distraction-free worship environment through leading the Production staff, managing the worship room and working with Communicators and Worship Leaders (at least one year of Student Life experience preferred)
 
Responsibilities
  • Serve on the Camp Leadership Team
  • Lead and build unity among the Production staff
  • Responsible for everything that goes on in the worship room
  • Coordinate the different elements that make up each service
  • Lead load-in and load-out at each Camp location
  • Lead daily planning meetings with Communicator and Worship Leader
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests
 
Preferred Skills
  • Leadership
  • Clear verbal communication
  • Calm under pressure
  • Delegation
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving

 

Serve the Church by managing daily Rec games while leading and equipping the Rec staff (at least one year of Student Life experience preferred)

Responsibilities

  • Serve on the Camp Leadership Team
  • Lead and build unity among the Rec staff
  • Manage daily Rec activities
  • Equip Rec Squad Leaders with knowledge of games/activities
  • Instruct/mentor the Staff Volunteers on responsibilities during Rec
  • Ensure the safety of campers, leaders and staff during Rec
  • Act as the Student Life contact for campuses during Rec
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Leadership
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Delegation
  • Problem solving
  • Multi-tasking
  • Enthusiasm/Energy

Serve the Church by facilitating daily Rec games and devotions while building relationships with students in his/her squad

Responsibilities

  • Oversee and run daily Rec time of large group games
  • Build relationships with students while providing a Christ-like example
  • Manage/mentor assigned Staff Volunteers
  • Report accidents, problems and improvements to Rec Director
  • Set-up and tear-down Rec field for each Rec session
  • Hype squad during morning service
  • Lead a squad devotion each day
  • Lead assigned Free Time Options for students weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Enjoys relational ministry
  • Public speaking
  • Enthusiasm/Energy
  • Delegation
  • Problem solving
  • Enjoys outdoor activity

Serve the Church by leading worship at Student Life Camp

Responsibilities

  • Build relationships with students and adults throughout the week
  • Lead worship in all services
  • Proficient musicality with instruments
  • Participate in daily meetings with Program Director and Communicator about worship services
  • Assist with load-in and load-out with a concentration on band/technical equipment
  • Attend rehearsals
  • Play with a click track
  • Upkeep/maintain instruments and equipment
  • Be involved around campus at meals and Rec/Missions
  • Lead assigned Free Time Options for students weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Comfortable performing for large crowds
  • Musical creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Reading chord charts (guitarists)
  • 1 year of worship band involvement

Serve the Church by performing dramas, spoken words and comedic sketches that engage kids while pointing them to Biblical truths

Responsibilities

  • Memorize all scripts to be performed
  • Perform assigned roles in all services
  • Build relationships with kids and adults throughout the week
  • Assist with load-in and load-out with a concentration on the set and props
  • Be involved around campus at meals and Rec
  • Lead a creative workshop and other assigned Free Time Options for kids weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Performance experience
  • Enjoys relational ministry
  • Teamwork
  • Clear verbal communication
  • Calm under pressure

Serve the Church by leading worship at Student Life For Kids Camp

Responsibilities

  • Build relationships with kids and adults throughout the week
  • Lead worship in all services
  • Proficient musicality with instruments
  • Participate in daily meetings with Program Director and Communicator about Worship services
  • Assist with load-in and load-out with a concentration on band/technical equipment
  • Attend rehearsals
  • Play with a click track
  • Upkeep/maintain instruments and equipment
  • Be involved around campus at meals and Rec
  • Lead assigned Free Time Options for kids weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Reading chord charts (guitarists)
  • Comfortable performing for large crowds
  • Musical creativity
  • Teamwork
  • 1 year of worship band involvement

Serve the Church by hosting worship environments and performing live creative elements, spoken words and comedic sketches to engage students and point them to Biblical truths

Responsibilities

  • Perform assigned hosting roles in all services
  • Memorize all scripts to be performed
  • Build relationships with students and adults throughout the week
  • Assist with load-in and load-out with a concentration on the set and props
  • Be involved around campus at meals and Rec/Missions
  • Lead assigned Free Time Options for students weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Stage presence/personality
  • Clear verbal communication
  • Performance experience
  • Enjoys relational ministry
  • Teamwork
  • Calm under pressure

Serve the Church by managing merchandise (apparel, accessories, CDs, etc.), tracking inventory and overseeing Student Life Store operations

Responsibilities

  • Manage Student Life Store by setting up, tearing down, restocking and staffing each week
  • Inventory products and submit weekly reports
  • Lead the Staff Volunteers helping with the Store
  • Manage payments and deposits
  • Receive and distribute gift certificates to campers
  • Manage Communicator and Worship Leader products and sales
  • Help prepare T-shirts and Camp Bible Studies for large churches before Camp starts
  • Lead assigned Free Time Options for students weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Delegation
  • Organization
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Basic math
  • Attention to detail
  • Familiarity with a retail environment
  • Comfortable learning a point-of-sale system
     

 

Serve the Church by overseeing visual aspects during worship services, including live cameras, projectors, videos and lyrics

Responsibilities

  • Maintain all video equipment (HD cameras, four-channel switcher, large-venue projectors, etc.)
  • Set-up/tear-down
  • Call a multiple-camera live shoot
  • Run ProPresenter
  • Capture video/photo footage during each week of Camp
  • Instruct the Staff Volunteers on operating cameras
  • Be available to teach interested students about video directing
  • Lead assigned Free Time Options for students weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Clear verbal communication
  • Calm under pressure
  • Visual creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Delegation
  • Experience directing video during a live/concert environment
Student Life Rec Camp

Frequently Asked Questions

Training week will start around May 24th. If you are hired for a Tech or Acting position, you will be required to report a few weeks earlier for rehearsals. Your end date will depend on the assigned team. All teams will finish by August 10th.


Each team travels together in Student Life vehicles. Team members 20 years of age and above are asked to drive.


Please do not bring your car to travel during the summer. You may park your car at the Student Life office during the summer while you are on the road.


Arrangements need to be made ahead of time. We will make sure you are able to attend your graduation, but please note your graduation date on your application.


Every effort should be made to avoid any absence during the summer. If an emergency occurs, you will be able to leave to be with your family. Arrangements may be possible for weddings or graduations of immediate family members or close friends but will depend on the Camp schedule. Clearly communicate any requested absences on your application and during your interview, as they may affect employment and/or team placement. These decisions will ultimately be made by your Event Director.


Student Life will reimburse for travel expenses up to $250 for flights or $100 for mileage/gas. When teams are assigned, your Event Director will give you the exact dates and times around which to make your arrangements.


Guests are welcome! If a guest wants to visit and stay overnight in a local hotel or on campus when available, they are encouraged to visit towards the end of the week. The schedule is extremely busy early in the week and guests naturally distract staff members they are visiting. For this reason, please do not have guests on the 1st day of camp. Guests also should not stay more than 2 nights/3 days. When staying on campus, fees for overnight stays will apply.


Teams will stay at the campus or conference center where Camp is being held or possibly a nearby hotel. Since all teams travel, this means a lot of dorm rooms or conference center rooms. You, as a staff member, are responsible for bringing appropriate bedding for the summer to make sure you are comfortable. You will be informed of these details prior to arrival.


If you are coming early for rehearsals, housing will be taken care of if needed. You will either be housed in homes around the area or in a local hotel.


Generally, this is considered a day of rest. Most people will be tired and need to catch up on sleep. Usually, the Event Director will come up with options for the team. Examples: a day at the beach, amusement park, baseball game, nice dinner (all dependent upon when/where your break occurs).


You will need money for laundry, any personal items, food between camps, and any other spending you intend to do (personal shopping, activities on off-days, etc). All meals are provided while Camp is happening.


Each team has a very specific schedule, so choosing locations is not an option.


Applications must be submitted no later than January 4, 2019. However, applications will be reviewed and job offers sent periodically throughout the fall semester. Therefore, it is advised to apply as soon as possible, as there are a limited number of positions available.


You will hear back from us by the end of January at the latest.