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2017 Summer Staff Online Application

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2017 Printable Reference Form


Cross Trails Ministry hires staff for a variety of positions at all of our summer camping sites. Each summer staff member is hired for a specific position and a specific site, though most staff will periodically work at other sites and programs as the need arises. All summer staff members are exceptional, positive Christian role models to all campers and guests.  General summer staff training beings May 28, 2017 and the last day of the summer season is August 18, 2017.

ALL SITES – In Cabin Staff

Cabin Leader
Cabin Leaders have the most individual contact with the campers, living in cabins with 6 to 10 campers and facilitating their camp experience by leading activities and growing personal relationships. They will work closely with other staff to help each camper grow, mature, and fully participate in the camp experience. Cabin Leaders will rotate between Camp Chrysalis, Ebert Ranch Camp, Day Camp, Beach Camp, Texas Trek, and Urban Plunge based on need and preference.

 

Camp Chrysalis Support Staff Positions

Assistant Program Director
Applications should have prior camping leadership experience, strong leadership skills, posses current First Aid and CPR certifications, and be 21 years of age or older. Applicants should also have experience with low and high ropes, be certified waterfront lifeguard, and have a CDL or be available for training in these areas. APDs work directly with the counseling and support staff, carrying out the everyday functioning of the camp and are the offsite leaders for all trips involving adventure and water recreation. Two positions will split these duties.

Lutheran Youth Leadership Experience Co-Coordinator
These staff persons live and work with older high school students in our Lutheran Youth Leadership Experience (LYLE) programs. They oversee overnight camping experiences, training, Bible studies, and LYLE participation in camp life. Some weekend work is required. Camping leadership and cabin leader experience is encouraged. Position requires current First Aid and CPR certifications.

Ropes Course Coordinator
The Ropes Course Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of the high and low ropes programs. They will oversee the safety and care of campers and staff as well as the equipment used. They will continue to challenge campers to reach and exceed their goals. This position will also be trained to assist with other program areas. Two positions are available. One must be a lifeguard and will also be in charge of ground belaying and the Giant Swing, while the other must be able to manage ropes work from the air. Lifeguard training provided if interested and not currently trained.

Lifeguard
Waterfront personnel must be mature, responsible persons and posses American Red Cross Lifeguard certification or its equivalent. This position will be trained to assist with other program areas. Lifeguard training provided if not currently trained.

Head Lifeguard
An experienced lifeguard who will take charge of the waterfront program as well as offsite trips that involve water activities. Must enjoy camping and outdoor cooking. Must posses current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification or its equivalent and be 21 years of age or older. Lifeguard training provided if not currently trained.

Media Coordinator
The Media Coordinator is responsible to take photographs at Chrysalis and Ebert throughout the week. They will also create video shows for each site and participate in a support staff role as time permits or need arises. This person must be 21 years of age or older.

Worship/Music Coordinator
This position will facilitate the worship experiences of camp with campers. They will also be in charge of devotional experiences of both cabin and support staffs. This position is also in charge of music rotations for campers scheduling of musicians on site at sing-a-longs, worship, etc. Lifeguard training provided if interested and not currently trained.

Woodcarver/Arts and Crafts Coordinator
This position requires a creative person who can help campers with pre-planned art projects. This position will also be in charge of our woodcarving program. Must be willing to share the joy of discovery in using one’s hands and mind to make things. This position will also be trained to assist with other program areas. Lifeguard training provided if interested and not currently trained.

Pottery Instructor/Arts and Crafts Coordinator
This position requires a creative person who can help campers with pre-planned art projects. This position will also be in charge of our pottery program. Must be willing to share the joy of discovery in using one’s hands and mind to make things. This position will also be trained to assist with other program areas. Lifeguard training provided if interested and not currently trained.

Outdoor Recreation Coordinator
Outdoor Recreation covers a lot of topics. This staff member will lead nature studies, archery, assist on hikes, go fishing, and lead outdoor cooking. This person may also be lifeguard certified to be able to help out at the pool and canoeing. They may have the option of being a Cabin Leader for River Riders or Extreme Adventurers. This position will also be trained to assist with other program areas. Lifeguard training provided if interested and not currently trained.

Health Care Coordinator/Nurse
The Health Care Coordinator tends to the minor medical needs of the camp, including dispensing medicines and other medical needs for staff and campers. Must be a licensed physician or registered nurse, RN. The Health Care Coordinator will assist in other areas daily.

Maintenance Assistant
The Maintenance Assistant is in charge of all work requests, minor repairs, campfires, and yard work under the supervision of the Operations Director. Must have a clean driving history. Previous knowledge of tools, power tools, lawnmowers, weed eaters, and other tools preferred but not required.

Head Cook, Assistant Cooks
The cooking staff is responsible for preparing and serving all meals and snacks in camp, and maintaining the kitchen and dining hall areas. Prior cooking experience is not required.

Camphands
This position will assist with the administrative, maintenance, and kitchen aspects of camp. Duties may include running the camp store, evaluation compilation, painting, mowing, meal set up, meal prep and other areas that need assistance. Camphands will rotate through different areas on a week by week basis. Must have completed 11th or 12th grades.

Ebert Ranch Positions

Assistant Program Director
Applicants should have prior camping leadership experience, strong management skills, people skills and flexibility.  The APD works directly with the Director in coordinating program activities, supervising staff and carrying out the everyday functions of the camp.  This person must be at least 21 years old and have current First Aid and CPR certifications.

Wrangler
The Wrangler will be responsible for all equine activities at the ranch including instruction and safety of campers, care of horses, and maintenance of equipment. Each Wrangler will also assist and support the rest of the staff in the camping ministry program. This person must be at least 18 years old and have current First Aid and CPR certifications.

Health Care Manager/Lifeguard/Media Coordinator
The Health Care Manager/Lifeguard/Media Coordinator tends to the minor medical needs of camp, including dispensing medicine and other medical needs for staff and campers.  This lifeguard portion of this position oversees the swimming activities help at the pool throughout the day.  Must be mature, responsible person and posses American Red Cross Lifeguard certification or its equivalent.  Lifeguard training provided if not currently trained.  They will also take photographs daily throughout the site that will be used in website and DVD publications. 

Adventure/Ropes Course Coordinator
The Adventure/Ropes Course Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of the high and low ropes programs. They will oversee the safety and care of campers and staff as well as the equipment used. They will continue to challenge campers to reach and exceed their goals. They will also coordinate the Outcamp adventure held each week. Position requires current First Aid and CPR certifications.

Head Cook
The Head Cook is responsible for preparing and serving all meals and snacks in camp, and maintaining the kitchen and dining hall areas. Prior cooking experience is not required.

Ranch Hand
This position will assist with the administrative, maintenance, and kitchen aspects of Ranch Camp. Duties may include running the camp store, leading arts & crafts, leading various activities or games, evaluation compilation, painting, mowing, meal set up, meal prep and other areas that need assistance. The Ranch Hand will rotate through different areas on a week by week basis.  Must have completed 11th or 12th grades.

Day Camp Positions

Day Camp Directors
Applicants should have camping leadership experience, strong leadership skills, a desire to work with younger children, and be 21 years of age or older. This person reports to the Outreach Director while directing the day camp program, supervises Day Camp Staff and program, and is the link between the camp and congregations. Must hold current First Aid and CPR certifications or be available for training in these areas. Must have clean driving record.

Day Camp Staff
Day Camp Staff have the most individual contact with the campers and congregational volunteers at Cross Trails Ministry Day Camps. These staff report to the Outreach Director. They will lead family groups with 6-10 campers, facilitating their daily activities. They will assist the Day Camp Director in helping to prepare rotating staff that will be part of their team each week. They will work closely with other staff to help each camper grow, mature, and fully participate in the day camp experience at various congregations throughout Texas.

Off-Site Positions

Off-Site Coordinator
The Off-Site Coordinator position requires going to several different locations, leading a variety of activities. Flexibility is a must as setup time and other tasks will vary from the normal camp schedule. The application should be comfortable with cooking, cabin leading, and being in a support staff role, multitasking regularly. Leadership experience and 21 years of age preferred.



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