Every Spring we hire about 18 high school and college age students in a variety of camp roles to be a part of our Summer Camp program here at SON-Life.
Our goal is to give campers a week of fun through memory-making activities while also challenging them to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
You could be a part of this kind of life-changing work by being a member of our Summer Staff!
The 2018 Staff
We’re a crazy bunch sometimes, but really, we’re just excited to be doing what we’re doing — getting paid to hang out with kids and share the Good News of Jesus with them. It’s kind of a dream job, really.
You could do that too this upcoming summer!
Camp is one of those places that allows you to help others grow while also growing yourself — spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and in maturity.
Our team members are energetic, enthusiastic followers of Jesus Christ, who want to work with kids and make a difference in campers’ lives.
Our campers need to see real examples of people living out their faith. Can you be a role model? We're looking for staff members who can demonstrate patience, responsibility, flexibility, cooperativeness, creativity, thoughtfulness, being fun-loving, selflessness, possessing energy, enthusiasm, and endurance, and a huge love for Christ.
We have opportunities for staff ages 15–college.
All positions are paid, using a combination of camp funds + raised support.
With a few exceptions, like 4th of July week, your commitment runs from June 4–August 3.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Really! We answer LOTS of questions in the Summer Staff FAQ. Take a few minutes and read through it. It's good info. In it we share roles and job descriptions, compensation, mission support, dates of service, and more.
You'll find an online application for first-time applicants and a different one for returning staff. The application process also involves your consent to a background check. We start taking applications in January.
We have a convenient form that you can email to your references for them to complete and return. Easy! Just send them to this link.
The basic expectations of all staff:
Demonstrate a sincere, authentic, growing faith walk
Maintain a Christ-like attitude
Possess a sincere desire to work with children
Be team players, seeking unity and understanding in working with groups
Seek ways to grow as an employee, in faith, and in character
Curious about the more detailed expectations for Summer Staff?
You can read more about each position in our Summer Staff FAQ.
(age 18 or older, preferably with 1 year of college experience)
(ages 16 or 17, for 2nd Time High School Applicants)
(ages 15-17, for First-Time High School Applicants)
Waterfront Director (age 18 or older, age 20+ preferred)
Lifeguard (age 16 or older, age 18+ preferred, coupled with another role, such as Senior Counselor or Co-Counselor)
Health Officer (age 18 or older)
Program Assistant (age 20 or older)
Kitchen Assistant (age 16 or older)
Videographer (age 15 or older)
Photographer (age 15 or older)
Teaching Team Speaker
I cannot imagine doing anything different with my summers.
- Ben, Senior Counselor