Summer Staff Positions

Click on a Summer Staff position below for more information!

Male and Female Senior Counselors
Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, Hickory Cove Staff Training

Duties:

  • Provide round-the-clock supervision, support, and care of 8 to 12 campers during a week of camp
  • Build appropriate relationships with campers as a catalyst to discipleship and growth
  • Be available to answer questions and take advantage of teachable moments
  • Model Christian character and behavior, as well as adherence to camp policies
  • Lead daily evening devotions with his or her cabin group
  • Participate in and assist campers with daily camp activities

Senior Counselors either work in pairs or with Junior Counselors to share responsibility for each cabin group. On a normal day of camp, counselors are given one hour of free time in the afternoon.

Employment Status: Volunteer (except as part of a full-summer position)

Male and Female Junior Counselors
Requirements: Must be at least 16 years old, Hickory Cove Staff Training preferred

Duties:

  • Assist a Senior Counselor in providing round-the-clock supervision, support, and care of 8 to 12 campers during a week of camp
  • Build appropriate relationships with campers as a catalyst to discipleship and growth
  • Model Christian character and behavior, as well as adherence to camp policies
  • Participate in and assist campers with daily camp activities

Junior Counselors are paired with Senior Counselors to share responsibility for each cabin group. On a normal day of camp, counselors are given one hour of free time in the afternoon.

Employment Status: Volunteer

Leaders-in-Training (LIT) Director
Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, Hickory Cove Staff Training, previous camp experience preferred

Duties:

  • Supervise and instruct 10 to 12 Leaders-in-Training (between the ages of 14 and 17) in daily camp chores and work projects
  • Lead a daily half-hour Bible study with the LITs
  • Act as a liaison between the LITs and the Camp Director
  • Build appropriate relationships with LITs as a catalyst to discipleship and growth
  • Model Christian character and behavior, as well as adherence to camp policies

Employment Status: Paid

Lifeguard
Requirements: Must be at least 16 years old, current lifeguard and lifesaving certifications, Hickory Cove lifeguard orientation, Hickory Cove Staff Training preferred

Duties:

  • Provide lifeguard supervision and perform necessary lifesaving procedures for Hickory Cove pool and lake activities (including general swimming, lake swimming platform, aquatic competitions, and canoeing)
  • Administer a swim test to campers at the beginning of each week of camp

Employment Status: Paid

Dates of Service:

  • Around 25 hours a week (Sunday through Friday)
  • Optional weekend hours may also be available May-August
Camp Nurse
Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years old, with current certification as one of the following:
    • Licensed Physician
    • Physician’s Assistant
    • Registered Nurse
    • LPN (in consultation with the Healthcare Manager)
    • Paramedic (in consultation with the Healthcare Manager)
    • EMT (in consultation with the Healthcare Manager)
    • Advanced First Aid (in consultation with the Healthcare Manager)

Duties:

  • Provide first aid and basic medical care for staff campers during a week of camp
  • Assist during check-in on Sunday and check-out on Friday
  • Check in all staff and camper medication and distribute daily
  • Speak with parents by phone regarding camper health issues
  • Communicate with local doctors and emergency services about serious medical needs
  • Model Christian character and behavior, as well as adherence to camp policies

Employment Status: Volunteer

Programming Assistant
Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, Hickory Cove Staff Training, activity-specific on-site training

Duties:

  • Prepare for, facilitate, and maintain specific one or more program activity areas: boating and tubing, canoeing, archery, low ropes/team building, zip line, and sports/games.
  • Model Christian character and behavior, as well as adherence to camp policies
  • Support and serve counselors and kitchen staff
  • Build appropriate relationships with campers and LITs as a catalyst to discipleship and growth
  • Spend two weeks as a counselor
  • Assist with end-of-week camp cleaning

Employment Status: Paid

Office Assistant/Camp Store Manager
Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, on-site training, previous camp experience preferred

Duties:

  • Maintain a clean and well-stocked Trading Post (camp store)
  • Maintain accurate records of camper and staff spending each day
  • Maintain a weekly inventory of Trading Post merchandise
  • Order and pick up weekly Trading Post food orders
  • Run and organize volunteers for Trading Post each day
  • Print and distribute camper email each day
  • Distribute camper mail each day
  • Organize and record daily cabin inspections
  • Answer phones, make copies, and perform other office tasks when available
  • Model Christian character and behavior, as well as adherence to camp policies

Employment Status: Paid

Cook
Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, previous food preparation experience preferred

Duties:

  • Provide assistance to the Head Cook by helping prepare camp meals during a week of camp
  • Work in the serving line at each meal
  • Assist as needed with dining room set-up, dishes, and daily clean-up
  • Assist with end-of-week kitchen/dining room cleaning
  • Model Christian character and behavior, as well as adherence to camp policies

Employment Status: Volunteer

Kitchen Assistants
Requirements: Must be at least 16 years old, previous food preparation experience preferred

Duties:

  • Provide assistance to the Head Cook by helping prepare camp meals during a week of camp
  • Work in the serving line at each meal
  • Assist with minor food preparation, dining room set up, dishes, and daily clean-up
  • Assist with end-of-week kitchen/dining room cleaning
  • Model Christian character and behavior, as well as adherence to camp policies

Employment Status: Volunteer

Photographer
Requirements: Must be at least 16 years old, competence with video and video editing equipment

Duties:

  • Take daily photos of a variety of camp activities, as well as snap shot portraits of campers and staff
  • Edit and upload daily photos to the Hickory Cove web site
  • Work with Videographer in preparing end-of-week photo slide show
  • Assist the Marketing Director by taking promotional photos
  • Assist with end-of-week camp cleaning
  • Model Christian character and behavior, as well as adherence to camp policies

Employment Status: Paid

Videographer
Requirements: Must be at least 16 years old, competence with video and video editing equipment

Duties:

  • Take video footage of a variety of camp activities
  • Compile end-of-week camp video and photo slide show
  • Assist the Marketing Director in preparing promotional videos
  • Assist with end-of-week camp cleaning
  • Model Christian character and behavior, as well as adherence to camp policies

Employment Status: Paid

  
  
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