Summer Employment

 

About Summer Employment

We are so pleased that you’re interested in working at High Hill Christian Camp. Our summer employees are what make camp work. Here are a few frequently asked questions that you may have.

Are you still having camp/hiring?
As of right now, the answer is YES!  We have shifted our camp schedule to hopefully allow us to be able to have all of our regularly scheduled sessions.  Instead of beginning in the first part of June, we are now starting the last week of June and going through mid-August.  We are optimistic that we won’t have to cancel any sessions with this new schedule.

These are the Current Jobs Available for Summer 2020
(updated Apr. 20th)

INTERN – one position – FILLED
LIFEGUARD – three positions remaining (see next question for certification requirements)
GROUNDS/MAINTENANCE (must be male) – one position – FILLED
ASSISTANT COOK – one position – FILLED
KITCHEN ASSISTANT – one position- FILLED
DISHWASHERS – two positions – FILLED
NURSE/MEDIC – one position/session

I'm not a Certified Lifeguard - How do I get Certified?
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE CERTIFIED WHEN YOU APPLY FOR THIS POSITION.  Most of our guards get certified after they’ve been hired.  Many go through their local YMCA, so that’s a great place to start.  Many local pools/aquatic centers also do certifications.  Also check with any colleges in your area – if they have a pool, they probably do certifications.

PLEASE NOTE: We prefer for you to try to be certified before camp begins, but we know that with everything going on, this may not be possible. If we need to, we have the ability to certify our guards on site during training week.

What dates do High Hill summer employees work?

(UPDATED Apr. 20th) For 2020, our summer staff will come in on June 21st to begin a week of training. Summer camp officially begins on June 28th. Our last week of camp is over on August 15th. There are some opportunities to work an extra week or two at the end of the summer based on our rental groups.

Do we get any time off?

Typically, we have a few free weekends that you would be allowed to go home or just hang out at the camp without working, but because of the current situation – as of right now we are requiring our summer staff to stay on site for the duration of the summer. 

How much do you pay?
Our summer staff pay begins at $250/week with a pay raise every year you return (up to 3 years or as deemed by the director). You get paid additionally for any weekends worked. This might not sound like a lot, but remember that all your meals during camp are provided, and you don’t have to pay for gas to drive to and from work.
What kind of things will be expected of me?
First, and most importantly, you will be expected to have a strong relationship with Christ that is evident through your daily behavior.  Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus, who came not to be served but to serve (Phil. 2:5; Mt. 20:28).  We will expect you to maintain an atmosphere of teamwork and encouragement not only with your fellow employees but also those attending camp as campers and faculty.

 

 

 

Your day to day duties will vary based on which position you are hired for.  However, please be aware that the positions that we hire for are the main duty of the employee, but camp is always an “all hands on deck” job.  All positions will be expected to assist with meals, cleaning, and other various duties such as serving in the canteen.  Main jobs only consist of about a quarter to half of your time on staff and the rest is made up of other assigned tasks.

Lifeguards are responsible for our pool and lake activities and helping with maintenance of those areas.  Kitchen help is responsible for helping with prep and clean up (including washing dishes, pots, and pans) and other duties given by the head cook.  All staff assists with meal times and keeping the campgrounds and buildings stocked, cleaned, and ready to be used as intended.  This will involve checking/cleaning our buildings on a daily basis and a thorough cleaning at the end of each camp session.

Will I be able to spend time with campers?
This is really something that depends on you and how you work. When your duties are done you are free to spend time with campers. In the evenings, our staff is required to be at worship sessions. You won’t have time to be involved with family groups or teach classes, though.

Jobs Available for Summer 2020 (updated Apr. 20th)

INTERN – one position – FILLED

LIFEGUARD – three positions remaining (see FAQs for certification requirements)

GROUNDS/MAINTENANCE (must be male) – one position – FILLED

ASSISTANT COOK – one position – FILLED

KITCHEN ASSISTANT – one position remaining

DISHWASHERS – two positions – FILLED

NURSE/MEDIC – one position/session