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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.

- What dates do High Hill summer employees work?
For 2017, our summer staff will come in on May 30th to begin a week of training.  Summer camp officially begins on June 4th.  Our last week of camp is over on July 28th.  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? 
Occasionally we will have a free weekend that you will be allowed to go home or just hang out at the camp without working.  If you need a day off during the summer for some reason, these are dealt with on a case by case basis through the director.  All employees will have July 1-4 off.  
- 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.  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 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 strongly encouraged to be at worship sessions.  You won't have time to be involved with family groups or teach classes, though.  

Requirements for Staff

  • You must be a born again Christian and exemplify a consistent testimony for Christ (1 John 5:11-15).
  • You must have a desire and the ability to serve God by leading and mentoring children in outdoor Christian education programming.
  • Ability to relate to children, peers and authority; ability to accept supervision and guidance.
  • Staff must possess good moral character and have no involvement in the criminal justice system on moral charges. You must have integrity, adaptability, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, patience and self-control.
  • You need to understand the age characteristics of your campers and be prepared to deal with campers appropriately for their age and maturity levels.
  • You will be expected to help provide supervision of the campers if so needed.
  • Having a positive attitude in regard to the food, speakers, leaders, recreation and any other situation that may arise is essential. Please express any concerns to the director instead of campers, adult volunteers, ministers, or other staff.

Job Descriptions

LIFEGUARD - two positions available

Lifeguards will be fully trained on site (you don't have to come certified, we will take care of that) before camp begins at the camp's expense.  General lifeguard duties include: Make sure gate is locked after swim times. Oversee all swim times and be available for baptisms as needed.   Enforce pool rules during swims. (i.e. – no running, no dunking, diving etc…)  Evacuate swim areas during severe weather.  Keep the pool & lake area clean, organized and free of trash.  Pool must be cleaned/vacuumed daily and will be the rotated job of all lifeguards.   

Lifeguards will have additional duties of helping in the dining hall to set up, serve, and clean up after meals.  All staff will assist with daily camp clean up (checking cabins/dorms, cleaning bathrooms, and restocking necessary items), and end of camp turn around to prepare for the next session.  

You will have housing on site and all meals will be provided by the camp with the exception of some weekend meals, but there are usually leftovers that are available to eat.  You will get staff shirts, a camp shirt, and camp "swag" to wear while you're here, but you are free to wear your own clothes most of the time.  See FAQs above for info on time off, pay, and more.


LIFEGUARD PLUS WILDERNESS ASSISTANT - one position avilable

Lifeguards will be fully trained on site (you don't have to come certified, we will take care of that) before camp begins at the camp's expense.  General lifeguard duties include: Make sure gate is locked after swim times. Oversee all swim times for wilderness camps (and during regular swim times if there are no wilderness camps).   Enforce pool rules during swims. (i.e. – no running, no dunking, diving etc…)  Evacuate swim areas during severe weather.  Keep the pool & lake area clean, organized and free of trash. Any additional responsibility deemed necessary by full time staff.  

Being our Wilderness Assistant will have a unique set of responsibilities.  We have four wilderness camp sessions here at High Hill and another two sessions that are offsite at a second property we own with which you may be required to assist.   General duties will include:  Being informed about wilderness meals (how to prep, cook, etc) to assist the dean & campers with their meal times.  Taking food out to wilderness site before meals & returning unused food, dishes, etc back to the main camp after meals.  Staying in contact with our main site nurse and helping dispense daily meds to wilderness campers as well as being a simple first-aid tech (training provided).  You may be required to stay out at the wilderness site on occasion which is non-air conditioned, but you will be able to shower and nap up at the main camp site.  

**Being able to lead campfire worship will be a major PLUS for this position**

You will have housing on site and all meals will be provided by the camp with the exception of some weekend meals, but there are usually leftovers that are available to eat.  You will get staff shirts, a camp shirt, and camp "swag" to wear while you're here, but you are free to wear your own clothes most of the time.  See FAQs above for info on time off, pay, and more.


DISHWASHER - one position available

General dishwasher duties include: Wash, rinse, and sterilize all cooking utensils after each meal and put away.  Rinse and run through dishwasher all plates, silverware, and glasses.  Stack plates and sort silverware and glasses after each meal and cover.  Take out slop trash after each meal and reline cans. 
Empty all kitchen and dining hall trashcans once daily or when full and reline the trashcans.  Hose out trashcans as needed and at the end of each week and leave to be aired out.  Mop (scrub) dish room and kitchen each evening.  Sweep and mop Walk-in at the end of each week.  Assist in unloading grocery truck and putting away the supplies.  Assist the cooks in moving heavy objects.   Any other responsibility deemed necessary by the Head Cook or Director.

 All staff will assist with daily camp clean up (checking cabins/dorms, cleaning bathrooms, and restocking necessary items), although our dishwashers are typically less involved in this process than our other staff.  But you will assist with end of camp turn around to prepare for the next session.  

You will have housing on site and all meals will be provided by the camp with the exception of some weekend meals, but there are usually leftovers that are available to eat.  You will get staff shirts, a camp shirt, and camp "swag" to wear while you're here, but you are free to wear your own clothes most of the time.  See FAQs above for info on time off, pay, and more.

GROUNDS/MAINTENENCE ASSISTANT - one position available

Responsible to the facilities manager for general assignments and duties on a daily basis.  Must be male for this position as he will work in close and most often one-on-one situations with our facilities manager.  Must be over 18.   General duties will most often include: mowing and weed-eating the grounds, checking of supplies in all buildings, restocking supplies in all buildings, help with general cleaning/turn-around of the camp facilities between sessions or groups, assist with building campfire, trash pick up and removal to dumpsters, assisting other staff as needed, any other duty that the facilities manager or camp director sees necessary.

All staff will assist with daily camp clean up (checking cabins/dorms, cleaning bathrooms, and restocking necessary items), although our grounds assistant is typically less involved in this process than our other staff.  But you will assist with end of camp turn around to prepare for the next session.  

You will have housing on site and all meals will be provided by the camp with the exception of some weekend meals, but there are usually leftovers that are available to eat.  You will get staff shirts, a camp shirt, and camp "swag" to wear while you're here, but you are free to wear your own clothes most of the time.  See FAQs above for info on time off, pay, and more.