FAQS

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How much will I get paid?

  • First year Senior Staff will start at $225 per week.

What do Summer Senior Staff do?

  • Summer Staff will mainly run activities (ropes course, lifeguarding, facilitating archery/BB guns/canoes/paddle boards) and take care of our Day Camp kids in worship, Bible Study, playing games, and singing silly songs! They will also be asked to do a little bit of everything else - housekeeping, washing dishes, serving in the kitchen, picking up trash, and serving our guests in whatever area they may need.

Can I use my cell phone?

  • All electronic devices are not available to be used during working hours. You will have scheduled electronic time from 7 - 10:30pm.

What if somebody needs to get a hold of me while I’m at camp?

  • Staff will be instructed to give parents/guardians the office phone number. This number can be reached during working hours and the office will contact the appropriate staff person on camp.

What is the dress code?

  • Staff shirts will be provided by Forest Glen. You will be expected to purchase khaki shorts, appropriate footwear (Athletic sandals with back straps or tennis shoes), and a belt prior to staff training. Please use your best judgement during off-time, dressing in a manner that is not offensive or causing others to stumble.

Where will I live?

  • All summer counselors stay in our bunk-style Staff Lodge, in rooms of 4-6 girls or guys with a private bathroom. There is a common area with furniture, a full kitchen, and washers/dryers.

What is the application process like?

  • All potential Summer Staff will fill out an initial interest form, and will be redirected to the in-depth Phase 2 of the application. References will be sent out, and once received, an interview will take place. Interviews are in-person, when possible, or via phone or FaceTime.

  • Once a job is offered, applications will fill out further paperwork that includes a background check, employee verify, tax information, health history, and summer contract.

Will I get time out?

  • Yes! Staff each get 2 nights off per week (one night on-site and one night off-site) and a 24 hour period on the weekend that will fluctuate based on program/camp needs.

Summer 2019 Important Dates

  • Huntsville

    • Lifeguard Training: May 13 - 16 OR May 20 - 23

    • Ropes Training: May 20 - 23

    • Mandatory (Paid) Staff Training: May 24 - 31

    • First Half of Summer: June 1 - July 7

    • Second Half of Summer: July 7 - August 11

    • Full Summer: June 1 - August 11

Can people come visit me?

  • Guests must be approved at the discretion of the staff’s direct supervisor.

Is there a place to do laundry?

  • Yes! There are washers/dryers in the common area of the Staff Lodge.

Can I take online summer classes?

  • Some staff have had success taking summer classes online while they are at camp. We will do our best to accommodate some time for you to complete home/assignments at night, however it is your responsibility to take care of schoolwork during your time off.

Questions not Listed?

Contact Bekka Jones (Huntsville) or Ben Helmer (Waco) at apply@forestglen.org!