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
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?
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