My name is Jenny and I am the media specialist at Camps Connect. I wanted to let you know about our IMMEDIATE OPENINGS for summer camp counselors and activity specialists. We just started our staff training earlier this week, but we are still in need of 6 male counselors, 3 female counselors, and 2 activity specialists (we provide the training for lifeguards, ropes course instructors, archery instructors - it starts June 30th!).
Let me tell you why you want to work at Camps Connect. First, you'll make a real difference here. We believe that if you are reading this and God lays a desire on your heart to be a part of our team, that He has hand picked you to play a great role on our staff.
We're not talking about fame or fortune, but we're talking about you being the perfect person to reach the right child at the right time to reach them for Jesus. We're taking about God using you and your unique talents and personality at the most unexpected time, in the most unexpected way to be a light shining in the darkness for children who need to know God's love and His power in their life, so that when they leave camp and go home they can take that everlasting hope with them to face their daily struggles.
Second, If you are like me, then you know that sometimes you feel unqualified, unworthy, or have moments when you don't feel like God can use you because of your brokenness. But let me encourage you that God can do something amazing with that brokenness, and use it to reach those around you and mend your heart! Your past may have shaped you, but it doesn’t have to define you.
So if you're interested in working here, if you feel that tug on your heart, here are the details about our open positions!
COUNSELORS: Responsible for the leadership and guidance of eight to eighteen campers. Counselors work in pairs, assisting the campers in the planning and execution of their daily schedules. This is the most critical position in the camp as the counselor works directly to meet each camper’s physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs. This person must be energetic and outgoing, capable of motivating children and working in a team setting. Minimum age: 18 yrs. (preferred at least 19 years old) Salary: $210 a week plus room and board
ACTIVITY SPECIALISTS: Responsible for planning and implementing a specialty area program. Specialists instruct cabin groups and counsel staff, supervise free time activities, and assists in the planning and supervision of evening programs. Positions available for Archery, Crafts, Nature Specialists, Ministry, and Waterfront Instructors (W.S.I./ Lifesaving Certification provided). Minimum age: 17 yrs. (preferred at least 18 years old) Salary: $175 a week plus room and board
If you'd like to apply, don't delay! Give us a call RIGHT AWAY at (810) 622-8744 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org - Visit us at http://www.campsconnect.org/work-at-camp to learn more about us and fill out an application. We will contact you immediately!
I challenge you - Let Him use you like He wants to, today.
7303 Walker Rd.
Carsonville, MI 48419
Why do young adults want to work at camp?
I'll be honest.... it's not for the money, and it's not for the schedule!
It’s not easy being a summer camp counselor. You've never been in the role of mom or dad, having to supervise 12 ten year olds over night before; filling their days and nights with endless activities, staying alert, watching out for that camper who gets bullied easily, or the shy girl who has trouble making friends. You also want to be attentive to the camper who is a little homesick.
So what's in it for you?
Ultimately, as a camp counselor, you learn to be a leader. You learn through the awkward moments, the unspoken tears, and the challenges that stretch you farther than you think you can manage. At Camps Connect you’ll get equipped to lead well and to make a difference in the lives of campers. You'll be refined by moments that define your strength - and you'll walk away better because of it. Ready to face the challenges that life can bring with a new strength and a new song. At Camps Connect we believe in the power of camp—and the amazing effect that being a staff member has on young adults who fill the roles of mentor, disciple, parent, and friend.
As a counselor, you will learn to put your needs last, and to love kids even when they may seem unlovable or disinterested. "Are you are interested in a challenging, rewarding, and fulfilling summer opportunity that's more than 'just a job'"? Then visit our website and read on!
"If seeing is believing then certainly living is experiencing. Enduring the weeks at camp with the children is incredible and trying but the reward outweighs the stress tenfold. The campers truly escape into themselves and is something they will never forget; this is the summer that they will crave to go back to for years to come."
- Taylor Horton, "Optimus Prime", 2014
Many young campers come back later to be counselors and say that’s because their leaders made such a huge difference in their lives; a difference that they want to share with new campers who are in need of camp magic. It's an encouraging word, a listening ear, the power of faith, and a mentor that accepts you and loves you for exactly who you are, that kids are looking for. As a counselor, there will be those moments when you have to say goodbye to kids you've grown exceptionally fond of, and made memories with that will last them for the rest of their lives. Then you can look back and realize how profound the week has been; and how much those kids have changed - how much you have changed - after just one week.
Yes, being a summer camp counselor is hard work. It demands much and isn't glamorous, but somehow you wouldn't trade anything for the experience of talking a nervous camper through the high ropes course, a million hugs, beaming smiles, and flickering campfires filled with tears of campers who never want to leave. You wouldn't want to miss watching a child gain new confidence, or having a dozen kids depend on you during a thunderstorm.
You have discovered what is meaningful in life. And what you could be doing to make the world a better place - one child at a time.
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