come serve god with friends like family
DO YOU LOVE JESUS + LOVE PEOPLE
+ LOVE A CHALLENGE + LOVE BEING DISCIPLED & DISCIPLING OTHERS?
OUR STAFF COME FROM ALL OVER THE U.S.A., LONG FOR ADVENTURE,
AND DO NOT WANT AN ORDINARY SUMMER.
SOUND LIKE YOU?
THEN COME SPEND YOUR SUMMER DOING MEANINGFUL WORK THAT YOU'LL REMEMBER FOREVER.
Staff Summer Positions
Our staffers may be placed in several positions or just one, depending on the needs of our campers each week.
Our cabin leaders serve as co-leaders directly over an individual cabin of campers and volunteers. They lead our daily camper and volunteer bible studies and encourage their volunteers to come alongside them in loving and serving their campers. They assist and train our volunteers in meeting their camper’s unique physical needs. They travel to daily activities with their cabin and promote positive cabin spirit. They are present and engaged with their cabins and are able to adapt to whatever that term may hold.
Activity leaders make up the largest group of program staff at Camp Blessing and are truly responsible for making camp happen! During the three activity days of each term, they lead activities and help teach truth amidst the experience. Activities include Ropes*, Horses**, Pool*, Lake*, Water games, Arts and Crafts, Sensory, Music*, Archery, and Costume Closet. Leading includes ensuring safety, encouraging participation, and creating all kinds of fun.
*extra training required pre staff training in May
**Wranglers: These staffers ideally have horse experience and are confident being around animals that weigh way more than they do. They assist in the care of the horses and creatively and safely facility the interaction and riding experiences for the campers. Horse therapy experience preferred but not required.
Wow, do we love our media team! They provide the voices for so many campers who use visuals to tell their family and friends about their experience and want to remember camp all year round!
The photo team takes photos daily of each camper to which are then uploaded to Waldo Photos. They stay organized with all things technical and communicate with their team to create nightly slide shows.
The videographer also creates, edits, and uploads each term’s video to our Vimeo. Their photos and videos are posted to our social media and give parents a glimpse of what their kiddos are experiencing at camp!
This team is made up of preferably returning staff members who want to step up to more of a leadership position. Their role begins with planning camp starting in January and helping to keep the day to day of camp running in several different roles during the summer.
So many of our campers wouldn’t be able to come without the care that Camp provides and these staff members are the hands and hearts of that care! Each week they assist in training the volunteer nurses on Camp’s medication distribution system, check in and administer meds, tend to scraped knees, and rotate being on call. Current enrollment in pre-med/pre-nursing preferred but not required. Must have advanced CPR certification.
These are the fearless leaders of our middle school aged volunteers. They are embracers of awkwardness, care about cleanliness, and know how to make anything fun. They come alongside the crew each week to teach about Jesus, serving, cleaning, waiting tables, and selflessness. They are full of grace, very organized, and team players.
It’s an incredible experience and bonds form deeply as our team truly works together to make Camp Blessing happen. Lots of staff returns to camp year after year. At the same time we welcome about 50-60% new staff each summer. Most people leave deeply impacted by their time and form bonds that can only happen when you are serving in the name of Christ.
Most definitely! Our rate for new staff is $200 a week!
No, we will give you in-depth instruction and you’ll be surrounded by scores of other counselors and our year round staff who will coach and guide you.
All summer staff must be 18 years or older.
You bet! We will provide meals and lodging for the summer, with the exception that meals will not be provided starting with Saturday lunch through Sunday dinner.
Our staffers are able to take time “off” from Saturday evening through Sunday evening. Many staffers typically spend time at the homes of other staffer friends who live close by. During the week, we also have time when summer staff spends time with a small group of other counselors.
Great question! Our staffers have a blast serving alongside our volunteers and campers. You might be assigned as a cabin lead, an activity leader, kitchen work, or given other special duties during your time at CBTX. You will have a unique chance to lead and disciple volunteer campers as they learn what it means to serve in the name of Christ.
Staff Training begins at the end of May (after school for almost everyone, so don't worry!). Camp concludes at the beginning of August. Staff contracts are most often full summer, first half of half summer, or back half of summer commitments.
“We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.”