Join Our Staff

Summer Staff

"Love, Acceptance, and Fun"

This summer join our staff as we help over 700 campers with special needs and 1200 volunteers experience the love of Christ. If you are interested in spending your summer working alongside some amazing college students, helping lead and disciple high school and junior high volunteers, and serving the least of these - Camp Blessing is the place for you.

Staff Summer Positions

Our staffers may be placed in several positions or just one, depending on the needs of our campers each week.

Cabin Leader

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 Leader

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.

Media Team

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 fill unique photo books for them to take home. They stay organized with all things technical and communicate with their team to create nightly slide shows. They post photos to our social media and give parents a glimpse of what their kiddos are experiencing at camp!

The videographer also uploads each term’s video to our social media accounts. Our campers watch these videos nonstop all year and this is a huge part of our ministry to them. They will also upload photos to our Waldo Photo Management Software.

Leadership Team

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. 

Clinic

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.

Program Kids Leader

This position works closely in providing care for the director’s children as well as the children of volunteer nurses and cabin parents. These staff members really love kids and are creative and innovative with lots of patience and adaptability. This is way more than just your average summer nanny job - you’re guaranteed to go down the zipline, tour the bluebell factory, and have days full of treasure hunts.

Crew Leaders

These are the fearless team of leaders of our middle school aged SOTKs- the Barnstormers. They are embracers of awkwardness, care about cleanliness, and know how to make anything fun. They come alongside the barnstormers each week to teach about serving, cleaning, waiting tables, and selflessness. They write and lead Bible studies for their SOTKs, both serving with them and teaching them. They are full of grace, very organized, team players, and somewhat up to speed with what’s “cool”.

Staff FAQs

What's it like to work on Summer Staff?

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.

Will I get paid?

Most definitely! Our rate for new staff is $175 a week.

Do I need to have experience working with people with special needs?

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.

Who can apply?

All summer staff must be 18 years or older.

Is my room and board covered?

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.

What days are designated days off for staff?

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.

What will I be doing as a staff member?

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.

What are the dates?

Summer starts May 23 for training and team building, speciality staff on May 22 and summer concludes on August 6.

 

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