Summer Staff Positions

Please note – All summer jobs require that the employee live at camp during each camper week.   The camper days vary throughout the summer and sometimes include weekends.  Employees receive breaks during the day but are asked not to leave camp during sessions unless it is an emergency.  For more information please see our “Why Work at Summer Camp?” page, or contact us, if you have any questions.

There are a lot of summer positions that need to be filled at Camp Arnold this summer. While you think about applying to work with our summer ministry take time to look through this list and decide what position will best suit your specific skills and talents.  Each category contains information regarding number of positions available and starting salary.  Once you are hired incentives are available if you help us recruit!  Ask about the incentives when you are interviewed.

If you visit our application portal (by clicking “Apply Now”) you will note that not all the jobs listed below are offered.  We will not be operating Camp Tahoma this year (our wilderness program) as well as a couple other programming locations.  We will be hiring counselors, some program positions, maintenance and kitchen position, and lifeguards.  God bless!

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As you decide where your skills will best be used this summer, take time to learn more about our three camp programs.

Timberlake
Tahoma
Day Camp

Timberlake Staff

Responsible for the planning, leadership, and execution of all Timberlake camp programs. You are responsible to provide encouragement and support to the staff, oversee Timberlake staff, and coordinate scheduling components with the Tahoma and Day Camp programs. This position requires that you be comfortable getting up in front of a crowd. Experience in leadership and organized camping is a must. (One position available – Salary starts at $425/wk  DOE.  Includes room and board while working.)

Assists Program Director with planning and scheduling of all camp programs. Leadership skills are necessary as well as the ability and creativity to initiate and execute programs. You are responsible to provide encouragement and support to the staff. This position requires that you be comfortable getting up in front of a crowd. Experience in leadership and organized camping is a must. (One position available – Salary starts at $375/wk  DOE.  Includes room and board while working.)

Good communication and organizational skills. Leading the Unit in which assigned, providing mentoring and support to 5 counselors and 3 counselors in training. Responsible for creating and implementing age appropriate evening programs, discipline of campers (and at time staff), and comforting homesickness. Also support and contribute to program planning as needed by the Program Director. Minimum 2 years counseling experience preferred. (Four positions available; Two male and two female – Salary starts at $350/wk  DOE.  Includes room and board while working.)

Provide daily care, guidance and supervision for a group of 8 – 12 campers with responsibility for their safety, health, program involvement and spiritual development. Prepare group games, elective classes and daily devotional times with the campers. Camp experience preferable. (20 positions available; 10 Male and 10 Female – Salary starts at $300/wk  DOE.  Includes room and board while working.)

Assist the counselor in providing daily care for 8-12 campers. This position is geared to gain experience and knowledge of all phases of counseling and camp programming. Must be willing to learn and accept responsibilities. (10 positions available; five male and five female – Salary $185/wk.  Includes room and board while working.)

Tahoma Staff (Teen Wilderness Program)

Responsible for overseeing all areas of Camp Tahoma programming including but not limited to backpacking, challenge courses, meals, daily teaching and devotions, evening programs, etc. Provide direction, supervision and leadership to the staff. Coordinate scheduling components of the daily camp schedule. Basic First Aid, CPR, WFA preferred & WA State Food Handlers Permit. Must be willing to be flexible and have a passion for wilderness camping. Previous experience in wilderness programming preferred. (One position available – Salary starts at $450/wk  DOE.  Includes room and board while working.)

Assist the Wilderness Director in giving supervision to programming of Camp Tahoma. Provide encouragement and support to the staff. Lead and assist all areas of Camp Tahoma programming. Experience in leadership roles with teenagers. Must be willing to be flexible and have a passion for wilderness camping. Basic First Aid, CPR & WA State Food Handlers Permit. Previous experience in wilderness programming preferred. (One position available – Salary starts at $350/wk  DOE.  Includes room and board while working.)

Provide daily care, guidance, spiritual development and supervision for a group of 6-8 teenagers (13 – 16 yrs) with responsibility for their safety, health and program involvement. Lead and participate in outdoor living skill activities (backpacking, challenge course, etc.) Lead cabin devotions, small group discussions, and strive to know each camper personally. Must be willing to be flexible and have a passion for wilderness camping. Basic First Aid & CPR. Must have previous experience working with teens. (Four positions available; two male and two female – Salary starts at $350/wk  DOE.  Includes room and board while working.)

Assist the Wilderness Director as the primary cook for Camp Tahoma. Gather needed food items from the kitchen and lead in the preparation of the meals (Washington Food Handlers Card is required). Provide additional support in the operation of the wilderness program. (One position available – Salary starts at $300/wk.  Includes room and board while working.)

Day Camp Staff

Responsible for the direction, leadership, and execution of all day camp programs. You are responsible to provide encouragement and support to the staff, oversee daily camper registration, and coordinate scheduling components with the main camp schedule. This position requires that you be comfortable getting up in front of a crowd. Experience in leadership in organized camping is preferred.  (One position available – Salary starts at $425/wk  DOE.  Includes room and board while working.)

Day Camp Counselors are drawn from our pool of Timberlake Counselors and rotate through the Day Camp Program on a week to week basis.  The salary is the same.  These counselors serve our local kids provided quality programming and interaction throughout the day and early evening Monday through Friday.

Recreation Staff