Invest your summer with us using high adventure to lead kids into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ!

What should you expect on staff with us for a summer at Camp Highland?  Expect to laugh, cry, paint your face, be on a mission, be challenged, be encouraged, to experience two months of living in great Christian community, and to fall in love with Jesus like never before.  Summer Staff is not easy; you'll lack sleep, your legs will be sore, you'll sweat. However, it will be an unforgettable, incredible experience that will have an eternal impact on the kids with whom you'll spend time with. 

 

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Positions Available:

For Overnight Camp 2018, we're looking for:

  • Counselors - Summer staff assigned to lead a group of campers through the week of camp.   They'll be in a cabin with up to 10 campers and another counselor, responsible for investing in the campers, sharing your life with them, and just all-around providing them with an incredible camp experience.  Must be 18 and completed a year of college.  Base salary is $200/week. 
  • Jr. Counselors - This year we are re-vamping our Jr. Staff program. Must have been a previous camper or Day Camp staff to qualify. More information about the application process and the job description will be coming soon! Email caitlin@camphighland.com if you have any questions in the meantime. 
  • Activities Staff - These staff members will be responsible to run specific activities.  We look for leaders that can help facilitate the challenge course, rock climbing, rappelling, and oversee water activities.  These leaders will also assist with the upkeep of facilities and needs very good self-leadership skills.  Must be 18 and completed a year of college.  Base salary dependent upon experience.
  • Photographer/Videographer - Campers love to have GREAT pictures of themselves to show their parents at the end of the week!  We typically hire at least 3 people for this team. We want people who are passionate about documenting camp throughout each week. The photographers will post photos each day for parents to view and put together slideshows for the campers. The videographers will shoot and put together a video to be shown at the end of each week. 
  • Worship Leader/Band - There are few things in the world cooler than great worship in an outdoors setting.  We do not simply look for people with musical talent that can tolerate kids and the bear the outdoors; we look for people who genuinely love Jesus and kids, and happen to have musical talent. Historically, our worship leaders have always been counselors with a desire to lead others in worship. If this sounds good to you, please let us know!
  • Lifeguards - Our lifeguards serve campers and staff by making sure they stay safe at the waterfront. They are also responsible for maintaining a clean waterfront area and serve by meeting other camp needs. 
  • Nurse - As the camp nurse, you will serve by taking care of the camper's and staff's physical needs. You must be a registered nurse who loves Jesus and Kids. Part of you duties will be to manage, administer, and medication; administer basic first aid; contact parents when a child is injured or ill; and report all injuries and illnesses.
  • Boat Driver - Yes, this is actually a job. We have a boat or two pulling kids tubing just about all day, every day of camp and we're looking for a highly responsible, experienced, boat driver that loves kids and would like nothing more than to spend the summer on a lake investing in kids. This is not an easy job; it's tiring and hot, but there are few places on the planet where you'll hear more screams of joy and laughter than on the boat with a cabin of kids.
  • Utility Player -  This position is one of utmost importance. Our utility players have different roles throughout the day. Essentially, they are helping run elements and facilitating activities with cabins, in the kitchen, doing maintenance, lifeguarding, and fill in as needed. They will be trained in a variety of aspects of camp. 

For Highland Day Camp 2018, we're looking for:

  • Counselors - Lead a group of campers through a week of camp! Counselors are in a group with up to 10 campers and another counselor and are responsible for investing in campers, sharing your life with them, and providing them with an incredible camp experience. Counselors should be rising 11th graders in high school through college-age. 
  • Jr. Counselors - We are looking for a few juniors counselors to volunteer at camp for 1-2 weeks out of the summer. Junior counselors should be rising 8th, 9th, or 10 graders and also must be a camper enrolled at our overnight camp
  • Adventure Staff/Lifeguards - These staff members will be responsible for setting up and overseeing high ropes and water activities as well as maintenance duties and general camp operation. 
  • Photographer/Videographer/Technical - Campers love to have GREAT pictures of themselves to show their parents at the end of the week!  We need somebody who will take on the challenge of documenting the summer through images, compiling them every week, assembling slide shows, shooting video every now and then, and generally being our imaging technical guru.  
  • Worship Leader/Band - There are few things in the world cooler than great worship in an outdoors setting.  We do not simply look for people with musical talent that can tolerate kids and the bear the outdoors; we look for people who genuinely love Jesus and kids, and happen to have musical talent. Historically, our worship leaders have always been counselors with a desire to lead others in worship. If this sounds good to you, please let us know!

Staff Quotes: 

"Everyone who has come to Camp Highland has encountered Christ"

"This place turns them [campers] into warriors. Not just bringing them into the kingdom, but equipping them as well."

"This place brings you to a place where you have to face your fears... this summer is the first time I've ever felt accepted in my whole life."

"The gospel is present here and the love of the Lord is overwhelming as soon as you set foot on the hill."

If you want zip lines, rock walls, drop zones, dirt cake, crazy games, war paint, Chaco tans, and endless memories, Camp Highland has it. Most of all if you want Jesus, He is here and evident in the hearts of all the counselors, the staff, and He is present in YOU. If fell in love with Jesus here and this camp has made me into the person I am today."

"I found the full time staff to be so supportive and encouraging and it was such a blessing to have them truly care about how I was doing."

"Sessions are wonderful! I feel the kids get TONS out of the lessons each night and with that leads to amazing cabin time."

"Where to begin.... I love how Camp Highland meets the kids exactly where they are and carries their baggage for them for the week. The permanent staff sets a great example of how to fall in love with Christ and share it. This is what makes Camp Highland so unique and wonderful to me. Not many places are like this anymore, and it is so refreshing to spend a summer at camp and serve."

"I don't even know where to start. This summer was awesome! It's been life changing working for camp."

"But seriously, the growth not only for the campers but for me as a counselor was and still is incredible. I'll never forget my first summer at Camp Highland!"

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