Summer staff positions are an incredible opportunity to serve God and get paid for your work. As Barnabas continues to grow, our staff positions continue to evolve to better suit and support our Campers and Missionaries. At Camp Barnabas, the Lord works in and through every individual in fantastic ways. We hope you will consider joining us for an incredible adventure this summer!
Camp Barnabas provides an opportunity for both individuals with special needs AND their siblings to enjoy new experiences in a Christian camp setting. We do this by matching up our campers one on one with a missionary and placing them in a cabin. At Barnabas, each week has a radically different culture, as we cater to a wide range of disabilities and adapt accordingly. Barnabas Cabin Staff ensure that no matter the disability, no matter the camper, sibling, or missionary-- the entire cabin is cared for in a manner reflecting the love of Jesus Christ.
Though their first priority is always safety, the amount of fun our cabin staff have is endless. Our cabin staffers are servant leaders with huge, fearless hearts. They are trained on all of the various activities at camp; including Rifles, Archery, Frisbee Golf, Pool Games, Water Sports, Field Sports, Excursion Adventures, Fishing, Canoes-- over 45 different activities total! No day is typical, but as a cabin counselor you should expect to lead various activities, enjoy a great devotional time with your cabin, eat fantastic camp meals, and have a blast at our themed parties.
The most effective cabin staff put aside their personal wants and needs and become a conduit for God's love. As the spiritual leader of the cabin, a Barnabas Cabin Staff must be ready to share and show God's love in many different situations. Some of the campers have multiple disabilities and you will need to be available to assist in their personal care. Many of the siblings that come to Barnabas may come with their own unique set of issues that stem from having a sibling with a disability in the family. A Barnabas staffer is prepared to love and celebrate both sibling and camper as a child of God and ensure their relationship with their missionary is both safe and meaningful.
Out of the many fantastic positions at Barnabas, the Barnabas Cabin Staff is the most highly sought after. If you are considering this position, please apply as soon as possible.
SUPPORT STAFF POSITIONS
Camp Barnabas would not exist if not for the individuals who make up our Support Staff. Support Staff work in a variety of specific jobs during the day and participate in our evening programs nightly. Individuals who make great support staff usually have some very special gifts and talents that can be displayed in a variety of ways outside of the cabin setting.
Core Team (ages 17-19): This position is a unique two summer position. The Core Team is made up of fresh high school graduates going into their first year of college. These members not only see ALL of the many wonderful sides of camp, but get to experience working in them as well. Upon completion of one summer on the Core Team, and pending an evaluation by leadership, these members are guaranteed a position as a Summer Staffer the following summer in the area they are most passionate about. We value the Core Team, and it is our hope that we train up the next great legends of Barnabas through this program.
Extreme Team (ages 18+): The extreme team is just that: EXTREME. This position is not for the faint of heart. We expect this team to work hard...and play hard! Besides facilitating some of the most favored places at camp: the ropes course, pool, and multiple campsites, these select individuals are tasked with the additional responsibility of running all of our great parties! And they LOVE to PARTY! If selected to be a part of the Extreme Team, you will be required to attend extra staff training at the beginning of the summer, followed by certification tests. Individuals applying need to have solid experience and a love for the outdoors and camping.
Lifeguards (a part of the Extreme Team): Lifeguards will work at the pool and be responsible for not only protecting our campers while they swim, but also be responsible for the general upkeep of the pool, chemicals, and surrounding area. You will be assigned other duties at camp when the pool is not open.
Office Assistant (ages 18+): The role of the office assistant is primarily an administrative job. You will be responsible for handling all phone calls that come into the camp office, sorting and distributing mail and answering emails. You will also assist the office staff in mail outs and other typical daily office duties. The office assistant is a fun, spunky job with plenty of opportunity to interact with the campers during evening activities and meal times.
Videographer, "Techie" (ages 18+): This person has the awesome task of capturing camp on video as well as being in charge of all video and audio equipment during camp worship activities. You will be responsible for making a weekly term video that will be sold on Closing Day each week. Experience with video editing and sound equipment is required. Must be willing to help out with other camp activities when needed.
Photographer/Video Assistant, "Techie 2": It's a full time task to capture the heart of camp through photography. The photographer is responsible for taking pictures of all the camp activities and parties throughout the camp weeks. The photographer also takes cabin pictures of each cabin each week. In addition to the photography duties, you will assist the "videographer techie" in shooting and making the camp video each week.
Cook's Helper (ages 18+): One of the most fun and rewarding positions on staff! You may not be a trained chef, but you love to cook at home and for friends. This position is a vital part of the kitchen staff and requires hard work and diligence. You must be able to lift and help with shelving items that are delivered as well as heavy pans and trays. On an average day, the cooks prepare food for 500 people per meal. The cooks are also responsible for assisting with kitchen clean up. You must be in good health and able to lift heavy objects. This is a fun team to work with and is an important part of camp. You will work under the supervision of the food service director.
Please prayerfully consider applying for a Staff Position today!