Summer Staff

Summer 2020 is closer than you think and Big Sandy Camp is looking for 50 fun and motivated young Christians to join our staff. Camp hires people with a wide variety of skills for positions ranging from Administrative Assistants to Zipline Instructors. Ideal staff for Big Sandy Camp are 18 years old and have graduated from high school. They have a deep personal relationship with Jesus Christ, a strong work ethic, and are fun to be around.

Join us for a couple of weeks or the whole summer as we share about 20/20 Vision and explore how we view God and discover His plan for our lives. Come and have a direct impact on the next generation and share the love of Christ, no matter what position you have.

2020 Available Positions

Accommodations Assistant (Age 17+)

Positions Available: 1

Reports to: Maintenance Director

Primary Responsibilities:
Cleaning and maintaining the dining hall. Emptying trash cans around camp. Leading the Dining hall cleaning team. Supporting Student Ministry Team members assigned to accommodations. Operating some equipment as needed; riding lawn mower, weed whip, power drills, rug doctor, floor machine, etc.

Secondary Responsibilities:
Helping with maintenance projects, acting as a cabin buddy, helping with program and kitchen areas as needed.

Assistant Cook (Ages 17+)

Positions Available: 4

Reports to: Food Service Director

Primary Responsibilities:
Preparing and serving food. Maintaining a clean and safe work environment. Ensuring that health codes and systems are followed.

Secondary Responsibilities:
Supporting the program department in activity areas, skits, and games. Serving as a cabin buddy. Helping with cleaning and maintenance projects as needed.

Administrative Assistant (Age 17+)

Positions Available: 1

Reports to: Guest Services Director

Primary Responsibilities:
Support camp by completing administrative duties in the camp office. Answer the phone and direct calls to full time staff members, assign campers to cabins, register campers for camps, and support the guest services director as needed.

Secondary Responsibilities:
Serve on a dish team, and cleaning crews. Serve as a cabin buddy.

Gift Shop Assistant (Age 18+)

Positions Available: 1

Reports to: Program Director

Primary Responsibilities:
Support camp by running the camp gift shop. Keep a clean and presentable work area. Stock, fold and restock garments as necessary. Notify the program director of any items that are low in stock.

Secondary Responsibilities:
Support camp by serving on dish teams, stocking the pop machine, and ensuring that the snack-shop is clean and tidy.

Head Lifeguard (Age 18+)

Positions Available: 1

Reports to: Waterfront Director

Primary Responsibilities:
Providing a safe and fun beachfront experience for campers and guests. Ensuring safe operation of the BSC Waterslide. Helping guests with boating and other water activities. Leading the waterfront in the absence of the Waterfront Director.

Secondary Responsibilities:
Helping with games and activities outside of the waterfront, serving on dish teams and cleaning areas. Serving as a cabin buddy. Helping with maintenance projects.

Head Cook (Age 18+)

Positions Available: 1

Reports to: Food Service Director

Primary Responsibilities:
Preparing and serving food. Maintaining a clean and safe work environment. Ensuring that health codes and systems are followed. In the absence of the Food Service Director, serve as the Director of the kitchen.

Secondary Responsibilities:
Serving as a cabin buddy. Helping with cleaning and maintenance projects as needed.

Female Counselor (Ages 18+)

Positions Available: 12

Reports to: Program Assistant

Primary Responsibilities:
Lead campers through activities, bible studies, games, and meals. In addition help to lead activity areas for guest groups, serve on dish teams, and cleaning crews. Keep a safe and fun cabin space for campers to engage in.

Secondary Responsibilities:
Counselors who are hired for the entire summer will be trained in an additional area chosen by their competency: Lifeguard, Zipline Instructor, Kitchen, Maintenance.

Lifeguard (Ages 17+)

Positions Available: 5

Reports to: Waterfront Director

Primary Responsibilities:
Providing a safe and fun beachfront experience for Campers and guests. Managing lifeguards, summer staff, and volunteers at the waterfront. Leading rescues and safety drills as well as staff exercises at BSC. Leading a cleaning team on cleaning days. Ensuring safe operation of the BSC Waterslide. Helping guests with boating and other water activities.

Secondary Responsibilities:
Helping with games and activities outside of the waterfront. Serving as a cabin buddy.

Maintenance Assistant (Age 21+)

Positions Available: 1

Reports to: Maintenance Director

Primary Responsibilities:
Work on maintenance projects and building maintenance projects as they arrive. Operating equipment as needed: Tractor, wood chipper, riding lawn mower, weed whip, power drills, rug doctor, floor machine, etc. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Secondary Responsibilities:
Assist in accommodations, kitchen and program areas as needed.

Male Counselor (Ages 18+)

Positions Available: 12

Reports to: Program Assistant

Primary Responsibilities:
Lead campers through activities, bible studies, games, and meals. In addition help to lead activity areas for guest groups, serve on dish teams, and cleaning crews. Keep a safe and fun cabin space for campers to engage in.

Secondary Responsibilities:
Counselors who are hired for the entire summer will be trained in an additional area chosen by their competency: Lifeguard, Zipline Instructor, Kitchen, Maintenance.

Media Assistant (Ages 17+)

Positions Available: 2

Reports to: Assistant Program Director

Primary Responsibilities:
Taking video and photos of action at BSC. Helping to edit and cut videos. Creating end of the week videos. Uploading pictures, videos and status updates to camp’s social media accounts. Running sound and slides during chapel sessions.

Secondary Responsibilities:
Serving on dish teams, and cleaning crews. Serving as a cabin buddy.

Program Assistant (Ages 21+)

Positions Available: 3

Reports to: Program Director

Primary Responsibilities:
Lead and manage summer staff as well as volunteers as they complete duties in the following areas - Snack shop, Games, activities including the giant zipline. In addition, lead devotions for volunteers as assigned. Conduct daily meetings of three core staff groups (Counselors, Program staff, and Volunteers). Serve as the MC for Chapels and Beach party. Deal with issues as a member of the leadership team. Delegate responsibilities to other summer staff, and lead the summer staff team in the general facilitation of camp.

Petting Farm Assistant (Age 17+)

Positions Available: 1

Reports to: Maintenance Director

Primary Responsibilities:
Taking care of the animals at the petting farm and supervising campers who use the farm on a daily basis. Cleaning the petting farm daily at morning and night. Feeding the animals at the farm.

Secondary Responsibilities:
Support camp by serving on a dish team and helping with games and activities when the farm is not in use.

Waterfront Director (Age 21+)

Positions Available: 1

Reports to: Guest Services Director

Primary Responsibilities:
Providing a safe and fun beachfront experience for campers and guests. Ensuring safe operation of the BSC Waterslide. Helping guests with boating and other water activities. Deal with issues as a member of the leadership team.

Secondary Responsibilities:
Helping with games and activities outside of the waterfront, serving on dish teams and cleaning areas. Serving as a cabin buddy. Helping with maintenance projects.

Zipline Instructors (Ages 18+)

Positions Available: 7

Reports to: Program Assistant

Primary Responsibilities:
Running the various games and activities around camp including but not limited to: The giant zipline, climbing wall, snack shop, craft shop, petting farm, knockerball, field games, beach party and night games. Supporting chapels with skits, games, and activities. Serving on dish teams, and cleaning crews.

Secondary Responsibilities:
Serving as a cabin buddy. Host meals, Other duties as assigned.

Short Term Counselors (Ages 18+)

Positions Available: 7

Reports to: Program Assistant

Primary Responsibilities:
Lead campers through activities, bible studies, games, and meals. In addition help to lead activity areas for guest groups, serve on dish teams, and cleaning crews. Keep a safe and fun cabin space for campers to engage in.

Short Term Counselors serve at camp for 1-4 weeks. Short term counselors must have been on summer staff in the last 4 years OR must attend our Counselor Training session June 30th – July 2nd. Our Goal is to have 8 Short Term Counselors each week between July 6 and July 31st. Come for as many weeks as you like.

Benefits

Summer Staff make more money each week that they serve during the summer. Starting rates and increases are based on experience and previous years on staff. Staff who serve for the whole summer will make between 2 and 3 thousand dollars.

We ask all of our selected summer staff to provide a Connection List of 20 names and addresses of people who believe in the ministry they are doing for the summer. Big Sandy uses this list to contact people about prayer requests for BSC, opportunities to support our summer ministry, and updates about salvations and life changes at Big Sandy Camp. Staff are all paid equally regardless of the amount given by donors from their connection list.

The Nyack College Scholarship is $1200 and the scholarship is no longer subject to grant/scholarship caps. Please contact the Nyack College office for further details and conditions.

Crown College students receive a scholarship of $250 for the fall semester and $250 for the spring semester following their time at Big Sandy Camp. This is matched by both Crown College and the North Central District of the C&MA. For more regarding the Crown College Scholarship, contact Robert Snow at robert@bigsandycamp.com

Staff Agreements

Summer Staff at Big Sandy Camp must agree to a moral contract that prohibits the consumption of alcohol or nicotine products for the duration of their contract. In addition staff must agree to follow our staff manual which does include rules regarding relationships at camp. All of our summer staff must complete our abuse prevention training program Ministry Safe, which is administered by Big Sandy Camp upon hiring.

Positions Available

Assistant Cook

Positions Available: 2
Reports to: Food Service Director
Primary Responsibilities: Preparing and serving food. Maintaining a clean and safe work environment. Ensuring that health codes and systems are followed.
Secondary Responsibilities: Supporting the program department in activity areas, skits, and games. Serving as a cabin buddy. Helping with cleaning and maintenance projects as needed.

Lifeguard

Positions Available: 2
Reports to:
Waterfront Director
Primary Responsibilities: Providing a safe and fun beachfront experience for campers and guests. Managing lifeguards, summer staff, and volunteers at the waterfront. Leading rescues and safety drills as well as staff exercises at BSC. Leading a cleaning team on cleaning days. Ensuring safe operation of the BSC Waterslide. Helping guests with boating and other water activities.
Secondary Responsibilities: Helping with games and activities outside of the waterfront, serving on dish teams and cleaning areas. Serving as a cabin buddy. Helping with maintenance projects.

Female Counselors

Positions Available: 2
Reports to:
Head Female Counselor
Primary Responsibilities: Lead campers through activities, Bible studies, games, and meals. Help to lead activity areas for guest groups, serve on dish teams, and cleaning crews. Keep a safe and fun cabin space for campers to engage in.
Secondary Responsibilities: Support camp in maintenance, kitchen and accommodations areas.

Male Counselors

Positions Available: 5
Reports to:
Head Male Counselor
Primary Responsibilities: Lead campers through activities, Bible studies, games, and meals. In addition help to lead activity areas for guest groups, serve on dish teams, and cleaning crews. Keep a safe and fun cabin space for campers to engage in.
Secondary Responsibilities: Support camp in maintenance, kitchen and accommodations areas.

Maintenance Assistant

Positions Available: 1
Reports to:
Maintenance Director
Primary Responsibilities: Work on maintenance projects and building maintenance projects as they arise. Operating equipment as needed; tractor, wood chipper, riding lawn mower, weed whip, power drills, rug doctor, floor machine, etc. Must have a valid driver’s license.
Secondary Responsibilities: Assist in accommodations, kitchen and program areas as needed.

We ask all of our selected summer staff to provide a Connection List of 20 names and addresses of people who believe in the ministry they are doing for the summer. Big Sandy uses this list to contact people about prayer requests for BSC, opportunities to support our summer ministry, and updates about salvations and life changes at Big Sandy Camp. Staff are all paid equally regardless of the amount given by donors from their connection list.

Ideal staff for Big Sandy Camp are 18 years old and have graduated from high school. They have a deep, personal relationship with Jesus Christ, a strong work ethic, and a fun and energetic attitude towards camp. Staff should be able to lift 30 pounds and carry them 10 feet. Staff should be able to walk 2 miles comfortably.

Summer staff must agree to a moral contract that includes prohibiting drinking or smoking during their time on staff, even during their time off.

Positions Available

Accommodations Assistant

Reports to: Maintenance Director
Primary Responsibilities: Cleaning and maintaining the dining hall. Emptying trash cans around camp. Leading the dining hall cleaning team. Supporting Student Ministry Team members assigned to accommodations. Operating some equipment as needed; riding lawn mower, weed whip, power drills, rug doctor, floor machine, etc.
Secondary responsibilities: Helping with maintenance projects, acting as a cabin buddy, helping with program and kitchen areas as needed.

7X Activity Staff (18 or older)

Reports to: Assistant Program Directors
Primary Responsibilities: Running the various games and activities around camp including but not limited to; The giant zip line, climbing wall, snack shop, craft shop, petting farm, knocker ball, field games, wacky Olympics, beach party and night games. Supporting chapels with skits, games, and activities. Serving on dish teams and cleaning crews.
Secondary responsibilities: Helping with maintenance projects, supporting the kitchen as needed, serving as a cabin buddy. Host meals, other duties as assigned.

3X Assistant Cook

Reports to: Food Service Director
Primary Responsibilities: Preparing and serving food. Maintaining a clean and safe work environment. Ensuring that health codes and systems are followed.
Secondary Responsibilities: Supporting the program department in activity areas, skits, and games. Serving as a cabin buddy. Helping with cleaning and maintenance projects as needed.

Assistant Program Director Male (18 or older)

Reports to: Media Director
Primary Responsibilities: Lead and manage Activity Staff and Student Ministry Team members as well as volunteers as they complete duties in the following areas: snack shop, games, and activities including the giant zip line. Lead devotions for Student Ministry Team members each day. Serve as the MC for chapels and Beach Party. Deal with issues as a member of the leadership team.
Secondary Responsibilities: Serve on dish crews and cleaning crews. Help supervise volunteers in other areas of camp. In the absence of the Head Male Counselor, fill in as a support to the Male Counselors.

Assistant Program Director Female (18 or older)

Reports to: Guest Services Director
Primary Responsibilities: Lead and manage Activity Staff and Student Ministry Team members as well as volunteers as they complete duties in the following areas; snack shop, games, and activities including the giant zip line. Lead devotions for Student Ministry Team members each day. Serve as the MC for chapels and Beach Party. Deal with issues as a member of the leadership team.
Secondary Responsibilities: Serve on dish crews and cleaning crews. Help supervise volunteers in other areas of camp. In the absence of the Head Female Counselor, fill in as a support to the Female Counselors.

2X Gift Shop / Administrative assistant

Reports to: Guest Services Director
Primary Responsibilities: manage and care for the camp gift shop. Keep a clean and organized storefront. Support camp by completing administrative duties in the camp office. Answer the phone and direct calls to full time staff members, assign campers to cabins, register campers for camps, and support the Guest Services Director as needed.
Secondary Responsibilities: Serve on a dish team and cleaning crews, help with maintenance and program responsibilities. Serve as a cabin buddy.

Head Male Counselor (18 or older)

Reports to: Program Director
Primary Responsibilities: Provide support, encouragement and discipline for the Male Counselors. Manage campers in crisis who need more support than the male counselors can provide. Assist camp in multiple activity areas including the climbing wall, snack shop, games and chapel times. Serve as the MC for chapels and events at camp. Provide biblical leadership for the staff by leading devotions and supporting the Guest Services Director and Media Director in planning offsite events.
Secondary Responsibilities: Lead cleaning crews and dish teams and support camp in the kitchen and maintenance departments.

Head Female Counselor (18 or older)

Reports to: Program Director
Primary Responsibilities: Provide support, encouragement and discipline for the Female Counselors. Manage campers in crisis who need more support than the female counselors can provide. Assist camp in multiple activity areas including the climbing wall, snack shop, games and chapel times. Serve as the MC for chapels and events at camp. Provide biblical leadership for the staff by leading devotions and supporting the Guest Services Director and Media Director in planning offsite events.
Secondary Responsibilities: Lead cleaning crews and dish teams and support camp in the kitchen and maintenance departments.

Head Lifeguard (18 or older)

Reports to: Waterfront Director
Primary Responsibilities: Providing a safe and fun beachfront experience for campers and guests. Ensuring safe operation of the BSC Waterslide. Helping guests with boating and other water activities. Leading the waterfront in the absence of the Waterfront Director.
Secondary Responsibilities: Helping with games and activities outside of the waterfront, serving on dish teams and cleaning areas. Serving as a cabin buddy. Helping with maintenance projects.

Head Cook (18 or older)

Reports to: Food Service Director
Primary Responsibilities: Preparing and serving food. Maintaining a clean and safe work environment. Ensuring that health codes and systems are followed. In the absence of the Food Service Director, serve as the Director of the kitchen.
Secondary Responsibilities: Supporting the program department in activity areas, skits, and games. Serving as a cabin buddy. Helping with cleaning and maintenance projects as needed.

10X Female Counselor (18 or older)

Reports to: Head Female Counselor
Primary Responsibilities: Lead campers through activities, Bible studies, games, and meals. Help to lead activity areas for guest groups, serve on dish teams, and cleaning crews. Keep a safe and fun cabin space for campers to engage in.
Secondary Responsibilities: Support camp in maintenance, kitchen and accommodations areas.

4X Lifeguard

Reports to: Waterfront Director
Primary Responsibilities: Providing a safe and fun beachfront experience for campers and guests. Managing lifeguards, summer staff, and volunteers at the waterfront. Leading rescues and safety drills as well as staff exercises at BSC. Leading a cleaning team on cleaning days. Ensuring safe operation of the BSC Waterslide. Helping guests with boating and other water activities.
Secondary Responsibilities: Helping with games and activities outside of the waterfront, serving on dish teams and cleaning areas. Serving as a cabin buddy. Helping with maintenance projects.

Maintenance Assistant (21 or older)

Reports to: Maintenance Director
Primary Responsibilities: Work on maintenance projects and building maintenance projects as they arise. Operating equipment as needed; tractor, wood chipper, riding lawn mower, weed whip, power drills, rug doctor, floor machine, etc. Must have a valid driver’s license.
Secondary Responsibilities: Assist in accommodations, kitchen and program areas as needed.

8X Male Counselor (18 or older)

Reports to: Head Male Counselor
Primary Responsibilities: Lead campers through activities, Bible studies, games, and meals. In addition help to lead activity areas for guest groups, serve on dish teams, and cleaning crews. Keep a safe and fun cabin space for campers to engage in.
Secondary Responsibilities: Support camp in maintenance, kitchen and accommodations areas.

Media Assistant

Reports to: Media Director
Primary Responsibilities: Taking video and photos of action at BSC. Helping to edit and cut videos. Creating end of the week videos. Uploading pictures, videos and status updates to camp’s social media accounts. Running sound and slides during chapel sessions.
Secondary Responsibilities: Serving on dish teams and cleaning crews. Serving as a cabin buddy.

Waterfront Director - 21 or older

Reports to: Guest Services Director
Primary Responsibilities: Providing a safe and fun beachfront experience for campers and guests. Managing lifeguards, summer staff, and volunteers at the waterfront. Leading rescues and safety drills as well as staff exercises at BSC. Leading a cleaning team on cleaning days. Ensuring safe operation of the BSC Waterslide. Helping guests with boating and other water activities. Deal with issues as a member of the leadership team.
Secondary Responsibilities: Helping with games and activities outside of the waterfront, serving on dish teams and cleaning areas. Serving as a cabin buddy. Helping with maintenance projects.

Benefits

Core Counselors – $220/week
Program Staff – $200/week
Returning staff – $10 more per summer served (max salary of $250)

  • A staff shirt + staff sweatshirt are provided
  • Accidental Insurance is provided
  • Room and Board for the duration of your summer at BSC is provided

The Nyack College Scholarship is $1200 and the scholarship is no longer subject to grant/scholarship caps. Please contact the Nyack College office for further details and conditions.

Crown College students receive a scholarship of $250 for the fall semester and $250 for the spring semester following their time at Big Sandy Camp. This is matched by both Crown College and the North Central District of the C&MA. For more regarding the Crown College Scholarship, contact Robert Snow at robert@bigsandycamp.com