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Summer Counselors

Must be at least 18 by May

CAMP COUNSELOR

Each week counselors lead campers (ages 5-18) through purposeful and pre-planned experiences using the incredible adventure activities at Black Diamond Camp. Displaying the love of Christ, counselors guide campers all hours of the day. They are part of creating flexible schedules that cater to each group’s needs, lead Bible studies, build relationships, and facilitate activities/group development that provide opportunities for Scripture to come to life. Counselors also assist in daily behind-the-scenes programming and do whatever it takes to keep camp running smoothly (including cleaning, dishwashing, and necessary work projects).

PROGRAM TEAM MEMBER

Program Team Members lead summer staff and assist Program Managers in the logistics and programming of all summer programs. They help build excitement for opening day of camp each week and provide support to campers age 5-18 in various camp activities. Program Team Members also assist in training summer staff and assist in daily behind-the-scenes programming and work to keep camp running smoothly (including cleaning, dishwashing and necessary work projects as needed).

Service Team Leader

Candidates must be at least one year out of high school. Service Team leaders support high school students for three weeks at a time as they learn about behind-the-scenes service in a hands-on environment. Leaders lead by example, managing students as individuals and as a group while working alongside them, helping teach and mold them in their efforts to be more like Jesus. In this 24/7 position, leaders live with students, train and disciple them, lead Bible studies and plan, organize and run activities for them. This endeavor requires a great deal of responsibility and energy, but most of all, it is imperative that leaders have a heart for servant-leadership.

Worship Leader

Black Diamond Camp is seeking multi-talented people with vocal, guitar (acoustic, electric, bass) and percussion (full set and hand drums) experience. Worship leaders help prayerfully plan sets appropriate for staff, campers (based on program) and youth pastors and families from all denominations. They sing on-stage and on-location throughout camp and help with programming and behind-the-scenes needs as necessary to keep camp running smoothly (including cleaning, dishwashing and necessary work projects as needed).

Summer Support Staff

Must be at least 18 by May

ACTIVITIES

Be part of a team that provides outstanding experiences for individuals and groups to grow through the experience of adventure and aquatics. Activity team members serve as challenge course adventure guides, team building adventure guides and/or lifeguards. All team members are expected to maintain an environment of professionalism, safety and fun as they work cooperatively with others.

Housekeeping

Serve guests by preparing and cleaning hotel and dorm rooms and other living/service areas. The mission of housekeeping staff is to reduce and eliminate the distraction of cleanliness and safety concerns for all guests and campers, so they might be able to experience life change while at camp. Must be willing to serve with a grateful heart and provide our guests with exceptional customer service. As with all positions, housekeeping staff are asked to help with any responsibility to help camp function smoothly (i.e. washing dishes, work projects, etc.).

Retail

Retail Staff is responsible for helping coordinate the operations of each Coffee Shop, Snack Shop, Camp Store, and other retail locations on campus. Black Diamond Camps’ retail operations play a vital role in the overall camp experience and allows campers and leaders alike the opportunity to relax and fellowship. Retail Staff have the opportunity to grow spiritually and become proficient as baristas and problem solvers while developing leadership and management stills. In addition to working normal shifts, duties include: stocking and maintaining retail spaces, supervising shifts, training other summer staff, and cash handling. As with all positions, retail staff are asked to help with any responsibility to help camp function smoothly (i.e. washing dishes, cleaning rooms, work projects, etc.)

MAINTENANCE

Serve with a team of year-round staff who care for 160 acres of lawns, forests trails, and play fields; over 50 buildings and multiple projects, along with regular maintenance. Employee must work well both alone and with others to keep Black Diamond Camp looking its best, providing a great place for people to come and experience a life-changing time at camp.

KITCHEN

Kitchen Staff work as part of a dynamic team, where every member performs multiple roles. They add value for our guests as they prepare, deliver, present, and clean up for all aspects of meal and snack service. Kitchen staff learn great teamwork and excellent customer service as they provide a pleasing environment and healthy food experience for guests.

Summer Staffing FAQ’s

What is the compensation?
We provide a stipend of $350 a week for all summer positions plus room and board.
What should expect for housing?
You will be housed with staff within your program/department, share common spaces (kitchen, living room, bathroom), and share bunk-style rooms.
What is the application process like?
All potential Summer Staff must fill out an online application, submit 3 references, have an initial screening interview and then a placement interview. Interviews can take place via phone, Facetime or in person. Before being officially hired as a Summer Staff member, applicants must fill out further paperwork (background check information, work history, pre-contract, commitment agreement)
Do you offer internships?
Yes! We are able to accommodate many summer internships. Please find out your school’s requirements and send them our way so we can determine if this might be a good fit for you. Email details to kaelin.casey@blackdiamond.org
What's Black Diamond's mission?
We exist to inspire Christ-like change through outdoor adventure, authentic relationships and Biblical truth.
Do I get time off?
Yes. Each week you will get a 24-hour period off that will fluctuate based on program/department and camp needs.
Am I stuck at camp all summer?
No, not ALL summer! There will be specified times when you can leave campus and head into some of our surrounding areas, if you choose. In Seattle, you’ll find great food, culture, art and city life. We are also surrounded by an incredible landscape with fun places to explore!
Is there a dress code?
All Black Diamond employees are expected to maintain personal dress and appearance appropriate for their work position. Please use your best judgment, and dress in a manner that would not be offensive or cause others to stumble.
What programs can I work for?
Please see the available positions listed on this page HERE. For more information, contact AC.Peery@blackdiamond.org.
What are the Dates for Summer 2021?
It will vary by program, but general dates are June 1-August 29, 2021. We also offer half-summer positions. For information, please contact AC.Peery@blackdiamond.org
How do I get to camp?
You can drive yourself, fly into SeaTac Airport, or ride the train. If you fly or arrive by train, we will make arrangements to shuttle you from the airport/station back to camp.
What is required of me before arrival?
Black Diamond Camps requires that every employee complete a Sexual Abuse Awareness Training through MinistrySafe, as well as undergo a background check.
Other things to expect?
All Summer Staff will be asked to do a little bit of everything – this could mean: cleaning, washing dishes, picking up trash and serving guests any other way possible. No job (either full-time or seasonal) is above this expectation! We love be the hands and feet of Christ as much as we can, and we believe in the model of servant-leadership. Our staff are not afraid to get dirty!
Is there a place where I can wash my clothes?
Yep, we’ve got you covered. All summer staff will have access to a communal laundromat on campus.
I have dietary restrictions. Can you help me?
We can try! With actual dietary needs – doctor’s note required – we can accommodate those who are gluten-free. We also serve a salad bar at almost every lunch and dinner.
Internet and Cell Phones?
We try to limit cell phone usage as much as possible, so you can be focused on the guests and serving the Lord. There is wireless internet available during time off and we are sometimes able to accommodate online classes (with permission from your direct supervisor). We do allow cell phone use for work-related things while on the job in order to communicate with our staff in a timely fashion.
Can people come and visit me?
Yes! But there are a few stipulations. Visitors can visit only during approved times and all visitors must gain approval at least two weeks in advance of their intended visit. Upon arrival, visitors must check in at the Retreats Office. All visitors must pay for their room, board and activities during their stay at Black Diamond. Overnight stays are limited to availability and are only available on time off. Your guest must arrive after cleaning and will not be allowed in their rooms until 5 p.m. on check-in day. Your guests will then have to check out before 10:30 a.m. on check-out day.
How do I apply?
Fill out the online application here. After your application is complete, we will contact you for an interview.

As people come to us from all over the country (and sometimes beyond), our goal is to proclaim the Gospel and provide an opportunity for God to move radically in the hearts of those who earnestly need Him. We are always looking for others to join us in stepping into the unknown, the uncomfortable, the messiness of human life and who are willing to learn what it means to serve others humbly and wholly.

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