Summer CounselorsMust be at least 18 by May
CAMP COUNSELORWe are looking for counselors to work with all four different programs: Group Camp, Day Camp, Sports Camp, and Summer Camp. As a counselor you will be trained in all four programs and throughout the summer you will rotate between them.
GROUP CAMP COUNSELORCandidates must be at least one year out of high school. Each week co-counselors (mostly working in co-ed teams) will lead 20-30 junior high and high school students through purposeful and pre-planned experiences using the incredible adventure activities at Black Diamond Camps. 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; they lead Bible studies, build relationships and facilitate activities/group development that provide opportunities for scripture to come to life. Counselors sleep in nearby dorms with other counselors unless the group requests otherwise. They assist in daily behind-the-scenes programming and do whatever it takes to keep camp running smoothly (including cleaning, dishwashing and necessary work projects).
DAY CAMP COUNSELORCandidates must be at least 18 years old. Day Camp Counselors work with our youngest campers, starting with campers entering Kindergarten through 6th grade (Ages: 5-12). They begin first thing in the morning at parent drop-off through mid-afternoon when parents pick up their campers. These counselors are required to be high energy with a passion and desire for fun! The day camp experience is a Monday – Friday camp, with other supporting camp roles on the weekend. Counselors will work in pairs to take care of their cabin groups and work together to make sure their campers are having an incredible summer camp experience. Counselors are in charge of leading their campers in activities, group development, Bible studies, and many other high energy activities.
SUMMER CAMP / SPORTS CAMP COUNSELORCandidates must be at least 18 years old. As part of the Summer Camp and Sports Camp programs, 3rd through 10th-grade campers come for a week of adventure camp. Staff will be paired with partners of the same gender as they stay in the cabins with campers and lead them in adventure activities, Bible studies, and evening experiences.
Service Team LeaderCandidates 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 LeaderCandidates must be at least one year out of high school. We are searching for worship leaders for three different programs: Group Camp, Day Camps, and Family Camp. In the interview process, you can let your interviewer know in which program you are most passionate and excited about serving. Black Diamond Camps 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 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. Please email your demo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Support StaffMust be at least 18 by May
Rainier Campus StaffRainier Staff is a team assigned to host and facilitate activities for our retreat groups up at Black Diamond Camps at Rainier. Duties include, but not limited to, belaying rock climbers, leading mountain biking, housekeeping tasks, preparing and cleaning group meals, and facilitating group games. This group of individuals must have the heart to serve in a more behind-the-scenes environment and live in a more remote location (still with access to wifi & cell service though). Our Rainier Campus is located in the woods outside Mount Rainier National Park.
HousekeepingDuties include preparing for our guests by servicing and cleaning hotel and dorm rooms and other living/service areas. Employees must be willing to serve with a grateful heart and provide our guests with exceptional customer service. Duties include servicing and cleaning hotel and dorm rooms, public spaces and restrooms, and other living/service areas. 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.).
RetailRetail 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.)
Buildings & GroundsEmployees must work well both alone and with others to keep Black Diamond Camps looking its best. Building & Grounds staff expect long days and enjoy a sense of accomplishment while doing hard work. Responsibilities include but are not limited to basic facility upkeep, landscaping and grounds maintenance, general building maintenance, vehicle maintenance, special projects and security.
Food ServicesEmployees work in all phases of cafeteria food service production including cooking, cleaning, hosting, dishwashing and service. They help with both indoor and outdoor meals and contribute to a pleasing environment and healthy food experience. As with all positions, food service staff are asked to help with any responsibility to help camp function smoothly (i.e. cleaning rooms, work projects, etc.).
MedicalMedical staff address camp-wide health needs for all guests and campers, specifically within Group Camp, from a ministry-driven and servant-minded perspective. Employees must be organized, detailed and assertive self-motivators confident in their medical skills and ability to stay calm and in control in all situations.
Digital MediaVideographers and photographers with editing skills work with our full-time team to capture campers’ daily adventures and create highlight films and image libraries.
Activity/Ropes StaffThis is a diverse position mainly responsible for setting up, tearing down and belaying adventure activities. Enjoy the flexibility of working with various activities while ministering to students during peak learning opportunities. Activity/Ropes staff must work cooperatively with others, quickly and easily learn new skills, and present clear instructions to guests.
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LOOKING FOR AN EXCITING AND CHALLENGING SUMMER JOB?
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.