We are taking 2018 Summer Staff Applications Starting December 1st!
EVEN THOUGH SUMMER HAS BEGUN, WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR A FEW MORE HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE-AGE STAFF FOR HOUSEKEEPING, WAITSTAFF AND WASHING DISHES!  IF THAT IS YOU, THEN FILL OUT AN ONLINE APPLICATION.  Interested in working at Camp Spofford?  If you want to spend your summer in Christian community, learning about discipleship, developing a good work ethic, and making great friends, then this place is for you!  At Camp Spofford, we are known to “work hard, but play hard, too.”
We have high expectations for our staff to serve with excellence.  We take the verse in 1 Corinthians 10:31, “All for the Glory of God” seriously.  We also recognize that, like in the early church in Acts 2, the fellowship of believers is an incredible example of what the power of Christian fellowship can do in the lives of individuals. As we look toward this summer, we can be assured that God will work in the lives of the current Spofford Staff just as he did thousands of years ago in the lives of the Early Church.

The tabs to the left contain job descriptions for all youth staff positions, for applicants 16 and older. When you are ready to fill out your application, Go to the “Applying for Staff” page and scroll down to the “Begin Application” button.  For 14-16 year old interested in taking the leap from camper to staff, check out our Aftershock program

Keep in mind that this is an application only and that filling it out does not automatically guarantee that you will be offered a position this summer, as the demand among previous staffers and new applicants is very high. Those who need time off during the summer or cannot commit for a straight 8 weeks may lower their chance of being accepted.  We encourage you to complete the application as soon as possible. Please spend quality time filling it out, as we are very interested in hearing what God has done in your life. Camp Spofford (170 of 17)

PURPOSE: Unit Leaders are responsible for the supervision and spiritual nurture of youth staff excluding those serving as counselors and the time during which youth staff are on job assignments.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Director of Camp Ministries

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Administer the policies set forth in the Camp Staff Manual as they relate to the youth staff, particularly in areas of attendance, pranks, inter-staff relationships, curfew, etc. Enforce appropriate disciplinary measures when necessary. Unit Leaders will live in the staff cabins with the youth staff to facilitate this administration.
  2. By modeling and instruction, set the spiritual tone for the youth staff (ages 15-21). Encourage them in their spiritual growth through personal friendships, morning prayer, chapels, evening devotions, one-on-one discipleship, etc.
  3. Establish rapport as much as possible with youth staff to enable ministry to personal or relational needs that develop during the summer. Take appropriate initiative in reaching out to their questions and problems.
  4. Plan and direct a weekly staff social.
  5. Interact appropriately with each other, the Camp Director and other leadership staff for counsel, encouragement and prayer. It is particularly important for the Unit Leaders to work closely together and to develop a unified front and one mind and heart in their ministry.
  6. Act as a floater for the Camp Director. This can include filling in for other people on their days off and helping in any area of camp where needed.
  7. On day off, find replacements for any normal responsibilities such as devotions, enforcing curfew, etc.
  8. Meet regularly with Director of Camp Ministries.

PURPOSE: The Explorer Program Director is a summer position designed to assist the Program Director by caring for the physical and spiritual needs of the campers in the Explorer Program.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Accountable to the Program Director

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Implement the Explorer and Family Camp program prepared with the Program Director.
  2. Assist the Program Director in any way possible with the camper program.
  3. Meet with the Program Director to discuss problems, schedules, camp in general, and share specific prayer needs.
  4. Teach Bible studies and various electives offered in the Explorer Program.
  5. Always seek opportunities for sharing Jesus Christ with kids involved in the Explorer Program.
  6. Assume work assignments to keep camp operating and presentable, showing care for all camp properties, material, and equipment.
  7. Be flexible and available in any area necessary, looking to meet the needs of those being served at Camp.
  8. Be actively involved in a daily quite time, being careful to maintain spiritual growth throughout the summer.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. The Explorer Program Director should ideally be a college student looking to do their internship, or be between the ages of 21-25
  2. Must exhibit a genuine love for kids with a willingness to serve their interests before their own.
  3. Must exude leadership qualities.
  4. Have a mature, personal commitment to Jesus Christ as evidenced in their daily life.
  5. Preference to prior Camp Spofford Counseling staff experience
  6. Become certified from American Red Cross in Community First Aid

PURPOSE:  The Adventurer Director is a summer position to assist the Program Director by caring for the physical and spiritual needs of the family guest campers (ages 13-17) in the Adventurer Program.

ACCOUNTABILITY:  To the Program Director

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  1. Help to develop, implement, and organize the Adventurer Program, along with the Program Director.
  2. Assist the Program Director in any way possible with the camper program.
  3. Meet with the Program Director to discuss problems, schedules, camp in general, and share specific prayer needs.
  4. Lead devotions and be ready to facilitate Biblical truths and applications as the situation allows.
  5. Meet parents and families at the beginning of the week (Sun. evening) to introduce self, the weekly schedule, and distribute sign-up sheets.
  6. Prepare for day trips: call ahead, get accurate information, find drivers, help make bag lunches if needed.
  7. Assume any work assignments to keep camp operating and presentable, showing are for all camp properties, material and equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. The Adventurer Director should ideally be a college age students looking to do an internship in the area of working with teens.
  2. Must exhibit a genuine love for kids and a willingness to model one who serves others’ interests before their own.
  3. Must exude leadership qualities.
  4. Have a mature, personal relationship with Jesus Christ as evidenced in their daily life. Be actively involved in daily quiet time, being careful to maintain spiritual growth.
  5. Preference to prior Camp Spofford Counseling staff.
  6. Become certified from American Red Cross in Community First Aid.

Counselor

PURPOSE: To care for the physical and spiritual needs of the camper, cooperation with other counselors and staff by completing work assignments as described by the program director.

ACCOUNTABILITY: To the Program Director

RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.    Be actively involved in a daily quiet time maintaining spiritual growth throughout the summer.
2.    Participate in pre-summer preparation and post summer evaluation.
3.    Interview each camper in your cabin within the first 36 hours of each week.
4.    Meet daily with program director to discuss problems, schedule, camp in general and to pray for needs.
5.    Adhere to daily schedule made by those in charge of program.
6.    Maintain responsibility for health and safety of cabin group.
7.    Teach and/or assist camper electives and Bible studies.
8.    Always seek opportunities for counseling and sharing Jesus Christ with campers on a one-to-one basis.
9.    Assume work assignments to keep camp operating and presentable, showing care for all camp properties, materials, and equipment.
10.    Fill out camper evaluations and assist in camper follow-up.
11.    Be flexible and available in any area necessary, looking to meet the needs of those being served.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1.    Be at least 18 years of age
2.    Be a mature Christian with a strong desire to see campers come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
3.    Have a warm, friendly and outgoing personality.
4.    Be able to get along with peers as well as younger children.

PURPOSE: Maintain the grounds and buildings so that they would enhance the total function and purpose of Camp.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Directly accountable to the director of maintenance

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Collect all garbage and dump into the dumpster.
  2. Mow and trim the grounds on a weekly basis.
  3. Do general maintenance which would include; painting, light carpentry, trim trees, gather wood for campfire, etc.
  4. Assist the director of maintenance in any major jobs.
  5. Make sure care and caution is used at all times in operating any piece of equipment.
  6. Do all jobs to the best of your ability. Don’t rush to just get done.
  7. Be sensitive to the needs of guests and peers.
  8. Work a minimum of one night a week in Knute’s.
  9. Expect to work a minimum of 6 hours per day or 36-40 hours a week.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Have a sincere desire to serve the Lord with a “servant-like” attitude.
  2. Be able to follow instruction and submit to authority.
  3. Be able to work together with others to form a team spirit.
  4. Be able to handle “strenuous” work.
  5. Be able to work outside in hot weather.
  6. Be able to follow instructions and submit to authority.

PURPOSE: Wait staff is responsible for seeing that the dining room is set up and cleaned up before and after each meal as well as serving the needs of guests during the meal.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Directly accountable to the dining room hostess.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Wait staff should arrive at the dining hall one hour before each meal is scheduled to be served so that tables can be set up and meals eaten before the guests arrive.
  2. During the meal, wait staff will be responsible for 3-4 tables. They should be providing beverages, assisting with special food needs and meeting any other needs relating to food and drink that the guests might have (for example, providing a high chair).
  3. After the guests have completed their meal, the wait staff will begin clearing his/her tables and will clean up the tables, chairs and surrounding floor area.
  4. Wait staff will be expected to assist in the dishroom when needed.
  5. On Saturday, the mornings are spent doing major housecleaning chores in the dining hall such as window washing, refilling napkin dispensers, thorough vacuuming, etc.
  6. Uniforms must be worn for every meal unless otherwise directed.
  7. Work a minimum of one night a week in Knute’s.
  8. Expect to work a minimum of 6 hours per day or 36-40 hours per week.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. A sincere desire to serve the Lord with a “servant-like attitude.”
  2. Friendly, outgoing personality.
  3. Have an ability to deal cheerfully with many different types of people, some of whom can be very demanding at times.
  4. Be able to work together with others to form a team spirit.
  5. Be able to follow instructions and submit to authority.

PURPOSE: The Pre-camper staff is responsible for assisting in a program that provides a caring, warm environment in which parents may leave their children with confidence, while they enjoy the services and adult activities.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Directly accountable to the Head of Head of Pre-campers

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. To assist in the care and safety of the children.
  2. To always be on time and to never leave the children unattended.
  3. To make the parents feel comfortable in leaving their children.
  4. To assist in providing a program that will teach the children of God’s love for them.
  5. To assist in keeping the pre-camper and nursery rooms clean and healthy.
  6. To assist in the thorough cleaning of the rooms at least once each week.
  7. To assist in the operation of the snack shops by helping to cover the afternoon and evening hours the shops are open.
  8. Nursery workers will also be required to work one night in Knutes
  9. Expect to work a minimum of 6 hours per day or 36-40 hours a week.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. A sincere desire to serve the Lord with a “servant-like attitude.”
  2. A real love and patience with little children.
  3. A real sense that this is a ministry to reach little children for Christ.
  4. Be able to follow instructions and submit to authority.

PURPOSE: To assist the Waterfront Director in the upkeep of the waterfront, docks and boats as well as provide a full program of activities and to maintain a safe and wholesome environment at all times.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Directly to the Waterfront Director and Maintenance Director

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide safe boating experiences for guests, campers and staff.
  2. Basic maintenance and daily cleaning of pontoon and ski boats.
  3. Weekly pull both ski boats from water for thorough cleaning and oil change .
  4. Responsible for skis, tubes and ropes.
  5. Report all boat and dock maintenance needs to Maintenance Director.
  6. Provide lifeguard coverage as needed.
  7. Participate in special programs and waterfront activities as needed.
  8. Realize the tremendous responsibility of the position and to be alert and punctual at all times.
  9. Expect to work a minimum of 6 hours per day or 36-40 hours per week.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Possession of a valid Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate.
  2. Possession of a valid New Hampshire Commercial Boating License. (Obtained through Camp Spofford)
  3. Have a love for people and children in particular.
  4. Have a sincere desire to serve the Lord with a “servant-like” attitude.
  5. Be able to work together with others to form a team spirit.
  6. Be able to follow instructions and submit to authority.

PURPOSE: The housekeeping staff is responsible for the cleanliness of all guest facilities and other areas as assigned.

ACCOUNTABILITY: To the Head of Housekeeping

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Clean all community bathrooms daily or more often as needed.
  2. Clean and prepare guest rooms and bathrooms every Saturday or when directed.
  3. Each day clean and tidy-up guest rooms and bathrooms as directed.
  4. Clean and vacuum lounges daily.
  5. Wash and dry laundry as needed and directed.
  6. Keep laundry and supply rooms neat and clean at all times.
  7. Expect to carry out special projects after daily routine is complete.
  8. Expect to work 6 hours per day or 36-40 hours per week.
  9. Expect to work a minimum of two night a week in Knute’s.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. A sincere desire to serve the Lord with a “servant-like attitude.”
  2. Be able to deal with many different types of people, many who will be very demanding.
  3. Be able to work together with others to form a team spirit.
  4. Be able to follow instructions and submit to authority.

PURPOSE: The Nursery staff is responsible for assisting in a program that provides a caring, warm environment in which parents may leave their children with confidence, while they enjoy the services and adult activities.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Directly accountable to the Head of Nursery

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. To assist in the care and safety of the children.
  2. To always be on time and to never leave the children unattended.
  3. To make the parents feel comfortable in leaving their children.
  4. To assist in providing a program that will teach the children of God’s love for them.
  5. To assist in keeping the pre-camper and nursery rooms clean and healthy.
  6. To assist in the thorough cleaning of the rooms at least once each week.
  7. To assist in the operation of the snack shops by helping to cover the afternoon and evening hours the shops are open.
  8. Nursery workers will also be required to work one night in Knutes
  9. Expect to work a minimum of 6 hours per day or 36-40 hours a week.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. A sincere desire to serve the Lord with a “servant-like attitude.”
  2. A real love and patience with little children.
  3. A real sense that this is a ministry to reach little children for Christ.
  4. Be able to follow instructions and submit to authority.

PURPOSE: To assist the Waterfront Director in the upkeep of the waterfront area, to provide a full program of activities and to maintain a safe and wholesome environment at all times.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Directly accountable to the Waterfront Director

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. To assist in the enforcement and modeling of all safety rules and regulations.
  2. To assist in the instruction of swimming and boating.
  3. To assist in the maintenance and the cleanliness of all waterfront area and equipment.
  4. To participate in special programs and waterfront activities as needed.
  5. To realize the tremendous responsibility of the position and to be alert and punctual at all times.
  6. Expect to work a minimum of 6 hours per day or 36-40 hours per week.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Possession of a valid Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate.
  2. Have a love for people and children in particular.
  3. Have a sincere desire to serve the Lord with a “servant-like” attitude.
  4. Be able to work together with others to form a team spirit.
  5. Be able to follow instructions and submit to authority.

PURPOSE: Contribute to the general operation of the food service program

ACCOUNTABILITY: Food Service Director

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assist in preparing and serving meals
  2. Assist in putting away orders and cleaning the kitchen
  3. Help in dishroom or dining room as needed
  4. Expect to work a minimum of 40 hours per week

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. A strong desire to serve the Lord with a “servant-like” attitude
  2. A desire to work together with others to form a team spirit
  3. Be able to respect and follow authority

* Note that long pants must be worn in the kitchen and dish room area.

PURPOSE: Contribute towards the operation of the food service program

ACCOUNTABILITY: Director of Food Service

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Turn on dishwasher before each meal and set out hot pans for silverware.
  2. Wipe down counters around dishwasher after each meal.
  3. Stack dishes according to color, design, size, etc.
  4. Clean out inside of dishwasher after each meal.
  5. Sweep and mop floor of dishroom area after each meal.
  6. Sweep and mop kitchen floor after evening meal.
  7. Wipe down all electrical appliances after evening meal.
  8. Check garbage bags after each meal, if full, take out to dumpster. After evening meal, all bags must go out to dumpster.
  9. Check with Director of Food Service before leaving.
  10. Expect to work a minimum of 40 hours per week.

PURPOSE:

Videographer: To produce a weekly video, set to music, for the campers every Friday.

Sound Engineer: To provide Camp Spofford guests with a cohesive worship experience. (i.e. running sound, operating slides, setting up stage, providing AV support around campus)

ACCOUNTABILITY: Videographer reports to the Youth Camp Director. Sound Engineer reports to the Music Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Videographer:

  1. Producing weekly videos
  2. Keeping a database of footage for Camp Spofford to use in promotional materials
  3. Traveling with campers and getting to know counseling staff
  4. Editing videos and uploading them to the Camp Spofford YouTube page
  5. Finding appropriate music to use for camper videos
  6. Expect to work average 38-42 hour weeks and “get dirty” during camper activities. (i.e. tube-a-side, field games, adventure races, and waterfront activities)

Sound Engineer:

  1. Running slides
  2. Mixing sound for daily chapel services
  3. Recording sermons and uploading them to website
  4. Providing AV assistance around campus
  5. Resolving technical problems in chapel
  6. Creating a music playlist (pump up & worship)
  7. REQUIRED: Having a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of audio mixing (EQ, Compression, Gate, HPF, Gain, and audio editing)
  8. ALSO REQUIRED: having a love of music and being able to directly communicate with guests on a daily basis
  9. Expect to work 40 hour weeks
We are taking 2018 Summer Staff Applications Starting December 1st!