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Staff 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.

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.

Here are a few things you need to know before you fill out the application…

1. Every staff member must agree with the Statement of Faith and the Camp Spofford Covenant.

Please read them–you’ll be asked to affirm your agreement when you submit your application.

2. Summer staff are asked to raise support through a Camp Spofford Walk-a-thon!

Camp Spofford is a not-for-profit Christian ministry, generously supported by numerous families and churches. Think about whom you might ask to sponsor you!

3. You are required to commit to a minimum of eight consecutive weeks at Camp.

On your application you will need to list your availability (starting and ending dates), as well as the dates and reasons for any time off you will need during those weeks.

We believe:

  1. The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and the Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.
  2. In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  3. That Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
  4. That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, and indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.
  5. That man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is, therefore, lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
  6. That the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His Resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and, thus become children of God.
  7. That water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during the present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation.
  8. That the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ of which He is the Head.
  9. That only those who are, thus, members of the true Church shall be eligible for membership in the local church.
  10. That Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church and that every local church has the right, under Christ, to decide and govern its own affairs.
  11. In the personal and premillennial and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this “Blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
  12. In the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord; of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.
As a person who will be working with children, youth or adults at Camp Spofford, I affirm the following:

  1. I have accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord and accept Camp Spofford’s statement of faith.
  2. I commit to maintaining a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, including regular Bible study, prayer and fellowship with other believers.
  3. I commit to doing thorough preparation for all the teaching and leadership functions I may perform.
  4. I commit to regular attendance at such meetings established for orientation training, encouragement and accountability with those placed in authority over me by the Administration.
  5. I willingly submit to the Administration of Camp Spofford.
  6. I do not abuse alcohol or other drugs. If such abuse has been a problem in the past, I will discuss it thoroughly and immediately with the Director. While employed or volunteering at Camp Spofford, I will abstain from the use of tobacco, alcohol and or other drugs.
  7. I have not been convicted of a felony, misdemeanor violation or other offense other than minor traffic violations. If I have been convicted or am convicted, I will discuss the situation with the Director.
  8. I have never been convicted of a crime involving children or youth. I have never been convicted of child abuse, sexual abuse or sexual harassment. I have never been arrested or accused of child abuse, sexual abuse or sexual harassment.
  9. If there is ever an area of my life, which would negatively affect my service to children, youth or adults, I will immediately disclose and discuss it with the Director.
  10. I hereby authorize Camp Spofford to contact all prior employers and any references listed in the application to verify all information provided and to obtain any and all information related to my character and past work performance. I further hereby release all references and prior employers from liability for information provided in good faith.
Camp Spofford claims 1 Corinthians 10:31 as its foremost goal.  It reads, “…whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”  We believe that our work ethic, our unity as co-workers, our attitudes, and our behavior all reflect our relationship with Jesus Christ and has the potential to bring him great glory.  Please keep this in mind as you read through the following.

Your Job You being on staff this summer is not an accident.  You were hired to perform a certain task that needs to be fulfilled to make Camp function smoothly. Not only are you asked to do your job, but to do it to the best of your ability.  Your work – whether in front of guests or behind closed door – reflects the Camp and Jesus Christ.  Strive for excellence.

Discipline SystemThe Camp has a discipline system designed to encourage responsible behavior while at Camp.  It is not to emphasize penalty or punishment, but rather self-discipline and consideration for others.  All Department Heads and Staff Heads are responsible to the Camp Administrator for the enforcement of all camp rules.  Discipline, pertaining to work departments, are given out by Department Heads; all other areas of camp life are under the jurisdiction of Staff Heads and Camp Administration.  Punishments should not be capricious, and not without appropriate warning and should always be administered with firm wisdom and love.

Two of the main areas of concern are:

  • Tardiness shows disrespect for others, indifference towards the given meeting, and erodes the sense of unity in those gathering, whether for meals, chapel, work schedules, or curfew.  Please be on time.
  • Disrespect undermines love and violates the submission to authority necessary for Camp to operate.  Servanthood, not rights, must define all staff.

Pranks– We like to have fun here at camp. There are correct times, places and ways to have fun that avoid personal or property damage, annoyance to guests and embarrassment to Camp Spofford.  Unfortunately, what one individual may think is funny and acceptable, more often than not ends up angering, harming or embarrassing another.  With so much to do and enjoy at Camp Spofford, we ask that you find other ways to fill your time and use your creativity.

Technology – Laptops, Cell Phones, Ipads, Ipods, etc.

Technology may NOT be used while you are working and NOT in your cabin. 

These boundaries are not in place to punish or to ruin the fun for anyone, but rather to help to create a community of believers who focus on the mission to serve God and His people with as little distraction as possible! The SPIRIT of this policy is to eliminate distraction to create a healthy interactive environment.  Secure storage lockers have been provided for your devices.  You must provide your own lock. You can use technology during your time off and day off.  It needs to be done in a PUBLIC place, such as the gym lounge.  Some staff members who are in positions of leadership will be exempt from this rule and will be given permission to use their cell phones.

Music Christian music only. Headphones may be used on the beach or in cabin only- not while walking around Camp property.

Housing– Girls housing is completely off limits to boys. Boys housing is completely off limits to girls. Staff cabins are expected to be picked up, organized and hygienic.  Random inspections will take place.

Trailer Area- Off limits to staff unless your family has a trailer on site.  If your family does have a trailer, Parental permission is to be obtained in order to bring another staffer or guest into the trailer.

 

Camp VehiclesDriving a Camp vehicle is a privilege and a responsibility that must be taken very seriously.  When you drive for Camp, you now represent Camp Spofford. Please exercise common sense and extreme caution when driving these vehicles.

  • Must be signed out in the office prior to being used
  • You must have a clean license and be 25 or older.
  • Those ages 15 and under are not allowed to ride in the bed of a truck. They must ride in the cab, and seat belts must be worn by all occupants. Pick-up truck “riders” must be seated in the bed, not on the sides.
  • Golf Carts and Gators are vehicles for Camp business ONLY. They are not for recreational use EVER. To use one you must be 16, have a motor vehicle license and ONLY with supervisor permission.

 

Relationship to Other Staff MembersFor the summer staff to show forth God’s love and experience it, it is essential that consideration of others be constantly evident – at meal times, in living quarters and on the job.

  • Respect one another even when you don’t agree with one another.
  • Offer to help a staff member who is burdened by extra work.
  • Don’t take advantage of your position.
  • Respect each other’s property.

 

Dating We want to do all we can to facilitate God honoring relationships – ones that are also caring, sensitive, mature, honest, healthy and positive. Your relationship should not be a distraction either from your job or to the Spofford community. Your main reason for serving on staff should be to serve God and His people. If leadership sees that any relationship is hindering that purpose or is not consistent with the above description of Godly relationship, we will intervene and take appropriate steps to refocus your energies on the ministry. If you are unwilling to take these steps, your employment may be terminated. 

 

Staff/Camper/Guest Relationships- Any violation in this policy may result in dismissal from your job.

  • “Relationships” with campers and guests are forbidden.
  • At no time are you to be alone with a camper or guest

Dress and Personal Appearance Modest, casual dress is expected at Camp Spofford

  • Female staff: modest one-piece bathing suits are required.  Tankinis are also permitted as along as no midriff is visible at anytime.

Shirts with inappropriate necklines as well as strapless or spaghetti straps are not allowed.  If you lift your arms above your head and your midriff is exposed, your shirt is too short. Excessively short shorts and exposed undergarments are prohibited.

  • Attire for both genders traveling to and from the bathroom and beach should consist of regular clothes, not towels or bathrobes.
  • The Camp does not allow pierced jewelry to be worn on one’s body except for ears and nose; if either are deemed inappropriate or distracting to guests, they will need to be removed. No piercing or tattoos may be acquired while on staff.
  • The Camp administration reserves the right to ask any staff member to change their attire if it is deemed necessary.
  • We also ask that you refrain from overly artistic hairstyles and colors. (You’ll be able to do that during paint wars and staff campo!)

Prohibited Items-

  • Alcoholic beverages, tobacco, drugs
  • Guns of any kind – toy or real
  • Any literature that promote unhealthy sexual attitudes or behavior
  • Gambling of any type and form

Curfew A daily curfew will be determined by the Head of Staff and will be communicated by Unit Leaders

  • Curfew will be STRICTLY enforced to ensure proper rest for all staff members.

Swimming After Beach HoursFor your safety – There is NO SWIMMING after hours without approval from Camp administration with licensed waterfront staff present.

Meals– All staff is expected to help maintain the cleanliness of the Dining Hall and display appropriate manners.

  • Treat Wait Staff with respect and keep noise low.
  • No food or utensils (i.e. cups, pitchers) are to be taken from the Dining Hall or kitchen without permission
  • The kitchen is off limits to all except the kitchen staff.  No staff member is permitted to take food from the kitchen without permission from kitchen staff. To do so without permission is stealing.

Laundry Staff is limited to use of washers and dryers in the staff laundry only. Laundry soap is provided

  • The cost is $1 per load, wash and dry.
  • Do not remove housekeeping laundry baskets

Hours Each staff member will work between 35-40 hours with varying shifts and some with more than one area of responsibility.

Paychecks You will receive a paycheck every two weeks, on the Wednesday following that pay period.  A list of paydates will be given on your contract.

  • Your rate of pay should remain a private matter.
  • A staff bank is available upon request to hold any personal money accessible only during office hours.

Sunday Staff MeetingsAttendance is mandatory at the weekly staff meeting immediately following the Sunday evening service.  Announcements, concerns and encouragements are given at this time.

Day OffYour day off is defined as 24 consecutive hours off duty.

  • Your Department Head will decide the day.
  • Discernment and good judgment must be used regarding appropriateness and safety of day-off activities
  • For those Under the age of 18: parents must give written or verbal permission to the Camp Administration before you can travel beyond a twenty-mile radius or ride in a car when another staff member driving regardless of distance travelled.
  • This is per trip and per day off.
  • Permission slips for offsite camp activities will be available for parents to fill out upon arrival to Camp
  • Movies are NOT a recommended activity for days off. However, you may go to ONLY G and PG films.
  • Movies are not to be viewed within Camp property without permission of leadership.

CarsOnly staff members age 18 and over are permitted to bring a car to Camp.

  • If you have a car at Camp, park only in the boat yard, not by cabins.
  • Staff members under the age of 18 must have parental permission before leaving grounds with fellow staff members.  It is the responsibility of the driver to make sure permission has been granted before leaving grounds.
  • Do NOT loan your car to others

 

Staff Guest PolicyYour friends and family are welcome to visit you, but any overnight visits must be previously cleared by administration with at least a 48 hour notice.  There will be a charge for their stay, whether they bunk with you or bunk in an empty room.  All day visitors and/or family members MUST REPORT TO THE OFFICE upon arrival. (A usage fee may apply.)

Leaving GroundsStaff is permitted to leave Camp grounds on their day off and night out. Sign-out is required at all times.

  • Permission to leave Camp comes from Heads of Staff
  • Running and biking is permitted during the day, provided leadership knows where you are.  For your safety, when running please, use the “buddy system”.
  • When you are off grounds, whether across the street or in nearby towns, you represent first the Lord Jesus Christ, and secondly, Camp Spofford.  We conduct business in town and have many good neighbors living on the surrounding roads. We ask that you slow down on the roads and be courteous to all you meet. Be sure to leave tips at area restaurants! Remember, the ministry of Camp Spofford continues year round and your actions can impact Camp’s reputation.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read through this Staff Handbook. We recommend revisiting this document so you can familiarize yourself with our policies and procedures. 

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

We start taking applications on December 1st.  We start considering positions on February 14th.  Summer positions will be offered mid March.

Please contact the office if you have any question.

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. (Must have lifeguard certification.)
  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. Ability to upload video to YouTube each week.
  7. 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. Ability to upload sermons to website daily.
  10. Expect to work 40 hour weeks

Before you are hired or accepted as a volunteer-

  1. You must fill out the electronic application.  Click here to enter the Staff Portal and apply to be on staff or volunteer. (If you are having trouble logging onto our site please call or email the office.)
  2. You MUST have 2 references on file- one spiritual reference and one character reference. Each applicant is responsible for obtaining references. Click here for the spiritual reference formClick here for the character reference form.

Applications will be considered February 14th! Contracts will be emailed mid March!

If you are interested in applying after February 14th, please submit your application!

Once you are hired or accepted as a volunteer-

  1. Medical Information- Once you are hired, you will need to go back onto your Staff Portal to fill out your medical form- you will have to  answer basic questions regarding your health and wellness.  You will also need the Camp Spofford Medical Form signed by your doctor.  Click here to view the medical form.
  2. Online training- You will be sent log-on information from the Camp Office in the Spring.  Praesidium online training focuses on “how to prevent the sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults by employees, volunteers, and other program participants.”
  3. Background Check- Each person that works or volunteers at Camp Spofford will need a yearly background check. Please sign and email us the correct form. Click here if you are under 18 years old.   Click here is you are over 18 years old.

Please note, these forms can be easily be uploaded onto your Staff Portal.

Check-In and Staff/Volunteer Orientation

Check-in begins June 17th! “Check-in” involves sitting with office personnel and visiting with the nurse. If you are under 18, please make sure that all paperwork is signed and up-to-date by parents.  All paperwork and online training must be done PRIOR to checking-in.  If you are still in school or unable to come to Camp on June 17th, please let the office know and we will schedule a check-in for you.

Staff/Volunteer Orientation Week gives the camp time to focus on staff development and organization.  It involves a bit of fun and a bit of work.

Staff Application