Summer CounselorsMust be at least 18 by May
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 Glorieta 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 1st grade through 8th grade (Ages:5-14). 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.
City Camp Counselor
(Adventure for the City)Candidates must be at least 18 years old. Travel Camp counselors get the privilege of working with some of our youngest campers (1st grade- 6th grade). Counselors must have a desire to travel and live on the road for 10 weeks of the summer, since our Travel Camp is held in a different city each week. Travel Camp counselors should have lots of energy and a passion for fun! Counselors will work in pairs to take care of their “cabin groups” and make sure their campers are having an incredible summer camp experience. Counselors lead campers in activities, group development, Bible studies, and many other high energy activities. Staff will stay in host homes each week, and live a large portion of their summer out of a suitcase. While we have the chance to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to various cities, this program also has a lot of hard, manual labor (packing, loading, unloading, and set-up of camp each week). We are looking for committed staff who have a willingness to do whatever it takes to proclaim Christ to children across America!
Family Camp CounselorCandidates must be at least 18 years old. A Family Camp counselor’s ultimate goal is to serve families well by anticipating and meeting each family’s needs so they can grow closer to each other and to the Lord. Counselors create a space where this growth can take place by serving an assigned family each week. Counselors help run all aspects of Family Camp, which requires flexibility and adaptiveness. This includes facilitating various activities (mountain biking, ziplines, climbing, etc.), leading Bible studies or group development, and operating retail locations. Counselors also work behind the scenes to serve families by preparing food, washing dishes, cleaning rooms, and setting up or tearing down programmed events. Family Camp counselors are given an opportunity to serve sacrificially and witness God transform the lives of families.
Wilderness GuideCandidates must be at least one year out of high school. Wilderness Guides are in charge of each camper’s entire trip and spiritual development within the wilderness. Guides become proficient in backpacking as well as camp activities, first aid, risk management and group facilitation. Guides participate in every part of the wilderness program—when not with campers they cook meals, set up activities and do whatever it takes to make sure Glorieta as a whole runs smoothly.
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.
Kitchen Summer Lead
This position will take full responsibility for the timely execution and delivery of two meals six days a week for 2000 guests. Duties include: manage all staff that work in the kitchen during the twelve meals including International staff and senior adult volunteer, assist and participate in cleaning projects and managerial tasks necessary for food service upkeep (changing fryer shortening, cleaning grease traps, taking inventory, etc.), assist in training of full time, summer, seasonal, and hourly staff, take responsibility for cleanliness, readiness and effectiveness of food service locations and operations, take responsibility for documenting various aspects of food service (i.e. waste, temperatures, shelf life, and more) in order to make the department more efficient and compliant. Other responsibilities could include: corresponding with service team leaders, arranging where guests sit, helping with inventory, ordering, and receiving of orders.
Summer Support StaffMust be at least 18 by May
Conference StaffConference staff first and foremost love Jesus and want to serve Him wholeheartedly by working behind the scenes performing varied tasks each week. These tasks include, but are not limited to washing dishes, running activities, lifeguarding, preparing meals, working in the coffee shop and snack shop, facilitating group development, cleaning camper rooms and conference buildings daily and cleaning all of camp at the end of each session. Willing to step out of their comfort zones and the box of traditional camp ministry, Conference staff are excited about serving and getting to know campers in non-traditional ways. For example, Conference staff often sit with campers at meals, go to worship services with campers, create moments of conversation and life change in passing interactions in the coffee shop and personally engage with campers in other similar situations. The desire is for conferences staff to be mature in their relationships with Jesus so that they are able to pour into guest groups on a daily basis. To help keep staff filled up themselves, we provide small group studies, on-campus worship and many opportunities for staff mentorship in a one-on-one setting. Conference staff also support and grow closer to one another through fun and engaging community-building group events.
Family Camp Child CareFamily Camp Child Care staff are patient, responsible and good-humored individuals who have experience with and a passion for working with children under the age of six. Child care staff are involved in all other aspects of camp as necessary and have the option to choose a secondary role in the kitchen, as program support or in retail.
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. Glorieta 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 Glorieta 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.).
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.
Love to swim, get tan, and keep kids safe? We will get you trained and certified with the Red Cross as a Waterfront Lifeguard. Lifeguards will primarily be stationed at our lakefront throughout the summer, but may have additional responsibilities around camp based on guest needs (including, but not limited to: retail, housekeeping, food service, grounds).
D-15D-15 is a 15-month long Discipleship Program at Glorieta that any Summer Staff can apply to join. Applicants will exemplify the desire to grow, serve, and become more like Jesus in every aspect of their lives. 3 months at camp (discipleship in person), 9 months back at your school/campus (discipleship from a distance), 3 months back at camp (discipleship in person)!
- Those accepted:
- Are verbally committing to two summers at Glorieta Camps.
- Will be mentored by another staff member for the duration of the program.
- Will learn about and practice a variety of spiritual disciplines throughout the duration of the program.
- Will engage in community with others in the discipleship program through accountability groups OR small groups (established during their first summer).
- Throughout non-summer months, will connect to Glorieta through their mentor for the sake of accountability and spiritual growth.
- Will assist in mentoring/leading the new generation in the program during the second summer.
- Will be encouraged to find people to mentor/spiritually lead throughout the non-summer months.
- WHY do we have it?
- Our mission statement is to inspire Christ-like change through outdoor adventure, authentic relationships and Biblical truth…to change the world. We believe that this program allows us to invest in and pour into our staff so that they can be prepared and equipped to go change the world. We desire to pour into and develop our staff so that they can then have an impact on eternity in the lives of those around them.
- Fill out a brief application below.
- Our summer recruiters will make contact with you as soon as possible!
- We hope that each staff member that dedicates themselves to this endeavor will walk away more rooted, equipped and ready to live out their faith.
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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.