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Summer Counselors

Must be at least 18 by May

GROUP CAMP COUNSELOR

Candidates must be at least one year out of high school. On the Group Camp campus, each week, co-ed partners lead 20-25 junior high and high school students through purposeful and pre-planned experiences using incredible adventure activities at Camp Eagle while displaying to students the love of Christ. Guide campers all hours of the day, building relationships and leading activities that will provide opportunities for scripture to come to life. Sleep in nearby dorms with other counselors unless the group requires counselor sponsors.

SUMMER CAMP/TEEN CAMP COUNSELOR

Candidates must be at least 18 years old. At the Summer Camp campus, 1st through 10th grade campers come for one or two weeks of adventure camp. Staff will be partnered with same gender partners as they stay in the cabins with campers and lead them in adventure activities, many unique to Summer Camp such as Mountain Biking, shooting sports and more.

City Camp Counselor (Adventure for the City)

Candidates must be at least 18 years old. These counselors will be working with younger students (1st-6th grade) from morning to mid-afternoon. They will take care of them, lead them through Bible studies, adventure pieces, and group development. These counselors will work both at Glorieta and also with our travel camp, Adventure for the City. When traveling, they will stay at host homes provided by the church we are partnering with. When on-site, staff will sleep in nearby dorms with other counselors. Counselors should plan on helping out with the behind-the-scenes workload. This means driving vans, washing dishes, cleaning rooms, leading/setting up activities, potentially leading worship, and anything else that may be required to help Day Camp run efficiently and successfully. Must like travel and adventure!

WILDERNESS GUIDE

Candidates must be at least 18 years old. Similar to a counselor position, but instead of sleeping at Main Camp in the dorms or cabins, Wilderness Guides will be bunk at Wilderness Base Camp log cabins or sleep under the stars at various campgrounds in the Camp Eagle backcountry. Plan and execute trips for groups of 5-15 into 2,400 acres of Texas hill country.

Summer Support Staff

Must be at least 18 by May

Medical Staff

Assist camp-wide health needs for all guests and campers. Necessary characteristics include organized, detailed, assertive, and self-motivator. Confident in medical skills and ability to stay calm and in control in all situations. Nurses should be ministry and servant minded.

Ropes / Activities Staff

A geographically diverse position with the main responsibility to set up, tear down, and belay activities such as real Rock Climbing, Rappelling (75 foot Small Rappel and 180 foot Big Rappel), Cliff Edge Power Pole, Backcountry Tyrolean Traverse, Team Traverse across the river, 850ft. Dual Zip Line, Sherpa Trek, etc. Enjoy the flexibility of working with various activities while ministering to students during peak learning opportunities.

Digital Media

Videographers and photographers with editing skills are needed for this position to capture daily adventures of campers on film and create highlight films each evening.

Retail Clerk

Retail Clerks are responsible for coordinating the operation of the Coffee Shop and Camp Store. Camp Eagle’s retail operations contribute to the overall camp community and heavily to camp revenue. Duties include selling and ordering product, inventory control, cash handling, supervision of staff assigned to retail and other duties as assigned by the Registrar.

Prep Cook

The cook is responsible for making sure every meal is served hot and on time. Must have a love for kitchen ministry and eager to take initiative. Manage the entire kitchen throughout the summer including many on-location theme meals.

Worship Leaders

Multi-talented people with vocal, guitar (acoustic, electric, bass), percussion (full set and hand-drums) experience. Partake in prayerful planning of sets appropriate for staff, campers and youth pastors from all denominations. Lead in singing in a pavilion setting and on-location throughout camp. Locations include: Amphitheater, the Waterfalls, the Lumberjack, the Cross, the Altar, the Windmill, the Luau Site, and campsites. Each set will have a unique flare—upbeat and loud, intimate and soft.

Office Assistant

Work behind the scenes with a Program Director to assist in everyday office tasks to make Summer run smoothly and to optimize guest experience. This position doubles as a valuable internship for anyone with a business major and is also a great resume builder. Must enjoy taking initiative and working in the office a majority of the time. Some experience in business is preferred, but not required.

Building & Grounds Crew

Applicants should be able to work well both alone and with others. Expect long days. Have fun and enjoy a sense of accomplishment while doing hard work. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Facility upkeep
  • Landscaping and grounds maintenance
  • Special projects as they arise

Lifeguard

Work as a lifeguard for the aquatic program areas to create a safe environment where campers can grow in faith. Must have the willingness to be a leader in, but also a team member of a Christian community. Previous experience and certification in Red Cross First Aid and CPR for the professional rescuer, lifeguard is preferred but not required. Must be a minimum of 17 years of age & graduated high school.

Taylor Barnett

Summer Staff Recruiter
830-683-2431
taylor@campeagle.org

Summer Staffing FAQ’s

What is the compensation?
All summer positions start at $1500/summer, 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 summerstaff@campeagle.org
What's Camp Eagle'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. Our nearest town is Kerrville or San Antonio, where you can explore, grab some food, and enjoy city life. We are also surrounded by an incredible landscape with fun places to explore!
Is there a dress code?
All Camp Eagle 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 summerstaff@campeagle.org.
How do I apply?
Go to www.campeagle.org/apply/ and fill out the preliminary application. After your application is complete, we will contact you for an interview.
What are the Dates for Summer 2019?
It will vary by program, but general dates are May 13th, 2019 – August 7th, 2019.
How do I get to camp?
You can drive yourself or fly into San Antonio. If you fly , we will make arrangements to shuttle you from the airport/station back to camp.
What is required of me before arrival?
Camp Eagle 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. The Washateria will soon be one of your favorite places to hang.
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 Camp Eagle. 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.
Don't see your question here?
Have other questions that are not listed above? Email Taylor Barnett at taylor@campeagle.org

For more detailed information about what to expect and bring, please read over this Summer Staff Information Packet.

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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