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The Oaks Summer Staff

The Oaks hosts hundreds of campers from the heart of cities across California for five weeks in July. It is our goal for each child to experience a place of refuge. We let kids be kids again away from the usual stresses of life and discover their identity– through trying new activities, succeeding or failing, and being loved in Jesus Christ. Our daily schedule is full of fun, high-energy activities and meaningful, Biblical lessons. In the evenings campers enjoy large group games and our lively fire circle program with skits, worship, and inspired teaching. Each summer camp week begins on Sunday afternoon and ends on Friday. The Oaks Summer Camp program serves all ages through our 1st-3rd grade, 4th-6th grade, Jr. High and Sr. High camps.

COUNSELING POSITIONS

Be on the front lines of spiritual battle this summer! Share Christ with campers, lead devotions, apply loving correction, help with the evening program and activities. Have the desire to grow as leaders in an inner-city context.

Minimum age 19 or one year of completed college or equivalent life experience. Starting salary is $210/week. Room and Board provided for duration of employment.

Arrival Date: June 12. End Date: August 10.

Camp Counselor

Camp Counselors (13)

Lead a cabin of campers each week of camp! Be a Christ-like example to campers, take them to the various daily activities, lead daily cabin devotions, apply loving correction, teach one camper class each morning. May assist with other activities as needed. Have a desire to grow as leaders in an inner-city ministry context. Minimum age 19 or one year of completed college or equivalent life experience.

 

SERVICE POSITIONS

Serve campers at The Oaks in a meaningful and practical way through caring for our petting zoo animals or working in our coffee house or kitchen! Assist with special events and evening programs for our campers.

Minimum age 18. Starting salary is $210/week. Room and Board provided for duration of employment.

Arrival Date: June 12. End Date: August 10.

Line Cook

Line Cook (2)

Work daily shifts Mon.-Fri. in Summer Camp Kitchen under the Food Service Director. Help Sunday afternoons at registration. Help with special camp events including weekly carnivals and parties. Participate in summer staff life.

Coffee House Barista/Dining Hall Assistant

Coffee House Barista/Dining Hall Assistant

Work at Camp Grounds, our on-site camp store and coffee house Monday through Thursday, and Saturday afternoons. Make espresso drinks and smoothies, run cash register, preform daily cleaning and restocking duties. Assist with coffee craft classes and help with special camp events including weekly carnivals and parties. Work in the Dining Hall Mon- Thur evenings, helping clear dishes, clean tables and ready the Dining Hall ready for the next meal. Participate in summer staff life.

 

SPECIALIZED POSITIONS

Work within your areas of passion and skill during camp this summer! Serve alongside our full-time staff in a position essential to the campers' experience.

Minimum age 19* or one year of completed college or equivalent life experience. Starting salary is $220/week. Room and Board provided for duration of employment.

Arrival Date: June 5**. End Date: August 10.

Adventure Staff

Adventure Staff

*Minimum age for this position is 18.

Facilitate our high ropes and adventure activities for summer campers and guest groups every Monday through Saturday. Activities include a zip line, partner course, leap of faith, rock climbing, rappelling, paintball and team building. Teach daily adventure class for campers in the mornings. Assist with special camp events including weekly carnivals and parties. Participate in summer staff life.

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

**Arrival date for this position is May 29.

Track and submit summer staff paperwork during training weeks. Print and assemble campers name tags weekly. Coordinate camper registration on Sundays. Coordinate Summer Staff prayer letter mailing. Oversee class changes, perform clean cabin checks, and track team points and memory verses during camp weeks. Perform weekly fire drill. Make the weekly Summer Camp town run to purchase things from town. Assist the Program Intern with summer staff events, as needed. Minimum age 19 or one year of completed college or equivalent life experience.

Arts & Crafts Assistant

Arts & Crafts Assistant

**Arrival date for this position is May 29.

Assist Arts & Crafts Leader with decorating the fire circle set and dining hall according to the summer camp theme. Plan class curriculum for graffiti class and assist Arts & Crafts Leader with planning daily free-time crafts. Assist Arts & Crafts Leader firing the kiln.

Videographer

Videographer

Take daily photos and video footage of camp activities. Create a photo slide show each night and a weekly camper video. Run the sound board and computer, including projector, for fire circle each night. Previous photo and/or video editing experience preferred. All equipment provided by The Oaks. Assist in other areas as assigned.

Nurse Assistant

Nurse Assistant (2)

Assist the camp nurse with daily duties. Work a daily 12 hour shift Sunday through Friday. Assist with special camp events including weekly carnivals and parties as available. Participate in summer staff life. Preference given to individuals studying for degrees in nursing, sports medicine, and physical training; clinical health experience required. Minimum age 19 or one year of completed college or equivalent life experience. Starting salary is $220/week.

Lifeguard

Lifeguard (2)

*Minimum age for this position is 18.

Teach morning swim lessons, lifeguard during free swim in afternoons. Perform daily pool maintenance tasks. Lifeguard for lake days at Pyramid Lake throughout the summer. Help with special camp events including weekly carnivals, parties, and night swims. Participate in summer staff life. Must have current Red Cross Lifeguard certification. Option to arrive 5/25/15 and receive free Red Cross Lifeguard and Waterfront Lifeguard training. Option to arrive 5/25 and receive free Red Cross Lifeguard and Waterfront Lifeguard training. Room and Board provided.

 

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

Lead both campers and summer staff in your area of expertise! Teach classes, plan events, and supervise other staff who are working within your particular areas of responsibility.

Minimum age 20* or two years of completed college or equivalent life experience. Starting salary is $220/week. Room and Board provided for duration of employment.

Arrival Date: May 29. End Date: August 10.

Program Assistant

Program Assistant

* Minimum age for this position is 21.

Be a designated leader among your peers. Plan and implement summer staff activities during training weeks. Assist leadership team to coordinate all aspects of summer camp programming, including activity planning and implementation.

Arts & Crafts Leader

Arts & Crafts Leader

Oversee the Arts & Crafts Assistant in camp set-up and class instruction. Decorate the fire circle set and dining hall according to the summer camp theme, with the assistance of the Arts & Crafts Assistant. Plan class curriculum for graffiti and general arts & crafts classes as well as daily free-time crafts. Purchase all materials within allotted budget. Responsible for firing the kiln weekly.

Performing Arts Leader

Performing Arts Leader

Direct evening sessions held at fire circle, including: writing schedule, coordinating components such as drama, speakers, worship, etc., lead the Drama Team in skits and fun energizers, and emcee fire circle nightly. Position may include writing skits for fire circle program that fit within the theme of the summer camp program. Be the point person for any guest speakers or musicians during camp weeks. Supervise and/or teach morning dance and drama classes. Previous experience in theater or performing arts, worship and/or dance is a plus. Assist in other duties as assigned.

Bible Leader

Bible Leader

Direct all aspects of our morning Bible session: write Bible schedules, coordinate audio visual needs, supervise the Bible team in skits and activities. Plan daily, 45 minute Bible sessions for all ages: 1st -3rd grade through Sr. High week. Write curriculum and skits that fit within the theme of the summer camp program; plan and build a set for Bible skits. Instruct counselors in writing cabin devotions and create “devo buckets” for counselors to use in facilitating their cabin devotions. During morning classes and afternoon free time, assist the videographer with basic photo taking at various events around camp.

Sports & Recreation Leader

Sports & Recreation Leader

Train staff to teach various morning sports classes including basketball, soccer, archery, volleyball, kickball, among others. Write curriculum for classes as needed. Supervise all sports class teachers as well as teach classes yourself. Learn to set-up and tear-down our skate park elements, maintain all recreation equipment and purchase new equipment as necessary. Run free-time archery daily. Plan and implement age-appropriate, daily all-camp “evening games” on the field for all weeks of camp. Lead the Evening Games team.

Sr. Counselor

Sr. Counselor (2)

Position for returning staff only. Plan and lead counselor training for all counseling staff. Meet individually with counselors every week for practical needs and prayer. Lead daily morning Counselor Meetings with prayer and devotional time during camp. Be available to step in for counselors who are unable to fulfill duties in the cabin due to illness or injury. Help counselors with cabin discipline issues and be available for any cabin-related needs throughout the week. Help out with various other camp duties every day as time and skill allow.