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Summer Positions

THE OAKS SUMMER PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Through our summer programs we seek to partner with urban communities to transform lives by providing a dedicated space to empower urban Christian ministry. The Oaks partners with urban ministries to share the love of Christ with inner-city youth from cities all over California. We seek to offer a summer program with a biblical foundation to build up youth in a safe Christian community that includes campers, staff, guest speakers, and ministry leaders. 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 Friday. The Oaks summer camp program serves ages 1st-3rd grade, 4th-6th grade, Jr. High, and Sr. High with a week dedicated to each.

SUMMER MISSION

For Campers: To exemplify the love of Christ to urban youth at camp for the benefit of transforming and developing disciples who live out their faith in the city.
For Staff: To dedicate training and summer camp ministry as a platform for leadership development.
For Ministries: To resource the urban Church with relevant, high quality, and Christ-centered programs.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR ALL SUMMER MINISTRY STAFF

  1. Wholeheartedly subscribes to World Impact’s Statement of Faith, Affirmation of Christian Commitment, Summer Staff Standards, and Philosophy of Ministry.
  2. Demonstrate Christ-like attitude in all aspects of work and summer camp life.
  3. Possesses a desire for ministry to urban youth in a cross cultural setting while exemplifying a sensitivity and love for a diverse community.
  4. A desire to work with kids and teenagers in a Christian leadership capacity.
  5. Full engagement in activities while displaying a positive and pleasant attitude.

SUMMER MINISTRY POSITIONS

Cabin Leader

Arrival date: June 12th, 2017. End date: August 9th, 2017

Cabin Leaders form the core of our summer camp program. Spending almost every day of the summer with your cabins will give you the chance to stretch yourself to love when it is hardest to do so. Cabin Leaders will lead their cabins at meal times, through classes, and meetings, during many activities and even at rest time. Your primary goal is to live a Christ centered life in front of them, and to take every opportunity to teach them about Christ, to answer their many questions about God, and to affirm in them the truth of the gospel.

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.

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Line Cook

Line Cook

Arrival date: June 12th, 2017. End date: August 9th, 2017

Serve our guests and staff through preparing and serving meals. Work daily shifts Sunday-Friday in Summer Camp Kitchen under the Food Service Director. Assist on teams to help run camp activities and special camp events including weekly carnivals and parties.

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

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Coffee House Barista/Dining Hall Assistant

Coffee House Barista/Dining Hall Assistant

Arrival date: June 12th, 2017. End date: August 9th, 2017

Work at Camp Grounds, our on-site camp store and coffee house Monday through Thursday, and Saturday afternoons. Make espresso drinks and smoothies, run the cash register, perform daily cleaning and restocking duties. Assist with coffee craft classes and help with special camp events including weekly carnivals and parties. May assist other teams and classes as time allows.

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

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Adventure Staff

Adventure Staff

Arrival Date: June 5th, 2017. End Date: August 9, 2017.

Teaches rock climbing, hiking and other adventure related activities for morning classes. Also Facilitates free-time adventure activities (zip-line, high ropes course, leap of faith, laser tag, paintball, campout and team building). Responsible for setting up and maintaining all adventure areas and supporting other ministry areas as needed.

Minimum age for this position is 18. Starting salary is $220/week.
Room and Board provided for duration of employment.

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Arts & Crafts Assistant

Arts & Crafts Assistant

Arrival Date: June 5th, 2017. End Date: August 9, 2017.

The Assistant Arts & Crafts Leader is responsible for assisting the Arts & Crafts Leader in decorating the Hamblen Dining Hall and Fire Circle in alignment with the planned summer theme. The Assistant Arts & Crafts Leader also develops and facilitate Graffiti arts and crafts classes as well as assists in developing and facilitating free time arts and crafts activities for all five weeks of summer camps. This position will assist with arts and crafts activities that are planned for Week in the City which occurs prior to summer camps. This position will also assist with other activities such as meal hosting, party setup / tear down, carnival, supervising cabins as needed, etc.

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

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Media Assistant

Media Assistant

Arrival Date: June 5th, 2017. End Date: August 9, 2017.

Shoot and edit a short video set to music each week of camp, author and duplicate DVDs. Create camper orientation (rules) videos. Oversee evening program details: lighting, lyrics projection and sound board. Take photos and develop a 2-4 minute picture slideshow each day of camp for the Evening Program. Maintain media equipment; coordinate with staff to aid with photography and AV. Take, edit and arrange cabin photos for printing. Film activities each week and create a 8-10 minute highlight video each week of summer camp. Complete a compilation DVD for summer staff at end of season, and create a summer staff highlight video for the end of the summer.

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

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Nurse Assistant

Nurse Assistant

Arrival Date: May 29th, 2017. End Date: August 9, 2017.

Assist medical staff with daily duties in the care and administration of medical needs for staff and guests at camp. Work a daily 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.

Minimum age for this position is 18. Starting salary is $220/week.
Room and Board provided for duration of employment.

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Program Assistant

Program Assistant

Arrival Date: May 29. End Date: August 9.

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.

* Minimum age 21 or two years of completed college or equivalent life experience.
Starting salary is $220/week. Room and Board provided for duration of employment.

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Session Ministry Assistant

Session Ministry Assistant

Arrival Date: May 29th, 2017. End Date: August 9, 2017.

Under the direction of the Program Director and the Ministry Session Leader work to develop and implement special youth ministry sessions in alignment with the planned summer theme. Collaborate with leaders to lead the Bible and Fire Circle teams in the planning and delivery of morning and evening programs. The Ministry Session Assistant Leader also helps create lesson plans for performing arts classes, such as worship, drama, and dance for youth 5-19 years of age. This position will assist with other activities such as lunch meal games, meal hosting, evening lights out, party set-up/tear-down, carnival, supervising cabins as needed, etc.

Minimum age for this position is 20. Starting salary is $220/week.
Room and Board provided for duration of employment.

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TEAM LEADER POSITIONS

Arts & Crafts Leader

Arts & Crafts Leader

Arrival Date: May 29th, 2017. End Date: August 9, 2017.

The Arts and Crafts Leader is responsible for decorating the Hamblen Dining Hall and Fire Circle in alignment with the planned summer theme. The Arts and Crafts Leader also develops and facilitate Arts and Crafts classes as well as free time arts and crafts activities for all five weeks of summer camps. Arts and crafts activities are also planned for City Training week which occurs prior to summer camps. This position will also assist with other activities such as meal hosting, party setup/tear down, carnival, supervising cabins as needed, etc.

Minimum age for this position is 20. Starting salary is $220/week.
Room and Board provided for duration of employment.

 Job Description

Session Ministry Leader

Session Ministry Leader

Arrival Date: May 29th, 2017. End Date: August 9, 2017.

Under the direction of the Program Director, the Ministry Session Leader works to develop and implement special youth ministry sessions in alignment with the planned summer theme. They work alongside the Ministry Session Assistant to lead the Bible and Fire Circle teams in the planning and delivery of morning and evening programs. The Ministry Session Leader also creates lesson plans for performing arts classes, such as worship, drama, and dance for youth 5-19 years of age. This position will assist with other activities such as lunch meal games, meal hosting, evening lights out, party set-up/tear-down, carnival, supervising cabins as needed, etc.

Minimum age for this position is 20. Starting salary is $220/week.
Room and Board provided for duration of employment.

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Sports & Recreation Leader

Sports & Recreation Leader

Arrival Date: May 29th, 2017. End Date: August 9, 2017.

Under the direction of the Program Leadership Team, the Sports and Recreation Leader develops and implements activities in alignment with the planned summer theme and mission. They are responsible for leading the Sports and Recreation Team to facilitate large group games and various sports and recreation activities within our summer program. The Sports & Recreation Leader also designs curriculum for sports classes as well as orchestrates special events like Carnival and Party. This position also helps with various tasks as assigned by leaders.

Minimum age for this position is 20. Starting salary is $220/week.
Room and Board provided for duration of employment.

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Media Team Leader

Media Team Cleader

Arrival Date: June 5th, 2017. End Date: August 9, 2017.

The Media Team Leader is responsible to capture fun and meaningful aspects of camp through video and film. They also assist session teams in sound and audio visual needs. The Media Team Leader will develops, administer, staff and safely maintain media equipment and cooperative within a summer ministry team through a solid walk with God, good judgment and excellent leadership skills. Assists with the other summer camp teams as job and supervisor allow.

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

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First Aid Center Leader

First Aid Center Leader

Arrival Date: May 29th, 2017. End Date: August 9, 2017.

This position is an integral part of The Oaks’ mission to provide excellent Christ centered youth programs for urban youth and families. The First Aid Center Leader is responsible for the supervision and provision of First Aid services while adhering to governing regulations, policies, and procedures.

Minimum age for this position is 18. Starting salary is $220/week.
Room and Board provided for duration of employment.

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