Summer Staff

Summer StaffPLFC is committed to hiring Godly young men and women to serve as Christian role models to children ages 7-17. Each summer, young people who are interested in the spiritual growth of campers and themselves come to work at PLFC.

Serving on staff is no easy task It is a serious commitment to working with the body of Christ in a community and culture of servant-hood. This body of believers work together by using one's own gifts and talents to serve each camper during the summer.

It is also very rewarding. One (of many) benefits of serving on summer staff is the great potential for individual spiritual growth. Serving Christ in a community of believers will enrich one's faith through building new friendships, discovering spiritual gifts, and facing challenges. Is the Lord calling you to serve Him at Pine Lake?

Christian camping is a spiritual ministry. It is a great way to serve our youth, our church and our God. Rewards may not be a material gain, but a staff member will benefit from the joy of hard work, seeing lives changed, and growth in your own life.

Counselors and Program Staff are high school graduates or are at least 18 years old. Our L.I.T. Program includes 16-17 year olds who are interested in developing leadership skills in rich environment for learning. All staff persons are selected after going through a thorough application process. Staff persons are also required to attend an orientation/training week before the summer camp begins.

When serving on summer staff, PLFC will:

  1. Furnish room and board for the duration of the summer camp program
  2. Provide an outline of duties and areas of responsibilities.
  3. Pay Program Staff and Counselors a stipend of $130 per week.

**Acceptance is discerned upon review of the application, reference, & interview process.

Job Descriptions

Program Staff
  1. Serve in three or more roles described below. Plan and lead assigned activities.

  2. Participate in camp activities when not carrying out an assigned task.

  3. Monitor campers during counselor meetings and as assigned.

  4. Assist with kitchen clean-up if needed.

  5. Attend daily staff meeting.

  6. Provide mental, emotional, and spiritual support for counselors and LITs.

  7. Assist in working with campers with special needs or problems.

  8. Monitor lights out time. Live in cabins with campers and counselors as needed.

  9. Assist in clean-up after campers have left.

  10. Assist Program Director as requested.

  11. Be an example in participating, cooperating, and exercising Christian love and care.

  12. Responsible first to Summer Director and then to Executive Director.

Counselor (3 Male & 3 Female)
  1. Be at least 18 years old or a high school graduate.

  2. Provide for the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of their cabin members by doing the following: promote safety, assist them in interpersonal relationships with other campers, challenge them to Christian commitment, encourage them to participate and be alert to teaching opportunities, and discourage unacceptable behavior. This is the counselor’s primary responsibility.

  3. Live with a cabin group and supervise their activities at all times, promoting good cabin spirit, being an example in participating, cooperating, and exercising Christian love and care.

  4. Develop a relationship with each camper, be aware of their need, and provide leadership and guidance which promotes Christian growth.

  5. Lead evening devotions with cabin group.

  6. Utilize the outdoor setting in such a way that campers will learn to respect and admire it.

  7. Oversee Leader In Training who lives with cabin group.

  8. Assist in cleaning camp after campers have left.

  9. Responsible first to Program Staff and Summer Director, then Executive Director.

Leader in Training
  1. Be 16-17 years of age.

  2. Participate in orientation and as many weeks of summer camp as possible.

  3. Live with a cabin group, assist that counselor, engage with campers during activities/staff meeting, help in kitchen, lead one cabin devotion each week, and supervise/lead snack time activities as directed.

  4. Engage with campers in all activities during the day (swimming, recreation, meal times, crafts, etc.)

  5. Lead activities as assigned.

  6. Participate in weekly leadership training sessions. Each training session has a guided practice component with follow-up during each week.

  7. Attend daily staff meetings.

  8. Work as a team during meal clean-up.

  9. Assist with clean-up at the end of each week.

  10. Have a healthy respect for those in authority.

  11. Responsible first to Counselor, Program Staff and Summer Director, then Executive Director.