All Camp Lutherwood Oregon staff members are called to create an intentional community that supports and cares for each camper, and values all people as children of our Creator. Staff members are expected to keep campers safe and facilitate fun, creative, and safe activities. Staff members show, through words and actions, a response to God’s grace by their commitment to service, community, and creation.
SUMMER STAFF EMPLOYMENT
Working at Camp Lutherwood Oregon is an unforgettable and rewarding experience. It offers an unparalleled opportunity to develop professional skills for a wide range of potential jobs and careers while you serve in a meaningful way. These are skills that you can take with you into any job, internship, or life experience. If you are willing to live in intentional Christian community, work hard, practice gracious hospitality, and share in deep laughter and childlike play, working at Camp Lutherwood will be a great way to spend your summer.
WHY WORK AT CAMP
Enhance your work experience: be a positive role model and make a difference in children’s lives, all while growing personally and professionally.
Experience a community: one that offers space for personal growth and faith development while making memories with new friends.
Gain valuable skills for your résumé: leadership, interpersonal communication, public speaking, problem-solving, and teamwork.
Get hands-on experience: with planning and organizing activities, facilitating team-building opportunities, leading night hikes and creek walks, and engaging with people of all ages.
SUMMER STAFF POSITIONS
Cabin Counselor: The primary responsibility of a counselor is to care for the needs of their campers, creating a safe and engaging environment. Counselors are assigned to a cabin of 8-10 youth whom they lead through the camp schedule. They also plan, lead, and participate in activities with campers.
Program Support: This position provides leadership to one of four key program areas – archery, challenge course/climbing tower, crafts/creative arts, and naturalist/creation. These roles require the ability to instruct people, flexibility, and creativity. Applicants ideally have a background and interest in the activity area they desire. The work also includes assisting counselors and cabin groups throughout the day, serving on the dish crew, and assisting with program setup.
Site Support: This vital staff position works with the Property Manager in maintaining the site and facilities. They help with site projects, assist with dish crew, and may provide program support in the evenings.
Leadership Team: Members of this team work with the Program Director to plan and schedule weekly camp activities and serve as mentors for counselors.
Kitchen Assistant: These staff members work with the Head Cook to prepare all of the delicious meals camp enjoys. Experience is preferred, but those willing to learn on the job are encouraged to apply.
Lifeguard: Lifeguards are responsible for the safety of all participants in and around the pool and any off-site water activities. Primary responsibilities include cleaning and maintaining the camp pool, as well as lifeguarding the pool and lakefront activities. Secondary duties will include assisting on dish crew, camp activities, and camp cleaning. Applicants must have a current lifeguard certificate.
Nurse/medic: The camp nurse/medic will gain hands-on experience helping kids every day! Duties range from administering campers’ medications to putting on band-aids. Applicants must be in nursing school or RN certified.
2023 SUMMER STAFF APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
Staff training begins June 15, 2023 and employment runs through August 13, 2023.
Yes! Summer Staff are paid once a month and at a rate determined by previous camp experience and staff position. Summer staff also receive free housing and three meals a day when meal service is provided.
The summer begins with about 10 days of training. Staff are expected to be present for the entire training period.
Camper program weeks generally begin at 10 am on Sunday mornings and run through mid-day on Friday. Camp Lutherwood does offer a few weekend programs during the summer season. At those times, work days and times will be adjusted as needed for each staff member.
Yes! When possible, staff will have Friday afternoons and Saturdays off. When that is not possible due to weekend programs, alternative days will be designated to allow for adequate rest and downtime. Staff also receive a break during the program day that is coordinated by the Program Team.
If you need an extended amount of time off, please request the dates at the time of hire.
Camp is a great place to build your résumé with leadership opportunities, team work, and problem solving skills. Simultaneously, you will be able to spend lots of time outdoors, build lasting relationships, sing songs, lead games, share meals, and work hard! No two days are alike!
See the list above for a brief description of key summer staff positions we are seeking. Tear-round opportunities are below. If you feel you have skills and abilities to offer the Camp Lutherwood summer program that is not listed above, we would welcome the chance to discuss options with you.
We currently do not have any year-round internship opportunities. Please check back in the spring.
If you are interested in making your summer employment at Camp Lutherwood an internship, please contact us to discuss how this might look: email@example.com.
There are two open year-round positions at this time. Send any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LUTHERWOOD OREGON’S COMMITMENT TO AN INCLUSIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT
Camp Lutherwood Oregon strives to be a place that is welcoming and supportive of all people regardless of age, race, religion, gender expression, or sexuality and expect all potential employees to both enjoy and contribute to that environment.
Click the button below to apply. Otherwise, email a current resume and cover letter to email@example.com, or mail them to Camp Lutherwood Oregon | PO Box 314 | Cheshire, OR 97419
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