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Employment Opportunities

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

Working at Camp Lutherwood Oregon is an unforgettable and rewarding experience that offers an unparalleled opportunity to develop professional skills for a wide range of potential jobs and careers while serving 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 work hard, practice gracious hospitality, and share in deep laughter and child-like play, working at Camp Lutherwood will be a great way to spend your summer. 

WHY WORK AT CAMP

Transform your résumé and enhance your work experience, be a positive role model and make a difference in children’s lives, all while growing personally and professionally.

Gain valuable skills for your résumé: leadership, interpersonal communication, public speaking, problem-solving and teamwork. Plus, camp provides the space for you to grow in your faith and make memories with new friends.

Get hands-on with planning and organizing activities, facilitate team building opportunities, lead night hikes and creek walks, and engage with people of all ages — kids, adults, and those with special needs.

 

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 and participate in activities with campers.
  • Site Support: This vital staff position plays a key role in maintaining the site and facilities. They help with site projects, join dish crew, and assist counselors when needed.
  • 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. Primary responsibilities include cleaning and maintaining the camp pool, as well as life guarding 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: The camp nurse 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.
  • Crafts Leader: This staffer is responsible for planning and  leading daily craft projects with campers of all ages. This position requires creativity, various experience, and ability to instruct people of all ages. Secondary responsibilities may include assisting on dish crew, camp activities, and camp cleaning. 
  • Naturalist: The camp Naturalist teaches daily interactive sessions about Lutherwood’s environment and God’s creation. Ideal applicants have a background and interest in environmental education. Secondary duties may include assisting on dish crew, camp activities, and camp cleaning.

Please create an account and complete your contact information. The Staff Application can be found under the Document Center.

Contact the camp office at 541-998-6444 or jobs@lutherwoodoregon.org if you have any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Staff training begins June 14, 2022 and employment runs through August 12, 2022

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.

Camp programming is subject to change. We are working to ensure a safe and fun work experience that follows all state and federal guidelines, including but not limited to masks, social distancing, personal hygiene, and daily health checks. We will continue to update our policies and programs as new information becomes available. 

2021 Staff Training begins June 23rd.

Summer program runs from July 1st to August 16th.

Yes! Time off will be worked into the schedule to give staff adequate time for rest during their work week. This year, staff will be encouraged to spend their time off at camp on-site so that camp can be a part of the solution to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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 resume 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!

While we have hired for specific positions in previous years, this year we are looking for those with a variety of skills ready to work hard in a fast paced and flexible environment.

Internships

Applications for the 2021/2022 Internship program are now available. Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@lutherwoodoregon.org.

About:

Join the year-round team at Camp Lutherwood Oregon with an internship that offers hands-on apprenticeship style learning. Lutherwood staff and outside professionals in chosen field of interest will offer mentorship and coaching throughout entire internship. Available areas of focus include: Environmental Sustainability & Program Development, and Fundraising, Events, Marketing & Communication.

Hours:

32+ Hours per week

Compensation:

Monthly stipend and on-site housing provided.

Duration:

6–9 Months (Flexible start date, starting as early as September 1, 2021)

Click Here for Position Description.

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Year Round Positions

At this time, no year-round positions are available. 

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.

application process

Email a current resume and cover letter to jobs@lutherwoodoregon.org or mail to Camp Lutherwood Oregon PO Box 314 Cheshire, OR 97419

No phone calls please.

Application Process

Camp Lutherwood Oregon is not currently hiring any year round positions. 

Mail, Email, or Fax (541-998-7164) a resume and completed application to jobs@lutherwoodoregon.org. If you believe your resume does not adequately reflect your experience and abilities, you would like to explain any complexities in it, or if it does not show the required experience please include a cover letter addressing those points.

No phone calls please.