FOR ALL STAFF POSITIONS:
- Commitment to the Christian faith, and a reasonable ability to articulate that commitment in ways appropriate to Christikon’s ministry and constituency.
- Desire and ability to live together and work with other staff and with campers in an intensive and intentional Christian community.
- Good character, integrity, adaptability, enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, self-control.
- Maturity, common sense, good judgment.
- Desire and ability to live in, work in and move about the mountainous terrain in which the camp is located.
- Ability to accept guidance and supervision.
- At least one year beyond high school, and at least 19 years of age during the camping season.
- Carry out and provide necessary support for Christikon’s camping program in ways appropriate to Christikon’s Mission Statement.
- Share responsibility for shaping a community of staff, campers and other guests that is grounded in Christian faith.
- Follow and support Christikon goals, policies and procedures, and interpret them to campers, guests, and other staff.
- Plan and lead worship, Bible study introductions, and group recreation as assigned.
- Prepare for and participate in staff meetings and supervisory conferences.
- Complete evaluations at the end of each camp session.
- Lead “interest groups” during camp sessions according to one’s skills, background and interests, and as time and other assigned responsibilities permit.
Responsible to: Director. At times also responsible to Support Staff who are in supervisory roles (e.g. Head Cook, Lodge Supervisor, Trails Room Coordinator, Secretary, Heath Care Manager, Maintenance Supervisor.
General Responsibility: Assume responsibility for safety, health, social development and spiritual growth of assigned campers.
- Learn the likes, dislikes, hopes and special needs of assigned campers.
- Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving in the group.
- Develop opportunities for interaction between campers and staff.
- Provide opportunities for discussion of individual or group problems or concerns.
- Help each camper meet the goals established by the camp for camper development.
- Carry out established roles for supervising camper health.
- Carry out established roles in enforcing camp safety regulations.
- Instruct campers in emergency procedures.
General Responsibility: Carry out camp programs.
- In on-site program, reside in cabin and provide supervision for campers assigned to cabin, including personal hygiene, rising and retiring times, and cabin clean-up.
- In on-site program, lead “family group” in program activities, including Bible study and discussion, service projects, hiking and overnights, games and other recreation, small-group worship, and cleaning duties in kitchen and bath house.
- In trails programs, lead backpack and/or CreationCare and/or Wayfarers groups, working closely with one other counselor.
- Help campers plan their participation in “family group” and camp-wide programs, special events, and activities.
- Serve in Support Service position(s) one or more sessions as assigned.
- These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.
- Strength and endurance to maintain constant supervision of campers.
- Ability to communicate and work with assigned campers, and to provide them with necessary instruction.
- Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
- Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to camp activities.
- Mobility, strength and endurance to lead campers on hikes, overnights, and longer-term backpacks in mountainous terrain.