Apply for Staff

Thank you for your interest in applying for Summer Staff at Camp Shalom.

Camp Shalom is a great place for you to have:

  • Opportunities To Share Your Faith In Christ
  • A Place To Grow Spiritually And Socially
  • Make A Positive Difference In Other People’s Lives
  • Receive Training & Experience In Leadership and Working with Kids and Individuals with Special Needs
  • Make Friendships That Can Last A Lifetime

All applicants must be at least 17 years of age by Dec 31, 2019

All positions are paid. For more information about salaries email Adrian.

If you have any questions see the Frequently Asked Questions below or email Adrian.

Frequently Asked Questions

How old do I have to be to apply?

You must be turning 17 at some point during the current year.

When is the deadline to apply?

Our first day of interviews is the middle of February so most of the applications should be in before then but we will continue to accept application until we have a sufficient number of applicants for each position.

What positions are available?

Below is a description of all positions. All positions (unless noted to be otherwise) are 10 weeks long.

Program Coordinator (Adventure Camp and Special Needs) (13 week position) – Organizes & implements Adventure Camp and works with the other Program Coordinator to organize and implement Staff Training, Special Needs Camp and The Quest. Is in a significant leadership role over all other summer staff and volunteers.

Program Coordinator (Munchkins and Special Needs) (13 week position) – Organizes and implements Munchkins (grades 1-3), and works with the other Program Coordinator to organize and implement Staff Training, Special Needs Camp and The Quest. Is in a significant leadership role over all other summer staff and volunteers.

SPEC Program Coordinator (11 Week Position) – Organizes and implements Spec Trek, Spec Sports and Spec Arts programs. Is in a significant leadership role over other summer staff and volunteers.

DISC Coordinator – Design and lead a 4 week discipleship program. Also, attend a 1 week wilderness leadership program.

Sr. Healthcare Coordinator (“Nurse”) – Oversees all aspects of healthcare during camp including medication administration and injuries. Must be a 3rd year nursing student or greater.

Jr. Healthcare Coordinator – Assists the Sr. Healthcare Coordinator in all aspects of healthcare during camp including medication administration and injuries. Must be a minimum of first aid certified.

Head Lifeguard – Current NLS required – Please bring a copy of your Certs with you to the interview.

Lifeguard – Current NLS required – Please bring a copy of your Certs with you to the interview.

Sr. Kitchen Assistant – Works under our Food Service Coordinator and is hands on in preparing meals. (11 weeks)

Kitchen Assistant

Maintenance Staff

Media/Tuck Shop Coordinator – Taking photos and videos of the week at camp and creating a video to go home with the campers each week, doing daily updates to the website, etc. Also managing our Tuck Shop.

Media/Tuck Shop/Worship Coordinator – Coordinating the musical worship at camp along with taking photos and videos of the week at camp and creating a video to go home with the campers each week, doing daily updates to the website, etc. Also managing our Tuck Shop.

Special Needs Counselor – Leads a cabin of Special needs guests by doing the daily activities with them and sleeping in the cabin.

Counselor – Leads a cabin of campers or special needs guests by doing the daily activities with them and sleeping in the cabin. Also responsible for leading a daily workshop/interest group on an activity of your choosing.

Worship Counselor – Leads a cabin of campers or special needs guests along with coordinating the musical worship at camp.

Do I have to live at the camp during the summer?

Yes, all of our staff live at the camp during the summer. Staff have the weekends off from Friday around 7pm until Sunday at 4pm.

What if I need time off during the summer?

Although we try to be flexible we cannot grant more than a day or so off during the summer. There may be some more flexibility if you have to miss some time at the beginning or end of the summer.

When do the summer positions start and end?

All summer positions, unless otherwise noted on the staff application are 10 weeks long and in 2019 will start on June 17th with two weeks of staff training and end on August 24th. This will overlap with highschool exams. See the next question.

The start date overlaps with my exams. What do I do?

This happens every year and we have created a good system so that you can write your exams and attend as much of staff training as possible. We work with the schools to often write exams early, write exams at the camp, and sometimes you will need time off from camp to write your exams. Please don’t let this discourage you from applying.

What is the salary?

All positions are paid. Please email Adrian to get a range that your salary might be.

Should I include a resume with my application?

It can’t hurt but it is not required.

Am I guaranteed a job if I am a returning staff member?

No, because we have so many excellent applicants every year no one is guaranteed a position. Please take your application and interview seriously.

I am a returning staff member, do I still need to get three references?

Yes, for insurance and liability reasons we require references to be done every year.

Can I have my interview over the phone?

Yes you can but it is discouraged. We much prefer an in-person interview but we also know that sometimes it can be impossible if you live really far away. After you submit your application you will be asked to sign up for an interview. During that process you will be able to request an over the phone interview.

What qualifications are required to be the nurse?

The Sr. Healthcare Coordinator (Nurse) must be completing his/her third year of school or greater. There is some flexibility on the qualifications for the Jr. Healthcare coordinator.

What qualifications are required to be a lifeguard?

Lifeguards are required to have their NLS.

What if my first choice for positions is tied between kitchen of maintenance and something else, who should I book an interview with?

Book a Summer Staff Interview Time not a Kitchen or Maintenance Interview Time.

The online form isn’t working. What do I do?

Try a different internet browser such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Some very old browsers may not work, try updating your browser or using a different one. If none of those work, then email Adrian.

You may also want to consider being a Volunteer.