JOIN OUR 2024 SUMMER STAFF!

JOIN OUR 2024 SUMMER STAFF!

Join our 2024 Summer Staff

Here's What We're Looking For...

- Six Male Cabin Leaders
- Six Female Cabin Leaders
- Eight Operations Staff
Please pray about joining our summer staff! Working at camp is a lot of work, but we do pay all our summer staff $400/week (Returning staff are paid $450/week).  Summer staff also have the option to raise additional support from their church, family, and friends. This experience will surely impact your life and open your eyes to camp ministry. Our summers are very labor-intensive, but nothing beats the reward of sharing the Gospel with each of our campers!
Hear first hand what it's like to be on the Trail Ridge Summer Staff!

2024 SUmmer Schedule

 June 5-8 Basic Training
 All staff arrives by Wednesday, June 5th.  We'll have lunch together, take a tour of camp and, get settled into the groove of Trail Ridge. During the rest of this week we'll go over the basics of serving at camp, work on unifying as a staff, and lay a foundation for the next week of training.
 
 June 10-15 Staff Training
 During this important week of training, you'll get acquainted with camp policies and processes.  
 Cabin Leaders will be trained on how to lead a cabin of campers, learn what to expect during a typical week of camp, and learn how to most
 effectively serve our campers.  Cabin Leaders will move into their cabins and get them set up for the next several weeks.
 Operations Staff will join in on general training sessions, and get familiarized with their department and the Crew Leader they'll be working under.
 At the end of this week we'll also be making our final preparations for Junior High Camp 1.  
 
 June 17-22  Junior High Camp 1
Cabin Leaders will spend this week counseling a cabin of campers ages 6th-9th grade.  
 Operations staff will work with their assigned work crew and fill whatever needs are present for the week.  
 
 June 24-29 Teen Camp
 Cabin Leaders will spend this week counseling a cabin of campers ages 9th-12th grade.  
 Operations staff will work with their assigned work crew and fill whatever needs are present for the week.  
 
June 30-July 3 Family Camp
Family Camp will give everyone the opportunity to help facilitate activities around camp, pitch in where needed, and make connections with families.
 Jobs might include: Housekeeping, Activities/Programming, Kitchen, and Snack Shop/Camp Store.


 July 5 Staff In-Service
Staff In-Service will be an important reset day for camp. We'll finish cleaning up from Family Camp, get ready for Junior High 2, and do any other preparations necessary to make sure everyone is ready for the second half of the summer.


July 8-13 Junior High Camp 2
Cabin Leaders will spend this week counseling a cabin of campers ages 6th-9th grade.
 Operations staff will work with their assigned work crew and fill whatever needs are present for the week.
 
 July 15-20 Kids Kamp 1
 Cabin Leaders will spend this week counseling a cabin of campers ages 3rd-6th grade.
 Operations staff will work with their assigned work crew and fill whatever needs are present for the week.
 
 July 22-July 27 Kids Kamp 2
 Cabin Leaders will spend this week counseling a cabin of campers ages 3rd-6th grade.
 Operations staff will work with their assigned work crew and fill whatever needs are present for the week.

 July 29-August 3 Guest Group/Debrief

 All summer staff will come together and serve a guest group here at camp.  Like Family Camp, jobs will include Housekeeping, Activities/Programming, Kitchen, and Snack Shop/Camp Store. This week will also be a time for refreshment after a busy summer, as well as time for some debriefing meetings.
 
 August 5-7 Camp Cleanup/Debrief
 During these final few days everyone will work together to close down the camp for the summer.  
 Some debrief meetings and staff outings will be part of this week as well.  Work will conclude Wednesday at noon.

Summer Staff Info

How old do I have to be?
All summer staff are required to be at least 18 years old.  If you are not 18 yet, consider volunteering for a week or more this summer to see what it's all about.  

How much money will I make this summer?
Summer Staff members will be paid $400/week (Returning staff are paid $450/week).  You’ll be provided lodging and food during your time at camp as well.

I've heard there's more to being a Cabin Leader than just counseling.  
What's that about?
Trail Ridge is a small family environment.  When you aren't working as a cabin leader, you might find yourself helping with day to day camp operations including maintenance, hospitality, or in the kitchen. Being willing to work anywhere you are needed at camp is a great way to be a team player and help with the day to day needs of camp.  It's not uncommon to see our Camp Director helping in the kitchen, or to see our Maintenance Supervisor helping run an activity. We're a part of the team here!  If you're not willing to scrub a toilet, cut some grass, or wash some dishes, this probably isn't the right job for you.
What's a "Cabin Leader"?
The main role of Cabin Leaders (formerly known as counselors) is to spend time with campers assigned to their care, leading and guiding them throughout the week. They also help lead group activities and structured skill times.

What exactly is "Operations Staff"?
Young adults interested in this opportunity can apply to work in the Kitchen, the Hospitality Department, the Programming team, the Maintenance team, or as a as a Lifeguard. Working as an Operations Staff member is a great opportunity to get a well-rounded look at camp ministry and get a chance to work in diverse camp roles.

Want to know more?
Click the link below and read through our Summer Staff FAQs page. We’d also be happy to talk with you! Either call the camp office at (608) 489-3810 or email info@trailridge.org.