SUMMER

SUMMER STAFF

Join Lutherhaven's Summer Staff Team...

And be a part of a life changing summer! Each year Camp Lutherhaven gathers 28 committed and compassionate Christian college-age students (18 and older) to be the hands and feet of our summer ministry.

It doesn’t matter what you are studying, working at Camp will be beneficial to your future. In addition to the cabin counselor positions, there are also specialty positions that you can serve in. Check out the list below to see what each position entails.

Which Role is Right for You?

Cabin Counselor

As a Cabin Counselor, you will spend each day pouring into your cabin group of up to 10 youth.  As you build relationships and create and amazing experience together you will be responsible for the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual safety of each camper. Through Bible Studies, cabin devotions, and campfire devotions you will get to teach the campers about Christ and what it means to live life in Him.

We are searching for Cabin Counselors that:

  • Are living a life that is a witness to Christ in their life
  • Have at least 1 year of college
  • Are willing to represent the doctrines and beliefs of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod
  • Enjoy working with and spending time with youth (ages 8-18)
  • Are healthy and able to work/play for long hours
  • Are imaginative, sincere, responsible, and energetic
  • Enjoy the outdoors

Begin your application now.

Waterfront Director

As a Waterfront Director, you will help create and maintain a successful summer camp by running a safe, interactive, and welcoming waterfront. Lifeguarding will be your primary responsibility throughout the day. At other times you will be maintaining waterfront equipment and assisting/training the summer staff in leading safe, creative, and engaging waterfront activities.

We are searching for a Waterfront Director that:

  • Are Lifeguard Certified through the Red Cross
  • Have completed as least 1 year of college
  • Enjoy working with youth and children
  • Are responsible and safety minded
  • Display quick problem-solving skills
  • Have effective communication skills
  • Will be a witness to God in their life

Begin your application now.

Summer Maintenance

As Summer Maintenance, you will work in tandem with our Site Director to provide a safe and clean environment for Camp Lutherhaven summer programs. You will also lead various work and service projects throughout the summer. Being a leader that promotes stewardship and service will be one of the biggest parts of your summer ministry.

We are searching for Summer Maintenance that:

  • Have completed as least 1 year of college
  • Are able to work long hours outdoors
  • Have a working knowledge and experience with basic maintenance
  • Enjoys working with their hands
  • Display problem solving skills
  • Will be a witness to Christ at all times

Begin your application now.

Program Coordinator

As a Program Coordinator, you will enable the summer ministry to happen by working to coordinate all the summer camp schedules, lists, and assignments. Working with the office staff, you will also help to answer phone calls, oversee the canteen inventory, and assist with camp registration throughout the week. As a part of the leadership team you will work in your areas of responsibility to guide and lead the staff through supervision, attitude, and direct support.

We are searching for a Program Coordinator that:

  • Has a strong Christian Foundation
  • Has worked at least one year on Lutherhaven Staff
  • Enjoys organization and systematic work
  • Has integrity
  • Works well in a team setting
  • Has healthy boundaries and self-care
  • Can manage and train others
  • Has strong leadership qualities

Begin your application now.

Program Assistant

As a Program Assistant, you will work with the leadership team as one of two Program Assistants. It will be your responsibility to develop and strengthen HS leaders as you supervise the participants in the Junior Servant Program. Assist the Waterfront Director as an assistant lifeguard each day. And to supervise the Treetop Village Program each week.  As you work in your areas of responsibility you will help to guide and lead the staff through supervision, attitude, and direct support.

We are searching for Program Assistants that:

  • Have a strong Christian Foundation
  • Has worked at least one year on Lutherhaven Staff
  • Enjoy working with High School youth
  • Work well in a team setting
  • Have healthy boundaries and self-care
  • Can manage and train others
  • Have strong leadership qualities
  • Are lifeguard certified

    Begin your application now.

    Program Facilitator

    As a Program Facilitator, you will you will work with the leadership team as one of two Program Facilitators to lead the staff through supervision, attitude, and direct support. It will be the responsibility of the Program Facilitators to coordinate and direct the weekly summer camp program. Each day you will lead group sessions, meet with the counselors to support them, and lead the all camp evening activity. You will also be responsible for putting on a weekly theme night party, assisting with the opening and closing programs, gathering and recording camper evaluations, and equipping the staff for success through promoting good attitudes, creativity, communication, and providing equipment.

    We are searching for Program Facilitators that:

    • Have a strong Christian Foundation
    • Have worked at least one year as a counselor on Lutherhaven Staff
    • Have integrity and initiative
    • Work well in a team setting
    • Enjoy working with peers
    • Have healthy boundaries and self-care
    • Can manage, encourage, and train others
    • Will be a catalyst of enthusiasm, growth, and dedication

    Begin your application now.

    First Aid Coordinator

    As a First Aid Coordinator, you will work with the Volunteer Nurse of the Week as you spend each day caring for the physical safety needs of the campers. This will include collecting and distributing medicine, communicating with campers parents, doing a daily clean cabin check, and responding to medical situations as they arise.

    We are searching for a First Aid Coordinator that:

    • Have a least 2 years or college
    • Display quick problem-solving skills
    • Are studying in the medical field (nurse, athletic trainer, physical therapy, pre-med…)
    • Have a gentile and caring approach
    • Have effective communication skills
    • Are First Aid/CPR certified
    • Will be a witness to Christ as healer and friend

    Begin your application now.

    Media Coordinator

    As a Media Coordinator, you will capture the memories and story of Camp. You will do this as you will travel throughout Camp each day taking pictures, videos, and testimonials which you will use to create a weekly memory video which the campers can take home. You will also oversee the mail and email distribution each day as well as maintain social media posts.

    We are searching for a Media Coordinator that:

    • Has experience with photography and videography
    • Has imagination and creativity
    • Has high quality communication skills
    • Will be responsible and organized
    • Can produce at a high rate
    • Has integrity and is a self-starter
    • Will be a witness to the work of Christ in their life and those around them

    Begin your application now.

    Assistant Cook

    As an Assistant Cook, you will have the opportunity to serve the Lutherhaven community through being a part of the team that creates an awesome dining experience. You will be responsible for preparing and serving the meals for main camp as well as prepping the meals for our outpost camps and cookouts. After each meal you will assist the Junior Servants (9-12 grades) in cleaning up.  After the meals you will have time to relax and play with the rest of Camp.

    We are searching for Assistant Cooks that:

    • Have completed as least 1 year of college
    • Are able to work long hours
    • Enjoy cooking
    • Will be a positive team player especially in stressful situations
    • Will promote an engaging and safe dining room experience
    • Are willing to mentor High School youth
    • Will be a witness to Christ at all times

    Begin your application now.

    Head Cook

    As a Head Cook, you will have the opportunity to serve the Lutherhaven community through leading the team that creates an awesome dining experience. You will be responsible for meal planning as well as assisting and equipping the kitchen team to prepare and serve the meals. After each meal you will supervise and assist the Junior Servants (9-12 grades) in cleaning up. You will be responsible for providing meals that promote healthy diets as well as maintaining a safe environment.

    We are searching for Head Cooks that:

    • Have completed at least 2 years of college
    • Have experience in food preparation.
    • Enjoy cooking
    • Have initiative, responsibility, and enthusiasm
    • Are SafeServe certified
    • Are able to lead a team
    • Will be a witness to Christ in their life

    Begin your application now. 

    Application and Hiring Timeline

    The application process begins in November and continues until all the positions are filled. However, we encourage you to complete the application process before February 3rd.

    Beginning in January Lutherhaven will begin thehiring process. Initial hiring decisions will be made by the end of February. At that point applications will continue to be accepted for any open positions.

    Lutherhaven hires summer staff as a part of a joint effort across the U.S. with other Lutheran camps that are a part of the National Lutheran Outdoors Ministry Association (NLOMA). Your path to Camp Lutherhaven staff begins by filing out a Summer Service Profile on the NLOMA website. Once you have filled out the profile, if you select Camp Lutherhaven as your first choice, we will be forwarded your information and we will contact you with the next steps in the process – which include setting up an interview and filling out a few more application questions specific to working at Camp Lutherhaven. When you apply to work at Camp Lutherhaven your application may also be seen by the other NLOMA camps. We’ll have the opportunity to hire you before any other camp, but if we’re full on staff or aren’t able to hire you, we share your application to give you an opportunity to work at a Lutheran camp!

    Staff Training

    Staff training will be up to two weeks of training consisting of topics such as leadership, faith formation, child development, emergency and safety procedures, group facilitation, and program skills as well as time spent in developing the summer team. Leadership and specialty staff begin May 18th and the full staff begins on May 22nd and both continue through May 31st. Attendance in full is required by all staff members.

    Summer Camp Dates

    Summer begins with staff training and will conclude on August 8th, 2024. Staff have Saturdays off but will work at least one weekend-camp. There will also be a required summer staff weekend July 12-14, 2024.

    Work and Time Off

    Hard work is a part of serving on summer staff. The days begin early and end late. Throughout the day there is very little personal time, a majority of the time will be spent with campers, staff, or working behind the scenes in support positions. With a few exceptions Saturdays are off and staff will receive one hour off each day as well. This will be the hardest job you love!

    Salary

    Your starting salary will be between approximately $2900 and $3300, plus room and board. There is additional pay for working weekends and increased pay for returning staff. And of course, do not overlook the skills and personal growth you will acquire compared to many other jobs. Lutherhaven also works with schools to meet internship requirements. 

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Keith “Cheezy” Peters at any time at keith@lutherhaven.org or (260) 636-7101