Summer Camp Staffing

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If you love working on a team, the outdoors, singing, having fun, and making difference in children’s lives then our summer camp staff may be the place for you. We’re looking for Ranch Hands, Camp Counselors, and Volunteer Counselors.

Summer Camps in 2018

Camps at The Bishop’s Ranch include a week-long day camp, 3 age-specific BREAD Camps for children and youth, ages 7-18, (Bible, Recreation, Exploration. Adventure, Discovery), and 2 Intergenerational Camps. At our camps, we create a supportive community where campers learn about themselves and their peers through play, thoughtful discussions, and creative projects. They have opportunities to develop leadership skills, explore their spiritual lives, and deepen their connection to nature.

Responsibilities for all staff positions

  • Providing an experience of welcoming Christian community that promotes social, emotional, spiritual and physical safety for all
  • Supervising and supporting campers
  • Working as part of a team
  • Supporting the work of camp chaplains
  • Taking care of your own health and well-being, and being a good steward of your energy and personal resources

All staff are required to attend a staff training session prior to the beginning of summer camps. Ranch Hands and Camp Counselors are 18 years old and/or have completed one year of college or equivalent work experience. Volunteer counselors are high school graduates. All summer camp staff are resident and seasonal employees.

Ranch Hand

Ranch Hands take the lead in creating a welcoming, safe, fun, community where campers and staff can grow and flourish. As a team, Ranch Hands provide continuity of program and ethos throughout all camps at the Bishop’s Ranch.
During BREAD camps, Ranch Hands are first and foremost counselors, facilitating activities and small groups, keeping campers on schedule for daily activities. They will work in cabins and will occasionally rotate out of cabin for a week. During Intergenerational Camps, they take leadership with the youth-specific activities, and serve as support staff. During Day Camp week they lead a variety of activities and small groups. All Ranch Hands are expected to work in a team environment and most will assist the Camp Director in coordinating at least one camp during the summer. Ranch Hands need to be flexible, energetic, have a love of kids, and be willing to pitch in– wherever needed! At times, they may be assigned tasks that are supportive of camps but not “leadership” kinds of things— anything from setting up tents, organizing supplies, washing dishes, cooking breakfast, working in the gardens, or doing office work.
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Openings for 2018, applications received by January 19 will get “priority consideration”

Camp Counselor

Camp Counselors share the work with Ranch Hands but they serve only a portion of the summer season (3-4 weeks).
They lead in creating a welcoming, safe, fun, community where campers and staff can grow and flourish.
During BREAD camps, Camp Counselors facilitate activities and small groups, keeping campers on schedule for daily activities. They work in cabins and occasionally rotate out of cabin for a week. If they work during Intergenerational Camps, they take leadership with the youth-specific activities, and serve as support staff. During Day Camp week they lead a variety of activities and small groups. All Camp Counselors are expected to work in a team environment. And, they need to be flexible, energetic, have a love of kids, and be willing to pitch in– wherever needed! At times, they may be assigned tasks that are supportive of camps but not “leadership” kinds of things— anything from setting up tents, organizing supplies, washing dishes, cooking breakfast, working in the gardens, or doing office work.

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Openings for 2018, applications received by January 19 will get “priority consideration”

Volunteer Counselor

Volunteer Counselors provide unpaid support to the camp staff for one or more sessions and receive one week of staff training. Volunteer positions are open for BREAD and day camps based on staffing needs after Ranch Hands and Camp Counselors have been hired. [job posting]

Openings for 2018, applications received by January 19 will get “priority consideration”


We will consider all applications until the positions are filled.
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