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[SUMMER CAMP STAFF]  [tlt]  [Non-summer staff]

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Summer Staff Application (first time) [PRINT]
Summer Staff Application (returning) [PRINT]
Summer Staff Application [ONLINE]
Staff Application (non-summer) [PRINT]
TLT Application [PRINT](deadline is March 15)
TLT Application [ONLINE] (deadline is March 15)


Summer Staff Information [VIEW]
Job Descriptions [VIEW]
Adopt-A-Staff Program [VIEW]
TLT Program Details [VIEW]



If you have a genuine love for youth and the outdoors and are looking for an exciting and valuable opportunity to serve the Lord, then Beaver Camp is for you! We are looking for staff members who are committed to growing and maturing in their own faith and nurturing others to faith in the kingdom of God.  At Beaver Camp we emphasize Camper-based Counseling, which requires investing a lot of time in camper-counselor relationships. If you are committed to this emphasis, it will be a life-changing experience for you and your campers. We suggest that you consider just how important your role will be and how much time you will be asked to invest in campers before you apply. You will have very limited personal time. Continue reading below for further information regarding dates of employment and specific job descriptions. If you think you're up to the challenge, download the application below and send it in today!  If you have questions please contact Mike Judd at or 315-376-2640.   (back to top)

2024 Schedule

Late May - early June : Supervisory Staff Begin (variable)
June 18 - 28: Summer Staff Orientation (June 18, 3:00 PM - June 21, 7:00 PM and June 24, 3:00 PM - June 28, 7:00 PM)*
June 30 - August 16: 7 weeks of resident, wilderness, and day camps (Sunday 3:00 PM to Friday 7 PM)

 *All staff hired for the summer are expected to attend the entire Staff Orientation (please contact our office about any dates you are not able to attend). Staff members committed to at least four weeks' service will receive their normal salary for orientation week (s).

Specific Personal Qualifications

  • Exemplary Christian character and a desire for ministry.
  • Ability to put other’s needs ahead of personal needs.
  • Commitment to spiritual growth and maturity.
  • Genuine enjoyment of and love for youth and the outdoors.
  • Ability to collaborate with others to achieve goals.
  • Are in agreement with the philosophy, policies, vision, and goals of Beaver Camp and Maple Ridge Center

Work Rotation & Cabin Support Staff

All camp staff should understand that although they are hired for a specific position, they may be asked to serve temporarily in other areas of need.  Workload and staff availability fluctuate throughout the summer, making work rotation essential to the camp's operation.  In addition all camp staff, including support staff may be required to sleep in a cabin unit with campers throughout the summer.  Waterfront, kitchen and housekeeping staff should expect some weekend (Saturday) work.


A summer at Beaver Camp is a mission/service experience.  However, we realize that most people, especially those attending college, need to earn money.  For this reason we offer the following weekly base salaries*:

Non-Supervisory Staff
Year of School Completed:
High School Sophomore/Junior: $210.00
High School Graduate: $290.00
College (completed one year): $300.00

Supervisory Staff
Challenge Course Instructor: $330.00
Waterfront Director/Assistant Program Director: $330.00
Adventure Trip Leader/Outpost Counselor: $330.00
Health Director: $390.00

Returning staff will receive a $15 increase over their base salary for each year returning.  Does not include year(s) as a T.L.T.  Ask about the Adopt-a-Staff program for information on how to raise additional money while serving at Beaver Camp.

*only if working papers, I9 and W4 are submitted prior to arrival


Summer Staff Position Summaries

Resident/Day Camp Counselor - Primarily responsible for supervision of campers, ages 6-18, in a cabin group setting. Individual will lead cabin group through daily activities that include challenge course, boating, swimming, Bible study, recreation and worship. Must be self-motivated, mature, have a deep love for youth, live a Christ-like life, have a servant's attitude, at least 18 years old (17 for Day Camp) and have a High School diploma, however, one year of post-High School experience is preferred.

Recreation Leader - Responsible for daily recreation programs for nearly 100 campers, including small group games and large all-camp activities. Must be at least 18 yrs. old, creative, organized, communicate clearly, and a desire to be involved in evening program and spiritual input when possible. Degree or experience in recreation leadership preferred.

Boating Instructor - Responsible for designing and implementing a daily boating program that includes instruction in basic sailing, canoeing, and row boating. Must be lifeguard certified, at least 18 years old, familiar with basic watercraft skills, and must possess a desire to be involved in evening program and spiritual input when possible. Expect some weekend work!

Office Assistant – Responsible for the camp clerical work during the summer months. Must be at least 18, possess competent typing skills, a professional demeanor, familiarity with computers, cordial phone skills, a large degree of flexibility, a servant's attitude and desire involvement in other camp programs wherever possible and as time allows.

Adventure Trip/Outpost Leader - Responsible for organizing, planning and leading high adventure trips into the Adirondacks. Individual will lead groups through various activities including, but not limited to, canoeing, rock climbing and rappelling, backpacking, swimming and basic survival skills. Must be self-motivated, mature, have a deep love for youth, and live a Christ-like life worthy of being imitated. Also must be at least 21 years of age, have previous trip leading experience, skilled in outdoor living, lifeguard certified, and have successfully completed Wilderness First Aid training (First Aid training provided by Beaver Camp, if needed).

Challenge Course Instructor - Responsible for the safety, supervision, and coordination of challenge course. Assist in training staff to lead groups through the course. Leading outside groups on the challenge course as needed. Must desire involvement in camp programs and spiritual input as time allows. Must be at least 20 years old and have satisfactorily completed the Beaver Camp challenge course training program. Additional challenge course training (according to ACCT standards) and experience is preferred.

Waterfront Director - Responsible for all waterfront related activities, including lifeguard supervision/daily training, and camper swimming instruction. Must be at least 21, have three years of waterfront experience, and be waterfront LG certified. WSI preferred. Must possess a servant's attitude, and desire involvement in evening program and spiritual input when possible. Expect some weekend work!

Lifeguard - Responsible for safety and supervision of campers on the waterfront. Must be at least 17 years old, have a current waterfront lifeguard certificate and desire involvement in evening programs and spiritual input when possible. Expect some weekend work!

Assistant Program Director - Responsible for designing and directing a program for 40 to 50 campers, as well as supervising 15 staff. Must be a mature Christian, possess strong leadership qualities, have previous Beaver Camp experience, and be at least 20 years old.

Camp Health Director - Responsible for the health and safety of campers and staff. This includes being on emergency call 24 hours each day, maintaining health records for all campers and staff, and administering medications. Must be at least 18 years old, have one of the following certifications: RN, LPN, EMT, PA or Physician and previous experience in camping or public health nursing. Must possess a servant's attitude, and desire involvement in camp events and spiritual input when possible.

Maintenance Assistant - Responsible for the general maintenance and cleaning of the camp, under direct supervision of the Facility Manager. Must be at least 16, possess a variety of maintenance/housekeeping skills, a servant's attitude, and desire involvement in evening program and spiritual input when possible. Expect some weekend work!

Kitchen Aid/Assistant Cook - Assist cooks in food preparation, kitchen clean up, and various other kitchen tasks. Assistant Cook must be at least 18 years old. Kitchen Aid must be at least 16. Both must possess a servant's attitude, and desire involvement in camp program events and spiritual input when possible. Expect some weekend work!  (back to top)

                               TEEN LEADERSHIP training

TLT team 2017

 The Teen Leadership Training (TLT) Program is an opportunity to develop your gifts, interests, and insight into potential careers and ministries. Consider applying if you are just completing 10th or 11th grade, have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and have a sincere desire to serve on our summer staff team after high school graduation! This isn't an easy commitment. During their 2-3 weeks of service, participants of the TLT Program live in a cabin with a counselor and campers, learn how to work on the Challenge Course and other areas of summer camp, and are given plenty of opportunities for growth and discipleship. Another bonus: you get to attend Teen Camp for free! The TLT Program is open to anyone who is at least 16 years old and has at least two years of experience as a camper (experience at a similar camp can count). If you would like to spend your summer growing with us, apply online or download the application below, print, and mail it in today! The deadline for applying is March 15th.

More information about the TLT Program, including the application process, can be found here.

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                               Non-summer Staff


Challenge Course Facilitator, cook, housekeeper, outdoor educator

Beaver Camp is often in need of per-diem cooks, assistant cooks, kitchen aids, housekeepers, challenge course facilitators and outdoor educators. If you are looking for supplemental income in a dynamic, energetic, christian environment, then Beaver Camp may be the place for you!  Contact Mike Judd for more information at or 315-376-2640 or submit an application using the non-summer application above. (back to top)