Spending a summer at a camp ministry can be one of the most rewarding things you can do. It involves a lot of hard work and sometimes not a lot of sleep, but it is amazing to be a part of what God is doing in the lives of children and young people.
If you are interested in working at Bellevue Lodge this summer, please review the following positions available:
A 4 month paid position with a minimum age of 20 or two years out of High School. (Exceptions possible for those with previous counseling experience at Bellevue or Nakamun). You would start on May 8th and complete the summer on August 31st.
This position involves assisting the camp director in the running of the week to week camps. You will be called upon to help plan schedules, games, cabin groups, and more. You will have to be flexible and willing to do whatever is needed to help things run well. This position would also include the possibility of filling in as a counselor for a week or two if the need arises.
A 2 month position, starting June 26th till August 31st for those graduating this year or 18 or older.
The role of counselor is a ministry position. You do get paid for being a counselor, but it is not just another summer job. You need to have the right reasons for applying and come to camp with the right attitude. What you will be involved in for the summer is more like being a missionary than working at a store or doing construction. You need to be a person who is committed to following Christ and who, because of this relationship, wants to make a difference in others. You will be responsible for a group of children/teens each week and you need to be there for them.
Being a counselor at camp for the summer is a big responsibility and commitment: you will have long hours, you will be tired, you will have to deal with issues and you will be stressed. There may be times when you might be tempted to quit, but the commitment you are making is for the entire summer. This is not to scare you, but to make sure you are at least beginning to understand what is expected of you.
At the same time, a summer counseling at camp can be one of the most rewarding and wonderful times of your life. Many people who counsel at camp come back year after year. Part of the reason is that they know they are making a difference in the lives of others. You will have the joy of seeing God use you in ways you would have never imagined. You will grow in your relationship with God as you face the challenges in ministering at camp. You will make great friends that will last your life as you experience joy and sorrow together. So come expecting your summer to be hard, wonderful, challenging, joy-filled, frustrating, rewarding and a summer that will change you.
Camp Nurse/First Aid Coordinator
This is a full time, 2 month paid position starting on June 26th till August31st.
This person organizes the nursing/first aid for the summer as well as general administrative duties. Standard First Aid is minimum requirement.
This is a full time. 2 month paid position starting on June 19th till August 18th. We are looking for someone with experience who can take the lead in the Bellevue Kitchen. With assistance you will learn about putting in the food orders for the camp, as well as keeping track of the amount of food needed for each week, and of course, preparing the food for the campers and staff each day.
If you are interested in applying for any of the above paid positions, please click here.
Belleuve Jr. Team
** Being a part of the Junior Team is a VOLUNTEER position**
This team is made up of all the Junior Counselors and Junior Workers who come and volunteer for a bit of the summer. It gives Junior and Senior High students the opportunity to be involved in different aspects of camp ministry.
Our desire is that the experience of being a member of the Junior Team is one that you enjoy, one that challenges you in a variety of areas and one that prepares you for further ministry at camp.
All Junior team members need to attend the C.I.T. camp at Camp Nakamun, even if you have attended it before. You will need to register for this camp. There is a fee for this camp; if payment is an issue please contact Daylene at firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Worker – We are looking for a few Jr. workers for each week of camp. In order to be Junior worker you need to have completed grade 8. You will be helping out in the kitchen, assisting the cleaning staff and spending time learning about camp ministry. A standard week, you will begin Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm and will be over Friday evening at 6:00 pm.
Junior Counselor - Each week of the summer we are in need of male and female Jr. Counselors. In order to be a Junior Counselor you need to have completed grade 10. You will be working with a Senior Counselor in a cabin of 8 to 10 campers. Your role is to assist, support and work with the Senior Counselor, not be just a ‘big camper’ or another Sr. Counselor. You will get to give leadership to a group of campers during wide games and when your Sr. Counselor goes on break. You will also help out with some of the practical cleaning and support areas of camp ministry.
For Jr. Counselor and Worker applicants, please click here.