Interested in joining our 2021 summer team?
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We're looking for energetic, joyful, Christ-like individuals to serve with us in summer 2021! Here's what you can expect from a summer at Sunrise.
Small community: Camps range from 25-50 campers, ensuring that everyone builds personal relationships with each other.
Focused time with God: Personal and cabin devotions, chapels, and one-on-one conversations help staff and campers grow closer to the Lord.
Exhausting, rewarding weeks: Working with campers is a non-stop, all-in kind of job. But there's nothing more thrilling than watching as a camper is saved or grows in their relationship with God.
Schedule: Camps run from June 11-25, & July 11-16. (Additional camps may be added June 27-July 2 and July 18-23. All staff must attend training June 11-12.)
Counselors / Junior Counselors
Mission: To glorify God by discipling and taking responsibility for the campers in your care.
Counselor: You’ll lead a cabin of 8 kids for an active, fun, and engaging week. You’ll build relationships with your campers, lead them in activities, and help them take the next step spiritually; all while ensuring your campers are safe and well-cared for.
Junior Counselor: You’ll assist a counselor in whatever ways are needed, whether running errands or leading a devotional, while building relationships with your campers and sharing the gospel with them.
Mission: To glorify God by making the waterfront a safe and enjoyable experience for all.
Job Description: By keeping a close lookout and enforcing waterfront rules, you’ll create a safe and enjoyable experience at our two lakes. You'll also enable the counselors to have one-on-one spiritual conversations with campers. (Lifeguards also serve on the operations or health center teams.)
Mission: To glorify God by serving staff behind the scenes.
Job Description: As op staff, you’ll serve everyone at camp--from transporting food for a picnic to cleaning restrooms, from setting up archery targets to replacing stairs. Op staff are ready for anything and proactive in figuring out ways to serve. Most op staff also serve as lifeguards.
Mission: To glorify God by providing delicious meals and welcoming experiences in the dining hall and café.
Kitchen Staff: You'll prepare and serve three delicious meals a day, and create a warm and inviting atmosphere in the dining hall. Kitchen staff also work in the café.
Dishwashers: You'll help make the dining hall run smoothly and efficiently by serving behind the scenes--whether washing dishes or helping the kitchen staff serve. Dishwashers also work in the camp store and café.
Photographer / Videographer
Mission: To glorify God by helping parents, campers, and staff remember their camp experience.
Job Description: You’ll take lots of quality photos and videos of each person, place, and activity at camp, while preparing media for daily photo reels, Facebook posts, and end-of-week videos.
Health Center Team
Mission: To glorify God by caring for the physical and spiritual needs of campers and staff.
Job Description: As a health center supervisor or assistant, you'll keep track of campers' medications, apply band-aids, and work to ensure the health of campers and staff.
Health Center Supervisors must be certified as an EMT, AEMT, registered nurse, or similar certification.
Dates: June 11-25 & July 11-16. (Additional weeks may be added: June 27-July 2, July 18-23. Staff are welcome to stay between camp sessions.) Commitment includes mandatory training on June 11-12, plus the specific weeks of camp a staff member is accepted to work for.
Time Off: During each week of camp, staff have 1-2 hours off daily, depending on their position. (Staff must stay on-site the entirety of each camp session.) In addition, there are 36-hour breaks between sessions. Staff are free to leave the property between sessions, and must report back by 1 pm on the day each session begins.
Summer staff must be able to attend all of staff training (June 11-12), be at least 15 years old (or have previous work experience at a Sunrise weekend retreat), and be Christians who agree with Sunrise's statement of beliefs.
All staff are volunteers, and not paid. However, as God provides, summer staff receive a small gift each week, typically between $50-$70.
Three meals a day are included in your position as a staff member. Some common entrees
- Breakfasts: pancakes and sausage, french toast and bacon, scrambled eggs and coffee cake
- Lunches: pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers
- Dinners: spaghetti, pork roast, chicken casserole
Staff with food allergies or dietary restrictions must supplement meals with personal food. Personal food must be stored in the dining hall. A refrigerator and freezer are available, and food is accessible by kitchen staff.
Due to the number of children with severe nut allergies, Camp Sunrise strives to be nut-free. Products containing nuts (other than coconut) are not allowed in the Dining Hall. Peanuts are not allowed on the property. (Some coconut is used in the camp kitchen.)
On-site training from June 11-12 is mandatory for all staff. In addition, staff may be required to complete some online training before arriving at Sunrise.