JOIN THE TEAM AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Thank you for considering Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp for summer employment. We are located in the heart of Mohican Country in Northeast Ohio. While towering hardwoods, scenic Mohican hills, natural streams and ponds define our property landscape. A busy program schedule, facilitated by a quality staff dedicated to pointing campers towards God through an amazing experience in his creation define each of our summer camp programs.
We offer a variety of camps that include activities such as horseback riding, archery, marksmanship, crafts, canoeing, climbing tower, and so much more. Programs and activities however, will only rise to the level of the staff that facilitate them. Our goal at Pleasant Hill is to strive for excellence in everything we do. Amazing programs and activities then are the perfect platform for creating amazing relationships. First a relationship with God, then campers renewing old friendships and making new ones, and finally the mentoring relationships between campers and counselors. These relationships are what change lives at camp, and they are what we are all about. Therefore we are searching for a spiritually and emotionally mature college age staff that are excited to help make our programs the best they can be.
As you weigh your options for this summer we ask you to consider that each potential staff member will be evaluated based on some key criteria. Here are a couple of the most important:
- Commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and willingness to mature and grow as a Christian
- Commitment to lovingly mentoring and disciplining campers
- Commitment to helping campers build positive relationships.
- Good self-concept reflected in appearance, behavior and relationships with others.
- Ability to adapt and be flexible
- Ability to work well with others
Employment dates for the summer of 2013 are: May 29th - August 8th
Pleasant Hill believes strongly that by providing support to each summer staff member, the best possible results for our program growth and for the staff member's personal growth can be achieved. We are genuinely concerned that our staff have a dynamic, growth filled experience. We provide the following resources for all summer staff:
Staff Builders- Daily morning gathering of staff for devotions and prayer.
Staff Nites- Weekly recreational and social gathering of staff.
Training- Each staff member receives an extensive orientation and training before even one camper arrives. CPR/ First Aid, Life Guard training, emergency procedures, counseling skills courses, and practical experience in all phases of the camp operation are some of the areas we cover.
Open Office- The camp office is always open for staff to meet with the Camp Administration for support, advice and encouragement.
Positions Available- We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:
Counselors- Share cabin responsibilities with a co-counselor or C.I.T. Responsible for the care of each camper in their cabin. Teach daily activity areas, teach a daily devotional to their cabin, participate in evening fireside skits and programs, life guarding* at the lake, and other duties as assigned. No prior experience necessary.
*Lifeguards- To provide a greater awareness, all counselors will take part in lifeguard training during training camp. Non swimmers will not be required to take part in the skills sections of training. Those that pass the course will receive a weekly raise, with the added perk of being paid for a training that you normally pay for! Responsibilities will include providing for total care and supervision while campers are at the lake in the afternoons. Upkeep of beach front and lifeguard equipment, canoes, sail boat etc...
Photographer- Takes pictures daily of campers & activities, and keeps the parents web page update daily. Also supervises the camp store & snack shack. Other program duties as assigned.
Cooks- Prepares meals under the supervision of the food service manager, cleans after meal service, provides program support through special events requiring food such as the Luau, or Moonlit Hoedown, chuck wagon breakfast etc... Dining room upkeep. No prior experience necessary though applicants should have a genuine like for food service.
Maintenance- Assists the Maintenance Manager with grounds and buildings upkeep. Also provides program support to the program staff. Mowing, landscaping, building maintenance. Must be able to operate power equipment. Prior experience helpful but not required.
Program Assistants- Implements the program of Pleasant Hill with great care for detail. This is the face of our main camp activities, including firesides, big games, and daily leadership. Ability to lead from the front, creating energy and excitement are key! Recommends program enhancements and implements them if asked. Provides support and encouragement to the counselling staff. Handles logistical details of the camp program. Maintains good communication with counselling staff. Keeps the Director informed of issues that require attention. Previous experience in Christian Camping required.
Horsemanship Specialist- Teaches riding instruction, cowboy skills instruction and works with trail rides. Care of horses and barn maintenance is not a part of this position. Good driving record is required and past experience and competence in horse knowledge and background is essential. Will be responsible for driving the camp's 15 passenger van to and from the horse livery. This position will be the face of the PHOC horsemanship program, teaching campers and providing an atmosphere of education and FUN.
C.I.T. (Counselor in Training) (16-18 years of age volunteer)- Assists the lead cabin counselor in providing for a safe and fun camp experience for every camper in their care. Assist in teaching daily activity areas, and daily devotionals to their cabin, participate in evening fireside skits and programs, other duties as assigned. No prior experience necessary. CITs serve on a voluntary basis and are non paid.
Pay is afforded to each summer staffer based on current Ohio wage laws. Currently, staff are receiving a starting wage of $165 per week in addition to room and board. Weekly raises are available through different skilled positions, and passing lifeguard certification. Workman's compensation coverage, is provided to each summer staffer.
As you review your opportunities for service this summer we hope that Pleasant Hill will be high on your list of considerations. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call. We always enjoy conversations with potential staff!
Decisions will be made on every application as soon as possible. Phone (and Skype) interviews will be required of each applicant where personal interviews are not possible.
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