Summer Job Opportunity at Camp Blessing Texas

January 20, 2021
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This paid, service-based job opportunity is shared on behalf of Rachel Landon, Program Coordinator at Camp Blessing Texas.

Camp Blessing Texas a non-profit Christian organization that services individuals with special needs. The camp is a 15-year-old, award-winning, Christian summer camp located just outside of Brenham, Texas. Our goal and mission is to provide help and hope to people of all abilities through Christ-centered camp experiences. We serve and show the love of Jesus to children and young adults with special needs by giving them the best week of their lives in a barrier-free environment that surrounds them with love, acceptance, and fun. It's the summer camp experience tailored and made accessible for all, and over 700 campers get to experience this life-changing ministry each year.

It is also important to mention that our camp has an on-site clinic for any medical needs that may arise. This clinic is run by nursing and pre-med students that are supervised by RNs, EMTs, and/or Physicians at all times. All medication management will be taken care of at our clinic to ensure that campers take their medications on time. This allows us to service medically fragile campers, which is very unique to our camp. Along the same lines, we have a specialty diet form that will be given to the chef for all our camper's needs. Health and safety are thoroughly ensured at Camp Blessing.

To learn more about our mission, beliefs, and to see past camp photos and videos, please visit our website at campblessing.org. Below are a couple of videos that illustrate some of the fun we have each week at camp!
Children's Camp
Adult Camp

We would be blessed to have members of your sorority/fraternity/organization serve as LAF Staff members at our Camp. Staff members can come all summer (June 6- Aug 8), or for 5 weeks in the beginning (June 6- July 10) or end of summer (July 12-Aug 8). During this time, Greek Life members will have the option to earn community service hours (up to 102 hours per week), while not getting paid for that week of service. Community service hours must be requested by the student before their session begins. The following positions are offered at this camp:

Administrative Intern:
Position Type: Full-time, seasonal
Mid-May to Mid-Aug, 2021

Supervision: Programs Coordinator and Guest Services Manager

Summary: Camp Blessing Texas is a Christian camp seeking an extraordinary multi-tasker with excellent communication skills and an upbeat attitude to minister to and serve our special needs campers. This is a full-time, seasonal position that will begin in Mid-May and end in Mid-August. As the administrative intern, candidates should be able to assist management and all guests by handling office tasks, providing polite and professional assistance via phone, mail, and e-mail, and being an overall helpful and positive presence in the workplace. Candidates will serve as the initial point of contact for staff, volunteers, and campers that will arrive in subsequent weeks of camp. Additionally, candidates will organize files, engage in event planning and meeting setup and implementation, create correspondences, prepare reports and documents, manage calendars and staff/camper assignments, prepare invoices, and offer general staff support. Being prepared and responsive, willing to meet each challenge directly, being comfortable with computers, general office tasks, and excel at both verbal and written communication are also required for this position. Most importantly, Administrative Interns should have a genuine desire to meet the needs of others.

Job Duties:
Complete administrative tasks to prepare for the upcoming week of camp
Maintain polite and professional communication via phone, e-mail, and mail
Making calls to the volunteers, staff, and campers on waitlists
Editing schedules based on attendance of staff/campers
Printing off needed forms for each day at camp
Prepare communications, such as memos, emails, invoices, reports and other correspondence
Create and maintain filing systems, both electronic and physical
Manage accounts and perform bookkeeping for campers and volunteers
Greet and assist visitors in office
Anticipate the needs of others in order to ensure their seamless and positive experience
General office and reception duties

Qualifications:
Currently and actively pursuing a relationship with Jesus Christ
Enthusiastically supportive of Camp Blessing’s Mission values willing and able to live them out and communicate them effectively to others
Currently enrolled in or recent graduate from college
GPA above 3.0
Prior work or volunteer experience in administration, camps, marketing, communications, and/or related field is a plus
Experience working with or ability to learn Google Drive, Ultra Camp and Apple computers is preferred

Required Skills:
Organization
Time management
Flexibility
Problem solving
Excellent communication (Written and Verbal)
Team collaboration
Proficient in general computer skills
Self-motivated and independent worker
Ability to prioritize tasks, as well as multi-task
Ability to simultaneously work on multiple projects

Learning Objectives/goals: will be made in collaboration with student and academic supervisor.

Pay and Benefits:
Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience
Free room and board while working
Educational and experiential advancements in administrative and non-profit management
skills
Creating professional networking with college students across the country

All successful candidates must be able to pass a background check and will be required to complete a staff training and orientation program.



Marketing/Recruitment Intern: 1 in the fall semester, 1 in the spring semester
Position Type: Full-time, seasonal
Jan-June 2021
Aug-Dec 2021

Supervision: Executive Director

Job Summary:
Camp Blessing Texas is a Christian camp seeking an extraordinarily creative individual with the desire to spread our mission through effective marketing communications. These marketing efforts will be related to the recruitment of Christ-centered staff and volunteers in order to minister to and serve our campers with special needs. This is a full-time, seasonal position that will begin in mid-August and end in mid-December. We offer many programs throughout the year that will require you to help plan events and assist with camp administration. As the marketing intern, you will also be responsible for the management of our social media platforms. This includes posting about upcoming events, sharing our beliefs and culture, responding to inquiries via facebook messenger, and encompassing the joy and experience of our campers, volunteers, and staff members. Traveling will be required for recruitment purposes and will be fully reimbursed by Camp Blessing.

Job Duties:
Create attractive materials for marketing and recruitment
Recruit volunteers, campers, and camp staff - Some travel required for recruiting events
Assist in marketing and advertising promotional activities (e.g. social media, direct mail, and
web)
Create promotional videos
Monitoring and managing the company's social media platforms, adjusting outreach tactics as
needed
Research and evaluate competitor marketing and digital content
Research customer trends
Support the team in daily administrative tasks, i.e. answering phone calls/emails
Help with summer preparations as delegated via leadership meetings
Assist with registration/administration of campers, volunteers, and staff
Collect quantitative and qualitative data from marketing campaigns
Perform market analysis and research on competition
Prepare promotional presentations
Distribute marketing materials
Prepare and communicate website updates and changes to website host
Organize and host marketing events
Developing tools and methods for collecting data such as surveys, opinion polls or questionnaires
Collecting and analyzing data to identify consumer trends, as well as satisfaction
Researching consumer opinions and marketing strategies and proposing adjustments to current
Strategizes accordingly

Qualifications:
Applied understanding of basic marketing principles and techniques
Familiarity with major social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
Creative problem-solving skills
Self-motivated with ability to work independently
Comfortable with multitasking in a deadline-driven environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Basic photography, image and video editing, and graphic design skills
Bachelor’s degree or currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, or a related field
Prior experience with recruitment is a plus
Proficient with the use of Google Drive
Previous experience with the use of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Premiere Pro) and social media management tools is a plus

Required Skills:

Familiarity with social media strategies and platforms
Flexibility
Outstanding multitasking abilities and taking initiative
Ability to take direction and absorb information quickly
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to translate complex research into common language
Familiarity with consumer psychology and buying habits
Ability to quickly learn and process information
Organization
Time management

Learning Objectives/goals: will be made in collaboration with student and academic supervisor.
Effective marketing resulting in higher levels of inquiries for camp and retreats
Social media evaluation tools should show increasing interaction

Salary and Benefits:
Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience
Educational and experiential advancements in marketing, recruitment, and data collection, analysis,
and application skills
Creating professional networking with college students across the country

All successful candidates must be able to pass a background check and will be required to complete a staff training and orientation program.

Cabin Leader:
Position Type: Full-time, seasonal
5 weeks at the beginning of summer (June 7-July 10)
4 weeks at the end of summer (July 12-Aug 7)
Full summer (June 7-Aug 7)

Supervision: Senior Cabin Leader

Summary: Cabin leaders serve as co-leaders over one cabin of campers and paired camper buddies. Candidates will be responsible for leading and guiding their cabin through the daily camp schedule, from waking up, to eating, to activities, to leading daily devotionals, and more. Encouragement of a loving and serving mentality, as well as facilitating a positive, fun, silly, enthusiastic camp culture is essential. Leading by example and creating a safe, judgement-free space will compel Buddies to follow the goofiness that is required for camp culture. Emphasis on creating a healthy and goofy camp culture can not be stated enough for this position. It is the Cabin Leader’s responsibility to instill this expectation in their cabin Buddies and Sidekicks.

Job Duties:
Assist and train Buddies in meeting their camper’s physical needs
Guide cabin through daily camp schedule
Lead daily Camper and Buddy devotionals
Supervise cabin during waking hours, as well as sleeping hours
Create safe environment for campers, as well as buddies and other staff/volunteers
Support all members of cabin mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually
Create sense of family amongst your cabin, as well as promote cabin spirit
Complete other duties as assigned by Senior Cabin Leaders/Leadership Team
Ensure positive and healthy attitudes of your cabin volunteers and campers
Facilitate a high energy, positive, fun, silly, enthusiastic camp culture
Ensure safety of all cabin members
Behavioral de-escalation
Knowledge of when to call Administrative Staff to help in difficult/dangerous situations
Encourage participation from volunteers, campers, and even staff if necessary

Qualifications:
18 years or older
Currently enrolled in, or recent graduate of college
Previous experience working with individuals with special needs is preferred
Previous leadership/supervisory experience is required
Lead by example
Positive attitude
Energetic

Required Skills:
Leadership
Time management
Flexibility
Problem solving
Excellent verbal communication
Behavioral de-escalation

Pay and Benefits:
Starting at $175/week and up based on experience and tenure with Camp Blessing Texas
Free room and board during while working
Creating professional networking with college students from across the Country

All successful candidates must be able to pass a background check and will be required to complete a staff training and orientation program.

Activity Leaders:
Position Type: Full-time, seasonal
5 weeks at the beginning of summer (June 7-July 10)
4 weeks at the end of summer (July 12-Aug 7)
Full summer (June 7-Aug 7)

Supervision: Senior Activity Leader

Job Summary: Activity leaders make up the largest portion of LAF staff at Camp Blessing. All LAF staff are tasked with creating a nurturing, positive, and professional environment while promoting camp policies and procedures amongst staff, volunteers and community. Activity Leaders will instruct, supervise, and provide physical assistance to all participants while teaching God’s truth amidst the fun! Activities are broken up into two categories: specialty, and non-specialty. Specialty Activity Leaders will be required to complete extra training and/or certification at the pre-camp required staff training, in order to run the following activities: Ropes, Horse Wrangler and Lifeguard. Non-specialty Activity Leaders will be responsible for running the rest of the camp activities, including: archery, arts and crafts, fishing/canoeing, water games, music and costume closet. Ensuring safety, encouraging participation, and creating a fun and transformational experience for participants should be made priority as a staff member.
Ropes Instructor*: Do you love the adrenaline rush of being suspended on a high platform? This position may be for you! As a Ropes Instructor, you will be stationed either at our giant swing or on our 50 foot high platform, helping campers and volunteers safely utilize our zipline and rock climbing wall. Training will be completed in order to ensure proper suspension of participants, as well as to include other safety precautions that candidates will need to be aware of. The ropes activities can be very intimidating to participants, so positive encouragement, connection to trusting God, and knowing when to stop pushing are essential job roles. None-the-less, these activities are usually camp favorites!
Wranglers*: These staff members ideally have previous horse handling experience and are confident being around such animals. They will assist in the care of the horses and creatively and safely facilitate the interactions and riding experiences for the campers. Horse and/or hippotherapy experience is preferred but not required.
Lifeguards*: Previous lifeguarding experience is a plus, however, it is not required. Lifeguards will receive lifeguard certification, as well as CPR certification. Safety of our participants is of utmost importance in all activities. Water safety is no exception. Lifeguards will be responsible for all water activities, including: lake and pool festivities.
Worship Leader: Sharing the gospel with our campers, volunteers, and staff is the foundation of Camp Blessing. Through music and singing, this candidate will spread the word of the Lord in a fun and catchy manner. Our camp community will be rejoicing in His name through Gospel music to reinforce our daily devotionals. Ability to play an instrument and sing is required for this position.
Note: * indicates specialty activity

Job Duties:
Follow policies and procedures to ensure all individuals in your care will have fun in a safe environment
Provide supervision, instruction, and verbal and physical assistance to all participants
Ensure that the needs of the individuals in your care are met with active supervision and attention throughout the day
Work individually or in conjunction with other Activity Leaders to implement safe activities
Get to know the campers as individuals. Find out their likes and dislikes and relate the Gospels into their day at camp
Positively encourage participation
Maintain a tidy space and ensure all equipment is maintained and returned to its appropriate location
Act as an integral member of the LAF Staff (ie. participate in required activities and meetings), provide input, instruction, and fulfill assignments as directed by Senior Activity Leaders/Leadership Team
Administer behavior protocol as directed
Administer all medical protocol as directed
Complete and submit all required paperwork by set deadlines including; Incident reports, and other required paperwork.
Communicate all pertinent issues affecting the activities to Senior Activity Leaders or Full time staff in a timely manner
Assist in preparation, set-up, and take-down of parties
Monitors safety of all aspects of the program and participants

Qualifications:
Must be at least 18 years of age
Previous experience in working with individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities is preferred but not required
Demonstrated history of responsibility, dependability, and maturity
Ability to consistently lift, carry and load adaptive and other sports equipment that may weigh 50 or more pounds, and sustain aerobic activity for 20 consecutive minutes
Commitment to a high energy, positive, fun, and team-oriented working environment
Fulfill additional duties that are allocated to you during your time at camp
Report any concerns regarding child protection to your Administrative Team
Make reasonable adjustments to accommodate and understand the requirements of participants in your group

Required Skills:
Ability to multitask
Flexibility
Adaptability and problem solving
Time management
Behavioral de-escalation
Positivity, enthusiasm, and encouragement
Ability to work independently AND as a team member
Effective communication with campers, volunteers, and staff

Pay and Benefits:
Starting at $175/week and up based on experience and tenure with Camp Blessing Texas
Free room and board during while working
Creating professional networking with college students from across the Country

All successful candidates must be able to pass a background check and will be required to complete a staff training and orientation program.


Media Team: At Camp Blessing Texas, there is an enormous amount of fun that takes place during camp. Members of the Media Team are responsible for capturing all that fun in real time, via photos and videos! Candidates will be tasked with recreating the camp experience in a condensed form so camp participants can show their families and friends about their experiences, as well as to relive camp all year round!

The photo team (3):
Position Type: Full-time, seasonal
5 weeks at the beginning of summer (June 7-July 10)
4 weeks at the end of summer (July 12-Aug 7)
Full summer (June 7-Aug 7)

Supervision: Senior Activity Leader

Job Summary: Candidates will take daily photos of every camper in order to create personal photo books for them to take home. Members of this team will organize the technical aspects of camp and collaborate with their team to create nightly slide shows of the day’s events. Posting photos to our social media and giving parents a glimpse of what their children are experiencing at camp is the gift that Photo Team members are able to share with others!

Job Duties:
Recreate the camp experience through photos on location
Collaborate with other Photo Team members in order to ensure every camper gets their photo taken each day
Organize and make a plan as to how you will keep track of the campers you have captured photos of, and the ones that still need a photo
Create daily slideshows of the day’s events and experiences
Operate and maintain all camp technology
Create individualized photo books for each camper
Editing photos for desired quality
Submitting photos to appropriate persons
Use artistic knowledge to enhance and compose photographs
Review sets of photographs and select the best results
Operate various photographic equipment such as single lens reflex cameras and film or digital cameras and lighting
Print and sort photos by camper
Organize camper photos by cabin for other staff to pick them up according to cabin


Qualifications:
Previous experience with photography
Ability to demonstrate professional photography skills
Knowledge of photography techniques
Proficiency with photo editing software and camera equipment

Required Skills:
Organization
Time management
Multi-tasking
Self-initiation
Teamwork and collaboration
Strong creative presence and artistic flair
Able to stand and move around for long periods at a time
Flexibility in schedule
Beautiful photos

Pay and Benefits:
Starting at $175/week and up based on experience and tenure with Camp Blessing Texas
Free room and board during while working
Creating professional networking with college students from across the Country

All successful candidates must be able to pass a background check and will be required to complete a staff training and orientation program.

Please send examples of your professional photography to Rachel Landon at rachel.landon@campblessing.org


Med Shed Staff:

Position Type: Full-time, seasonal
5 weeks at the beginning of summer (June 7-July 10)
4 weeks at the end of summer (July 12-Aug 7)
Full summer (June 7-Aug 7)

Supervision: Clinic Manager

Job Summary: Many of the campers that we service at Camp Blessing Texas are medically fragile, and/or have other medical needs that require attendance throughout camp. Our campers wouldn’t be able to participate in camp without the care that the Med Shed Staff provides. Each week candidates would assist in training the volunteer nurses, physicians, and EMTs on Camp Blessing’s medication distribution system, check in protocols, and administration of medication protocols. Miscellaneous health care of participants will also be taken care of by Clinic Staff, such as tending to scraped knees and rotating being on-call.

Job Duties:
Medication management/distribution
Take shifts being on-call
Train new volunteers on Camp Blessing’s clinical management protocols
Be eager to learn more medical information from the volunteers
Run Med Shed check-in
Receives, screens, assesses, and provides care to campers and other camp personnel
Takes and records vital signs, as appropriate to clinic operations
May assist with routine medical procedures, as appropriate to training, supervision and/or certification
Collects, verifies, records, and maintains data on clinical activity; prepares associated reports as required
Maintains inventories of supplies, as required to support day-to-day unit clinical and administrative operations
Assists in maintaining the cleanliness and serviceability of clinic facilities and equipment; communicates any maintenance and repair needs to the full time staff
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
Know when to call 911

Qualifications:
Must be at least 18 years of age
Currently enrolled nursing, pre-med, or other health related students
Must have/obtain advanced CPR certification
Previous experience in working with individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities is preferred
Demonstrated history of responsibility, dependability, and maturity
Must be motivated to help serve others and appropriately process constructive criticism
Ability to lift/transfer campers that may weigh 150 or more pounds, if needed


Required Skills:
Organization
Ability to multitask
Flexibility
Adaptability and problem solving
Time management
Behavioral de-escalation
Ability to work independently AND as a team member
Effective communication with campers, volunteers, and staff
Clinical and ethical reasoning

Pay and Benefits:
Starting at $175/week and up based on experience and tenure with Camp Blessing Texas
Free room and board during while working
Creating professional networking with college students from across the Country
Eligible to receive clinical rotation hours

All successful candidates must be able to pass a background check and will be required to complete a staff training and orientation program.

Staff Kids Leader:

Position Type: Full-time, seasonal
5 weeks at the beginning of summer (June 7-July 10)
4 weeks at the end of summer (July 12-Aug 7)
Full summer (June 7-Aug 7)

Supervision: Senior Program Leaders

Job Summary: This position provides care for the children of full-time camp staff, volunteer nurses, and cabin parents. Candidates will only partake in this role IF there are staff/volunteer kids to care for that week. When there are weeks without staff/volunteer kids, candidates will utilize their gifts in other assigned Staff positions. Staff Kids Leaders will create an exciting and engaging program for the kids that will include participation in some of the existing camp activities as well as potential opportunities for some off-site adventures. This person should really love kids from ages 1-11 years old, be highly energetic, creative and innovative, patient and flexible.

Job Duties:
Supervise the children of staff and volunteers
Schedule games and camp events
Lead daily devotionals for staff kids
Take corrective action, if needed
Complete other duties as allocated by Senior Program Leaders
Eat some meals with staff kids

Qualifications:
Must be at least 18 years of age
Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from college
Demonstrated history of responsibility, dependability, and maturity

Required Skills:
Flexibility
Problem solving
Time management
Ability to work independently

Pay and Benefits:
Starting at $175/week and up based on experience and tenure with Camp Blessing Texas
Free room and board during while working
Creating professional networking with college students from across the Country

All successful candidates must be able to pass a background check and will be required to complete a staff training and orientation program.

Crew Leader:
Position Type: Full-time, seasonal
5 weeks at the beginning of summer (June 7-July 10)
4 weeks at the end of summer (July 12-Aug 7)
full summer (June 7-Aug 7)

Supervision: Senior Activity Leader

Job Summary: Crew Leaders will supervise and manage our middle school-aged volunteers- Crew. Candidates should embrace diversity and uniqueness, foster cleanliness, and creatively make any task fun. This candidate’s creativity will motivate the volunteers to properly complete chore-like tasks. Camp Blessing desires for everyone to have fun, and this candidate will be responsible for making that happen for the middle schoolers. Each week, Crew Leaders will teach volunteer Crew members about waiting and serving, cleaning, and selflessness. Candidates are also responsible for leading daily Crew devotionals. Characteristic qualities of this candidate include: gracefulness, organized, team player, and modern trend enthusiast.

Job Duties:
Supervise, instruct, and coordinate Crew participants
Assign and schedule Crew tasks
Lead daily Crew devotionals
Motivate Crew members by making tasks fun
Take corrective action, if needed
Be accepting of uniqueness and diversity
Provide emotional, mental, and physical support, if necessary; remember, you are NOT their counselor
Show gracefulness to others
Complete other duties as allocated by *supervisor*
Teach the word of the Lord and further understanding for Crew members
This role will be sleeping in the same cabins as middle school aged Crew members of the same gender?
Eat meals with Crew members

Qualifications:
Must be at least 18 years of age
Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from college
Demonstrated history of responsibility, dependability, and maturity
Knowledgeable about modern trends
Passionate about mentoring middle school-aged kids

Required Skills:
Organization
Ability to multitask
Flexibility
Problem solving
Time management
Ability to work independently
Effective communication with campers and volunteers

Pay and Benefits:
Starting at $175/week and up based on experience and tenure with Camp Blessing Texas
Free room and board during while working
Creating professional networking with college students from across the Country

All successful candidates must be able to pass a background check and will be required to complete a staff training and orientation program.

If you could please pass along this opportunity to your members, that would be so appreciated. We also have a referral bonus; this means if you are hired as a LAF Staff member and you refer someone else to apply at Camp Blessing Texas as a LAF Staff member and they are hired, you will receive a $25 referral bonus. They must put your name as the referral in their application and you must BOTH be hired to receive the bonus. There is no cap on the number of referrals.

If they are interested in these positions, please have them follow these next steps to apply:
First, create an account if you do not currently have one.

Steps to creating an account:

Go to www.campblessing.org
Click - Register or Log In
If prompted select Camp Blessing Texas from the list of Camps
Click - Create an Account
Follow the directions to fill out all the important information for the primary contact


Application:

Log into your account
Click “register” next to your name
Select "Summer Staff Applications 2021" and click "register" at the top of your screen
Fill out all the applicable forms
Click - check out my cart
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All questions can be directed to: rachel.landon@campblessing.org.
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