Male counselors – Closes 6/1/17

Position Male counselors
Employer Lutherwood Camp and Retreat Center
Job Description General Responsibilities
1. Be a positive Christian influence at all times and provide personal guidance when needed
2. To be with your campers at ALL times unless on break
3. Be responsible for the stewardship of all camp facilities and equipment
4. Represent the camp and its purpose in a positive manner when you are in public
5. Possess an attitude and actions which continually reflect that Christ lives within you and that you view your position as an opportunity to be in His service

Specific Responsibilities
A. Directly responsible for the needs and actions of the 8-10 campers placed in your care each week (this includes typical on-site campers, specialty campers, and off-site day camp campers), especially in the following five areas:

1. Spiritual Needs: To identify and meet the spiritual needs of ALL campers
a. Daily leadership of Bible Study for the cabin group
b. Plan and lead a daily bedtime devotional for the cabin group
c. Assist with the planning and leading of worship and campfire including skits and music
d. Promote an atmosphere of Christian cooperation among the campers and among fellow staff members
e. Be a positive Christian influence at all times and be Christ’s witness in all your ways and works

2. Physical Needs: To identify and meet the physical needs of ALL campers by being responsible for his/her health, cleanliness, and safety
a. Guard campers from dangerous activities or circumstances
b. Make sure YOU and your campers are practicing good hygiene, sleeping habits, and eating habits while at camp

3. Emotional Needs: identify and meet the emotional needs of ALL campers
a. Get to know and understand each camper as quickly and as well as possible
b. Treat ALL campers fairly and show loving concern for all aspects of their welfare
c. Strive to build self-esteem and self-value in each camper
d. Provide opportunities for discussion of individual or group problems/concerns
e. Teach your cabin group to live as a group and be aware of each other’s needs

4. Program/ Activities
a. Be involved/participate in all camp activities, whether leading it or not
b. Lead activities such as games, mealtime, singing, and worship or campfire aspects as assigned by the Team Leaders
c. Supervise all aspects of the campers’ day, including cabin clean-up, quiet time, evening activities, meal times, cabin activities and getting ready for bed

5. Camper Discipline
a. Understand, follow, and enforce all camp policies and standards
b. Make sure that your campers are behaving in an appropriate manner during all activities, including large group activities
c. Encourage respect for the property of others and for the camp’s facilities and equipment
d. When necessary refer discipline problems to the Team Leaders

B. Other Specific Responsibilities
1. Assist in registration of the campers and weekly clean-up assignments
2. Maintain good public relations with the parents and campers
3. As a team member, assist other staff in any task that will enhance the outdoor ministry of Lutherwood Camp and Retreat Center
4. While most of the time you will be in direct supervision of campers, some weeks you may be asked to assist with support staff duties which may include: kitchen assistant, maintenance, or day camp

Qualifications Required Qualifications
1. Minimum Age – 18 years old and have graduated high school
2. Dedicated Christian who is willing to share their faith in Christ with others
3. Desire and ability to work with children in an outdoor ministry setting
4. Certified in CPR/First Aid and have their WA state food handlers certification prior to summer

Desired Qualifications
1. Possess the ability to lead others in group activities, including but not limited to, devotionals, games, cabin activities, music, and skits
2. Willingness to experience outdoor living and to teach/ learn new skills
3. Ability to accept supervision and guidance
4. Possess imagination, a sense of humor, patience, conviction, sincerity, enthusiasm, initiative, self-control, adaptability, willingness to learn, integrity, ingenuity, a sense of spiritual direction, and the presence of God in his/ her life


Days/Hours Varies, June 13-Aug. 11
Contact Info Amy Ecklund – Program Director, 1185 Roy Rd. Bellingham, WA 98229  EMAIL:
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Position Close June 1, 2017