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Staff Details

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RETREAT STAFF

If you’re interested in working at Camp during our Retreat Season, please reach out to Tory Abrahamsen (tory@campspofford.org or 603-696-1895)

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SUMMER STAFF    APPLY HERE

Staff Week

Our 2024 summer season for guests runs from 6/22 to 8/24, but we ask that all of our staff commit to join us for one of the most important weeks for our summer team – Staff Week. This is a week where all of our staff join together, bond, and learn about their jobs and responsibilities. Staff Week for 2024 will be from 6/16 to 6/21 before our guests begin arriving. Camp Counselors are asked to arrive a bit earlier than most of our staff to give them a chance to dive deep into understanding what it means to lead, teach, and care for our campers. Counselor Orientation begins on 6/12 and will end when the other staff arrive on 6/16, at which point they will join the rest of the summer team for Staff Week.

Summer Commitment

We ask that all staff who apply and are hired commit to working a minimum of 6 weeks. We understand that this is a big ask, but we highly value the cohesiveness and consistency of our summer staff. Hiring preference is given to applicants who can work longer. The more weeks you work, the more likely you will get hired.

If you don’t believe you can commit that much time, we would still love to hear from you about your interest in working at Camp. Throughout the summer, we may have spots that need to be filled or other opportunities you might be interested in. So, please contact us if you want to explore that conversation.

Housing

Housing is included for all of our summer staff. We have 4 housing units that we use – 2 for boys and 2 for girls. Each unit houses up to 20 staffers, assigned by age, and has interior bathrooms.

In addition to housing, we include 3 meals per day for our staff. If that’s not enough sustenance for you, we also run a delicious morning coffee shop and evening snack shop every day called Knute’s. Staff must pay out-of-pocket for any purchases made at Knute’s.

Salary Info

Weekly Pay

  • High School Students – $100/week
  • College Students – $200/week
  • Program and Leadership Positions – $250/week
  • Voyagers Counselor – $250/week
  • Department Head Positions – $250/week
  • Youth Camp Counselor – $350/week

Bonuses

  • $500 summer bonus for working at least 8 weeks
  • $100 summer bonus for referring someone who gets hired

SUMMER STAFF TIME OFF POLICY

Packing List

Summer Staff Hiring Process

November
Staff applications are available to be filled out. All new and returning applicants need to fill out the correct application. You can select your job preferences, tell us your availability and answer the application questions. Deadline for applications is February 16.
March
Hiring decisions for support staff are made in late February and you will be notified by March 8th about whether you have been hired or not. If selected, you will receive your job offer via email with a summer contract and instructions on how to complete your new hire paperwork.
New in 2024
Leadership Positions and Departments Heads are hired on a rolling basis. As a result of a new hiring practice, job availability will be dependent on when you apply. We will be hiring on a first come basis, and recommend that you do not wait until February to apply, because all jobs may be filled by then. We will make hiring decisions within 2-3 weeks after receiving a completed application.
June
Prior to arrival, all staff and volunteers are required to submit to a background check and take an online training which focuses on how to prevent the sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults by employees, volunteers, and other program participants.

Summer Positions +
Opportunities

Voyagers Counselor

Work with our Day Camp Program for children who are 5-10 years old. Every week you are supervising 20 kids and running programs each day from 8 AM – 4:30 PM.  (formerly Adventure Day Camp Counselor)

DEPARTMENT HEAD: TBD

Job Description & Responsibilities

Housekeeping

Work are responsibility of keeping all of Camp’s room and bathrooms clean and welcoming to our guests. Includes everything from making beds to cleaning toilets.  You will also work in Knutes each week.

DEPARTMENT HEAD: DAN & BRITTA MCGUIGAN

Job Description & Responsibilities

Childcare

Work with our pre-camper and nursery children (ages 0-7), providing programming for the kids who are at Camp Spofford with their families. You will also help out in the snack shop and Knutes each week.

DEPARTMENT HEAD: LIZ NELSON

Job Description & Responsibilities

Maintenance

Work all over the grounds of Camp Spofford, keeping everything clean, safe and working.  You will mow lawns, empty trash, unclog toilets and so much more.  You will also help in the dish room once a week.

DEPARTMENT HEAD: JIM MILLS

Job Description & Responsibilities

Youth Camp Counselor

Every week you will be in a cabin with up to 12 campers, and responsible for their safety, program and discipleship while they are at Camp. Must be 18 or have graduated high school.

DEPARTMENT HEAD: TORY ABRAHAMSEN

Job Description & Responsibilities

Waitstaff

Work in the Dining Room during meals. Responsible for setup, clean up and serving the guests during each meal. Great job to meet lots of people. Typically works 2 meals each day.

DEPARTMENT HEAD: MINDY BENJAMIN

Job Description & Responsibilities

Dish Room

Work take care of all things clean-up for every meal. Pots, pans, dishes and everything else that needs to be washed and ready to us again. Typically work 2 out of 3 meals each day.

DEPARTMENT HEAD: KEVIN ANDERSON

Job Description & Responsibilities

Waterfront

Lifeguards and Boat Drivers. Responsible for the safety and entertainment of our families and campers on the Beach and in the water. You will also work in Knutes one night a week.

DEPARTMENT HEAD: ROBIN MILLS

Kitchen Staff

Cook, cut, grill, prep and serve all the food. Much of the prep is from scratch, and you learn a variety of kitchen skills when working. Typically works 2 out of 3 meals each day.

DEPARTMENT HEAD: DOUG HILDRETH

Job Description & Responsibilities

Other Positions