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Staff Commitments

We ask that you commit to work with us, to the best of your ability, to fulfill Spofford’s mission. We will commit to being intentional about making space for God to capture your heart and grow your faith. In addition to the application, we will also need both a Spiritual Reference and a Character Reference. Links to those forms are below.

Spiritual Reference Character Reference Staff Brochure

Hiring Process

December
Staff applications are available to be filled out. All new and returning applicants need to fill out the correct application. Returning staff can log into their account and new applicants will create an account to begin your application. You can select your job preferences, tell us your availability and answer the application questions. Deadline for applications is February 15.
March
Hiring decisions are made in late February and you will be notified in early March 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.
June
Prior to arrival, all staff and volunteers are required to submit to a background check and take Praesidium’s online training, which focuses on how to prevent the sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults by employees, volunteers, and other program participants.

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: ASHLEY SHOMAN

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: JEN FAUSKE

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: ALLYSON SOLVANG

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: STEPHEN SCHURTER

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

Other unique positions that are not in their own department include Assistant Program Director, Explorer Directors, Adventurer Directors, Head of Boys and Head of Girls Staff, Photo/Videographer and Sound Technician.