Arts and Crafts Specialist

Position Overview

Arts & Crafts Specialists are responsible for managing the craft activities and facilities at their assigned camp ensuring we are always adequately stocked on supplies and cleaned on a daily basis. They learn and lead a couple dozen crafts and camper "take home" projects including tie-dye, wood burning, coloring, jewelry making, and much more. They report to their site Program Director and participate in skits, evening games and other camp program activities and events as assigned. 

You love Jesus. You trust the Bible as God's Word. And you don't just want a "summer job" where you punch in and punch out. You want to develop your skills, grow in your walk with Christ in an awesome community of peers who can support and encourage you.

You're motivated to share your faith in a way that impacts the lives of your peers and will challenge you physically and emotionally as you harness new skills for leading adults and kids alike.

If this summary has your 'ear', then this summer on staff at Trout Lake Camps as a Arts & Crafts Specialist could be your summer job "fit".

This is an entry-level, summer-only role. Prior camp experience is helpful but not required, Successful Arts & Craft Specialists are great at staying organized, skilled in crafts, following lists, & order supplies before they run out. They are great at connecting with campers on a one-on-one basis and see crafts as a medium to sharing the core aspects of their faith in Jesus with those around them.

Who You Are:

  • A committed Christ-follower who displays a commitment and attitude of reflecting Jesus
  • A diligent servant who is energized by team fellowship & collaboration
  • An individual who can be trusted to follow established rules, policies, and procedures to keep staff and campers safe
  • A person who measures productivity by completing their "list" every day
  • A young leader curious about a career calling into full-time ministry

What You'll Do:

  • Attend Staff Training (Begins late May)
  • Develop a rotation of crafts within a defined budget that is approved by the Program Director
  • Keeps their assigned craft spaces, cleaned, organized, and well stocked.
  • Produces an order list for missing supplies and submits to their assigned Program Director
  • Leads, organizes, and assists in other program areas as assigned by the Program Director
  • Assist with camper exit and entrance day responsibilities as assigned
  • Trained to drive camp wagons and pontoon boats as assigned
  • Assist in program activities including serving as a cabin buddy and ministry teams

For Bonus Points:

  • Your hobbies include throwing clay
  • Friendship bracelets are your jam
  • A former Trout camper or staff member

Work Perks:

When you join the Trout Lake Camps summer staff, our prayer is that you will grow spiritually in your walk with Jesus, your leadership will be sharper & you'll see a connection between your work and the work that God does in the lives of campers. Safe. Fun. Gospel. are the hallmarks of the Trout staff experience.

  • Onsite housing provided (dorm-style housing in either male or female housing)
  • Free meals while camp is in and out of session
  • Work experience may qualify for university credit (contact your school's internship office)
  • Spiritual development opportunities
  • Supportive and positive working environment
  • Staff social activities throughout the summer

Summer Pay Starts At $5,000!

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Summer Positions at Trout work (Memorial Day through the end of August).
Some minor accommodations can be made for time off on a case-by-case basis.

Attendance at our Summer Training is required for this position.
(Memorial Day through Middle of June)