Position Overview

The Nightwatch position at Trout is responsible for providing a safe and secure presence at our camps during sleeping hours. Nightwatch works under the direction of the Camp Director and is assigned to patrol our 300-acre property via a provided camp vehicle by helping campers and staff get to bed and responding to the middle of night urgent situations. They are trained on the best practices of approaching unauthorized persons and vehicles, assist in securing buildings, turning off lights, and submitting daily reports of the night happenings to the Director before turning in for the night. This position works second and third shifts. Typical working hours are 1:00 pm – 5:00 am.

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.

This is an entry-level, summer-only role. Prior camp experience is helpful but not required. An initiative to learn, grow, balance multiple tasks and meet daily tasks are required in this role.

Who You Are:

  • A committed Christ-follower who displays a commitment and attitude of reflecting Jesus
  • A diligent servant who thrives by working in the background
  • 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 doing all the "things" on the list
  • A person with a valid driver's licensed with no more than one moving violation in the last year

What You'll Do:

  • Attend Staff Training (Begins late May)
  • Sleep during daylight hours so that you can be awake and working in the afternoon thru early mornings.
  • Follow a predetermined route each evening encouraging campers and staff to get to bed.
  • Drive around camp and walk thru buildings to turn off lights, turn on lights and ensure curfew is followed
  • Submit written daily reports of curfew violations to the Camp Director for follow-up the next day
  • Assist with camper exit and entrance day responsibilities as assigned
  • Trained to drive camp wagons and pontoon boats as assigned
  • Conduct town runs picking items in town
  • Pick-up and drop-off summer staff at airports

For Bonus Points:

  • You're a proud night owl
  • You the rare introvert who loves working alone, but can hold a conversation with anyone
  • You follow and enforce rules, if your grandma was breaking curfew, you would write her up.
  • 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. is the hallmark 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

Starting Pay Is $350 A Week!

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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)