Recreation Area Specialist

Position Overview

The Recreation Area Specialists are responsible for managing their assigned camp activities and buildings, ensuring they are in good repair, adequately stocked, and cleaned on a regular basis. They lead large group recreation activities at their assigned camp with groups of staff and campers (100-300). They report to their site Program Director and assist in skits, evening games and complete daily rounds of their assigned activity areas ensuring they are cleaned, repaired, and well stocked for the next day of activities.

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 and 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 as a Recreation Area Specialist could be your summer job "fit".

This is an entry-level, summer-only role. Prior camp experience is helpful but not required, Successful Recreation Specialists are great at getting things done, following lists, ordering supplies before they run out, and are natural leaders on a megaphone in leading the fun at camp. An initiative to learn, grow, balance multiple tasks and completing a set list of daily tasks is required in this role.

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

What You'll Do:

  • Attend staff training (Begins late May)
  • Develop a rotation and a consistent plan of large group games that is approved by the Program Director ahead of time.
  • Make daily rounds throughout all your assigned areas ensuring they are cleaned, organized, equipment is in good condition, and produces an order list for missing supplies.
  • Repair recreation equipment like floor hockey sticks, slingshot range targets, archery supplies, and more
  • 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:

  • You were a 3-sport athlete in High School
  • You have grown-up dreams of coaching your future son/daughter's sports team
  • You are a "goal-setter" that competes primarily against what you accomplished yesterday
  • 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 schools' 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)