Get ready for the best summer of your life. We’re not your average job or average summer camp. Help us create an unforgettable world for our Campers.
Summer Staff at Camp Barnabas
Answer the Call
Our Summer Staff is passionate about loving others while setting an example of their strong relationship with Christ for Campers and Missionaries alike.
Our Summer Staff brings the hype and energy to our Campers and Missionaries. Whether it's wearing crazy costumes at our nightly parties, cruising down the waterslides with Campers, or discipling a cabin through daily devotions, our Staff has a heart for loving and serving others.
Paid positions are available and will fulfill internship credit at most universities. Summer Staff positions last either four or eight weeks. Apply now to join the fun!
Our Cabin Staffers have the opportunity to serve and love not only every Camper in their cabin but also every Missionary as well. No day is typical, but as a Cabin Staffer, you should expect to do various activities, lead a devotional time with your cabin, and have a blast at our themed parties. All Cabin Staff are trained on the various activities at camp, including rifles, archery, fishing, canoeing, and more! As the spiritual leaders of the cabin, Cabin Staff put aside their personal wants and needs to be the hands and feet of Jesus and guide their Missionaries in how to love their Campers well. A Barnabas Staffer is prepared to love and celebrate all Campers as children of God and ensure the Campers’ relationship with their Missionary is both safe and meaningful.
Age: 17 – 18 (Must have completed senior year of high school)
The Core Team is made up of individuals who have just graduated from high school. These members not only get to SEE the many wonderful jobs of camp, but get to experience working in them as well! Core Team is a vital role at camp that requires flexibility and the willingness to serve wherever is needed. We value the Core Team greatly, and it is our hope that this position provides opportunities to grow and learn what it could look like to be a part of Summer Staff at Barnabas in the future.
This position is for individuals who love to stay active and be in the outdoors. Extreme Team has the opportunity to lead exciting activities such as the ropes course, lifeguarding at the pool, and guiding cabins through camping excursions. Members of this team also have the opportunity to lead activities and games at all of our themed parties! If selected to be a part of the Extreme Team, you will be required to attend extra Staff training at the beginning of the summer, followed by certification tests. Extreme Team members will live in cabins with Campers and Missionaries, and must be willing to help out with the daily functioning of the cabin as needed.
Members of the Media Team ensure that those special moments at camp, both big and small, are not missed or forgotten. These captured memories allow family to witness the joy and fun taking place all week long. Roles within the Media Team include Media Team Lead, Photographer, and Videographer. Media Team Lead is responsible for managing the Media Team, ensuring that all output is complete and timely, and managing all special projects as needed. Photographers will capture all of the camp activities and parties throughout the weeks along with cabin photos. Videographers will create both a mid-week and end of week video. All members of the Media Team will live in a cabin with Campers and Missionaries, and must be willing to help out with daily functioning of the cabin.
The role of the office assistant is primarily an administrative job. You will be responsible for handling all phone calls that come into the camp office, sorting and distributing mail, and answering emails. You will also assist the office staff in mail outs and other typical daily office duties. The office assistant will have plenty of opportunities to interact with the Campers during evening activities and meal times.
Many of our Full-Time Staff move their entire families out to camp each summer! In order to fulfill their duties at camp, they need Resident Assistants to care for their children each day. This is a special opportunity to serve the camp, build relationships with Staff and their families, and see camp from a unique perspective. Resident Assistants will live in a cabin with Campers, assist with the daily functioning of the cabin as needed, and be able to attend camp events with the children. Resident Assistants play a vital role in allowing camp to run efficiently, and is a unique opportunity to show the love of Jesus to incredible families as well as their children.
Camp could not function without our Kitchen Crew! All food preparation, food ordering and distribution, and meal times involve the Kitchen Staff. These individuals are responsible for ensuring that enough food is prepared and distributed for every meal and for creating a positive environment within the Dining Hall and the Kitchen. Every day will look different, but the Staff should expect to have a hands-on experience with each meal in some capacity! The Kitchen Crew will also get the opportunity to work closely with our Adult Volunteers, Barnstormers, and the Barnstorm Staff!
Several of our Campers come to camp with specific dietary needs (ex. Gluten free, diabetic, lactose intolerant). It is the Special Diets Cook’s job to make sure every Camper’s nutritional needs are met. In this position, you will work alongside our Kitchen Manager, Barnstormer Leaders, and adult volunteers to provide Campers with safe, nutritious meals each day. This is a unique opportunity to serve and provide for the Campers that need additional needs met in order to attend camp. Special Diets cooks will be living in a cabin with Campers and Missionaries, and must be willing to help out with daily functioning of cabin as needed.
Barnstorm Staff oversee all roles and responsibilities of the Barnstorm Program. These individuals are spiritual leaders for Barnstormers while ensuring a clean camp environment. Barnstorm Staff get to pour into and love on the Barnstormers, volunteers ages 13-14, who serve camp in a unique way! The Barnstormers are getting to have a blast serving while learning more about Christ in the process!
Ready to put on a show? If there is a microphone, stage, skit, or party, our Production Team members are involved. Spend your summer bringing entertaining and engaging programming to our Campers. Daily responsibilities include meal time entertainment, rally, nightly parties, and wrap-up. Come be a part of the fun!