Employment


Looking for a summer job?  Camp Agape is a great place to work!  You will be challenged to grow as a Christian and as a leader.  But most importantly, you will have the opportunity to positively impact kids for a lifetime.  Camp is going to be awesome this year!  Here are a few roles we are hiring for:

Junior Counselor
Do you love to serve?  Are you willing to do the less glamorous jobs while learning to be a future counselor?  Then the role of Junior Counselor is for you!  You will be mentored and trained by Counselors as you do what it takes to assist them and the camp as a whole.  If you desire to be a Counselor at some point, then this is where you should go to train.  While this role is unpaid, the impact you have on the lives of children is priceless.

Counselors
The role of Counselor at Camp Agape is very important.  You will be leading a group of children from one of three age brackets (K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th).  You will guide them, lead them, teach them, and watch over them throughout the day.  You will very likely also be blessed with the task of mentoring and leading a Junior Counselor.  Other duties include, but are not limited to, leading activities or stations and helping to clean up.

Assistant Directors
Do you have experience as a school teacher or in camp management?  Then Assistant Director may be a great fit for you.  You would help the Director to lead the day to day operations of the camp, oversee and mentor the counselors and junior counselors, and help with creative elements of camp.

Qualifications
Jesus takes very seriously the call to care for His children (Matthew 18:6).  Whatever role you desire, you must be very responsible.  You need to be one who will adhere to the rules and teach the kids to do the same.  At the same time we want people who love kids and people who the kids enjoy being around.  So, we want you to be serious when it comes to safety and our camp rules but we also want you to be a person who naturally has fun being around kids.  Lastly, and most importantly, we want someone who has a strong relationship with Jesus.  We are here to teach about God’s love so you must have a strong relationship with Jesus in order to qualify for this job.

All staff members must meet these particular qualifications:

-A practicing Christian. (John 16:13-15)

-Honors parents and submits to church and camp leaders. (Ephesians 6:1; Hebrews 13:17; Romans 13:1, 1 Peter 5:5)

-Teachable and flexible, able to take direction well. (Proverbs 9:9)

-Deals with conflicts and disagreements in a godly and biblical way. Does not gossip or create a negative atmosphere. (Matthew 18:15-17, James 1:19, Ephesians 4:29, Titus 3:2, Proverbs 26:20)

-Faithfully attends church all summer. Hebrews 10:25

-Regularly attends youth group (if youth aged) and Community Group.

-Have a Christian walk that sets a good example to the children and all others, including the disciplines of prayer and Bible study. 1 Cor. 11:1

-Faithful, available, helpful, and humble. Shows up on time and completes jobs with excellence. Willing to lend a hand where needed, does not feel above any roles, and does not look down on others. John 13:15; Phil. 3:17; Matthew 11:19

-Be willing to help lead Bible studies with children.

-Good rapport with children and able to deal with discipline and other issues according to camp policies.

-Energetic, positive, enthusiastic.

-Organized and responsible.

-Be willing to attend all camp events: trainings, staff commissioning, dinners, Parents’ Night, etc.

Applications

Here is a copy of our 2018 Application. Your application can be scanned and emailed to [email protected] or mailed into the church office (700 W. Liberty, Wauconda, IL 60084).  All applications are due by April 1st. Interviews and staff selection are made during the month of April and all applicants will receive notice by the beginning of May.  Thank you and please pray that God blesses Camp Agape!