GENEVA is currently accepting applications for Counselors (males only), Nurses, Lifeguards, and Kitchen staff. Interviews are currently being conducted.
The mission of GENEVA is to create an environment where… the presence of God is experienced, the love of Christ is demonstrated, and a Spirit-filled life is inspired.
Online Orientation: May 28-June 14, 2020
Summer Camp: June 22-Aug. 15, 2020
First year staff $280/week
Returning staff $290/week
Housing and meals included
All staff must have a growing faith in Jesus Christ and the desire and ability to share that faith with others. Staff must be at least 18 years of age.
In all four programs – Day Camp, GENEVA Shores, GENEVA Pines, and High School – counselors carry out the camp program by being positive role models, providing care and support for each camper, and exploring the love of Jesus with their campers. Applicants must be one year out of high school, and have previous experience working with children.
Swimming is one of campers’ favorite parts of camp, while their experience on the island is one of the most significant points of growth. Waterfront/Challenge staff enable campers to experience both the pool, blob, zip line and climb the tower. These staff also get to invest in the surrounding community by teaching swimming lessons. Applicants must be lifeguard certified.
Communicate the mission of GENEVA and the ways God is moving here. Participate in each program, from day camp to high school, taking pictures and posting daily on social media. Must have experience with DSLR cameras and social media.
Help campers bring their camp experience home with them. Each week, film, edit, and create a video that communicates the camp experience. Help us create marketing materials for the following year. Applicants must have a working knowledge of video equipment, editing software, and DSLR cameras.
Make sure that campers and staff are cared for during their time at GENEVA. See campers daily for medications and treatment of illness and injury. Organize and keep records of all medications and treatments during the week. Applicants should have graduated college or be entering their final year in a nursing program.
What are we looking for in a summer staff?
We want staff who love Jesus and are excited to share that with campers. The nature of working at camp means that staff have to be committed to the mission and able to work with all kinds of people. Beyond those things, we’re really looking for a variety of people, introverts and extroverts, all different majors and colleges, people who love skits or sports or crafts, because we want every camper to find a staff member to connect with.
Do you offer internships?
We are willing to work with your school to make the summer count for internship credit. We’ve had students in education, psychology, video, and youth ministry use the summer as an internship.
How does the application process work?
After you fill out an application, you’ll receive an email about the next steps. Most of the time the next step will be calling our office to set up a time and location to interview.
What does training look like?
Training runs from the day you arrive until the day before camp begins. There are three areas we focus on in training.
First – the camp program, going over the Bible study, playing games, learning songs, and writing skits.
Second – things you need to know to keep campers safe, such as first aid and CPR, and abuse recognition and reporting.
Third – we’ll invest in the summer staff community, playing and learning together, and getting to know each other’s stories.
Will I get to live at camp?
Yes, all members of our summer staff live on site.
Do I have to work the whole summer?
New staff will begin training May 28, returning staff begin May 27, and leadership staff begin May 26. We’ll wrap up our summer on August 15. We prefer to hire staff who can be here the whole summer. Please let us know about any conflicts with these dates as soon as possible in the application process.
How old do you have to be to work at camp?
All staff must be 18 years old by May 28, 2020. Counselors must be at least one year out of high school.
How much will I be able to use my phone during the week?
Not much. Because we want our staff to focus on campers we ask that staff not use phones or computers during the week. We’ll make sure that your family and friends are able to contact you if they need to and that you have access to phone or email if you have an urgent need.
What do I have to prepare before camp? What stuff do I have to bring?
We’ll provide the Bible study and the majority of the activities you’ll do throughout the day, although we love when our staff bring new ideas. You may want to think about activities you could do with your cabin before bed and during down times during the day.
You won’t need to bring anything special with you to camp, just clothes and bedding and things like that. We’ll send the staff a more detailed packing list six weeks to a month before camp begins.
What age campers will I be working with?
GENEVA offers programs for campers from 1st grade to college freshmen. We have 10 weeks of camp and each week is divided into 4 unique programs by age. Day Camp is for 1st – 4th grades, Shores is an overnight camp for 3rd – 6th grades, Pines is an overnight camp for 7th – 9th grades, and high school campers have many specialized programs to pick from.
When you get hired to work at GENEVA, you’ll work with one of these four age groups as a primary assignment, with some opportunities to work with other ages.
- Joseph, summer staff '16-'19
Camp Geneva has given me the space, support, and challenge to solidify my faith into something real and tangible and has helped me encounter and grow a relationship with a real God that wants to love and know me.