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Every year we rely on incredible program staff and volunteers to serve campers and invest in the lives of the hundreds of children and youth who come to Circle Square Ranch.

 
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Summer Volunteer Opportunities

 

More than 100 staff and volunteers join our team each summer to help make Circle Square Ranch an exciting, fun, and safe camping experience for the campers who attend our programs.
 
As a staff member you can expect to work hard, make great friends, and see God work both in your own life and in the lives of children and young people in a powerful way. Summer positions are on a volunteer basis but there are many opportunities to receive compensation while working at camp.

 
Compensation Information

Age Specific Staff Opportunities

 

There are a few different ways to join our team this summer, depending on your age and the type of involvement you would like to have. Please choose from the drop down menus to find out more information on how to apply!

 
We love and appreciate having adult volunteers work alongside us to make camp happen!

Camper Parents who are interested in volunteering while their child is attending camp can join our team by completing the Parent Volunteer Application. In addition to the application, we require 2 references and a police check.

Adults from the community who are interested in volunteering in the kitchen during the day on occasion throughout the summer should complete a Community Volunteer Application.  In addition to the application, we require 2 references and a police check.

Any adult (Parent Volunteers or others) wanting to volunteer in positions working directly with children (i.e. day camp leader, or program staff) should select the Summer Volunteer Application instead. In addition to the application, we require 3 references, an interview, police check, and attending in-person or online training.

Teens and Young Adults who will be at least 16 by the end of December can join our team as a Summer Volunteer.

A Summer Volunteer has the opportunity to work in many different positions that include: counselors, day camp leaders, kitchen staff, maintenance team, program team, ropes instructors, and horsemanship instructors.

Summer Volunteers can serve at camp anywhere from 1 to 9 weeks of the summer.

Our Summer Volunteers are paid a weekly honorarium and also have the opportunity to participate in our Summer Scholarship Program & our Summer Missions Program. Click here for more information about these programs.

 

The application process for our Summer Volunteers includes completing the online application, references, interview, and police check.  We host a fun and interactive training week at the end of June for all accepted volunteers. If you are unable to attend the training week, you can complete the online training instead.

Click here to complete the online application.

If you are age 14 (turning 15 by the end of December), 15, or 16, you can become a volunteer by first completing our LIT Program  during the first part of July and volunteering later in the summer. You can access our LIT application by clicking here. We have large scholarships available for our LIT program, so please don’t let the cost of the program prevent you from joining our team!

Alternatively, if you live locally, you could also join us through our Junior Volunteer Day Program. Contact the office for more information and for an application.

If you live locally and are at least 13, consider volunteering as part of our Junior Volunteer Day Program! We love having the extra help from our Junior Volunteers. Contact the office for more information and for an application form.

If you don’t live locally, consider joining our Route 4:13 or 252 Crew programs. Click here to register for these overnight camps.

Senior Staff Requirements

 

Senior Staff must be at least 18 years of age and are selected through a thorough hiring process including an online application, interview and police check. Once accepted, all senior staff are required to participate in training prior to their time at camp.
Senior staff are required to have strong leadership skills, previous camp experience, and have a desire to see the lives of children and youth transformed by Christ.
Listed below is an overview of the different positions we hire for each year. Please contact the office to inquire about positions we currently have available as some may already be filled.

 

  • Food Service Assistant

  • Maintenance Coordinator

  • Media Coordinator

  • Horsemanship Coordinators

  • Day Camp Directors

  • Adventure Coordinators

  • Discovery Camp Assistant

  • Leadership Camps Director

  • Ministry Coordinator

  • Junior Camp Director

  • Camp Nurse

  • Head Lifeguards

Resources

 

After you have submitted your Staff Application, we require references to be submitted on your behalf. It is your responsibility to make sure that the individuals you have selected to be your references complete the forms below.
Please direct your references to the appropriate forms:

Summer Volunteers may be eligible for a Summer Staff Scholarship in addition to their weekly honorarium. Scholarship amounts are determined based on a combination of the number of years of service, the number of weeks of service, and their ability to work as a team over the course of the summer. Please contact us for more information.

Does this sound like you?

 

  • Teachable, helpful, friendly, hard-working, maintain a positive attitude, reliable, flexible, and a team player
  • A faithful witness of Jesus Christ in word and action; in a committed relationship with Him; having a mature, growing faith and the freedom to share the same
  • A leader who has the flexibility and willingness to help out wherever help is needed
  • A leader who has an understanding of and caring for children
  • The ability to live and work in a camp environment
  • The ability to work with other staff in a spirit of co-operation
  • A demonstrated willingness to participate fully in camp activities
  • A successful result from screening procedures such as: police record check, reference checks and verification of special training certificates

 
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Summer Staff & Volunteer FAQs

 

Still have questions about working at camp? Find out all the details by reading through our 2019 Summer Staff & Volunteer FAQ. This document talks about summer dates, hiring, dietary concerns, and more.

 
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