The Summer Group Camp Speaker “sets the table” for the various discussions that will take place in each church’s individual group. At the beginning of each day, the speaker introduces the theme and begins to ask the questions that will become central conversations to the day’s activities. In the evening, the speaker recaps the theme, tying it in with the content of the Bible study and with the evening experience. The speaker is tasked with building a bridge between all the day’s experiences and the important conversations that will take place within each group around the fire at night’s end. The speaker succeeds when the Gospel is preached, and the door is opened for ministries to flourish during their time at camp (and beyond). The person in this position shall, at all times, demonstrate cooperative behavior towards colleagues, guests, supervisors, volunteers, and guests. Regular attendance is essential for this position. All team members are expected to maintain an environment of professionalism, safety, and fun. As a speaker, you will be trained in all summer needs to be able to assist and help when needed in areas of camp. *If a speaker is contracted on a weekly basis training subject to change. *
Throughout the summer you may be also asked to assist in daily behind-the-scenes programming and or work to keep camp running smoothly including cleaning, dishwashing and necessary work projects as needed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Includes the following; other duties may be assigned:
- Help support and grow personal relationship with Jesus Christ through speaking.
- Have ability to communicate and work with campers ages 12-18 and volunteers of high school age, during their various camp and or group activities.
- Bring excitement for both morning and evening chapels to help engage all that attend to hear Gods word.
- Being available to build authentic relationships with campers and or groups throughout the day and evening.
- Help build excitement for the opening day of camp each week and conduct oneself in such a way as to encourage the transfer of trust onto oneself by the parents and campers.
- Work as a team member with the other BDC staff and volunteers toward the overall goals of the camp.
- Be a positive role model to the summer staff in his/her spiritual walk, self-respect, love and consideration of others, enthusiasm, and work ethic.
- Guide and encourage staff and campers' participation in all camp activities and functions, through attitude, speech, and action.
- Strive to meet the spiritual, emotional, relational, and physical needs of the campers and volunteers.
- Recognize and respond to opportunities for presenting the "Good News" of Jesus Christ.
- Be aware of the health and well-being of the campers and or groups and report any problems to the Program Team.
- Being available and flexible for as needed projects or needs in other departments and programs
- Respond to emergencies in accordance with training and camp policies.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Warm Beach Camp Ministries exists to share the hope and love of Christ through camping ministries and experiences in the Pacific Northwest.
At Black Diamond Camp, we exist to inspire Christ-like change through outdoor adventure, authentic relationships and biblical truth.
This is a seasonal, contract position.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Must be 20+ years of age or older.
- Speaking experience in the context of ministry
- Have a sincere love for the Lord and be committed to the Lordship of Christ in every area of their life.
- Have a burden and a love for all people and a desire to see them totally committed to the Lordship of Jesus.
- Be willing to support the philosophy and goals of Warm Beach Camp Ministries and Black Diamond Camp through attitude, speech, and action.
- Be willing to accept supervision and guidance.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Current CPR/First Aid Certification or ability to obtain
King County Food Handler's Card
Valid Driver's License to be authorized to drive camp vehicles. *Not required
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group and large group situations.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to: stand, walk and/or sit for extended periods of time; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently assist in the lifting and/or moving up to 75 pounds. Specific vision requirements of the position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee must regularly talk or listen. The physical demands described here are representative of the minimum physical requirements that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to high, precarious places and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and or loud.
ON-CAMP HOUSING CONDITION
The employee in this position has the option to stay on camp premises in camp housing.