Summer Staff Positions

At Youthfront Camp, we hire two different types of Summer Staff positions: Cabin Leaders and Program Staff. Cabin Leaders are the frontline of our camp. They have the most direct connection to campers and youth workers who attend our sessions. Program Staff interact with campers and youth workers in larger group settings and are essential to running all of our camp programs and operations.

As a community, our entire Summer Staff operates with a servant leadership mentality. Though members of our staff are hired for specific jobs, we ask and expect each of them to serve the camp through a variety of other tasks outside their role.

For information on our compensation, please visit our compensation info page.

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Cabin Leaders

Cabin Leaders are the primary servant leaders to youth workers and campers. Each Cabin Leader is assigned to a cabin for a session along with a second Cabin Leader (either a volunteer or Summer Staffer). Together they provide direction for the program, serve the youth workers, and serve as spiritual mentors to campers. They spend the majority of the day with campers engaging in relational ministry. Experience volunteering or working with children or youth in a ministry setting is preferred but not required.


Program Staff

Program Staff operate and lead all of the camp programs, features, and activities. Throughout the day, Program Staff members help set up and run worship gatherings, free time and evening activities, check-in/check-out, and other administrative tasks of the camp. In addition to these tasks, we hire each Program Staff member for a specific job.

For a description of these jobs, click on the titles below.

CABIN LEADER SUPERVISOR

Assist the Cabin Leader Directors in the training and mentoring of the Cabin Leaders. Help facilitate cabin leader meetings and cabin experiences for campers. Act as a liaison between volunteer Cabin Leaders and camp staff. Assist in the finding and hiring of Volunteer Cabin Leaders. Previous Youthfront Summer Staff experience and cabin leading experience preferred.

LaCygne: One female position
West: 
One female and one male position

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

COOK

Summer Staff cook positions available. See list below for specific needs. Responsible for preparing one meal a day and fulfilling other Program Staff responsibilities throughout the rest of the day. Experience in meal preparation and knowledge of food safety preferred, but not required.

LaCygne: AM and PM Cooks
West: 
Lunch and Dinner Cooks

COOKSIDE ASSISTANT

Camp LaCygne ONLY
Work with Teen Staff to assist the cook with preparing meals and organizing the kitchen. Experience preparing meals and knowledge of food safety preferred, but not required.

DAY CAMP PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Camp LaCygne ONLY
The Day Camp Program Coordinator works closely with the Day Camp Director, helping to direct the Day Camp program (ages 1st-5th grade). Responsibilities include organizing supplies, activity setup/teardown, and making adjustments to the daily schedule as necessary. Comfortability being in front of groups of children is preferred. Ropes course and/or lifeguard certification is necessary, and Youthfront will provide training.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

DAY CAMP SMALL GROUP LEADER

Camp LaCygne ONLY
The Day Camp version of a “cabin leader,” Day Camp Small Group Leaders work directly with Day Campers in their small groups assigned at the beginning of the week. The Small Group Leaders are responsible for getting to know each Day Camper and helping to lead activities of each day.  Ropes course and/or lifeguard certification is necessary, and Youthfront will provide training.

DINING HALL SUPERVISOR

Responsible for the cleanliness of the dining hall and kitchen. The supervisor oversees Teen Staff in washing dishes and general clean-up during and after two of the three regularly scheduled meals per day. Some duties in meal preparation may also be required. Some heavy lifting is involved.

DINING HALL SUPERVISOR / LIFEGUARD

Camp West ONLY
Works one meal per day as the Dining Hall Supervisor, and works into the lifeguard rotation at the pool and the lakefront activities. Some heavy lifting involved.

GROUNDS AND MAINTENANCE

Work with Camp Managers and other Grounds Crew to keep facilities running smoothly. No prior experience required; on-the-job training provided for mechanical, lawn, and facilities maintenance. Some heavy lifting involved. Enjoys working with hands and being outside.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

HEAD LIFEGUARD

In addition to other lifeguard duties (see below), responsible for planning the Summer Staff and Teen Staff lifeguarding schedules, including orientation, cleaning, and rotations. Must have current lifeguard certification for the entire summer season. Previous lifeguarding experience at a Youthfront Camp is preferred.

HYPE CREW

Facilitate and lead daily themed activities as well as act as emcee throughout the day with various programs. Good stage presence and high energy required. Previous Summer Staff experience preferred.

LIFEGUARD

Supervise all waterfront areas (including the Blob, pool, waterslide, Aqua Park and all other waterfront activities) and ensure a safe environment for our guests. Oversee the high school Teen Staff and lifeguards who assist at the dock and pool areas. Current Red Cross Senior Lifeguard Training, First Aid, and CPR required (Training can be provided by Youthfront)

OFFICE MANAGER / VISUAL MEDIA ASSISTANT

Serve as camp receptionist for the morning shifts and do general office work and some basic record keeping. Assist the Videographer as needed during the afternoon and evenings. Photography skills are preferred.

OFFICE MANAGER / WELLNESS ASSISTANT

Serve as camp receptionist for the afternoon shifts and do general office work and some basic record keeping. Assist the Wellness Director as needed during the mornings and evenings. First Aid Training or Registered Nurse is a plus.

OFFICE MANAGER / ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR

Serve as camp receptionist for the evening shifts and do general office work and some basic record keeping. Assist with leading various afternoon activities, such as quizzing, Zoomba, games, etc.,  including the Something to Eat™ program at camp. Good stage presence and high energy preferred.

OVERNIGHT SECURITY PERSONNEL

Oversee the campus during overnight hours (approx 11pm – 7am) and do some general clean-up of facilities during the night. Other program responsibilities will be required in the late afternoon/evenings.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Help coordinate administrative tasks associated with the camp program. Regularly directs media from the sound shelf during gatherings and HYPE events. Assists with leading Program Staff formation. An aptitude for operating sound, media, and lighting equipment is a requirement. Strong written skills and an enjoyment of posting on social media is preferred. Previous Summer Staff experience and good rapport with peers is required.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Camp West ONLY
Assist various aspects of the camp program including Nerf® Wars, the waterslide, afternoon activities, the Snack Shop, Wellness Center, and capturing visual media. Ropes course and/or lifeguard certification is a plus, and training will be provided by Youthfront.

ROPES COURSE SUPERVISOR

Camp West ONLY
Oversee the safe operation of the High Ropes Course. Supervise the high school Teen Staff and the overall safety of the course. Must receive appropriate training before camp starts in order to be certified as a Ropes Course Facilitator (training will be provided by Youthfront). Must be able to negotiate heights with confidence.

SNACK SHACK/SHOP SUPERVISOR

Ensure the maintenance and cleanliness of the Snack Shack/Shop and equipment. Oversee sales including registers, daily deposits, and inventory records. Train and supervise four to six high school Teen Staff. Some heavy lifting involved.

SNACK SHACK/SHOP ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR

Oversee camp merchandise and systems including inventory and distribution. Work closely with the Snack Shop Supervisor, including working and supervising the Snack Shop each day. Retail experience preferred.  

TEEN STAFF SUPERVISOR

Assist the Teen Staff Director with the hiring and leadership of our high school Teen Staff. Help plan and lead Teen Staff gatherings and events. Maintain rules and cleanliness of the Teen Staff living quarters. Previous Youthfront Summer Staff experience preferred. For more information about Teen Staff, go here:www.youthfront.com/teenstaff.

LaCygne: One male position
West: 
One female position

VIDEOGRAPHER

Shoot, edit, and produce footage of all the various activities at camp. Produce a 60-90 second daily recap video to be uploaded to YouTube and shown to campers each morning. Produce weekly videos for campers to purchase. Experience in video editing is a requirement.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

WELLNESS DIRECTOR (E.M.T. /NURSE/FIRST RESPONDER)

Administer first aid, dispense campers’ prescription and over the counter medicines, handle medical forms, and assist in program and office duties. Responsibilities include responding to and assisting in emergency procedures that may arise. First Responder certification, Kansas or National E.M.T. certification or Registered Nurse is a plus. Depending upon qualifications, salary is negotiable.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

WORSHIP LEADER

Oversee music during morning and evening worship gatherings, daily offices of prayer, and staff worship gatherings. Responsibilities include recruiting summer staff members for the worship team, organizing rehearsals, selecting music and set lists, organizing leaders for music during daily offices of prayer, and organizing and maintaining sound and music equipment. Experience in leading worship is a requirement; experience leading worship for children and teenagers is a plus.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

ZIPLINE SUPERVISOR

Camp LaCygne ONLY
Oversee the safe operation of the Zipline. Supervise the high school Teen Staff and the overall safety of the course. Must receive appropriate training before camp starts in order to be certified as a Ropes Course Facilitator (training will be provided by Youthfront). Must be able to negotiate heights with confidence.

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