Summer Staff Positions

At Youthfront Camp, we hire three different types of Summer Staff positions: Day Camp Leaders, Cabin Leaders, and Program Staff. Day Camp Leaders are the frontline of our Day Camp program, working with campers going into 1st through 5th grades. Cabin Leaders are the frontline of our overnight camp programs. 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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Day Camp Leader (@ Camp LaCygne)

The Day Camp version of a “cabin leader,” Day Camp 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.  Lifeguard certification is encouraged, and Youthfront will provide training.

Cabin Leaders (@ Camp LaCygne & Camp West)

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 (@ Camp LaCygne & Camp West)

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.

Program Staff Positions


Work with Teen Staff to assist the Hospitality Manager with preparing meals and organizing the kitchen. 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.


Responsible for the cleanliness of the dining hall and kitchen. The Dishside leader oversees Teen Staff in washing and drying of dishes and general set-up and clean-up during of the daily meals. Some duties in meal preparation may also be required. Some heavy lifting is involved.


Eligible for higher starting compensation!

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.



In addition to other lifeguard duties (see description to the right), 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.


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.


Supervise and help maintain all waterfront areas (including the Blob, pool, waterslide, Splash Park and all other waterfront activities) and ensure a safe environment for our guests in addition to other Program Staff responsibilities. Current Red Cross Senior Lifeguard Training, First Aid, and CPR required. (Training can be provided by Youthfront)


Serve as camp receptionist for one shift in the day, doing general office work and some basic record keeping. Office hosts also assist in one of three other Program Staff roles as either media assistant, wellness assistant, or program staff assistant. Photography skills preferred for media assistant. First year nursing student preferred for wellness assistant. Program staff assistant may require some heavy lifting.


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.


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.


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.


Ensure the maintenance and cleanliness of the Snack Shack/Shop and equipment. Oversee sales including registers, daily deposits, and inventory records. Oversee camp merchandise and systems including inventory and distribution. Train and supervise four to six high school Teen Staff. Retail experience is a plus, and some heavy lifting is involved.


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 story and highlights videos for camp finales and parent meetings. Produce an end-of-summer staff video. Experience in video editing is a requirement.



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.


Summer Staff Supervisor Positions

Summer Staff Alumni going in their Junior/Senior year of college are preferred for these positions.


Assist the Cabin Leader Program Coordinator 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.



Camp LaCygne ONLY
The person works closely with the Day Camp Program Coordinator, helping to facilitate 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. Lifeguard certification is a plus, and Youthfront will provide training.



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 preferred. Previous Summer Staff experience and ability to lead peers is required.



Assist the High School Ministries Director with the recruiting 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:


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. Red Cross adult & pediatric First Aid CPR/AED certification (or approved equivilent) is required,  Registered Nurse is a plus. Depending upon qualifications, salary is negotiable.


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