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Hope of the Ozarks, Rolla, MO - Camp Counselor/Support Staff

Hope of the Ozarks

Summer Camp for Children of Prisoners.

Church Information

Church/Organization Employee Average Attendance Location
4 N/A Rolla, MO USA

Contact Information

link   https://hopeoftheozarks.org/

Josh Cullom
mail   [email protected]
phone   4175050085

11305 Private Drive 5316
Rolla, MO 65401

Position Information

Position Category Position Title Position Type Weekly Hours
Camp Ministry Camp Counselor/Support Staff Volunteer 30-40+

Job Summary

The role as counselor is one of the most important jobs at camp. You may have to settle fights, go on little sleep, and show love when a camper does everything to get your goat and make you mad. But you also may have the opportunity to lead that camper to salvation in Jesus Christ, and see them go from despair to hope during their time at camp. You can watch them begin to laugh and sing and seek God on their own, and know that you were a part of the change. You are not just babysitting your campers, you are mentoring them and developing relationships that could last for many years. You can be their hero, a light in their dark world. You will be responsible for 2-3 campers almost 22 hours a day. There will be a counselor and assistant counselor and 4-5 campers in each wagon. Support Staff duties include washing dishes, serving food, and cleaning and maintaining facilities. Senior Support Staff also help to facilitate recreational activities such as field games and archery. Lifeguards are on duty during the afternoons and work on other support jobs during the rest of the day. Support Staff have their own chapel time and evening activities to help them grow in Christ and develop camp community. Many of the other volunteers such as photographers, office help, and green team leaders all join in on the evening activities. Support staff have an average of two hours of free time per day.

Applicant Requirements

Applicants should: Be strong in the Christian Faith and be able to lead others to Christ, have a heart to serve children (especially at-risk youth), be able to commit to at least one week of service, enjoy the outdoors/camp experience, and be available for in-person staff training (June 4-9). To apply, follow this link: https://form.jotform.com/212836560061148 Applicants are required to list three references who will be emailed upon completion of application. Once we have the references completed, there will be an interview. Background check is required at no cost to you.

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