Thank you so much for inquiring about being a summer staff member at Little Eden Camp. We are already making plans for the 2021 summer and are looking forward to learning more about those interested in working here. As you scroll below, you will find several pieces of information:
2021 Summer Calendar & Staff Needed—This describes the summer schedule and how many staff are needed for what terms.
Summer Staff Responsibilities & Positions—As primarily a family camp facility, our summer staff’s responsibilities for the majority of the summer look very different than most camps where staff work all but one hour of every day. And although our staff members have nice amounts of time off, there are very specific responsibilities included in your weekly pay, beyond the basic shifts found on the schedules. We want everyone applying to understand what responsibilities you are accepting as a part of your duties. So please read it carefully. This section also describes the positions available for which you can apply.
2021 Summer Staff Application—Fill out all sections of this completely if you wish to be considered for a position at camp. Please note that there are several questions requiring additional information on a separate sheet of paper.
Reference Form—New applicants, please email the form or give a copy of the form to each of the people listed on your application right away. Consider enclosing an envelope with camp’s address and a stamp on it to make it easier for your references to return it to us. Returning staff, see the information below to determine if you need to send these out.
Little Eden Scholarship Fund Policy—Little Eden is blessed with a very unique program funded solely through the generosity of the families you serve which allows Little Eden to give scholarships to applicable summer staff. Attached are the guidelines for granting scholarships. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
A couple things to know before filling out your application:
Returning Staff: Please return applications by January 1. Returning staff should list references on the application but don’t need to send reference forms unless you didn’t work at Little Eden last summer.
New Staff: We will begin interviewing in February (once we have received all your reference forms) and begin contracting staff soon after that. We will leave the process open until all positions are filled. We encourage you to get your application and references in promptly to guarantee we consider you for the summer.
Little Eden’s Pay Scale:
Base pay of $135.00 per week, plus free room and board, use of camp boat, bikes, and more (counselors volunteering during youth camp weeks only will receive a $135 gratuity per week).
Returning summer staff receive an additional $10.00 per week, for each year returning.
Craft Director receives an additional $10.00 per week.
Any college staff working at least 30 days are eligible to apply to the College Scholarship Fund. Scholarships of 50% to 125% of gross summer wages are available to those who meet the Scholarship Fund criteria.
Thanks for taking time to consider working at Little Eden Camp. Before beginning the process of filling out the paperwork, we ask that you pray about your plans for next summer, seeking God’s guidance.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com or 231-889-4294.
Wayne A. Faber Executive Director
Summer Schedule 2021
Pre-Orientation: May 4 One maintenance/general staff starts May 18 One maintenance and Craft Director staff start May 21 One office & 1 kitchen staff start
Orientation: June 7-12 Orientation (15 remaining staff arrive) June 12-14 Summer Camp Orientation (additional youth camp staff arrive) Early Camps/Youth Camps: June 13-20 Pre-Family 1 Week June 14-19 Junior High Youth Camp (additional youth camp staff) June 20-27 Pre-Family 2 Week June 21-26 Boys/Girls Camp & High School Camp (additional youth camp staff)
Family Camps: June 27-July 4 Genesis Week July 4-11 First Family Week July 11-18 Christian Fellowship Week July 18-25 Home Builders Week July 25-August 1 Christian Business & Professional Week August 1-8 Second Family Week August 8-15 Farmers Week August 15-22 Rest & Relaxation 1 (R&R 1) Week (15 Staff) August 22-29 Rest & Relaxation 2 (R&R 2) Week (8 Staff)
Specialty Camps: August 29-Sept 5 Lifetime Activities Week (3-4 Staff/Volunteers) September 5-12 Golf & Fellowship Week (3-4 Staff/Volunteers) September 13-18 Quilt Week (3-4 Staff/Volunteers)
Open Time Frames/Positions: May 4—Aug 29 (or later) 1 Maintenance Staff May 18—Aug 29 1 Maintenance Staff, 1 Craft Director May 21—Aug 23 1 Office Staff, 1 Cook/Kitchen Staff June 7—Aug 15/16 5 Staff—Cook/Kitchen, Office, General, Maintenance Staff June 7—Aug 22/23 5 Staff—Cook/Kitchen, Office, General, Maintenance Staff June 7—Aug 29 3 Staff—Cook/Kitchen, General June 7—Sept 5 (or later) 2 Staff—Cook/Kitchen, General Staff