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We have several options available to individuals who are college-age or older!
May 29 - July 15, 2023
Application to Counselor Training Institute (CTI) is open to anyone who has been out of high school for at least one year and is serious about serving God. No experience is necessary, because CTI includes two weeks of intensive training prior to five weeks of counseling. Each counselor is responsible for a cabin group of seven or eight campers.
The seven-week Institute will provide room and board and pays $260/wk. In addition, some students earn up to eight hours of college credit. Additional employment opportunities are available starting in late July through the month of August.
June - August
Non-counseling summer staff members earn between $2,000 and $3,000 during June, July, and August. Room and board and meals are included as staff benefits.
Opportunities include canoe trips, backpack trips, white water kayaking, and top-rope rock climbing trips. Staff are typically chosen from former staff that have counseled for Forest Springs’ resident youth camps. We generally expect adventure trip staff to be 21 years old or older. The qualifications that are needed are received during the three weeks of training. These include Red Cross First Responder training, river swimming and swift-water rescue, facilitation of group dynamics, evangelism and Bible instruction, and much more. Adventure trip staff are not expected to facilitate rock climbing or white water kayaking.
Two receptionists are needed to care for answering phones and greeting people at the front desk in the Ministry Center, with other secretarial duties as needed.
Two full-time healthcare providers (advanced CPR/First Aid, First Responder, RN preferred, able to dispense medicine) are needed. Responsibilities include dispensing medications, assessing and treating illness or injuries, and keeping a log of accidents and treatments.
Our kitchen serves hundreds of people every day and requires multiple kitchen staff, including cooks (large group cooking experience preferred), cook's helpers, and a baker.
Store clerks are needed for the Lodge Cafe, the Gift Shop, and the Coffee Shop.
If you are interested in applying for any of these positions, go ahead and begin an application in Ascent!