Hope in Christ. Joy in Community. Wonder in Creation.
Almost everyone who has been connected to camp would agree: one of our most valued assets is our amazing staff. They are the single most important factor in determining the success and impact of the camp experience. Our staff are selected on the basis of spiritual maturity, educational background, leadership, skill set, and interest in young people. Being a camp counselor is more than a job, it is a ministry that demands self-sacrifice and service to others. These young men and women serve as cabin counselors and are ready to teach, mentor, and guide our campers.
We firmly believe that serving on staff develops critical life skills for working with others, accomplishing goals, establishing a solid work ethic, and providing opportunities for deeper faith engagement. The value of experienced staff cannot be overestimated, and the decision to return for a second or third summer is difficult, as opportunities for internships and higher paying jobs often preclude college-age staff from returning. As part of the staff development process, The Next 75 will provide a larger financial incentive to encourage experienced staff to return to serve for subsequent summers.
Serving multiple years on staff is mutually beneficial for both the campers and the staff, making positive impacts on relationships through consistency and the gift of time.