Join our Summer Staff!

We're Hiring!

 Here's what we're looking for:
- Six Male Counselors
- Six Female Counselors
- Eight Operations Staff
Apply now to be a part of the Trail Ridge Summer Staff!

Looks like a lot of work...

Working at camp is a lot of work, but we do pay all our summer staff $350/week.  Summer staff also have the option to raise additional support from their church, family, and friends.  This experience will surely impact your life and open your eyes to camp ministry. Our summers are very labor-intensive, but nothing beats the reward of sharing the Gospel with each of our campers!

2023 Summer Calendar

June 5-9--Flex Week (Optional)
Returning Staff Only: Arrive a week early to help prepare the camp facilities, get oriented, and lay a foundation for
the summer at Trail Ridge.  Staff coming for this optional week arrive by noon on Monday, June 5th.  

June 11--Staff Arrival
All staff arrive by Sunday afternoon on June 11th.  We'll enjoy our first meal together,
take a tour of camp and, get settled into the groove of Trail Ridge.

June 12-17--Training
During this important week of training, you'll get acquainted with camp policies and processes.  
Counselors will be trained on how to be counselors, what to expect during a typical week of camp, and how to most
effectively serve our campers.  Counselors will move into their cabins and get them set up for the next several weeks.
Operations Staff will join in on general training sessions, and get familiarized with crew leaders and job roles.  
We'll also be making our final preparations for Junior High Camp.  

June 19-24--Junior High Camp 1
Counselors will spend this week counseling a cabin of campers ages 6th-9th grade.  
Operations staff will work with their assigned work crew and fill whatever needs are present for the week.  

June 26-July 1--Teen Camp
Counselors will spend this week counseling a cabin of campers ages 9th-12th grade.  
Operations staff will work with their assigned work crew and fill whatever needs are present for the week.  

July 5-8--Family Camp
This short week of family camp will give everyone the opportunity to help facilitate activities around camp,
pitch in where needed, and make connections with families.
Jobs might include: Housekeeping, Activities/Programming, Kitchen, and Snack Shop/Camp Store.

July 10-15--Junior High Camp 2

Counselors will spend this week counseling a cabin of campers ages 6th-9th grade.
Operations staff will work with their assigned work crew and fill whatever needs are present for the week.

July 17-22--Kids Kamp 1
Counselors will spend this week counseling a cabin of campers ages 3rd-6th grade.
Operations staff will work with their assigned work crew and fill whatever needs are present for the week.

July 24-July 29--Kids Kamp 2
Counselors will spend this week counseling a cabin of campers ages 3rd-6th grade.
Operations staff will work with their assigned work crew and fill whatever needs are present for the week.

July 31-August 4--Guest Group/Debrief
All summer staff will come together and serve a guest group here at camp.  This week will also be
a time for refreshment after a busy month, as well as time for some debriefing meetings.

August 7-11--Camp Cleanup/Debrief
During this final week, everyone will work together to close down the camp for the summer.  
Some debrief meetings and staff outings will be part of this week as well.  Work will conclude Friday at noon.

Summer Staff Info

How old do I have to be?
All summer staff are required to be at least 18 years old.  If you are not 18 yet, consider volunteering for a week or more this summer to see what it's all about.  

How much money will I make this summer?
Summer Staff members will be paid $350/week.  You’ll be provided lodging and food during your time at camp as well.

I've heard there's more to being a counselor than just counseling.  
What's that about?
Trail Ridge is a small family environment.  When you aren't working as a counselor, you might find yourself helping with day to day camp operations including maintenance, hospitality, or in the kitchen. Being willing to work anywhere you are needed at camp is a great way to be a team player and help with the day to day needs of camp.  It's not uncommon to see our Camp Director helping in the kitchen, or to see our Maintenance Supervisor helping run an activity. We're a part of the team here!  If you're not willing to scrub a toilet, cut some grass, or wash some dishes, this probably isn't the right job for you.
What exactly is "Operations Staff"?
Young adults interested in this opportunity can apply to work in the Kitchen, the Hospitality Department, on the Maintenance team, as a Lifeguard, or in the Office. Working as an Operations Staff member is a great opportunity to get a well-rounded look at camp ministry and get a chance to work in diverse camp roles.

Want to know more?
Click the link below and read through our Summer Staff FAQs page. We’d also be happy to talk with you! Either call the camp office at 608-489-3810 or email info@trailridge.org.