Summer Staff Opportunities 

Summer Staff Opportunities

 

RMMC hires adventurous and dedicated spirits each summer to help us minister to our campers and guests during the busy season. Staff are needed for a variety of positions and lengths of employment. Learn more about opportunities, the application process, and the perks of being a RMMC summer staffer.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS & YOURSELF

  • Be part of an amazing faith community
  • Challenge yourself with new opportunities
  • Experience God in new ways individually and with others in God’s creation
  • Gain job skills that look great on resumes
  • Create memories and friendships that last a lifetime
  • Grow in a relationship with God and God’s people

Summer staff qualifications

  • A growing, active Christian
  • Supports Mennonite belief and practice
  • Enjoys working with youth
  • Caring, enthusiastic, flexible, energetic & resourceful
  • Appreciates nature
  • 18 years or older to work with youth
  • A growing, active Christian
  • Supports Mennonite belief and practice
  • Enjoys working with youth
  • Caring, enthusiastic, flexible, energetic & resourceful
  • Appreciates nature
  • 18 years or older to work with youth

Positions to be filled

  • Summer Program Leadership
  • Counseling Staff
  • Campout Leader
  • Wilderness Director & Staff
  • Health Director (RN)
  • Office Staff
  • Food Service Staff
  • Housekeeping Staff
  • Maintenance Staff

Additional positions in conjunction with a primary position in the above list include:

  • Worship/Music Leader
  • Arts & Crafts Leader
  • Nature Leader
  • Childcare (family camps)
  • Summer Program Leadership
  • Counseling Staff
  • Campout Leader
  • Wilderness Director & Staff
  • Health Director (RN)
  • Office Staff
  • Food Service Staff
  • Housekeeping Staff
  • Maintenance Staff

Additional positions in conjunction with a primary position in the above list include:

  • Worship/Music Leader
  • Arts & Crafts Leader
  • Nature Leader
  • Childcare (family camps)

Summer camp schedule

​Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp offers a variety of camps during the summer including resident camps, wilderness camps, and family camps. Serving Guest groups through the summer is an additional part of the ministry at RMMC.

 

The 2021 summer schedule is as follows:

JUNE 6-12

Staff Orientation
Colorado Roots Music Camp I

JUNE 13–19

Sr. High Resident
6 & 7 Grade Wilderness I

JUNE 20–26

8 & 9 Grade Resident
6 & 7 Grade Wilderness II

JUNE 27–JULY 3

6 & 7 Grade Resident
8 & 9 Grade Wilderness I

JULY 4-10

4 & 5 Grade Resident
8 & 9 Grade Wilderness II

JULY 10–11

Summer Staff Retreat

JULY 11–17

Camp Rocky (guest group)
Custom Wilderness

JULY 18–23

Camp Pike (guest group)

JULY 23–25

3rd Grade Resident

JULY 25–30

Family Camp I
Sr. High Wilderness I (ends July 24)

AUGUST 1–6

Family Camp II
Sr. High Wilderness II (ends Aug. 1)

AUGUST 8–14

Colorado Roots Music Camp II

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT
The summer begins with staff orientation and ends with the August Colorado Roots Music Camp. After resident youth camps, staff will transition into serving summer gust groups and family camps. Applicants able to commit for the full summer will receive best consideration of position preferences (all 10 weeks). 
Partial summer commitments are equally welcomed to ensure all position are filled.

Application & hiring

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • APPLY: Submit a completed application form (new summer staff or returning summer staff) which can be done online.
  • REFERENCES: Provide names of three references on your application that camp will contact to complete a reference form for you.
  • INTERVIEW: Camp will schedule an interview (video conferencing if in person is not an option) to learn more about you and your interest in working at RMMC.

Once your application, references and interview are complete, camp is then able to make a hiring decision. Decisions will be made on a case by case basis with the goal of having all positions filled by mid March. Contact camp for available positions after March 15th.

If offered a position, each staff member will need to provide information for a background check. Please be aware that information obtained from the background check may disqualify you from employment.

REMUNERATION
The rewards of working in a camp ministry are certainly abundant even though the pay isn’t. Rocky Mountain offers compensation including housing, food, and worker’s compensation insurance. Health insurance is not available through camp. Salary is offered as follows:

  • First-time employees: $150 per week (with meals and housing $495 per week)
  • Meals and housing value: $345 per week
  • Leadership positions: $175-$225 per week (with meals & housing $520-$570 per week)
  • Returning staff bonus: $10 per week (year 2), $20 per week (year 3)
  • Online learning/training (prior to arrival): $150

TIME OFF
Personal time is strongly encouraged as the schedule allows for personal health, especially between camps. Vacation time or additional days off (for family events, weddings, etc.) must be arranged before arriving at Camp for Staff Orientation. Additional days off during the summer must be requested in writing two weeks in advance of the requested day and will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
Persons interested in coming for shorter amounts of time (typically two weeks or less) are encouraged to apply as volunteers. Free housing, food and health insurance coverage (up to $5,000 for those without primary insurance) is offered for those unable to make longer term commitments. Go to the Volunteer page for more information.

STAFF APPEARANCE
As it relates to expectations of dress, tattoos and piercings of our staff, Rocky Mountain wishes to place emphasis on the camp community and individual character rather than on appearances that can be distracting. Our sensitivity and responsibility as role models to the community (campers, guests, volunteers and staff of all ages) will guide decisions about appearances, asking staff and volunteers to be understanding in fulfilling these camp ministry goals.