Resident Counselor (Paid)


published on 3/1/2019

Resident Counselor Applications have opened for summer 2019!  Resident Counselors are paid traveling summer camp counselors hired by the United Methodist Camping Ministries in Oregon and Idaho to serve three of the camps in this conference.  From the serene mountain and lake views of Suttle Lake Camp to the rushing waterfall at Camp Latgawa out to the beautiful Oregon Coast at Camp Magruder, Resident Counselors (RCs) have the opportunity to lead campers as role models, spiritual guides, and friends.  This work provides an environment that is as meaningful as it is fun in three beautiful locations.

Applications can be returned as soon as they’re finished, and an interview date will be set individually shortly after applications are returned.  RCs will be hired continuously throughout the year until the position is filled.  Typically, eight RCs are hired per season.  Ages 18+, $2,925 starting wage for the summer. 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this position, return an application and have two references submit reference forms.  (The application and reference forms are fillable forms that should be filled out and returned digitally.  Please contact Hope at hope@campagruder.org with any questions.)  You are responsible for sending your references the forms and seeing that they are returned in a timely manner.  Interviews will not be scheduled until all reference forms have been returned.  Applications can be found here, and reference forms can be found here.  For more information contact Hope Montgomery, Program Director at Camp Magruder at (503) 355-2310 or hope@campmagruder.org.  Get your application in now, before the position is filled for summer 2019!

You need to be 18 years of age by the start of summer 2019 to apply.  You must attend or be signed up to attend a Counselor Training retreat in the spring to receive certification from Oregon-Idaho United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries, or you must have been counselor certified by this conference in the past.  This year's training will be held at Camp Magruder April 5-7, 2019.  Go here to register.  If you know in advance you will not be able to attend the retreat, contact Hope Montgomery to make other arrangements.  Applicants attending this retreat will receive priority over those requiring other training arrangements.
 

WHAT’S IT LIKE BEING A RESIDENT COUNSELOR?

Resident Counselors spend each week leading a cabin of campers of Elementary, Middle School, or High School ages and counsel 7-8 weeks. They accompany campers through most of the camp schedule and are expected to participate in all activities with campers. Counselors serve as role model, spiritual guide, disciplinarian, and advocate. 

Resident Counselors will split time among three Oregon-Idaho Conference United Methodist Camps: Camp Latgawa, Camp Magruder, and Suttle Lake Camp. Transportation between camps will be provided. Resident Counselors will have an opportunity to serve during one week of Camp Hope at Magruder, a camp for adults with developmental disabilities and will be scheduled for one week without pay. Start date is June 7, and end date is as late as August 19.
 

RCs accompany campers through most of the camp schedule and are expected to participate in all activities with campers.  Counselors serve as a role model, spiritual guide, disciplinarian, and advocate. This position requires the applicant to be a person who works wells as a leader to children and youth and who can provide a safe, fun, and meaningful experience to campers even amidst fatigue. The work serving as a Resident Counselor involves long hours and is very physically demanding.  Applicants should understand this is a position that requires stamina and endurance, as well as a positive outlook.

APPLY NOW!*

*The application and reference forms are fillable forms that should be filled out and returned digitally.  Please contact Hope at hope@campagruder.org with any questions.

Contact: Hope Montgomery

Location: Camp Latgawa, Camp Magruder, and Suttle Lake Camp

Address: Camp Magruder 17450 Old Pacific Highway Rockaway OR 97136

Phone: 503-355-2310

Email: hope@campmagruder.org

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