Summer Opportunities

So you want to work at Camp?

Here’s What You Need to Know.

Our job is to help our campers know and experience the love of Jesus Christ.
As you love on campers, we’ll love on you. You will be known and valued in this community and enjoy regular times of worship, teaching, prayer, being encouraged and challenged in your own faith journey, and build life-long friendships.

We're in Texas

Carolina Creek is in Riverside, Texas.

Can't Commit to an Entire Summer?

That’s okay! We have terms for you to choose when you can work.
LAKEVIEW

Church Groups

Lakeview was the first camp center at Carolina Creek and now serves as our main group rental space during the Summer season. Churches and organizations utilize Lakeview’s facilities and activities while the group provides their own programming and speakers.

CREEKSIDE

6TH – 12TH GRADE

Creekside is Carolina Creek’s second camp center built in 2004 and serves as our 6th-grade thru 12th-grade summer camp facility. Each summer, Creekside sees thousands of campers where our staff facilitate activities, serve as counselors and challenge guests to take their next step in their walk with Christ.

THE WILD

KINDER – 5TH GRADE

Built in 2012, The Wild is Carolina Creek’s youngest camp center, built for the youngest of campers. Serving those that have completed kindergarten thru fifth grade, The Wild has activities and facilities built to capture the imagination and engage campers in new, fun ways.

OPPORTUNITIES

Adventure Recreation

Counselors

Health Officers

Media Specialists

Boat Drivers

And More!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

You Get Paid

Your amazing summer at Carolina Creek includes sharing Jesus with campers . and making friendships that will last a lifetime.  You’re also getting paid! Check out the job description for your position to learn more about compensation.

Food? Check Housing? Yep.

All meals during camp are provided. (Meals on your time off are provided by you.) Housing is also provided. Some positions live in with campers, others live in staff cabins. All housing units are air-conditioned and have bunk beds.

You Get Time Off

Staff usually have off each weekend from Saturday afternoon to Sunday afternoon.  You will also have daily on-camp time off…a break for personal devotion, errands, phone calls or email, relaxation, snacking, napping, etc.

We've Got Your Family Covered.

Got siblings? We’d love them to come to camp! They can share embarrassing stories about your childhood, and get a 50% discount on tuition. That’s right…HALF OFF.

Community

We are so much more than a “group” or a “feeling”…we are a family.  More than “living in the same place”… we are EXPERIENCING GOD.  Together.  We individually give ourselves, our time, our talents to the Lord, and He weaves all of us together like we’ve never been apart.  We serve, worship, and grow.  Together.  It’s bigger than a noun, verb, adverb…it’s something only God can do. You can’t put it into words, but you want to be a part of it.

Skill Development

Whatever your field of study, your experience at Carolina Creek will stretch and prepare you in ways you can’t even imagine. The combination of camp ministry and people: every day, every moment, is unique. It is on-the-job training unlike any other in communication, decision making, leadership, problem-solving, interpersonal relationships, and developing a rock-you-face-off work ethic. Through spiritual growth, character development, and staff synergy, we want to help prepare you for whatever God is calling you to next.

OPPORTUNITIES

Key Job Accountabilities
  • Live in the cabin with campers during their stay
  • Supervise campers, and provide loving discipline
  • Provide spiritual guidance and leadership for campers
  • Experience activities with campers
  • Lead devotionals, and share the Gospel with campers
  • Help with cleaning and general upkeep of the camp facilities and grounds
  • Facilitate ropes course and other adventure activities
  • Safely instruct all elements
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

All-Staff Training

Dates

Creekside Term 1 & 2 (can work one or both)

Compensation

$200/wk or $220/wk for returning staff

Qualifications
  • Must be 18 or older
  • One or more year out of high school is preferable
  • No prior ropes experience needed
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Live in the cabin with campers during their stay
  • Rotate in as a lifeguard when needed
  • Supervise campers, and provide loving discipline
  • Provide spiritual guidance and leadership for campers
  • Experience activities with campers
  • Lead devotionals, and share the Gospel with campers
  • Help with cleaning and general upkeep of the camp facilities and grounds
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

Specialty Training

Dates

Creekside Term 1, 2
The Wild  Term 1, 2, 3
(Can work one or multiple terms)

Compensation

$200/wk or $220/wk for returning staff

Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be able to swim
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Live in the cabin with campers during their stay
  • Supervise campers, and provide loving discipline
  • Provide spiritual guidance and leadership for campers
  • Experience activities with campers
  • Lead devotionals, and share the Gospel with campers
  • Help with cleaning and general upkeep of the camp facilities and grounds
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Provide instruction in arts and crafts activities for campers
  • Responsible for stewarding and maintaining all craft equipment.
  • Fill in as needed in other areas when arts and crafts activities are not needed
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

All-Staff Training

Dates

Creekside Term 1 & 2 (can work one or both)

Compensation

$200/wk or $220/wk for returning staff

Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Must be creative
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Facilitate challenge course, zip line, and other adventure activities with campers grade K through 5th grade
  • Facilitate swimmer safety at all water-related activities
  • Perform water rescues if necessary
  • Facilitate general recreation including but not limited to target sports, field games and crafts
  • Safely instruct all activities
  • Provide general upkeep and cleanliness of all activity sites
  • Assist the program team in the nightly programs
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

Specialty Training

Dates

The Wild Term 1 & 2 (can work one or both)

Compensation

$200/wk or $220/wk for returning staff

Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • No prior experience is needed
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Serve as a member of the leadership team
  • Lead all the adventure/rec operations
  • Oversee adventure/rec leads, facilitators, and lifeguards
  • Ensure the safety of all participants on all activities
  • Facilitate activities when needed
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

Specialty Training

Dates

All Summer

Compensation

$250/wk

Qualifications
  • Must be 21 years old or older
  • Must have one year of prior experience as a challenge course facilitator
  • Must have current valid driver’s license
  • Must be a current lifeguard or capable of obtaining certification
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Lead the aquatics operations
  • Oversee lifeguards
  • Ensure the safety of all participants on all aquatics activities
  • LIfeguard when needed
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

Specialty Training

Dates

All Summer

Compensation

$250/wk at Creekside & Lakeview
$235/wk at The Wild

Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Must have one year of prior experience as a lifeguard
  • Must have current valid driver’s license
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Work with hosting groups.  Rarely live-in with campers during their stay
  • Supervise campers, and provide loving discipline
  • Provide spiritual guidance and leadership for campers
  • Facilitate adventure and recreational activities with campers, including processing for spiritual application
  • Facilitate water safety in waterfront, pools, and boating activities providing water rescues when necessary
  • Occasionally lead and/or participate in devotionals, and share the Gospel with campers
  • Help with cleaning and general upkeep of the camp facilities and grounds
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

Specialty Training

Dates

Lakeview Term 1 & 2 (can work one or both)

Compensation

$200/wk or $220/wk for returning staff

Qualifications
  • Must be 18 or older
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Assists Program Lead  with developing and facilitating summer program ministry needs
  • Responsible to assist with the organization and facilitation of skits, speakers, musicians and all program productions
  • Responsible for the operation, maintenance, and cleanliness of the craft center  
  • Provide instruction in arts and crafts activities for campers
  • Responsible for stewarding and maintaining all craft equipment.
  • Fill in as needed in other areas such as target sports, field games, general recreation, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

All-Staff Training

Dates

All Summer

Compensation

$200/wk or $220/wk for returning staff

Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Must be creative
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Facilitate swimmer safety at all water related activities
  • Perform water rescues if necessary
  • Provide for general upkeep and cleanliness of pool and lakefront areas
  • Fill in as needed in other areas when waterfront activities are not active
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

Specialty Training

Dates

Creekside term 1, 2
The Wild term 1, 2, 3
Lakeview term 1, 2
(can work one or both)

Compensation

$200/wk or $220/wk for returning staff

Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Current American Red Cross lifeguard certification preferred
  • Must be certified in adult and child CPR/AED, and first aid.
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Position is responsible for the safety of all staff and guests on and/or around boating and Cable park activities
  • Help facilitate campers’ experiences in wakeboarding, Zup boarding, and/or recreational tubing
  • Drive Carolina Creek Christian Camps vehicles for the purpose of transporting campers to off-campus and certain on-campus activities*
  • Maintain cleanliness of boats, vehicles, equipment, docking areas, and cable park area
  • Inspect vehicles and equipment daily, and report any safety or maintenance issues promptly
  • Fill in as needed in other areas when waterfront activities are not active
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

Specialty Training

Dates

All Camps, All terms

Compensation

$220/wk

Qualifications
  • Must be at least 18 years old or older
  • Must have a current valid driver’s license; Texas Class ‘C’ CDL or equivalent is desirable but not required
  • Must have prior experience driving boats on public waterways
  • Must be lifeguard certified
  • Previous experience driving a cable park is preferable
  • Must be 21 years old or older to transport campers; Texas “C” CDL or equivalent is required*
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Create Schedules
  • Answer phone calls
  • Help with Opening and Closing days checking campers in.
  • Gathering and filing documents needed from campers and staff.
  • Help keep the office and surrounding area clean
  • Manage the cash-handling and operations of the camp stores
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

Specialty Training

Dates

Creekside All Summer
The Wild All Summer

Compensation

$250/wk

Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have some experience with Microsoft Word and computers.
  • Must have a current valid driver license
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Organize, plan, and oversee program activities (i.e. special events, worship, activities, etc.)
  • Organize dramas and skits
  • Build meaningful relationships with campers
  • Support and lead the program team
  • Contribute to the overall quality of the camper’s experience
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

Specialty Training

Dates

Creekside All Summer
The Wild All Summer

Compensation

$250/wk

Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have a current and valid driver license
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Live in the cabin with campers during their stay
  • Supervise campers, and provide loving discipline
  • Provide spiritual guidance and leadership for campers
  • Experience activities with campers
  • Lead devotionals, and share the Gospel with campers
  • Help with cleaning and general upkeep of the camp facilities and grounds
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

All-Staff Training

Dates

The Wild Term 1 & 2 (can work one or both)

Compensation

$200/wk or $220/wk for returning staff

Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Prefer one or more year out of high school
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Lead the ropes course operations
  • Supervise Adventure Specialists
  • Ensure the safety of all participants on all ropes activities
  • Facilitate activities when needed
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

Specialty Training

Dates

Creekside All Summer

Compensation

$235/wk

Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Must have one year of prior experience as a challenge course facilitator
  • Must have current valid driver’s license
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Live in the cabin with high school campers during their stay
  • Cultivate healthy community
  • Provide spiritual guidance and leadership for campers
  • Experience recreational activities with campers
  • Model and teach spiritual disciplines that will help campers grow in their relationship with Christ
  • Work alongside Cadence campers in cleaning, general upkeep of the camp facilities and grounds, and washing dishes for about six hours each day
  • Serve as a Cadence work-site supervisor on a rotation with counseling
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

All-Staff Training

Dates

All Summer

Compensation

$200/wk or $220/wk for returning staff

Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Preference for applicants with two or more years post high school
  • Valid Driver’s License
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Assist in the intake and screening of campers weekly.
  • Assist in the Camp Health Office alongside camp health officer.
  • Covers the Camp Health Office during the camp health officer’s time off or when camper is isolated overnight.
  • Assist in the documentation of camper and staff visits, including signs and symptoms, and any treatment given/recommended.
  • Ensure that all health areas are cared for and maintained with supplies stocked.
  • Assist with transportation of campers to health clinic or hospital.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Training

All-Staff Training

Dates

All Camps, All Terms

Compensation

$200/wk or $220/wk for returning staff

Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • College experience preferred.
  • Possess a minimum of ARC CPR (infant, child, adult), AED and First Aid.
  • Prefer advanced certifications, such as EMT.
  • Anatomy, physiology, and nursing or medical technician course work.
  • Valid driver’s license.
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Work with the Cadence Program Director to train counselors and work area supervisors to accomplish the objectives of the program
  • Schedule and supervise Cadence counselors
  • Coordinate work schedules for campers with work area supervisors
  • Cultivate healthy community among campers and staff
  • Coordinate activities, special events and utilization of facilities, equipment or transportation as needed
  • Participate in conflict resolution and discipline in the program as needed
  • Provide spiritual guidance and leadership for campers and counselors
  • Model and teach spiritual disciplines that will help campers grow in their relationship with Christ
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

Specialty Training

Dates

All Summer

Compensation

$250/wk

Qualifications
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Preference for applicants with three or more years post high school
  • Valid Driver’s License
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Serve as a member of the Adventure/Recreation Team
  • Prepare and lead activities to draw campers into an experiential encounter with creation
  • Prepare and lead interaction with the ecosystems at Carolina Creek, using metaphor and nature education to draw students closer to Christ
  • Ensure the safety of all participants on all activities
  • Facilitate other camp activities such as target sports, field games, general recreation, etc. when needed
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

All-Staff Training

Dates

All Summer

Compensation

$200/wk or $220/wk for returning staff

Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Education or experience related to nature education, especially experiential learning in an outdoor setting
  • Knowledge of, or ability to quickly master, the ecosystems in the Carolina Creek area
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Help organize staff and lead staff meetings
  • Instruct and lead the staff
  • Support the summer staff staff through the summer
  • Provide a Godly example of selfless service
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

May 15 – June 3

Dates

All Summer

Compensation

$250/wk

Qualifications
  • Must be 20 years or older
  • Must be a return staffer
  • Must have a current valid driver license
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Help organize counselor and lead counselor meetings
  • Instruct and lead the counselor staff
  • Support the counselor staff through the summer
  • Provide a Godly example of selfless service
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

Specialty Training

Dates

All Summer

Compensation

$250/wk

Qualifications
  • Must be 20 years or older
  • Must be a return staffer
  • Must have a current valid driver license
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Work on a professional culinary team to provide nutritious meals for staff and camper
  • Prepare and maintain salad and beverage stations
  • Assist cooks with the preparation of meals including chopping of vegetable, scooping cookie dough and other assignments appropriate to skill level
  • Assisting with serving food to campers and staff as needed
  • Assisting with dishes and kitchen cleaning assignments as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

May 22 – June 3

Dates

All Camps, All Summer

Compensation

$200/wk or $220/wk for returning staff

Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Previous kitchen experience as a prep cook preferred
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Work with the Lakeview Camp Director to meet the varied needs of groups
  • Provide leadership for Lakeview summer staff, assisting with scheduling and overall communication of expectations
  • Build and lead a healthy culture for summer staff, including providing discipline or conflict resolution
  • Be available to solve problems and provide resources, showing hospitality to group leaders and guests
  • Oversee “turnovers”, i.e. cleaning and preparation of facilities between groups
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

Specailty Training

Dates

All Summer

Compensation

$250/wk

Qualifications
  • Must be 21 years old or older
  • Returners preferred
  • Two or more years post high school preferred
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Facilitate ropes course and other adventure activities with campers grades K through 12
  • Facilitate general recreation areas such as Frisbee Golf, sports and target sports
  • Safely instruct all elements
  • Assist with maintenance of activity venues, including weed whacking or mowing, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

Specialty Training

Dates

Creekside Term 1 & 2
Lakeview Terms 1 & 2
(can work one or both)

Compensation

$200/wk or $220/wk for returning staff

Qualifications
  • Must be 18 or older
  • One or more year out of high school is preferable
  • No prior ropes experience needed
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Capture daily camper activities through photos and video
  • Edit photos and videos through Adobe LIghtroom and Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Upload Media content online
  • Assist in producing promotional media content
  • Work with the program team to provide quality audio and visual content
  • Manage backroom responsibilities for the worship experience managing sound equipment and providing support by running ProPresenter
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

Specialty Training

Dates

Creekside All Summer
The Wild All Summer

Compensation

$200/wk or $220/wk for returning staff

Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Must have video or photography experience
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Assist the retail department in the daily operation of the creek store management, including Inventory maintenance, store opening and closing, and retail software functions
  • Maintain general upkeep of store appearance and oversight of staff tasked in store duties
  • Assist camp program when store is not open, including helping with AV/Production, themed events, drama, or other areas
  • Facilitate other camp activities such as target sports, field games, general recreation, etc. when needed
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

All-Staff Training

Dates

The Wild All Summer

Compensation

$200/wk or $220/wk for returning staff

Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • No prior work experience
Key Job Accountabilities
  • Assist the Sales department in daily operation of the office, including answering phones, customer service, camper registration, and other regisistar duties
  • Maintain general upkeep of sales office with the ability to be a self-starter and confidently answer questions
  • Assist camp program when sales office is not open, including night events, meals, clean, or other areas
  • Facilitate other camp activities such as target sports, field games, general recreation, etc. when needed
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Training

All-Staff Training

Dates

Lakeview All Summer

Compensation

$200/wk or $220/wk for returning staff

Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • No prior work experience
  • Customer Service Experience Preferred