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2023 Summer Positions

In Summer 2023, Zephyr Point will hire up to 29 qualified candidates to serve as members of our Summer Staff. There are a variety of jobs available that cover a wide array of skills and interests. We will hire for positions on five different teams:

  • Day Camp Team: Serves elementary-aged campers in our Camp Zephyr Day Camp program (9 positions available)
  • Youth Camp Team: Works with middle and high school youth campers in our Beyond Camp Zephyr and Summer Basecamp Programs (5 positions available)
  • Trek Team: Guides middle and high school youth in the Youth Backcountry Camp (YBCC) in partnership with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (6 positions available)
  • Waterfront Team: Keeps all Zephyr Point campers and guests safe at the ZP waterfront (4 positions available)
  • Hospitality Team: Provides recreational activities for all Zephyr Point camps, conferences, and cabin guests (5 positions available)

For more information on available positions, read on!

Day Camp Team

Camp Zephyr is a Monday-Friday day camp for 1st through 6th graders. This program is a ministry to local Lake Tahoe families–a place where their children are safe, cared for, and loved. Many campers will return year after year or even week after week.

Day Camp Coordinator (1 Position)

The Day Camp Coordinator is the leader and overseer of the Day Camp Team. This team is comprised of 8 Lead Counselors (LC). In addition to managing the Day Camp Team, the Day Camp Coordinator will work closely with members of the Hospitality Team to coordinate daily camp activities (Crafts, Rec Time, Music, etc), and the Youth Camp Team to facilitate the activity rotations for the Beyond Camp Zephyr Program. It is the responsibility of the Day Camp Coordinator to ensure that all areas of Day Camp run effectively and meaningfully. This includes managing LC’s weekly assignments and responsibilities, providing support for camper management, overseeing daily camp operations, and any additional support that may arise throughout the camp day.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE: Day Camp Coordinator Job Description 2023

Salary – $4,000 total for summer

Lead Counselor (8 Positions)

Day Camp Lead Counselors (LCs) serve as the leader of a small group of elementary-aged campers in our Camp Zephyr program. The focus of this position is to provide the conditions for campers to experience outdoor recreation and cultivate new friendships in a nurturing environment. LCs are responsible for interacting with their campers, engaging in all camp activities, as well as facilitating the transitions from activity to activity. Each week, lead counselors are partnered up with a fellow co-counselor — therefore, an understanding of teamwork and willingness to work together is essential. LCs will also work alongside the Seminary Intern to facilitate daily “Trail Talks” with their groups that stem from a faith-based curriculum. As such, LCs must have an open mind to the Christian faith and the ability to teach and communicate what a life of spirituality in various forms looks like. Applicants must be mature, flexible, and able to multitask and focus throughout shifting priorities as well as manage campers in varying ages and maturity.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE: Day Camp Lead Counselor Job Description 2023

Salary – $3,250 total for summer

Youth Camp Team

The Youth Camp Team provides leadership for two primary program offerings: Beyond Camp Zephyr (a day camp for youth ages 11-13) and Summer Basecamp (overnight residential camp for youth ages 13-17).

Youth Camp Coordinator (1 Position)

The Youth Camp Coordinator is the leader providing administrative and operational oversight of the Youth Camp team. This team is comprised of 3-4 Youth Lead Counselors (YLCs). It is the responsibility of the Youth Camp Coordinator is to provide management and oversight of two primary program offerings: Beyond Camp Zephyr (ages 11-13) and Summer Basecamp (ages 13-17). The Youth Camp Coordinator will work closely with the Program Manager and other Summer Staff Leadership to oversee all administrative and operational details for Youth Programs, serve as primary point of contact to camper parents, and manage and support the YLCs. The Youth Camp Coordinator must have an ability to relate to and teach youth as well as adults, and should have experience with team building initiatives and a wide variety of recreational activities.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE: Youth Camp Coordinator Job Description 2023

Salary – $4,000 total for the summer

Youth Lead Counselors (4 Positions)

Youth Lead Counselors (YLCs) will serve as camp counselors for two primary program offerings: Beyond Camp Zephyr (ages 11-13) and Summer Basecamp (ages 13-17). YLCs will serve as the leaders of a small group of youth campers each week. For the five weeks of the Beyond Camp Zephyr program, YLCs will facilitate a variety of on-site and off-site activity rotations with campers in collaboration with the Day Camp Team. During the three weeks of Summer Basecamp, YLCs will serve as the primary guide through a week full of recreational and social activities, and provide spiritual mentorship for youth participants. The focus of this position is to provide a space for all campers to experience God in new ways, build meaningful relationships with peers and adults, and experience the fullness of Creation, all in a nurturing environment.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE: Youth Lead Counselor Job Description 2023

Salary – $3,500 for the summer

Trek Team

The Trek Team will consist of six Youth Backcountry Instructors for the Youth Backcountry Camp (YBCC) hosted through partnership with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association. This team will be made up of highly qualified backcountry guides who are passionate about sharing the joys and challenges of living in the wilderness and traveling in the backcountry. YBIs will facilitate an experience where campers will learn about the environment, gain new skill sets, and grow in appreciation for the natural world.

Youth Backcountry Instructor (6 Positions)

The Youth Backcountry Instructor (YBI) will work under the direct supervision of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association’s Youth Programs Manager and Zephyr Point’s Program Manager to implement the Youth Backcountry Camp (YBCC) Program by supervising, teaching, and facilitating meaningful experiences for youth during multi-day backpacking trips. This Program focuses on backcountry skills, natural history, and character development through experiences that take youth into new and outdoor environments. Youth Backcountry Instructors will work with a co-instructor to lead four-day, three-night backpacking trips for up to 13 youth each week. The primary responsibility of the YBI is to facilitate program curriculum to participants by teaching basic backcountry skills, natural history, and stewardship ethics and leading character-building activities.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE: Youth Backcountry Instructor Job Description 2023

Salary – $4,000

Waterfront Team

The Waterfront team ensures the safety of our guests and campers at Zephyr Point’s beach and docks. Lifeguards guard not only for youth summer programs, but also adult programs, conference groups, and guests. This team is vital to the safety of all who are on Zephyr Point property. Waterfront teams also facilitate watercraft use and rental as well as support the operations of Day Camp programming.

Waterfront Coordinator (1 Position)

The Waterfront Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the safety of all guests and campers at the Zephyr Point waterfront. The Waterfront Coordinator will oversee and supervise the Waterfront Team, which includes 3-5 lifeguards. The Waterfront Team is responsible for supervising the marked off swimming area, maintaining a clean and safe environment throughout the ZP beachfront area, and oversight of ZP waterfront during camp swim hours. The Waterfront Coordinator will also work closely with the Activities Assistant to manage waterfront activities, including kayak and SUP rentals.Red Cross or Ellis Lifeguard Training certificate required. Advanced First Aid and CPR certificates required.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE: Waterfront Coordinator Job Description 2023

Salary – $4,000

Lifeguard (3 Positions)

Lifeguards are responsible for maintaining the safety of all guests and campers at the Zephyr Point waterfront. The Waterfront Team provides supervision for the marked off swimming area, maintains a clean and safe environment on the ZP beachfront area, and oversight of ZP waterfront during camp swim hours. In addition to the safety of swimmers, Lifeguards provide additional support to camp programs such as the Friday Faire, delivering skits for Morning Briefing, and more. Lifeguards must be reliable and have good communications skills, as well as have the ability to cope with stressful emergency events.Red Cross or Ellis Lifeguard Training certificate required. Advanced First Aid and CPR certificates required.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE: Lifeguard Job Description 2023

Salary – $3,350

Hospitality Team

The Hospitality Team works to provide resources and support across a variety of camp and conference programs. Members of the Hospitality Team should be ready to work collaboratively with other Summer Staff leaders to ensure the success of all Zephyr Point activities, camps, and conference offerings.

Summer Recreation Director (1 Position)

The Summer Recreation Director (or RD) is responsible for developing and leading recreational activities for campers ages 6-17. The RD’s focus is to help foster community amongst camper cohorts and supplement the efforts of the Lead Counselors through games, activities, and fun. The RD must be well organized, able to work well with campers as well as fellow staff, and able to confidently lead both large and small group activities. Applicants should have a lot of energy, be well organized and be very creative and should have experience leading games and activities for youth.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE: Recreation Director Job Description 2023

Salary – $3,500 total for the summer

Summer Craft Director (1 Position)

The Summer Craft Director (or CD) administers all arts and crafts offerings for summer programs. This includes designing and facilitating daily craft projects for the Day Camp (ages 6-13) and Basecamp (ages 13-17) programs, as well as occasional craft opportunities for summer adult conferences. The Craft Director will work to design crafts that reflect meaningful themes of the camp curriculum or conference. The Craft Director aids the Day Camp and Youth Camp Coordinators by giving direction to each day’s themes and by helping with daily camp operations. This person must have exceptional interpersonal skills, a knack for organization and planning, a gift of instructing youth of different ages, and the ability to be spontaneous and creative.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE: Craft Director Job Description 2023

Salary – $3,500 total for the summer

Summer Music Director (1 Position)

The Summer Music Director is responsible for developing and leading all music opportunities for Summer Program operations. The Summer Music Director will work collaboratively alongside other Summer Staff leadership to provide music for a wide array of Zephyr Point campers and guests. Primary responsibilities will include developing music program for campers ages 6-17, coordinating music for weekly worship services for Zephyr Point guests, and providing support for adult conference offerings. The Music Director must be well organized, able to work both collaboratively and independently, and able to confidently lead music offerings in a variety of contexts and with diverse audiences.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE: Music Director Job Description 2023

Salary – $3,500 total for the summer

Summer Activities Assistant (1 Position)

The Summer Activities Assistant is responsible for working alongside the Zephyr Point Activities Coordinator to facilitate all activities offerings for Zephyr Point program, conference, and cabin guests. The Activities Assistant will have daily responsibilities assisting with activities rotations for all camps, facilitating waterfront and recreational equipment rentals, and providing guided activities for Zephyr Point guests. The Activities Assistant should have a passion for outdoor recreation, and be able to maintain a high energy, positive attitude with guests and campers of all ages and stages.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE: Activities Assistant Job Description 2023

Salary – $3,500 total for the summer

Adult Programs Assistant (1 Position)

The Adult Programs Assistant is responsible for working alongside the Zephyr Point Director of Programs to plan, execute, and support summer adult program offerings. The Adult Programs Assistant will be the primary person responsible for overseeing all administrative tasks in advance of a program and will be the primary support person on-the-ground while a program is in session. The Adult Program Assistant position is best suited for an individual with strong administrative and interpersonal skills who is excited to work with Zephyr Point guests with diverse interests and abilities.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE: Adult Program Assistant Job Description 2023

Salary – $3,500 total for the summer