Summer Positions

Camp Zephyr Day Camp

     

Camp Zephyr is a Monday-Friday day camp for 1st through 6th grade. 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 Activities Director (1 Position) FILLED

The Day Camp Activities Director (or AD) is responsible for developing and leading program activities for campers ages 5-12. The AD must be well organized, able to work well with campers as well as fellow staff, and able to lead both large and small group activities. The main focus of the AD is to assist in building weekly camp communities and to supplement the efforts of the lead counselors through games, activities, and fun. This allows for opportunities to express the call of Christ through actions, words, and attitude. As such, the AD must have an understanding of the Christian faith and the ability to intermingle that within activities and games. Another aspect of the AD position is assisting the Summer Coordinator in giving direction to each day’s schedule, along with a number of additional miscellaneous tasks aimed at the facilitation of camp. Applicants should have a lot of energy and be very creative.
Salary – $2,750.00

Crafts Director (1 Position) FILLED

The Crafts Director administers the summer crafting program. They are responsible for directing specific daily craft projects for all of the age groups in day camp. They are also
responsible for buying summer supplies within a specified budget, while stocking and maintaining inventory of all crafts supplies throughout the summer. The Crafts Director assists the Summer Coordinator in giving direction to each day’s schefule along with a number of additional miscellaneous tasks aimed at the facilitation of camp. This person must have exceptional interpersonal skills, a knack for organization and planning, and the ability to be spontaneous and creative.
Salary – $2,500.00

Lead Counselor (8 Positions) FILLED

Day camp lead counselors (or LCs) serve as the leader of a small group of elementary aged campers. The main focus of this position is to provide a safe space for campers to experience the love of Christ and grow in understanding of the gospel. LCs are responsible for daily Bible lessons with their groups that stem from loose curriculum provided by Zephyr Point CREW leadership. As such, LCs must have an understanding of the Christian faith and the ability to teach and communicate what a life of faith looks like. Throughout the day, other members of the day camp team will lead activities. During these times, LCs are responsible for interacting with their campers, while supporting the AD and crafts director as needed, as well as facilitating the transitions from activity to activity. Each week, lead counselors are partnered up—an understanding of teamwork and willingness to work together is essential. Applicants must be mature, flexible, and able to multitask and focus throughout shifting priorities.
Salary – $2,300.00

TREC (Tahoe Recreational Expeditions Crew)

     

The TREC team runs two different types of programs: Basecamp (onsite overnight camp with daily off-site adventure excursions) and High Camp (Backpacking trips with students into the Tahoe Backcountry), working with Jr. and Sr. High school students.

TREC Activities Director (1 Position) FILLED

The Activities Director (or AD) is responsible for developing and leading program activities for Jr.- and Sr. High-age campers. The AD must be well organized, able to work well with campers as well as fellow staff, and able to lead both large and small group activities. The main focus of the AD is to assist in building weekly camp communities and to supplement the efforts of the lead counselors through games, activities, and fun. This allows for opportunities to express the call of Christ through actions, words, and attitude. As such, the AD must have an understanding of the Christian faith and the ability to intermingle that within activities and games. Another aspect of the AD position is assisting the Summer Coordinator in giving direction to each day’s schedule, along with a number of additional miscellaneous tasks aimed at the facilitation of camp. Applicants should have a lot of energy and be very creative.
Salary – $2,750.00

Lead Counselor (4 Positions) FILLED

The TREC Lead counselors serve Zephyr Point program needs for both the Basecamp and High Camp weeks. As leaders and facilitators, the TREC Lead Counselor will oversee small groups consisting of one or two volunteer counselor(s) and 10-15 campers. Responsibilities for this position include presenting daily Bible studies and lessons, leading discussions, assisting in the leadership of off-site/backpacking adventures, and the leading of games, team building initiatives, and other programmed activities. The TREC lead counselors needs to have an understanding of Christian discipleship with the ability to teach and communicate in dynamic and flexible ways. It is important that they be a supportive team player with relational ministry skills. He/she must have an ability to relate to and teach youth as well as adults, and should have experience in facilitating Bible studies, team building initiatives, and recreational activities. *Applicants for the Lead Counselor position must be at least 20 years old. Wilderness First AID is desirable. First Aid and CPR certificates required.
Salary – $2,300.00

Waterfront

  

The Waterfront team ensures the safety of our guests 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. (Potential Extended Employment Dates: June 8-September 4)

Lifeguard (5 Positions) FILLED

Zephyr Point lifeguards/first-aiders are primarily responsible to maintain safety for all guests and campers at the Zephyr Point waterfront by supervising the marked off swimming area, maintaining a clean and safe environment throughout the ZP beachfront area, and oversee the safe use of ZP waterfront equipment (including monitoring the proper care and use of that
equipment). The Life Guard/First-aiders’ responsibility also includes giving immediate medical aid to individuals with common camp injuries, both around the Zephyr Point property as well as offsite on special camp excursions. These individuals must be reliable and have good communications skills, as well as have the ability to cope with stressful emergency events. Lifeguards work under the supervision of the Director of Ministry, the Summer Coordinator, and the Waterfront Coordinator. Red Cross or Ellis Lifeguard Training certificate required. Advanced First Aid and CPR certificates required.
Salary – $2,300.00

Office & Resource

     

The Office & Resource team works with both the Day Camp team and the TREC team to facilitate programs. These positions require initiative as they are unique within the summer CREW.

Office Assistant (1 Position) FILLED

The Office Assistant works in close conjunction with the summer coordinators and the year round Program office staff in order to ensure summer registration and programs run smoothly. The Office Assistant duties include: check-in and check-out for both youth and adult summer programs, answering phones, responding to emails, using our online registration system, assisting guests, maintaining records and paperwork, and other miscellaneous tasks related to the program office. Applicants should have excellent communication skills, be competent in Office suite, and a quick learner.
Salary – $2,250.00

Worship Leader (1 Position) FILLED

The Zephyr Point Worship Leader plays a pivotal role in the experience, ministry, and outreach of Zephyr Point’s Program Ministries. The Worship Leader directly contributes to the spiritual growth of campers, guests, and staff through modeling and leading heartfelt musical worship that draws people together, encourages participation, and points people to Christ within the various worship settings we host throughout the summer. Applicants for this position are expected to be gifted in organizational, musical, and upfront leadership, skills, and be a team player. Worship leader responsibilities include (but are not limited to): leading children’s songs at Day Camp morning briefings, working closely with the Director of Program Ministries to prepare, set-up, and lead Sunday Morning worship services and Wednesday evening Campfires, leading scheduled worship times for Basecamps (Jr. High and Sr. High Camp), Family Camp, and Thursday Night Staff Vespers services.
Salary – $2,300.00

Photographer/Videographer (FILLED)

The videographer/photographer is responsible for capturing photos and video footage of weekly camp events and editing that footage into a final camp video each week. The videographer must be able to transport, set up, and operate video equipment and accomplish all technical tasks related to production and post-production using editing software such as iMovie or Final Cut Pro. Previous experience in videography work is desirable
Salary – $2,300.00

Coffee Shop Barista (3 Positions) FILLED

The Coffee Shop Baristas promote hospitality through both welcoming and familiarizing customers with our “Cabin 28” menu before preparing and serving a variety of coffee/espresso drinks. Preparation of all beverages must follow prescribed recipes and techniques for coffee drinks, such as, expresso, caffe lattes, and cappuccinos. Baristas also maintain inventories by replenishing coffee bean supply; stocking coffee brewing equipment, and maintaining supplies (cups, lids, stir sticks, etc.). Baristas must maintain a safe and healthy work environment by following organization standards and sanitation regulations. Overall, Zephyr Point Baristas are expected to create and enhance a warm and welcoming environment within Cabin 28, serve an excellent product, and promote fellowship and hospitality congruent with Zephyr Point’s ministry goals.
Salary – $2,300.00