Summer Staff

These volunteers are the hands and feet that make summer camp possible at Camp Bighorn.

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Lead. Serve. Grow.

Join the Summer Staff volunteer crew at Camp Bighorn! Leading as Summer Staff is a rewarding experience that many return to year after year. Volunteers stay in either dorms or cabins, and are led through two weeks of training, covering areas like equipment safety, rescue procedures and leadership. Once completing staff training, you will be trusted to lead adventures, empower campers and serve throughout camp. Applications now available through May 4, 2020.

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Minimum Qualifications

Age 14+

Must be 14 years or older by Staff Training on June 5th

Spiritual Life

Staff must give clear evidence of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and demonstrate dedication and spiritual maturity by a daily walk of faith and obedience.

Good Physical Health

Volunteers must be in good physical health and are required to fill out and sign our medical release form if accepted.

Attitudes and Personal Habits

It is essential that staff be able to work happily with others and be willing to follow the leadership of those whom Camp Bighorn and the Lord has placed over them. They must be able to adjust to new situations, meet trials with patience, perform assigned duties willingly and demonstrate humility, tact, and wisdom in their relationships with others.

Raise Financial Support

Volunteers are responsible for raising funds for their missionary work by presenting their needs to churches, church groups, and individuals.

Protect Camper Safety

It is important that we create a safe environment for our campers, an environment that protects those you serve from abuse. All volunteers 18 years or older will be required to complete a background consent form.

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June 5, 2020 - August 18, 2020

This summer ministry opportunity requires you to be fully present, available and committed to the specified dates. Should a circumstance arise where you need to leave Camp Bighorn during these dates, please report to your supervisor and the Summer Staff Coordinator as early as possible (parents will need to report on behalf of minors). Some circumstances may include sickness, needing time off for family or other last-minute absentee requests.

Camp Bighorn hosts eight weeks of camp, with the first beginning June 22nd and the last ending August 15th. Our celebratory Staff retreat follows the eighth camp, taking place August 16th-18th.

Staff training begins June 5th, 2020, at 5 PM. Staff Training is mandatory, and will be a key component in determining which applicants to accept. In some cases, applicants are unavailable for Staff Training due to school obligations, etc. These applicants are still encouraged to apply, but may be waitlisted. Please communicate with the front office if needing a few days of grace during the Staff Training schedule.

It was a place where you could just open up and you wouldn't be made fun of or mocked. The environment at Bighorn was something I haven't found anywhere else, and it was amazing.

Matthew A, Age 14

I was in an environment were other people have the same desire and love to serve the lord. Anyone can thrive and you can truly feel that anything the Lord puts in your heart is possible.

Grace A, Age 19

Thank you, for allowing me to have this experience. I really needed it to mature in Christ. You’ve given me so much more than you know, and I just want thank you.

Alex N, Age 17

Two Commitment Options

Full Summer

June 5th - August 18th

Two weeks of Staff Training, eight weeks of Camps and celebratory Summer Staff Retreat
(30 Slots)

Partial Summer

June 05 - July 26

Two weeks of Staff Training and five weeks of Camps
(10 slots)

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Application Checklist

The deadline for completed applications is May 4th

  • - Please read the application thoroughly and answer every question
  • - Signature on Bighorn’s Statement of Faith, Staff Policies, and Staff Commitment Pledge
  • - Commit to raise $500 for your Summer Staff ministry opportunity, due by May 15, 2020

Note: Applications will be considered in the order that they are received. Please be ready for a phone interview within a few weeks of your submitted application.