Summer Staffing Positions


There are lots of ways to serve with JP during the summer. Staffing with JP provides you with an opportunity to grow as a leader, invest in the lives of middle school students and to make life long friends! We have a unique staffing model in that we essentially have a new staff each week for our summer work camps.  Each work camp week has a 7-person leadership team and 3 J. Staff members.  Our leadership positions include a Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director, Program Director, Worship Lead, Recreation Lead, Media Lead and Tool/Site Coordinator.  The following positions are open for application:  Assistant Camp Director, Worship Lead, Recreation Lead, TC Assistant, Media Lead,  & J. Staff.  There are also internship positions available: JP Summer Intern and JP Tool/Site Coordinator Assistant.  And new this year is the opportunity to serve on our kitchen staff.  Please take a look at our job descriptions below for each of our staffing positions.

 

  • assistant camp director (ACD)

    The most important role of every JP staffer is to be a Christian witness in word and deed.  Secondly, it is to spend time with the campers, build relationships, and contribute to establishing and maintaining a Christian community.


    The ACD will work closely with the Camp Director (CD) to assist with administrative tasks associated with running a work camp.  AD's perform general responsibilities in camp such as planning and giving a 5-10 minute devotional one morning, leading a worksite for the first part of the day, helping out with evening programs as needed, completing daily in-camp chores, and more.  The ACD is second in charge and will, at times, fill the role of CD when the CD is not available.


    ACD: 1 week commitment (8 days) ACDs report to camp by noon on Friday of staff training. The purpose of this is to meet your CD and begin preparing for your week by reviewing documents and accomplishing other administrative tasks. Must have completed 12th grade by summer 2017. A stipend will be provided (more details are available on the application).

  • Worship lead (WL)

    The most important role of every JP staffer is to be a Christian witness in word and deed.  Secondly, it is to spend time with the campers, build relationships, and contribute to establishing and maintaining a Christian community.


    The WL is responsible for leading others into worship during the morning devotional times as well as evening program.  WL's perform several other general responsibilities in camp such as planning and giving a 5-10 minute devotional one morning and is expected to work the first half of the day leading a worksite, returning after lunch to prepare for the evening program. 


    WL Requirements: 1 week commitment (8 days) Must have completed 12th grade by summer 2017. Must arrive to staff training Friday by 5 PM. A stipend will be provided (more details are available on the application).



  • Recreation lead (RL)

    The most important role of every JP staffer is to be a Christian witness in word and deed.  Secondly, it is to spend time with the campers, build relationships, and contribute to establishing and maintaining a Christian community.


    The RL is to plan, promote, and referee the water balloon volleyball tournament. This includes making, posting, and filling-in the tournament bracket and ensuring that water balloons are filled in time for the games. RL will organize games and activities* (Frisbee, etc.) during the campers' free time. RL may be asked to assist the Program Director lead a game or other activity during evening program.. RL perform general responsibilities in camp such as planning and giving a 5-10 minute devotional one morning, leading a work site all day, helping out with evening programs as needed, completing daily in-camp chores, and more. * lists of suggested games and activities will be provided to assist in this role*


    RL Requirements: 1 week commitment (8 days) Must have completed 12th grade by summer 2017, must arrive to staff training Friday by 5 PM, A stipend will be provided (more details are available on the application).

  • TC Assistant (TCA)

    The most important role of every JP staffer is to be a Christian witness in word and deed. Secondly, it is to spend time with the campers, build relationships, and contribute to establishing and maintaining a Christian community.


    The purpose of the TCA is to provide consistent support to the Tool/Site Coordinator as it relates to worksites and tools. The TCA will work closely with the TC and the Camp Director to assist in executing day-to-day operations. TCA performs general responsibilities in camp such as planning and giving a 5-10 minute devotional one morning, leading a work site all day, helping out with evening programs as needed, completing daily in-camp chores, and more.


    TCA Requirements: 1 week commitment (8 days) Must have completed 12th grade by summer 2017, must arrive to staff training Friday by 5 PM, A stipend will be provided (more details are available on the application).

  • MEdia Lead (ML)

    The most important role of every JP staffer is to be a Christian witness in word and deed.  Secondly, it is to spend time with the campers, build relationships, and contribute to establishing and maintaining a Christian community.


    The ML is responsible for taking pictures in camp and at work sites for the purposes of making the daily slide show. The ML will use Microsoft’s MovieMaker to create the daily slide shows and is also responsible for running the computer during evening program using MediaShout*.   The ML will perform general responsibilities in camp such as planning and giving a 5-10 minute devotional one morning, leading a worksite for the first part of the day, helping out with evening programs as needed, completing daily in-camp chores, and more. *training videos on Microsoft MovieMaker and MediaShout will be provided before your arrival in camp*


    ML Requirements: 1 week commitment (8 days)  Must have completed 12th grade by summer of 2017, must arrive to staff training Friday by 5 PM, A stipend will be provided (more details are available on the application).

  • J. Staff

    *At this time we no longer have any available J. Staff positions - please consider serving with JP in one of our other available staffing positions!*


    The most important role of every JP staffer is to be a Christian witness in word and deed.  Secondly, it is to spend time with the campers, build relationships, and contribute to establishing and maintaining a Christian community.


    J Staffers work alongside the Tool/Site Coordinator and TCA to assist with tools, lumber, and helping set up the work sites each morning.  J. Staffers serve on the work site, participate in JP skits and fun activities, engage with JP campers, help facilitate community fun, goof-off with campers and basically help make a JP week awesome!. 


    J. Staff Requirements: 1 week commitment (8 days), Must be a current 10th, 11th or 12th grader. There are three slots each week for our awesome J Staffers to serve along with our 7-person leadership team. $200 J. Staff Support Fee required.

  • JP Kitchen Staff

    The JP Kitchen Staff will prepare and provide breakfast and dinner for each camp week of about 75 campers and staff.  You will also assist in setting up lunch prep (campers pack their own lunch!) and other kitchen duties (dishes, serving meals etc.) These positions can be a 1, 2, or 4 week commitment! 


    VA JP-Kitchen: 1 or 2 week commitment.  WV JP-Kitchen: 2 or 4 week commitment. Must have completed 10th grade.  A stipend will be provided (more details are available on the application).

  • JP Tool/Site Coordinator Assistant (TCsa)

    The JP TSCA will be working closely with each week's Tool/Site Coordinator. You will assist in preparing materials and tools for the days' projects. In addition, you will be leading a work site every week of the summer. You will most likely be given projects like building decks, steps, railings, etc. We are hiring two TCSAs this summer, one for our VA camps and one for our WV camps.  Both are 5-week commitments. 


    A stipend will be provided (more details are available on the application).


  • JP Summer Intern

    *At this time our JP Summer Intern positions have been filled- please consider serving with JP in one of our other available staffing positions!*


    The JP Summer Intern works much of the time behind the scenes to visit clients who have requested our services, set up work projects, assist in the scheduling of projects, providing support to the in-camp leadership, perform follow-up visits with clients, and more.  We are hiring two summer interns, one for our VA camps and one for our WV camps.  The 7-week position in VA includes one week of training in late May, one week working independently before the start of our work camps, followed by 5 weeks of in-camp service. Must have completed 12th grade by summer 2017.


    A stipend will be provided (more details are available on the application).