Selection Process

Working at Camp Araminta is an opportunity that you won't want to miss. However, with the fun and excitement of camp leadership we must also look out for the physical and spiritual safety of our campers. We take this responsibility seriously and this is reflected in our leader selection process. Leaders-in-Training (LITs) and Counselors will be selected based upon recommendations of their priest/youth leaders and provided references as well as prior experience and spiritual maturity. The Camp Araminta executive staff will review applications and their references as well as performing a background check on each candidate over 18. Positions are limited, so early application will speed up our decision making process. Applicants under 18 not selected for staff may be referred to our High School Camp.

Important Application Information

All dates associated with being a leader at Camp Araminta are listed in the sections below.  All staff are expected to participate in the following. Please review the dates so you can be sure and get them on your calendars.

Application Process

  • April 1st - May 31st; Leaders notified by June 1st

Important Dates

  • Saturday- Sunday, Dates TBD: Staff weekend (See Arrive/Depart)
  • Monday - Saturday, July 20th - 25th: Camp!!

Arrive & Depart

  • Strategy Team:
    • Arrive Saturday, July 18th at 1:00 PM
    • Depart Saturday, July 25th at 2:00 PM
  • Counselors & Counselors-in-Training:
    • Arrive Saturday, July 18th at 7:00 PM
    • Depart Saturday, July 25th at 2:00 PM
  • Flight Crew, Flight Attendants, and Adult Volunteers Not Brining Campers:
    • Arrive Sunday, July 19th at 3:00 PM
    • Depart Saturday, July 25th at 12:00 PM

Positions

Leaders In Training (LIT Program)

Flight Crew: 10th - 12th grades

Flight Crew is the foundation for our leadership training—this group will engage in an intensive serving and discipleship program, helping to run camp from behind the scenes. You will also perform a service project for the physical camp. The Flight Crew has their own leaders, cabins, Discipleship Group, and cabin time.

A person who:
•is a rising 10th or 11th grader
•is committed to growing in their walk with Jesus
•is committed to working in a special position of service to the camp

They will:
•report to Activity Site Directors and Flight Crew leaders
•assist with activities setup, errands, and supply-gathering
•have their own intensive discipleship program
•participate in camp by assisting counselors and LIT(s) in various activities and areas throughout the week

Flight Attendants (FA): 11th - 12th grades

Flight Attendants reach a new level of leadership with the campers as you help with specific activities. You have your own cabin, adult leaders, and Discipleship Group. You will also have specific assignments throughout the day and learn even more about how camp runs.

A person who:
•is a rising 11th or 12th grader
•is committed to growing in their walk with Jesus
•has served one year on Flight Crew, Soul in the City, or served as a Dynamos Fetchum

They will:
•assist in an area of camp (cabin, activity, program, or other) under an adult mentor
•provide a leadership role in the area they are assigned
•remain with their area except for any assigned time off
•report to their assigned mentor with any questions or problems

Counselor-In-Training (CIT): 11th or 12th Grade

CIT(s) are training to be cabin counselors. You will be assigned to a camper cabin in the youth camp, taking turns with the adult counselor(s) to shepherd the cabin to their activities and helping mentor the campers. To the campers, you are a counselor.

A person who:
•is a rising 11th or 12th grader
•is committed to growing in their walk with Jesus
•is ready to mentor campers in discussions about their walk with Christ

They will:
•work with the head or co-head of a cabin
•learn leadership through assisting in leading a cabin, including cabin devotions
•remain with the cabin except for any assigned time off
•be aware of the well-being of each camper in the cabin
•assist in shpherding their cabin to all activities, including discipleship
•report any issues to the cabin counselor


Adults

Counselor

Counselors must be 18 years or older. You will have charge of a cabin as lead counselor or co-counselor. You will be responsible for shepherding the cabin to their activities and mentoring campers and CIT(s) assigned to your cabin, including planning and leading cabin time.

A person who is:
•18 years or older by June 30th and out of high school
•committed to growing in their walk with Jesus

They will:
•be the head or co-head of a cabin
•have a leadership role in the cabin, including leading cabin devotions
•remain with the cabin except for any assigned time off
•be responsible for maintaining an awareness of the well-being of each camper in the cabin
•be responsible for providing guidance to your LIT(s) (if applicable)
•be responsible for shepherding their cabin to all activities, including discipleship
•have a leadership role in the camper discipleship program
•report primarily to the Head Counselor and then the Director with any problems

Activity Leaders (18 and out of high school)

Activity Leaders help lead an area of camp: sports, crafts, worship, tech, etc. You will reside in dorm type housing with other adult leaders.

Adult Leaders (21 or older)

Camp Araminta is always in need of faithful adults that are willing to take on lead roles during camp. Many oppurtunities exist for those willing.

A person who:
•is 21 years or older
•is committed to growing in their walk with Jesus
•is willing to help disciple campers

They can:
•be a cabin counselor for either the youth camp or the high school camp
•be a counselor/leader for the Flight Crew or the LIT(s)
•lead an activity area and possibly help lead a Discipleship Group
•serve as camp nurse

Please tell us in the skills area of the application all of the areas that would suit you.