All positions require a love of God and children. A positive attitude and desire to share in the faith journey of the campers that come to us is a must and modeling of Christian behavior is expected at all times. All positions also provide the opportunity to have a really fun summer!
Summer staff for the residential camps are expected to live on site during each session, with lodging and meals provided while camp is in session (generally Sunday afternoon through Friday afternoon).
The Aquatics Director is responsible to the Assistant Director for Programs and coordinates the day to day operation of the waterfront and swimming pool. The Aquatics Director will help train and supervise the lifeguards and waterfront staff. He/She will teach campers and staff to sail using land and water instruction. He/She will be responsible for the safety of campers while on the waterfront and at the pool. Minimum requirements for this position are current lifeguard certification and being at least 19 years of age, with preference for candidates who are certified in Water Safety Instruction and Professional Rescuer CPR. This position requires strong sailing skills and the ability to teach those skills to campers and counselors.
The Arts & Crafts Staff are responsible to the Assistant Director for Programs. They will design and implement an art program that is age appropriate, using themes such as those introduced in Bible study or related to Camp Albemarle's natural setting. They will, in coordination with the other program staff, help plan and lead evening and other all-camp activities. Arts & Crafts Staff will maintain the arts & crafts facility, equipment and supplies.
The Challenge Staff are responsible to the Challenge Director, then to the Assistant Director for Programs. They will guide and facilitate the challenge program, including team building games, technical tree climbing, and the Alpine Tower, encouraging campers to grow in relationship with other campers and to overcome personal challenges. They will, in coordination with the other program staff, help plan and lead evening and other all-camp activities. Challenge Staff will maintain challenge equipment and are responsible for set-up and take-down of climbing ropes.
The Chaplain is responsible to the Assistant Director for Programs. The Chaplain will develop an age appropriate faith formation program for each session that consists primarily of dedicated Bible study discussion and activities, evening Vespers messages and nightly devotion guides for cabin counselors, as well as lead devotions for the summer staff. The Chaplain should be someone with Christian Education or seminary experience.
Counselors are responsible to the Assistant Director for Programs and are charged with caring for up to 14 campers. They will lead their cabins through all daily activities and participate fully in each activity. Minimum requirements for this position are completion of high school and being at least 18 years of age with prior camping or retreat experience. Strong counseling skills and recreation leadership is required, with sailing or belaying abilities preferred. Counselors must be comfortable leading cabin devotions and exploring faith issues with their campers.
The Environmental Adventures Staff are responsible to the Assistant Director for Programs. They will design and facilitate the Environmental Education program, including educational games, nature crafts, and activities centering on Camp Albemarle’s unique location on Bogue Sound, allowing campers to interact with the natural environment and encouraging them to be excited about preserving it. They will, in coordination with the other program staff, help plan and lead evening and other all-camp activities. Environmental Adventures Staff will maintain supplies associated with this program area.
The Health Officer is responsible to the Assistant Director for Programs for the overall health of the campers and staff. Suggested training for this position is successful completion of the EMT BASIC training or Licensed Practical Nurse program, however other trainings may be appropriate. Primary duties will include checking in both residential and day campers at registration, dispensing medications and keeping medications secure while caring for sick or hurt residential and day campers and staff. This position requires a compassionate person who can comfort campers who are ill or homesick as well as appropriately deal with any medical emergency. This person will live in the infirmary, which will be in McElmon Lodge and is expected to participate in camp activities.
The Leadership/Adventure Coordinators are responsible to the Assistant Director for Programs. They will develop and implement programs for the Leaders in Training, Service, and Adventure camps. In addition they will live with these campers and work with the chaplain to lead session-appropriate Bible studies. They will be responsible for coordinating off site trips. Minimum requirements for this position include prior camping experience, at least 18 years of age and demonstrated leadership abilities.
The Photographer is responsible to the Assistant Director for Programs. The photographer will photograph campers throughout their time at camp. The pictures will be posted for parents and family members to view daily and used to compile an end-of-session slideshow each week. The Photographer will also work with Camp Administration to produce publicity materials and maintain social media outlets.
Waterfront staff are responsible to the Aquatics Director, then to the Assistant Director for Programs, and must be able to work as part of a team. They will be responsible for the upkeep of the sailboats and report any damage to the Aquatics Director. They will secure all boats before leaving the waterfront. They will teach campers and staff to sail and sea kayak using land and water instruction. They will be responsible for the safety of campers while on the waterfront. They will, in coordination with the other program staff, help plan and lead evening and other all-camp activities. Minimum requirements for this position are being at least 16 years of age and having current lifeguard certification. This position also requires strong sailing skills and the ability to teach those skills to campers and counselors.
The 2013 Summer Staff application can be found here. Completed applications can be sent to Camp Albemarle. Our Assistant Director will contact you with more information once we receive your application and references.
Three references are required for each applicant. The reference form can be found here. Please call the Camp Office at (252) 726-4848 or contact our Assistant Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.