Apply for the best and hardest job you'll ever love.
Serving at Timberlake really is one of the best and hardest things you'll ever do. It's early mornings and late nights, long talks with crying campers, and requires more patience than you've ever had to have in your life. However, if you offer up your summer as a sacrifice to the living God, He will not hesitate to reward you richly and give you more of what you need than you could ever ask or imagine. It's definitely not easy, but it's quite possibly the best thing you'll ever do.
Quick note: This is not the application for JCL. If you would like to be a JCL, please register for the SALT Camp of whatever week you choose. Only after SALT Camp can you be eligible for JCL.
Our Philosophy: Timberlake will operate a quality facility and program based on Christian principles designed to assist the local church. Timberlake will have on staff people who are energetic, fun to be around and are dedicated to a Christian lifestyle. Timberlake will develop a team of which every member contributes to the goal of making camp a special time for each child and adult.
Each summer more than 40 college-aged students serve on staff at Timberlake. Staff is selected based on their high motivation, love for God, and a desire to serve. Interested persons are welcome to apply for one of these positions. Staff usually serve for the entire summer and are paid a weekly stipend beginning at $200/week plus room and board.
Basic Qualifications for Staff:
- High School Graduate or minimum 18 yrs.
- Solid Christian
- Enjoy children and youth
- Good role model
Before you apply:
- Contact your previous employer and two spiritual references to ensure correct contact information
- Be prepared to spend 20-30 minutes answering questions
- Read the Timberlake Doctrine Statement
Cabin Leader - On the front lines, dealing directly with the campers. You are with them 24 hours day from Sunday afternoon until they go home. You are their parent in-stead. You are charged with leading them in Bible studies, helping them form friendships, and sharing the gospel with each and every one of them.
Activity Staff - Must have a willing servant heart! Safely facilitate, supervise, and coordinate all of the camp activities that require extra training, such as the ropes course, paintball, and swimming area. Must be the first to jump in and do the dirty jobs. *Activity Staff will be trained to serve as Cabin Leaders and will rotate between the two positions. Requirements: Must be 18 or older Must be Lifeguard/First Aid certified before May 23rd.
Riding Instructor- Facilitate the Horsemanship Camp Program while encouraging the spiritual development and physical care of campers. Provide a fun, engaging program for horsemanship campers while demonstrating a love and passion for Christ. Work with the horsemanship director to teach campers basic horsemanship skills while providing a unique cowboy/cowgirl experience. Also, assist the program in teaching private lessons to students and in running the weekend horsemanship programs. Instructors work Monday through Friday and occasionally on Saturdays. Sundays off.
Wrangler in Training-Assist the horsemanship director with the various horsemanship programs at Timberlake. Help with the horsemanship summer camp and lesson programs under the supervision of the horsemanship director and summer horsemanship wranglers. Basic proficiency in everything horse-related OR the desire to learn (riding, care, etc.) is needed. Age: entering high school or older.
Kitchen Aid - Assist the head cooks in their responsibilities for preparing, serving, and cleaning after meals.
SALT Director- Essentially a Cabin Leader for the high school-aged Servant And Leadership Training (SALT) campers every week. This includes serving the camp alongside them, as well as aiding and training them when they are placed in cabins with younger campers. Leading them in Bible studies and abbreviated staff training. Experience working at Timberlake is preferred.