Join the team and change lives this summer!

Grow in your faith, invest in the lives of others, and have fun!

Important Information

  • Standard summer staff contract is Mid-June through the end of August. See specific dates below.
  • Staff must attend their “Staff Orientation” training at the beginning of summer and will receive a stipend for that orientation period. Contract pay will begin upon completion of orientation.
  • Summer staff are required to live on-grounds in dorms or cabin style accommodations with other staff members or campers.
  • Meals are provided during the week, and optional weekend meals. In most accommodations there is a kitchen available to make your own meals for your times off, if desired.
  • Scheduled time off will depend largely on position and staffing each summer.
    • Counselors & Guides will have Saturday evening to Monday mornings and an hour or two off each day.
    • Camp Nurse will be similar to the counselor & cabin guides with time off being Saturday afternoons to Monday Mornings.
    • Wranglers will have Saturday evening to Monday morning off, having some Saturday afternoons off, and a couple evenings off each week.
    • Accommodations, Food Service, Grounds Keeping and Adventure & Aquatics Guide staff will have a varied schedule and may include several days or half days off each week, working most weekends.
  • Requested time off (such as weddings, school functions, etc.) must be in writing and given the "okay" from your supervisor prior to being hired-if at all possible.
  • We will interview applicants as they apply and will accept applications until all positions have been filled.

Important Dates

  • All Guides arrive weekend of June 16. Last day of camp, August 17.
  • Horse Camp Counselors arrive June 23. Last day of camp, August 23.
  • Special Friends Camp Counselors and Facilitiators arrive June 14. Last day of camp, August 17.
  • Wranglers arrive June 16. Last day of camp, August 23. 
  • Accommodations, Food Service and Grounds Keeping staff typically arrive the week of June 17 and end on August 24; depending on your availability. Some positions may start as early as May and continue through September.

Contract dates are flexible to some degree based on your availability but all exact dates are pre-arranged with hiring manager for your specific contract and your needs as well as the camp’s needs.

Mission Statement of Warm Beach Camp

Warm Beach Camps and Conference center provides Christ-centered environments, experiences and resources to draw people to God through camping ministries, conferences and events. As a staff, one of our commutments is to carry out our responsibilities in a way that will "keep the path clear to the cross".

Vision; Changing lives and transforming communities by keeping the path clear to the cross.

Vision Imperatives:

  • Deliver Christ-centered hospitality and programming;
  • Introduce campers to Christ, help them grow in Christian living and prepare them for worldwide Christian service;
  • Reach out to members of society who are often overlooked and marginalized;
  • Provide individuals and camper groups with opportunities for rest and renewal in a setting that reveals the grandeur of God;
  • Encourage the Body of Christ; and
  • Produce positive societal change both locally and globally.

Zero Tolerance for Abuse:

Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center maintains a firm commitment to provide a safe and healthy work environment for its employees and quality services to its constituency.  The success of this commitment depends largely upon the health of our employees. Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center recognizes that substance abuse has an adverse impact on employee health and impairs our ability to maintain a safe environment free from the effects of alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs. We conduct random drug tests at Warm Beach Camp.  Submission to such testing is a condition of employment.

Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center maintains a sacred trust over the health and safety of any guests and staff especially children, our most vulnerable population. There is zero tolerance for abuse of any kind, physical, sexual or emotional. In order to protect against the potential of abuse, specific procedures are required of staff.

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The salary listed after the job title is per week and the number in the parentheses indicates the number of positions still available for that particular position. To view the job descriptions for each position and more information please visit the Job Descriptions page.

Program Staff
Staff Guide - $300 (0)
Worship Arts Guide - $300 (0)
Male Cabin Guide - $275 (4)
Female Cabin Guide - $275 (0)
Horse Camp Head Counselor - $300 (1)
Horse Camp Counselor - $275 (3)
Cabin & Adventure Guide - $275 (2)
Special Friends/Day Camp Facilitator - $300 (2)
Male Special Friends/Day Camp Counselor - $275 (2)
Female Special Friends/Day Camp Counselor - $275 (3)
Adventure & Aquatics Guide - $275 (1)
Wrangler - $275 (5)

Support Staff
Camp Nurse-RN or LPN - $475 (5)

Operational Staff
Accommodations - $250 (2)
Food Service Worker - $250 (2)
Grounds Keeping - $250 (1)

*Returning Contract Staff receive $10 additional to the weekly salary. All returning staff are defined as contract summer staff to contract summer staff the next year.

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To be considered for a position, all applicants must complete an application. To apply for summer staff - you must be 18 or older by June 2019. Individuals 17 & younger, please check out our Summer High School Leadership Programs or part-time employment.

Application

Step 1. Click on link below to complete our Summer Staff Application online:

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When your application is received, the hiring manager will review. and will be contact with you. Hiring decisions will not be made until application is received and references contacted with reference forms completed.
If you have questions, please email the Personnel Department or call them at 360-216-4262.

References

Those needing to complete a reference for an applicant complete one here:

Christian Worker Employer/Teacher Friend

Zero Tolerance for Abuse:

Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center maintains a firm commitment to provide a safe and healthy work environment for its employees and quality services to its constituency.  The success of this commitment depends largely upon the health of our employees. Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center recognizes that substance abuse has an adverse impact on employee health and impairs our ability to maintain a safe environment free from the effects of alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs. We conduct random drug tests at Warm Beach Camp.  Submission to such testing is a condition of employment.

Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center maintains a sacred trust over the health and safety of any guests and staff especially children, our most vulnerable population. There is zero tolerance for abuse of any kind, physical, sexual or emotional. In order to protect against the potential of abuse, specific procedures are required of staff.

Frequently Asked Questions about Summer Employment at Warm Beach Camp


1. Q: What is the age requirement for paid summer staff positions?
A: The age requirement for our paid summer staff positions is 18 years old. If you are not a graduating senior and 18 years old this year, you could consider our Counselor in Training or Wrangler in Training programs.

2. Q: Do you accept volunteers?
A: Yes, we welcome volunteers. Please contact us to arrange your availability and area of work desired. Volunteers will need to fill out a volunteer application.

3. Q: Do you accept foreign students for summer employment?
A: Yes, but we limit our hiring of international students to those who come personally recommended by a trusted friend or associate of the camp due to the nature of summer employment and our staffing abilities.

4. Q: What if I can't work the whole summer. Should I still apply?
A: Yes, please apply. In some cases we may work around your schedule, but keep in mind that strong consideration is given to those who can commit to the whole summer. Make sure that you specify the dates you are able to work on your application and time off must be in writing and cleared through your supervisor prior to hiring.

5. Q: What if I can't attend staff orientation/training?
A: If you know that you will be unable to attend the orientation/training for part or the whole of it, we still encourage you to apply. Some exceptions may be made depending on position and previous experience.

6. Q: When do you start interviewing people?
A: We will set up an interview as soon as possible after receiving your application, but no complete progress can be made until all four required references and application are received. Feel free to contact the Personnel Department if you have any questions or would like to check on the status of your paperwork at any time. The hiring manager will contact you to set up an interview. We do our best to hire people and fill the positions as they apply, so the sooner you apply the better.

7. Q: What if I live in a different state, but would like an interview?
A: No problem. We are happy to conduct phone and/or Skype/FaceTime/Duo interviews.

8. Q: If hired do you pay for travel expenses?
A: Normally we do not, but depending on staffing needs, we may consider advancing pay for travel expenses. This is to be worked out with the hiring manager after application is received.

9. Q: Do I have to have First Aid and CPR certification before I come?
A: No. As part of your training
during orientation week those who have this as a requirement for their position will participate in a CPR and First Aid Certification class. (At no cost) 

10. Q: How much time off do we get?
A: Your time off will vary according to the position. Counselors/Cabin Guides will have about an hour or two off each day, as well as from Saturday evening to Monday mornings. Camp Nurse will be similar to the counselor/Cabin Guide with time off most evenings and Saturday afternoons to Monday mornings. Wranglers will have a couple evenings off each week as well as from Saturday evening to Monday morning (having some Saturday afternoons off as well). Accommodations, Food Service, Adventure & Aquatics and Grounds Keeping staff have varied schedules and may change week by week with a couple days and/or several hours off each day, working most weekends.

11. Q: Do summer staff stay at camp on weekends?
A: Yes. Camp is your home for the summer. We have optional meals for the weekend, or you may choose to make your own meals. We also have washers and dryers available for staff use whenever needed.

12. Q: If I don't have a car at camp, how can I get to the store for personal items?
A: Many of our other summer staff and the year round staff have cars and would be more than willing to give you a ride into town. Stanwood/"town" is less than 10 minutes away with a Haggen's, QFC, Rite Aid, various fast food restaurants, banks, and many, many other stores.

13. Q: How do I get to church on Sunday's?
A: For our summer staffers, church attendance is strongly encouraged. And due to the diversity of denominations represented, staff usually spread out to many different churches in the area. While Warm Beach Camp does not endorse any specific church, the following churches are in our area: Warm Beach Free Methodist, Cedarhome Baptist, Stanwood Foursquare, St. Cecilia Catholic Church and Our Savior’s Lutheran to name but a few.

14. Q: Are you affiliated with a specific church or denomination?
A: No, we are not necessarily. We were founded by the Free Methodist denomination but we accept and represent many different denominations.

15. Q: What is the weather like in the summer?
A: As we are famous for in the Pacific Northwest, our weather varies throughout the summer with a few days of rain, but mostly sunny with temperatures from the 65 to 85. Once in a while we will have a few days or even a week of temperatures in the 90's with low humidity.