Every year Camp Copass hires high school graduates and college-aged young people to be part of the staff and help out during the summer months. Thousands of children and youth visit the camp during this time and our goal is to create an environment conducive to the Holy Spirit working in their lives. Our staffers are not counselors that work directly with the campers; rather our ministry is to serve and take care of the needs of others.
It takes a lot to feed 500-700 campers three meals a day, five days a week, so the majority of the time spent is in the dining hall. Other staff jobs include the concession stand, picking up trash, cleaning dorms, and restocking soft drink machines. On some nights we have a Carnival which the staff help with; face painting, snow cones, cotton candy, and crazy hairstyles are a few of the activities we provide. We are also looking for lifeguards and ropes course facilitators. The camp will pay the cost of certification classes for these employees.
Summer starts the beginning of June and runs through mid August. Each staffer may have one week of vacation except in July. There are two Saturdays in July (Mini Camp) where all staff will need to stay and help. We also host weekend retreats throughout the summer, so we ask for volunteers to help with those (they get extra pay). Flexibility with days is a must.
This is a paying job. In addition to salary, everyone is provided with meals and a different Camp t-shirt for each day of the week. All the staff are allowed to live on camp in rooms which can be subject to change at times.
Being a summer staffer takes a lot of effort but it is an important part of the ministry. Without us, the campers would not have a clean place to sleep nor food to eat, and the worship leaders would not have a receptive audience to tell them about the love of Jesus. A good attitude and work ethic is a must because the days and weeks are long, especially with the Texas heat. The job is rewarding; many people make lifelong friends. There are also opportunities for spiritual growth; every morning a different staffer leads in a short devotion and once a week there is a Bible study. At times the staff enjoys a night when the camp takes everyone out to eat.
Applicants must be at least 18 and have completed their senior year in high school.
Prospective (and returning) employees need to do the following:
If you have any questions feel free to email Matt Keller or call him at (940) 565-0050.