Counseling Staff Positions
Counselors are responsible for the campers entrusted to his or her care AT ALL TIMES. Counselors will be expected to exhibit and promote respectful, Christian behavior in all aspects of camp life, including wearing attire appropriate for a CHURCH camp where clergy is present. Counselors encourage the active participation of all campers in the camp program. They help to maintain the camp schedule by ensuring that all campers are in the right place at the right time. They must come to camp prepared to help campers quickly develop cabin unity, with ideas for campfire, and with recommendations for talent show acts (these topics will be discussed at the camp preparation session). Most importantly, counselors are expected to participate fully in all camper activities and be good Christian role models.
Program Staff Positions
Arts & Crafts:
Responsibilities include implementing the arts and crafts program as designed by the Summer Camp Committee. This position involves organizing and neatly maintaining the arts and crafts pavilion, including its supply inventory. Duties also include assisting campers with their art and crafts projects and ensuring that projects are completed by the end of the week.
Responsibilities include implementing the sports, fishing, and afternoon activities as designed by the Summer Camp Committee. This position involves organizing and maintaining sporting equipment, including proper storage at the end of each day. Duties also include setting up sports activities in various venues, engaging campers in a variety of activities (i.e., Ararat games, capture the flag, relays, etc.), running tournaments (basketball, ping pong, tavloo etc.), organizing twilight hike, and ensuring that all campers are encouraged to participate.
Responsibilities include implementing the evening activities program, including campfires, talent show, twilight games, carnivals, game nights, karaoke nights, and dances, as designed by the Summer Camp Committee. This position is best suited for fun-loving, energetic individuals who can motivate campers, counselors, and staff to do silly things! These individuals must come to camp prepared with ideas and supplies/equipment to smoothly execute evening activities throughout the week.
Responsibilities include ensuring the orderly entrance and exit of campers from the Mess Hall at mealtimes. The hospitality staff will oversee KP duties and the cleanliness of the eating areas. The hospitality staff will work directly with the kitchen staff at meals and snack time, so that their needs are clearly communicated. This position is best suited for individuals who are comfortable asserting authority as some shouting may be involved! The ice cream social on the first evening as well as scheduled staff fellowship will hosted by the hospitality staff.
Responsibilities include delivering an attractive presentation of all meals and desserts to our campers and staff and helping to ensure everyone is served quickly so mealtimes are enjoyed in a timely fashion. The kitchen staff will also be responsible for evening num nums and campfire smores. The kitchen staff will assist the camp cooks with daily meal preparation (including our BBQs) as well as assist the hospitality staff with the ice cream social on the first evening.
Responsibilities include publishing a camp newsletter that is distributed daily. The position requires strong computer and typing skills, and good knowledge of graphic design. Samples of previous newsletters are available. Duties also include publishing the Hye-Life Keepsake Edition, which is a "yearbook" capturing the entire week's activities in articles and photos. The Keepsake Edition is distributed to campers upon check-out. The Hye-Life staff will assist the office staff with camper check-in, camper check-out and other duties as needed during the week.
Responsibilities include managing all general office functions, including but not limited to answering the telephone, organizing and sorting mail and parcels, photocopying, delivering messages to staff, and assisting with the publication and distribution of the Hye-Life newsletter. This position is best suited for organized individuals with pleasant people skills and strong communication skills (Armenian not required), as well as clerical and computer skills.
Responsibilities include maintaining the safety and welfare of campers during the night hours. This position will be given to several individuals (both men and women) who will be posted outside cabins to ensure that campers are following "light out" rules. Sleep time will be provided during the day.
Responsibilities include photographing camp activities throughout the week (including day trips) and posting photos on the camp website daily. Photos will also be used in the daily Hye-Life publications and the Keepsake Edition. This individual will also assist with the publication of the Hye-Life Keepsake Edition. Position requires good photography and computer skills.