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Summer Ministry Team

Status: 2024 Application Open As Of October 1st! Apply Now

Eligibility: 16+ years age requirement (exception may be available for 15 year olds)

Description:

Team members live and work at camp while drawing closer to God and to other like-minded young people. Your aim is to be part of God’s life-changing work as campers come to hear more about God and how to grow in relationship with Jesus. But in the process, your life will be changed also!

Join us for your summer!

Apply For Summer Missions

Applications Now Open for 2024!

At the links below, please read what info you need to gather to complete the entire application so that you do not have to restart it later.

*If you were on our Summer Ministry Team in 2023 please use the returnee application.

 

Questions? Contact our SMT Coordinators, at [email protected] or 308-330-0060.

Positions

Maranatha offers a wide variety of summer ministry jobs. Are you looking to make a personal impact on campers? Cabin Leading might be for you. More interested in a behind-the-scenes role? You could be on Rec staff, Kitchen Crew, or Retail. From boat drivers to guest services, we’re looking to fill a ton of different ministry jobs at Camp this summer! See positions below!

Facilities Stewardship

Under the guidance of the Accommodations Manager, the assistant aids in keeping the camp lodging and buildings clean and tidy for guests.

Keep the conference center and dining hall clean and tidy for guests. Lead teams of staff or TnT in keeping the conference center clean.

Foodservice

Train, lead, work-alongside and hold accountable the variety of staff, TnT's, and volunteers that serve in the Dishpit and Dining Area (Lead Staff)

Assigns and oversees the cooks; different tasks during the meals. Plans the timing of when each food item needs to be prepared as well as ensuring the cleanliness of the kitchen and proper food handling techniques. (Lead Staff)

Specializes in serving guests and staff with special dietary requirements and allergies. Will be trained, but needs to be able to follow recipes and pay attention to detail. Will be called on at times to help perform Kitchen Lead or Kitchen Staff Duties as well. (Lead Staff)

Under the guidance of the Kitchen Lead, the kitchen staff prepare meals for all guests and staff as well as ensuring the cleanliness of the kitchen and proper food handling techniques.

Program

Cabin leaders directly minister to campers in light of the influence they gain through cabin life, chapel times and activities, and sharing camp experiences. In addition to creating an environment of serious fun, cabin leaders most importantly will share the life-changing hope of Jesus Christ with their campers. Cabin leading primarily happens during the first half of summer only. These positions fulfill other roles at camp as assigned by camp leadership. (Lead Staff) MUST BE 18 YEARS OLD OR OLDER TO APPLY

Keep camp programs organized and running smoothly in a high energy and detail-oriented role. Fulfill other roles as assigned by camp leadership. (Regular Staff - Not Lead)

The Resident Assistant lives in the summer staff dorm and serves as a leader, helper and resource person for summer staff. The position serves as a critical link between the summer staff and the Summer Staff Manager. The position requires being a representative of Maranatha and a representative of summer staff issues in the dorm and across campus. In addition, RA’s fulfill other roles at camp as assigned by camp leadership. (Lead Staff)

TnT offers teens ages 14-16 the opportunity to pick 3 out of 10 available weeks of the summer to learn to serve others while working hard and having fun, to grow in their spiritual walk, and to develop as servant leaders in their generation. TnT leaders are on the front lines of discipling, cabin leading, and mentoring these teens. (Lead Staff)

Recreation

Safely drive campers and families on the Maranatha lake, pulling campers on tubes. Fulfill other roles as assigned by camp leadership. Boat Drivers will also serve part-time in housekeeping and retail.

Perform regular maintenance and upkeep on all waterfront equipment as well as managing all waterfront activities, lifeguards and anyone else working waterfront. This position fulfills other roles at camp as assigned by camp leadership. Lifeguard Certification is required.* (Lead Staff) *If not certified, Maranatha will provide certification.

Safely guard the waterfront area on the Maranatha beach and fulfill other roles as assigned by camp leadership. Lifeguard Certification is preferred.

From zip line and rock wall to waterfront and paintball, these recreational activities offer something for every adventurous guy or gal. Exact activities vary from week to week. Rec Staffers will also serve part-time in housekeeping and retail.

Retail Services

Function as a supervisor in camp's coffee and gift shop, Camp Grounds. Oversees other retail staff and overall quality control with customer service, products, and training. Fulfill other roles as assigned by camp leadership. (Lead Staff)

Help serve according to the direction of the Coffee Shop leader in making drinks, running the register, cleaning, restocking, and stewarding the coffee shop in general.

Function as a supervisor in facility stewardship and management of the Craft Shop. Works to sell craft kits and supplies, host/assist campers with crafts, help steward the craft shop area, and restock supplies.

Function as a supervisor in facility stewardship and management of the Sweet Shop. This role functions as the Sweet Shop lead throughout the summer as part of the summer ministry team and seeks to develop the people who work in those areas.

Help serve up the sweets and treats that keep our campers going during varying afternoons, evenings, and nights. Also helps clean and organize the Sweetshop during non-open hours. Reports to the Sweetshop Lead.

Support/Misc.

Ensure the health and safety of campers by assisting with various health care needs. (Lead Staff)

Operates the soundboard and lighting for chapel services throughout the summer. Also responsible in setting up sound and lighting for other recreation activities. Fulfills other roles as assigned by camp leadership. (Regular Staff - Not Lead)

Ready to jump in? Apply Now!

Pay and Benefits

salary

First Year – $145/week

Returnees – $155/week

Lead Staff – $175/week

RAs and TnT Leads – $200/week

Kitchen Leads  – $275/week

Note: All of our staff have a five-and-a-half to six day work week during our summer ministry season.

Meals & Housing

Dorm style accommodations with air conditioning and shared restrooms are provided.

Camp meals are delicious! Whenever we have a campers or guest groups present, meals are provided. When guests are not present, same story with occasional exceptions.

 

Camp Store Discount

You get a 20% discount off all snacks and merchandise. Score!

Time Off

You get about one day off each week, typically on Sundays, plus an additional half day off on most weeks.

Spiritual Care

Participate in staff chapels, mentoring relationships, and spiritual conversations meant to deepen your faith and trust in God. 

Community

There is nothing like stepping into the separate world that camp is. Community is not only fostered by what we do here, but you are the ones who actually make it exist! We hope you can enjoy the special seasonal lifestyle of living in our unique community and also walk away with great friendships.

 

Bonuses

Bonuses are for SMT 2024 and may change year-to-year. Subject to change. Please read conditions in bullet points for details.

 

$100 TNT BONUS– For TNT Graduates Applying to SMT

      • Must apply by November 30th, 2023
      • Must have fully completed TNT sessions without early dismissal
      • Must attend training week and at least half of the summer
      • Bonus paid after all qualifications are met

$200 RETURNEE BONUS– For Returning SMT Members

      • Must apply by November 30th, 2022
      • Must attend training week and at least half of the summer
      • Bonus paid after all qualifications are met

$100 FINDERS FEE BONUS- For bringing a first time SMT Member

      • Finder and first-timer must attend training week and at least half of the summer
      • Bonus paid after all qualifications are met

Apply For Summer Ministry Team

Applications Now Open for 2024!

*If you were on our Summer Ministry Team in 2023 please use the returnee application.

 

Questions? Contact our SMT Coordinators, at [email protected] or 308-330-0060.

 

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A Day in the Life of a SMT Member

 A general idea of what to expect (days vary depending on the camp)

Lifeguard/Recreation

• Devotional & Breakfast

Maintenance/Accommodations 

Break

Lunch

Facilitate Afternoon Activities 

Dinner 

Dish pit/ Conference Center duties 

Retail
Kitchen
Accommodations

Devotional/Breakfast

Acc. duties

Lunch

Acc. duties

Dinner 

• Off

Important Dates

Make sure to check out the dates below for planning your summer. Dates subject to change.

5/19 — 21

Training For SMT Leads

Lead staff arrive three days before the rest of our summer ministry team for a specail time of orientation, preperation, and fellowship.

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5/22 — 28

Training For SMT Members

Woot! Summer has arrived! SMT Trainees arrive an entire week before we begin to hosts guests to learn the ropes and experience camp.

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5/28 — 6/28

Summer, 1st Half

During this first half of summer we host all of our in-house youth camps and our first family camp.

6/29 — 30

Half of Summer Midpoint

This is our midpoint break. If you're only working either half, you'd head out before or arrive after.

7/1 — 8/3

Summer, 2nd Half

During this second half of summer we host two more family camps, as well as many guest groups.

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8/4

End of Summer Banquet

We celebrate all of the Summer Ministry Team, TnT Participants, and volunteers who were a part of making summer amazing.

Kitchen Team at Summer Staff Banquet
8/5

Summer Ministry Team Departure

When some cry, everyone misses someone, and life returns to normal- except we hope you will have life experience, spiritual and character growth, memories, and friendship takeaways as a result of your time at camp.

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