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SAMBICA’s Core Values

GO SAMBICA
 
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Service (Luke 14:10)
Authentic (1 Peter 3:15-16)
Misson (Matt 28:19-20)
Bible (2 Peter 1:20-21)
I Am Third (Phil 2:3-4)
Community (Heb 10:25)
Adventure (John 10:10)

Position Descriptions

The SAMBICA summer team is committed to the modeling of Christ in word and deed. Being on the front lines of ministry requires a deep passion for Christ. With different roles in the ministry, we are all united to serve Christ, the campers and each other. All team members are a vital part of creating a great experience for the campers and are not limited to their specialized team. Though focused on their specialized team the expectation is that we commit to each other and the greater ministry at SAMBICA, therefore serving in all areas of camp. Below is a description of different roles on the SAMBICA teams.

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Recreation Team
Support Team
Counseling Team
Leadership Team

Recreation Team

Please check Summer Positions for what is available.

The recreation team provides a safe and rewarding experience for campers through specific activities all over camp from the waterfront to the challenge course to games, skits, and activities. Through a safe environment, campers will get to experience things for the first time, face many fears, and have the time of their life. The waterfront and challenge course are highlights for our campers and many memories are built in these recreational activities.

Lifeguards (6):
Lifeguards need to have a deep desire to keep campers safe and a love for the outdoors on hot summer days. The waterfront team is responsible for maintaining safety of all individuals at the SAMBICA waterfront according to the policies and procedures. Lifeguards are expected to teach water activities, maintain aquatic equipment, and keep the beachfront area groomed (e.g. raking, physical maintenance, etc.) along with helping out at night events each evening. This team member must be a proficient swimmer. Lifeguard certification is required before summer begins. Lifeguards are required to wear a red swimsuit or red shirt while on duty. Please contact the Program Director for more information about lifeguard certification. Weekly Wage: $200, plus room and board.

Boat Drivers (6):
Boat Drivers are responsible for taking campers and team members on boating activities out on beautiful Lake Sammamish. One of the most high-risk activities on camp, boat drivers must be aware of safety first above all else, as well as providing a fun experience for campers. The waterfront team is responsible for maintaining the safety of all individuals at the SAMBICA Waterfront according to the SAMBICA policies and procedures. Boat drivers help maintain aquatic equipment and keep the beachfront area groomed (e.g. raking, physical maintenance, etc.), along with helping out at night events each evening. Boat driving, docking boats, tube pulling experience, and the ability to teach wakeboarding/skiing is preferred. Weekly Wage: $200, plus room and board.

Dock Hand (1):
The Dock Hand provides the power behind the thrill of water activities. Although this person will not have the same horse power as one of our Wakesetter boats, he or she will certainly have the ability to make a camper’s day better just as quickly. This job includes helping boats safely dock as they arrive, assisting boat drivers in attaching tubes, assisting campers in entering tubes, and various other waterfront tasks. This role is part of the waterfront crew, which works together to maintain aquatic equipment and keep the beachfront area groomed (e.g. raking, physical maintenance, etc.), along with helping out at night events each evening. Weekly Wage: $150, plus food and activities.

Challenge Course Facilitators (6):
Challenge Course Facilitators are staff members over the age of 18 who will lead campers and team members through SAMBICA’s challenge course. They will be responsible for safely operating challenge course elements including, but not limited to, the high static course, low course, flying squirrel, tree climb, and team building activities. They will expound on Bible study teaching through course participation and elements. They are responsible for set up and take down of equipment daily as well as the upkeep, inventory, and cleanliness of recreation equipment. They may be called upon to assist in other areas of camp on a daily basis including helping out at night events each evening. High course or climbing experience is preferred. Weekly Wage: $200, plus room and board.

Program Crew:
The program crew is designed to support the counseling team in providing an environment for campers to experience the Gospel through many different events and activities. From big group games to worship events, the program crew is intentional in supporting the gospel message in all they do.

  • Program Crew Member (2):These team members are the face of camp, creating all the field games and
    forum times for our Day Camp, Overnight Camp, and High School Leadership programs. We provide Gospel-centered
    intentional programs that support the counseling team in providing opportunities to dig
    deeper into conversations with their campers. The Program team is part of the lasting memories
    for campers as they remember the outrageous programs and thrilling activities. Working in a
    creative team, they will be up front creating characters and events each day. These team members Must be
    comfortable being on stage, have strong creative development skills and think outside the box.
    Public speaking experience is preferred. Weekly Wage: $200, plus room and board.
  • Program Tech (1):
    This role is a creative team member that can use media to
    support the program crew as they provide Gospel-centered intentional programs for campers.
    This person must be able to use or learn many programs including ProPresenter, You Tube,
    Vimeo, Garage Band, DJ, as well as being able to work with various media types (video and
    photographic). This person must be able to work independently and efficiently. This person should not
    be afraid to think outside the box in creating new ideas for the team. Simple video filming
    and editing experience preferred for this role. Weekly Wage: $200, plus room and board.
  • Music Lead (1):
    This role leads our campers and team members in different
    styles of music on a daily basis. The Music Lead must be able to play all types of music.
    This person will be part of the program team in organizing and implementing daily Forum times
    and worship. This role must be able to lead large groups of children, youth and young adults in
    musical styles ranging from silly songs to pop songs to worship songs. The Music Lead will also
    contribute to the Program Crew by helping with other responsibilities, such as evening activities
    and games. This person must demonstrate good communication skills and spiritual maturity. The
    Music Lead needs to have the ability to play an instrument, preferably a guitar. Weekly Wage: $200,
    plus room and board.
  • Activities Assistant (1):
    The Activities Assistant brings the fun for campers at the various activities they do around camp. Their primary focus will be the set up, tear down, and general upkeep and organization of various activities around camp, including but not limited to archery/target games, kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards, archery tag and community games. This role will have the chance to supervise the safety of campers participating in activities, explain the expectations and instructions for activities, and prepare activities for the arrival and departure of campers, as well as carry out other duties as assigned by the Activities Supervisor. This person must be safety-conscious and able to follow instructions and uphold the rules and standards of SAMBICA well. Weekly Wage: $150, plus food and activities.

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Support Team

Please Check Summer Positions for what is available.

The support team members are those that are usually behind the scenes helping hold the camp together. Without these roles the campers experience would not be the same. They perform specialized tasks and reach all the campers that come to camp, often through unseen service.

Kitchen Assistants (6):
As part of the kitchen crew, these team members will work together to serve as the hands of Christ in our kitchen. As a team, they will make our dining hall a well-oiled machine that pumps out three delicious meals each day, for as many as 400 people. This position will work closely with the Food Service Manager to make sure all jobs in the kitchen are done with excellence and care. This includes, but is not limited to: preparing food, cooking, baking, serving food, maintaining the salad bar, washing dishes, cleaning up, etc. Tons of cooking experience is not a requirement, but a willingness to learn and to work as a part of a team is a must. The ability to stand on one’s feet for long hours, a cheerful heart, a willingness to have fun, an openness to learn and authentic faith in Jesus Christ are a must. Prior Food Worker Card for the State of Washington is required before camp. Please contact for more information on Food Worker Card. Weekly Wage: $200, plus room and board.

Facilities Assistant (1):
The Facilities Assistant is the caretaker of our facilities and helps keep the camp running smoothly and looking great. On a daily basis, this role could be working in electrical, mechanical, plumbing, or serving the Lord in other ways. Working alongside the Facilities Manager, this person will be challenged both physically and spiritually as they learn to serve with all their heart, mind and strength. The Facilities Assistant must have basic computer skills and be able to, or willing to learn, how to process electronic work orders. Maintenance aptitude and a willingness to learn is preferred. Weekly Wage: $200, plus room and board.

Office Assistant (1):
This position is the face of camp and a liaison for parents, campers, and the SAMBICA team. Being in the office requires a team player who possesses great people, computer, and organization skills. This person must be creative, flexible, and able to multi-task. Most importantly, working in the office requires someone who is trustworthy, encouraging, and has a heart of service. This role will work side-by-side with the Registrar and learn how the camp works from the inside out. Weekly Wage: $200, plus room and board.

Camp Care Crew (4):
The Camp Care crew glorifies Christ by serving the camp with their hands and feet on a daily basis to promote a standard of excellence in the grounds and facilities, down to the smallest details of camp. They will assist in all areas of camp as needed, with an emphasis on serving behind the scenes in performing critical cleaning and maintenance tasks. They will work closely with the Facilities Manager, as well as helping out in various other areas of camp. The job responsibilities may include but are not limited to: cleaning bathrooms, blowing off paths, cleaning, watering flowers, collecting and organizing lost and found, early or late camper pick-ups, field times, fill in counselor, check-in/drop-off help, evening activities, and more. Must be able to work independently and have good initiative. Weekly Wage: $200, plus room and board.

Store Clerk (1):
Responsible for creating and maintaining a fun and exciting atmosphere at Sam’s Place (the camp store). Sam’s Place is one of the most frequented areas of camp, a highlight for many campers during the week. This role is responsible for stocking shelves, monitoring inventory, submitting orders to the Marketing Manager, and keeping track of camper and staff store accounts. This role may help oversee high school helpers in the store. Attention to detail, good communication skills, and poise in a busy atmosphere are musts. Retail experience is preferred. Weekly Salary: $200, plus room and board.

Cinematographer (1):
The cinematographer at SAMBICA is a person who likes to see life from behind a lens and enjoys helping others hold onto the joys of camp long after the week ends! This role will capture, edit, and produce individual highlight videos for each week of camp, as well as a summer video for our High School Leadership Program and full-summer video for our staff. The cinematographer will run around camp capturing all of the unforgettable memories so kids can remember them long after they leave and parents can get a glimpse into the week of their camper. Applicants for this role must have experience in using digital video cameras, video editing software, and putting together a story through film. Weekly Salary: DOE, plus room and board.

Photographer (1):
The SAMBICA photographer gets the exciting and challenging job of capturing action in photos! This person is responsible for the production of photography assignments for each week of camp. The photographer will be tasked with running around camp capturing all of the unforgettable memories so kids can remember them long after they leave and parents can get a glimpse into the week of their camper. This role will also be required to edit and order all photographs to be distributed to campers and parents. Applicants for this role must have digital photography experience and preference will be given to those who also have some previous video and media experience. Weekly Salary: DOE, plus room and board.

High School Crew (15):
This crew will be responsible for helping in various areas of camp for 20-40 hours per week, helping camp to function and thrive. They will be hired as part of this crew, then assigned to a specific position(s) based on preferences and job availability as the summer approaches (e.g. April, May, or June). Some of the areas these high school students may serve in include: Kitchen or Dining Hall assistant, Camp Care, Facilities, Dock hand, Activities Assistant, Lifeguard, Day Camp Counselor, or other roles as assigned. In addition to being paid, the high school crew will get to participate in discipleship and many of the fun camp activities (like waterfront!). These students must be eager to learn and mature in their faith and have a desire to grow spiritually, in relationship, and professionally. Weekly Wage: $150 plus food and activities.

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Counseling Team

Please Check Summer Positions for what is still available.

The counseling team members develop deep relationships with the campers through intentional investment. The gift of evangelism and discipleship is shown through the course of each day as counselors create an environment where campers are shown the joy of being who God created them to be.

Overnight Camp Counselor (38):
This role requires a desire to show the love of Jesus Christ through words and deeds. Counselors are on the front line of ministry as they engage their campers through building relationships in order to speak truth into their lives. Overnight counselors must have the ability to work with children and youth, as they will be responsible for 7-10 campers each week for about 7 weeks of the summer. Experience leading small group bible studies and activities preferred. We are looking for people with high energy, a fun attitude and a desire to see youth experience Jesus in one of the coolest places on earth: camp!
Overnight Counselors should have a desire to work with pre-teens and teens (primarily grades 4th – 9th). They must also be flexible and adaptable because no two cabins or days are the same in this role. Counselors will invest in a different age group each week. In this role, there will be a high physical demand of long days and nights, but a counselor will also have the opportunity for an even greater reward of deeper investment into the campers’ lives. Overnight counselors will be hired with the understanding that they should plan to be partnered with a co-counselor throughout the Overnight Camp season. Upon the end of Overnight Camp (Week 7), they will become Day Camp counselors for the remainder of their summer stay. Weekly Wage: $215, plus room and board.

Day Camp Counselor (15): This role requires a desire to show the love of Jesus Christ through words and deeds. You Counselors are on the front line of ministry as they engage their campers through building relationships in order to speak truth into their lives. Day Camp counselors must have the ability to work with children and youth, as they will be responsible for 10-12 campers each week. Experience leading small group bible studies and activities preferred. Looking for someone with high energy, a fun attitude and a desire to see youth experience Jesus in one of the coolest places on earth: camp!
Each week there will be many opportunities to show and speak the love of Jesus Christ to campers. There will be 1 week of H2O Extreme Day Camp (grades 4 – 8), 3 weeks of Jr. High Day Camp, and the rest of the summer will focus on grades 2 – 6. The majority of responsibilities will take place during the work day, but this position will have responsibilities in the evenings, such as helping with dining hall clean up or Overnight camp programming. Counselors must be flexible and adaptable because no two cabins or days are the same in this role.. Experience communicating with elementary aged kids preferred. Weekly Wage: $200, plus room and board.

Typical Day of a Day/Ovn Counselor
Time Activity
7:00am Early Camper Drop Off
7:45am Counselor Meeting
8:00am Breakfast
8:30am Drop Off/Field Time
9:00am Forum/Jesus Time
10:00am Activity 1
11:00am Activity 2
12:00pm Lunch
12:45pm Bible Study
1:30pm Waterfront Free Time
3:30pm Time Alone w/God
4:30pm Pick Up/Focus Activities
5:30pm Dinner
6:00pm Forum/Fun Time
7:00pm All Camp Night Event
9:00pm Team Events
10:00pm Clean Up
11:00pm Bed

Mentors (4):
The counselors of our High School Leadership program, these people must have a heart for teenagers to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. By working side by side with the students, they will show participants how to serve as someone serving for the Lord. Working in the different areas of the high school program, each mentor will work with a set amount of students during the day to challenge them in that mentality. These roles must have a fun attitude as they serve, the ability to lead high school students, good communication skills and be spiritually mature. Public speaking and high school youth mentorship experience is preferred. Mentors will be placed in one of the following areas after training. Weekly Wage: $215, plus room and board.

  • Adventure Mentor (4): This person must have experience camping
    and hiking. The Adventure Mentor will be taking 10-12 high school students each
    week to experience the foundation of faith while staying off site.
    Some days this person will stay at SAMBICA with their students and other days they
    will stay at a campground in the Greater Seattle area off site in partnership with
    Compass Outdoor Adventure. Each day will be an adventure in the greater Seattle area,
    which could include, but is not limited to: camping, hiking, rock climbing, visits to
    downtown, water play time, or other activities. Through escaping the normal day-to-day
    routines, mentors will challenge high school students to look at the foundation of the
    Christian faith through reflection and Bible study times.
  • Serve Mentor (2): Back on camp, high school students will be
    partnered in different areas of camp to learn what it means to serve humbly as Christ
    serves humbly. During this time, students will partner with summer teams work crews to
    help and support in different areas and to take on responsibilities as a Serve group
    and contribute to the livelihood of camp by serving behind the scenes. As a mentor, you will
    be working right alongside these students and leading them in learning to serve with a humble
    heart. Areas include, but are not limited to: kitchen, waterfront, maintenance, grounds keeping,
    and housekeeping.

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Leadership Team

Please Check Summer Positions for what is still available.

The leadership team impacts all areas of camp and provides support and guidance for each team. They supervise different teams with the heart of a servant and the mindset of unity among the SAMBICA family, while providing pastoral care for summer staff. They provide a level of accountability to promote excellence for the glory of God, while intentionally being discipled by the full time staff and discipling the summer staff around them.

Counseling Supervisor (2):
This position is responsible for the coordination & facilitation of daily Day Camp programming as well as the day-to-day operations of our Overnight Camp Programs. They must have good organizational and communication skills, as well as prior experience working with children, parents, and college aged students. These people will be training and discipling team members and overseeing daily administrative tasks relating to Day and Overnight Camp and will supervise and minister to all counseling staff. They must be flexible and adaptable, working with all areas of camp to provide the best experience for campers to hear about Jesus Christ. They will be serving in many different forms to provide the highest quality of excellence for the campers and team members. They must be willing and capable of dealing with parents and children concerning discipline and similar program issues. Weekly Wage: $230, plus room and board.

High School Program Supervisor (1):
This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of our High School Adventure and Serve Programs. This person will be serving alongside the students and mentors. He or she must have a desire to train and disciple team members as they face the challenges of high school ministry. This person will daily perform administrative tasks relating to the high school program, lead bible studies, speak to large groups and work in all areas of camp. Youth ministry leadership experience preferred. Weekly Wage: $230, plus room and board.

Program Crew Supervisor (1):
This position is responsible for supervising the Program Crew in creating fun, Gospel-centered, intentional programs. He or she provides support, insight and guidance to a team that uses its creativity to support the counseling team to build relationships with campers. This person must have the ability to have fun and create lasting memories as the team puts on large group games and activities as well as runs Forum times for the Day, Overnight, and High School Programs. He or she needs to be able to think outside the box and use various programming tools such as skits, songs and media. This person must have experience being on stage, large group speaking and leading others. Weekly Wage: $230, plus room and board.

Waterfront Supervisor (1):
This position is responsible for assisting the Waterfront Director in all daily operational procedures. This role will be trained in overseeing scheduling and staff discipleship, including encouraging, building relationships, and providing spiritual mentoring for the Waterfront Crew (lifeguards, boat drivers, and dock hand) as well as working alongside the Waterfront Crew to maintain aquatic equipment and keep the beachfront area groomed. This position also includes assisting with the smooth operation of the early morning Wakeboarding Program during 1 week of the summer. This person will assist the Waterfront Director and Program Director to ensure the implementation of policies and regulations, which are required by the state of Washington. The Waterfront Supervisor has responsibilities in the evenings with various camp events. Experience at an aquatics facility, strong leadership skills and spiritual maturity required. Lifeguarding credentials preferred. Weekly Wage: $230, plus room and board.

Kitchen Supervisor (1):
This position is responsible for working with the Food Service Manager and the Kitchen Assistants to ensure the quality and efficiency of the meals provided during summer camp. Walking alongside the Kitchen Assistants, this person will encourage, build relationships, and provide spiritual mentoring for staff. This individual will work with the Food Service Manager on all orders, production and cleaning required by the state of Washington. Experience working in a professional kitchen, strong leadership skills, spiritual maturity and Washington State Food Handlers Cards required. Weekly Wage: Starting at $230, plus room and board.

Activities Supervisor (1):
This position is responsible for the upkeep, organization and training of activities around camp, except swimming and boats. This includes but is not limited to archery/target games, kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards, archery tag and community games. This person will also be trained in challenge course operations and support the challenge course team. This individual will be working alongside counselors, support staff, and high school students to train them in facilitating different activities, along with jumping in and leading cabin groups. He or she is responsible for all the equipment needs and coaching the facilitation of each activity. Weekly Wage: $230, plus room and board.

Camp Works Supervisor (1):
This position is responsible for assisting the Marketing Manager in supervising and supporting the Camp Works Crew (office assistant, cinematographer, photographer, and store clerk). This includes, but is not limited to assisting the photographer and videographer in capturing memories, assisting in the store and office on an as-needed basis, staff and camper mail distribution, distributing purchased materials to campers, and supporting other staff to help “make camp work”. Photo and/or video experience is strongly preferred for this role. This person must have strong communication skills, a passion for camping ministry, and strong leadership skills. Weekly Wage: $230, plus room and board.

Camp Care Crew Supervisor (1):
This position is responsible for supervising and coordinating the Camp Care Crew in facilitating Gospel-centered intentional programs through the medium of service around camp. This person will be working with a small team of people to maintain the cleanliness and behind-the-scenes aspects of camp and support other crews around camp in their work. Their job is keeping camp clean and running smoothly. This person must have a strong attention to detail and a passion for cleaning. He or she needs to be able to problem solve well and integrate the Camp Care Crew into meaningful ministry behind the scenes of the camp, while fostering a connection between Camp Care and other positions around camp. This person must have an eagerness to learn, fun-loving attitude, and strong leadership skills. He or she must be flexible and adaptable with good organizational and communication skills. Weekly Wage: $230, plus room and board.

High School Crew Supervisor (2):
This position is responsible for supervising and coordinating the High School Staff program through the supervision of high school aged staff, the communication with supervisors and other areas of camp, and the intentional planning and development of the students in the program. They will plan daily and weekly events, Bible studies, and one-on-one mentoring sessions with the H.S. staff and coach and lead this group of staff in doing their responsibilities well, growing spiritually, relationally, and personally in the process. They will help in different roles around camp and will set an example of leadership for developing leaders. Youth ministry leadership and managerial experience is required as well as an eagerness to serve in a variety of roles. Lifeguard certification, boat drivers license, King County Food Handlers Card, challenge course or rock climbing experience and activities management experience is a plus. Weekly Wage: $230, plus room and board.

Camp Medic (1):
This position is responsible for the health and treatment of campers and team members. This role will dispense medication as needed/prescribed and be the first medical responder in any health/emergency medical situations. The medic will be responsible for abiding by parent-completed Medication Administration Release instructions. Great patience and “bedside manner’ are necessary to work with campers 2 – 12th grade along with college age team members. This position will be responsible for communicating all medical incidents to the Director of Ministries, the Program Director and other necessary team members. The Camp Medic on the Leadership Team Will work with and oversee the non-leadership medic. EMT or LPN Certification and some experience in the health care field are desired, as well as experience working with children and youth. Weekly Wage: $230, plus room and board.

Off-Site Day Camp Supervisor (1):
This position is responsible for preparation, development and supervision of a new Day Camp program hosted outside of the physical boundaries of SAMBICA. During the summer, this position will spend a considerable amount of time planning and preparing for a new adventure for SAMBICA, two weeks of Day Camp at a site in the area. This position requires attention to detail, good communication skills, a task-oriented mindset, good managerial skills, and the desire and ability to develop and coach staff and programming. During Off-Site Day Camp weeks, this person will daily be responsible for administrating details of the program, keeping the program on schedule, coaching staff, dealing with campers and challenging situations, making clear decisions and preparing and debriefing staff. This individual will be serving in many different forms to provide the highest quality of excellence for the campers and team members. He or she must be willing and capable of dealing with parents and children concerning discipline and similar program issues. Must have youth ministry experience and be able to delegate tasks. Weekly Salary: $230, plus room and board.

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