Important Details
  • Contracts can begin as early as June 2nd and may continue as late as September 2nd. Contracts will vary depending upon position.
  • Time off (weddings, school functions, etc.) must be written on your contract and cleared through the Program Director prior to being hired for the summer.
  • In almost all cases, team members are required to live on-site at camp. Team members will reside with other teammates in cabin or dorm-style accommodations. Meals are provided during the week.
  • We will interview applicants as they apply. We will accept applications until all positions are filled.
  • Team members must attend training. The length of staff training may vary depending upon position. See schedule below.
  • CPR and First Aid certification costs are approximately $50 each. Training is conducted during all staff training week. All summer staff must be CPR and First Aid certified.
  • Team who work through September 1st are required to stay until the end of the day September 2nd, for a mandatory day of camp clean up, unless otherwise specified in their contract.
  • Dietary Requirements: In most cases, there are no cooking facilities available for team members to make their own meals. If you have any medical dietary issues please let us know.
Important Summer Dates
  • Leadership Team arrives Friday, June 2nd at 8am for training
  • Kitchen Team arrives Saturday, June 3rd at 12pm
  • Waterfront, challenge course, and support teams arrive Tuesday, June 6th at 8am for training
  • Counseling team arrives Monday, June 12th at 8am for training
  • Mid-Summer counselors arrive by 1:00pm the Sunday of their first week (You are welcome to come earlier the week before to get adjusted and shadow another staffer).

Post Hire Packet

This page is to prepare you with the little details you need to know once you have been hired on as a summer team member. Please go through each section so that you are prepared and have all of the proper documents.

What to Bring
This is just a general guideline, not an all-inclusive list. Please limit your belongings to two large 40lb bags and a small “carry-on” size backpack. Storage space is limited in the staff housing/ Please bear in mind that camp can be hard on clothing and personal belongings. Please refrain from bringing valuables. For ladies swim wear must be a 1-peice. No Speedos. Cell phones are a big problem at camp, so if you choose to bring one it must be kept out of sight from campers. Using your cell phone as a watch is not acceptable.

  • Sheets and a blanket/comforter or sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Clothing (eg. shorts, jeans, T’s, sweatshirt/fleece, swimwear)
  • Athletic shoes
  • Teva-like sandals (all shoes must have a heel strap)
  • Towels (one bath, one beach)
  • A wrist watch with an alarm (not your cell phone)
  • Bible/journal/pens
  • Stationary
  • Sunscreen
  • Shower supplies (eg. shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • A small radio/CD player for your cabin is okay (please only bring Christian music)

What Not to Bring

  • A ton of stuff (living arrangements can be tight in the summer)
  • “Secular” music
  • Short shorts (there’s no inseam rule, just please be modest)
  • Firearms, fireworks, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes
  • speedo-style swimwear (for men)
  • 2-piece bikini style swimwear (for women; tankini & swim shorts okay)
  • “Spaghetti strap” tank tops/tanks with revealing arm holes

Travel Information

If you are flying, please book your flight into the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Airport code: SEA). Be aware of your contract dates and times. Do not book a flight that will not allow you to fulfill your contract. Check with us about times of arrival and departure before purchasing. We will pick you up from the airport. Please communicate your travel information to Tom Eaker at or (425) 746-9110 x19. Please include the following information:

  • Your Airline
  • Flight Number
  • Arrival Date & Time for each flight

Important Information for When You Arrive at Sea-Tac:

  • Please call your confirmed contact person when your plane lands.
  • Grab your luggage from baggage claim.
  • Exit the airport directly outside to the Arrival area (on the lower level of the airport). You will notice signs above you displaying the names of different airlines. Please stand directly underneath the sign that indicates the airline you arrived on.
  • You can expect to wait at least 10 minutes. Look for wrapped vans with tons of fun camp pictures that say SAMBICA.
  • If you are waiting 30+ minutes and/or you have not been able to reach your contact person, something is wrong. Please call the Main Office during normal business hours (8am – 6pm) at (425) 746-9110. At all other hours please call (425)429-5512.

2016 Summer Team Schedule

  • Friday, June 2nd (8am) – Leadership team arrives
  • Tuesday, June 6th (8am) – Waterfront, challenge course, and support teams arrive
  • Monday, June 12th (8am) – Counseling team arrives

Our Online Community

Facebook is a great way to get to know the people you’ll be working with this summer long before summer starts! It’s also a great way to keep in touch after the summer ends. Click here if you are not a member of the summer team page.

Post-Hire Legal Documents

All legal documentation will be completed online. Please know that you will receive an email that you provided an online on boarding company that will produce your personal link. All information on this form is secure. You will need to fill out the following forms: W-4, I-9, Direct Deposit, Background Check, Health Form and Minor Authorization for those under the age of 18. When you arrive to camp, you will need to produce documentation for the I-9 form. Please provide one of the following groups. You cannot bring a copy, we must see the original:

  • Passport
  • Social Security Card & Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card & Driver’s License (State ID)

Please contact us if you are having trouble providing these documents.
Once you have been hired, please print and complete the following documents:

Fill out all forms completely and return to the address provided. Make sure to include copies of documents needed for W4 & I9 forms (driver’s license, passport, and/or social security card). Your specific contract will be mailed to you shortly, which will outline your agreement for the summer. Please contact Tom Eaker at or (425) 746-9110 if you have questions about your post-hire packet.

Please submit all forms to this address ASAP:

Attn: Summer Employment
4114 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE
Bellevue, WA 98008

Online Staff Training

Visit online training at: SAMBICA Online Training

All hired staff will be required to complete the online training before arriving at camp.

We understand that you have a busy life and that this training system will take some of your personal time. However, we expect you to complete the training in its entirety so that you will be well prepared for the Lord’s ministry this summer. Most of the information will not be reviewed during staff training, so it is your responsibility to learn it. There will be time for all questions to be answered and for a quick walk-through of your schedule, but please make note of your questions so that you do not forget them. You will receive a manual upon arrival with all of the same material in it – So you don’t need to memorize everything, simply understand the basics. The questions are not made to be tricky, but rather to show that you have read and understood the material. You may find many of the questions obvious. Please make sure not to just guess at the answers, but fully read the material.

Our hope and goal is that this system will be a helpful tool to guide you through God’s great ministry this summer. But no matter how much we try to prepare you, the most important thing that can be done is between you and God. A prepared heart and mind that can only come from a growing relationship with Jesus are what will best prepare you. After saying this, we still expect you to thoroughly read and process this material.

*Those who order a drink at Starbucks to help them through the time can bring their receipt to camp for a full reimbursement. For those who don’t live near a Starbucks, you soon will live within 5 miles of approximately 50 of them.

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