Welcome to the Team
Welcome to SAMBICA! We're so glad you're here!
I've been hired! Now what?

Things to pray for:

- The hearts of all campers who will come this summer

- Summer Staff across the board (Counselors, Program, Waterfront, Camp Care, etc.)

- Leadership and Full Time staff that they will lead and love their respective teams well

- Safety and that GOD's hand would be over every area of camp

- Your strength and faith that God would use you this summer!

Plan out what you will bring (see our guides below) and how you will arrive to SAMBICA.

Wait for an email from olivia@sambica.com with instructions on completing needed paperwork.

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Important Dates

June 6, 2022

Leadership Training Starts

June 6, 2022

Ropes Course Training Starts

June 9, 2022

All Staff Training Starts

June 20, 2022

WEEK 1 DAY 1! (The first day of camp)

Plan & Prepare for the Best Summer Ever!

Get to Know the Team

Get to know the people you’ll be working with this summer long before summer starts! Before training, we will be hosting Zoom calls and in-person events for staff to become acquainted prior to training.

get to know the team
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What to Bring

This is a general guideline. Please limit your belongings to two large bags and a small backpack.  

  • Sheets, Comforter/Sleeping Bag, Pillow
  • Clothing
    • Shorts
    • Jeans
    • T-shirts
    • Sweatshirt
    • Rain jacket
    • Athletic shoes
    • Sandals (ex. Chacos, Tevas, etc.) 
  • Swimwear
    • Ladies - one-piece or tankini
    • Men - swim trunks
  • Towels - one bath, one beach
  • Wrist watch with an alarm (not your cell phone)
  • Hard Copy Bible - if needed, SAMBICA can compensate one!
  • Journal/Notebook and Pens 
  • Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, sunscreen, medication, etc.) 

What to Leave at Home

  • A ton of stuff (living arrangements can be tight in the summer)
  • Immodest attire (short shorts, spaghetti strap tank tops, etc.)
  • Firearms, fireworks, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes
  • Speedo-style swimwear
  • 2-piece bikini style swimwear
  • Valuables
what to leave
compensation

Compensation

Staff members are paid competitive salaries that often include room and board. Check out our Positions page for specifics on pay rate by position. Wages are paid out bi-weekly. If you are looking to fundraise for your summer, SAMBICA has a sample letter for you to use when reaching out to friends or family. Don't forget to apply for the staff scholarship!

Book Travel Plans

Live outside of the Pacific Northwest? Be sure to take advantage of the FREE travel allowance up to $300! Email Andrew at andrew@sambica.com for more information.

If you are flying, please book your flight into the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Check with us about times of arrival and departure before purchasing. We will pick you up from the airport. Please communicate your travel info with Andrew at andrew@sambica.com or (425) 746 - 9110. Include your airline, flight number, and arrival date and time.

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arriving at sea-tac

Arriving at Sea-Tac

When You Arrive at Sea-Tac:

  1. Call your confirmed contact person when you land
  2. Grab your luggage
  3. Exit the airport to the Arrival area (stand under the sign of the airline you flew in on).
  4. Wait for one of our SAMBICA staff members to arrive!
get to know the team

Get to Know the Team

Get to know the people you’ll be working with this summer long before summer starts! Before training, we will be hosting Zoom calls and in-person events for staff to become acquainted prior to training.

what to bring-1

What to Bring

This is a general guideline. Please limit your belongings to two large bags and a small backpack.  

  • Sheets, Comforter/Sleeping Bag, Pillow
  • Clothing
    • Shorts
    • Jeans
    • T-shirts
    • Sweatshirt
    • Rain jacket
    • Athletic shoes
    • Sandals (ex. Chacos, Tevas, etc.) 
  • Swimwear
    • Ladies - one-piece or tankini
    • Men - swim trunks
  • Towels - one bath, one beach
  • Wrist watch with an alarm (not your cell phone)
  • Hard Copy Bible - if needed, SAMBICA can compensate one!
  • Journal/Notebook and Pens 
  • Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, sunscreen, medication, etc.) 
what to leave

What to Leave at Home

  • A ton of stuff (living arrangements can be tight in the summer)
  • Immodest attire (short shorts, spaghetti strap tank tops, etc.)
  • Firearms, fireworks, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes
  • Speedo-style swimwear
  • 2-piece bikini style swimwear
  • Valuables
compensation

Compensation

Staff members are paid competitive salaries that often include room and board. Check out our Positions page for specifics on pay rate by position. Wages are paid out bi-weekly. If you are looking to fundraise for your summer, SAMBICA has a sample letter for you to use when reaching out to friends or family. Don't forget to apply for the staff scholarship!

travel plans 1

Book Travel Plans

Live outside of the Pacific Northwest? Be sure to take advantage of the FREE travel allowance up to $300! Email Andrew at andrew@sambica.com for more information.

If you are flying, please book your flight into the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Check with us about times of arrival and departure before purchasing. We will pick you up from the airport. Please communicate your travel info with Andrew at andrew@sambica.com or (425) 746 - 9110. Include your airline, flight number, and arrival date and time.

arriving at sea-tac

Arriving at Sea-Tac

When You Arrive at Sea-Tac:

  1. Call your confirmed contact person when you land
  2. Grab your luggage
  3. Exit the airport to the Arrival area (stand under the sign of the airline you flew in on).
  4. Wait for one of our SAMBICA staff members to arrive!

Post-Hire FAQ's

Staff training will take place before camps start. If you know that you cannot attend staff training in part or in full, you are still encouraged to apply. Some exceptions can be made. If hired and cannot attend our First Aid and CPR training, we would require you to attend a First Aid and CPR training class near you at your own expense. There may be additional requirements depending upon position. 
Yes. If you do not currently have Standard First Aid and CPR certification, we will provide instruction and certification during staff training for. Please let us know ahead of time if you need one or both trainings so that we can have enough instructors. All summer team members are required to have current First Aid and CPR certification.
Yes, we do offer Lifeguard Training at the beginning of staff training. If you will be taking our training, contact Regan at regan@sambica.com. If you are certified before summer, we will need a copy of your certification (must include Waterfront certification).
New tattoos and piercings are a health issue for our summer team. Majority of our activities  involve the Waterfront. Lake Sammamish is a fairly clean lake, but infections can still occur. By choosing to get a new tattoo or piercing during the summer, you open the door to getting an infection that could prevent you from doing your job. You are welcome to have healed tattoos and piercings prior to employment with SAMBICA.
All positions can expect between 3 and 5 (1 hour) break times during the week (might be in the evening). Also, team members get time off on the weekends from Friday at 10pm to Sunday at 3:45pm. Leadership team members are required to be back on camp by 3:00pm on Sunday. This schedule excludes the team banquet weekend.
For our summer staffers, church attendance is strongly encouraged. Due to the diversity of denominations represented, our summer staff will sometimes scatter to attend several different churches on Sunday morning. Many of our staff carpool to church. We also bus staff to at least one or two churches each Sunday throughout the summer. While SAMBICA does not endorse a specific church denomination, the following churches are some of the favorites for our summer staff: Doxa Church, Timberlake Church, Churchome, and Overlake Christian Church.
post-hire information REPOSITIONED

Paperwork:

You will receive an email from olivia@sambica.com with instructions on completing needed materials for Summer 2022!