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

God is inviting you to experience more of His love and power than ever before. He has GOOD PLANS for you and you can seek Him and know Him as you prepare to come this summer.

  • Ask God how He wants to grow you this summer.
  • Ask God what He is uniquely calling you into this summer, what strengths you are bringing to the team and how He wants you to contribute.
  • Ask God what He wants to reveal about Himself, and dream of ways that you would love to experience God.
  • Pray for the hearts of the campers who will be at SAMBICA, for their faith to deepen, for their hearts to be receptive to the Gospel, for their eyes to open more to how God is speaking.
  • Pray for the Summer Staff, for unity and community to build beautifully. For cohesive teams and joyful relationships.

Make your travel plans, solidify what dates you're planning to work, and plan for what you want to bring to camp with the help of the packing list below!

Check your email for details on everything you need to complete before arriving. The emails will be from Phoebe Robinson via Campsite. They will instruct you on all necessary paperwork, on arrival details, and opportunities to connect with the team!

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Important Start Dates

June 2nd, 2024

Leadership Training 

June 5th, 2024

Waterfront & Ropes Course Training

June 9th, 2024

All Staff Training 

June 17th, 2024

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 before summer starts! Look in your email for details on joining our Slack Workspace, which is our main method of communication over the summer. You'll have the chance to introduce yourself and get to know the team even before arriving! We will also have a few opportunities to meet up as summer approaches, details are in your email!

New Hired Staff Web Photos
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What to Bring

This is a general guideline. Please limit your belongings to one large bag and a backpack. Packing cubes are recommended for ease of access in shared housing. 

  • Bedding
    • Twin sized sheets
    • Blanket or sleeping bag 
    • Pillow
    • Mattress topper (optional)
  • Clothing
    • Shorts
    • Pants
    • T-shirts
    • Sweatshirt
    • Rain jacket
    • Athletic shoes
    • Sandals (ex. Chacos, Tevas, etc.)
    • Wacky outfit (for themed costume days, e.g. holidays, colorful, characters)
  • Swimwear
    • Ladies: one-piece
    • Men: swim trunks
  • Towels: one bath, one beach
  • Wrist watch with an alarm (not your cell phone)
  • Hard copy Bible 
  • Journal or notebook and pens 
  • Toiletries
    • Shower supplies
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Sunscreen
    • Medications

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
  • Valuables
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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? We reimburse up to $300 for travel costs upon receiving receipts for flight and driving costs. Email Phoebe at phoebe@sambica.com with any questions.

If you are flying in, please book your flight into the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). You will receive information about shuttle pick-up times based on your arrival. Please communicate your travel info by sending your airline, flight number, arrival date and time to onboarding@sambica.com

New Hired Staff Web Photos (3)
New Hired Staff Web Photos

Get to Know the Team

Get to know the people you’ll be working with this summer before summer starts! Look in your email for details on joining our Slack Workspace, which is our main method of communication over the summer. You'll have the chance to introduce yourself and get to know the team even before arriving! We will also have a few opportunities to meet up as summer approaches, details are in your email!

New Hired Staff Web Photos (5)

What to Bring

This is a general guideline. Please limit your belongings to one large bag and a backpack. Packing cubes are recommended for ease of access in shared housing. 

  • Bedding
    • Twin sized sheets
    • Blanket or sleeping bag 
    • Pillow
    • Mattress topper (optional)
  • Clothing
    • Shorts
    • Pants
    • T-shirts
    • Sweatshirt
    • Rain jacket
    • Athletic shoes
    • Sandals (ex. Chacos, Tevas, etc.)
    • Wacky outfit (for themed costume days, e.g. holidays, colorful, characters)
  • Swimwear
    • Ladies: one-piece
    • Men: swim trunks
  • Towels: one bath, one beach
  • Wrist watch with an alarm (not your cell phone)
  • Hard copy Bible 
  • Journal or notebook and pens 
  • Toiletries
    • Shower supplies
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Sunscreen
    • Medications
New Hired Staff Web Photos (2)

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
  • Valuables
New Hired Staff Web Photos (6)

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!

New Hired Staff Web Photos (3)

Book Travel Plans

Live outside of the Pacific Northwest? We reimburse up to $300 for travel costs upon receiving receipts for flight and driving costs. Email Phoebe at phoebe@sambica.com with any questions.

If you are flying in, please book your flight into the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). You will receive information about shuttle pick-up times based on your arrival. Please communicate your travel info by sending your airline, flight number, arrival date and time to onboarding@sambica.com

Post-Hire FAQ's

Staff training is required for 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. 
No. We will send you information to get certified prior to training with an online course. All you need to do is send in your course completion and you are good to go!
Yes, we do offer Lifeguard Training at the beginning of staff training. If you are hired as a lifeguard, the waterfront training will include two full days of lifeguard certification. If you have already been certified in Open Water Lifeguarding, please provide a copy of your 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.
Weekends are off from 8:30pm after our Friday Celebration meeting until 5:30pm for the start of our Sunday Night Meeting. Depending on your position, daily schedules have different opportunities for short breaks. Additionally, during Day Camp weeks, evenings will have opportunities for rest as well as opportunities to attend a variety of staff events.
Many of our summer staffers are locals or have brought a car. Most often, as you make connections with the team, there are plenty of people offering to give rides to church. If you can't find a ride, connect with a Full-Time member and we'd be happy to help! Some of the churches in the area that people tend to go to include Mosaic Community Church, Reach Church, Timberlake Church, and Churchhome.
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Paperwork:

You will receive an email from phoebe@sambica.com with instructions on completing needed materials for Summer 2024!