Summer Positions 

Summer 2023 Teams and Positions:

Counseling Team

Recreation Team

 Support Team

Leadership Team

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Counseling Team

Join the front-line of SAMBICA's ministry and have the most rewarding summer of your life! Counselors have a desire to share the love of Jesus Christ with campers through relationship-building and fun. Counselors must love working with youth, have high energy, and display a fun, hardworking attitude. Experience leading Bible studies and activities preferred. 

Camp Counselors experience the fun and joy of spending time with campers each day from tubing to ropes course and field games to Bible study. This role has the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with campers anywhere from 2nd-9th grade. SAMBICA is primarily a day camp and we will run 4 weeks of overnight camp as well. 

Counselor Testimony

"SAMBICA cultivated a safe space where I can share Jesus with kids, and it has been an amazing opportunity that I am so thankful for." - Ana

High School Mentor Testimony

"I went into the summer thinking I would be helping kids grow, but it was the students who helped me grow." - Madi
Waterfront Crew
Waterfront Lifeguard
Boat Drivers
Waterfront Boats Photo CROPPED
Ropes with Campers
Ropes
Program
Program Silly
Program Rally
Program Music Lead
Program Field

Waterfront

"When being around something joyful and adventurous like tube rides or skiing it is hard not to experience happiness and feel God’s presence." - Mallory

Program Team Testimony

"Being on the program team allowed me to become confident in leading others and helped me to see how the gospel can be presented in creative and fun ways." - Bethany

Recreation Team

The Recreation Team brings all the fun to SAMBICA through activities, games, and skits! Each role provides an exciting, safe, and enjoyable experience for campers.

 

Ropes Course Facilitators bring the fun through SAMBICA's Ropes Course elements while encouraging campers to conquer their fears and challenge themselves to new heights. Facilitators operate the course, maintain course equipment and aid in other areas of camp. Must be 18+ years (climbing experience is preferred). 

The Activities Team will lead, teach, and facilitate different activities such as basketball, archery, archery tag, mini golf, field games and more. Team members will promote sportsmanship and fun while running each activity. They have the joy of interacting with every camper each week!

Program Team members are the face of camp. They create games, Gospel-centered programming, and thrilling activities for campers. Program Team members are up on stage and on the field every day, so they must be comfortable on stage, have creative development skills, and think outside the box (public speaking experience is preferred). 

Waterfront Team members are a dual role of Boat Driving and Lifeguarding. While leading campers in exciting activities on Lake Sammamish, this role helps maintain the waterfront and assist other areas of camp in the evenings. Waterfront Team members must be aware of safety above all else and will be trained in lifeguarding, boat driving, docking boats, and tube pulling. Must be 19 years or older and able to lift 50 pounds (the ability to teach wakeboarding/skiing is preferred). Limited high school-aged lifeguard positions available. 

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Support Team

The Support Team works behind-the-scenes to make SAMBICA a well-oiled and FUN machine. Through creative production, cleaning, cooking, and more, they love to serve Christ in all they do.

The Camp Care Crew glorifies Christ by maintaining excellence in the SAMBICA grounds and facilities. Working closely with the Guest Services Manager, Camp Care members work as a team to clean spaces, organize lost-and-found, and assist in camper pickups. 

The Videographer captures the fun and special memories of camp each week! This includes giving creative direction to each cabin for their 30-second cabin video. By the end of the week the Videographer edits, produces, and finalizes the weekly highlight video. Must be individually-motivated, organized and have experience in video production. 

The Facilities Assistant helps keep camp running smoothly and working properly. Alongside the Facilities Manager, they assist with electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and carpentry projects. Must be hardworking, love using their hands, and willing to learn. 

The Kitchen Team works together to serve delicious meals for campers and staff every day. Working closely with the Head Chef, they help with food prep, clean-up, and more. They must be willing to learn the craft of cooking, serve on their feet, and have fun. Knife skills are preferred.  

The Marketing Specialist works alongside the Marketing Manager to enhance SAMBICA’s marketing and storytelling through social media and email communication. In addition, they support the media team and SAM's Place when needed. Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively, be creative, and have quality writing skills. Marketing experience preferred.

The Medics are responsible for the health and treatment of all campers and staff. They dispense medication, give First Aid, and communicate medical issues with parents and staff. Must be patient with a great "bedside manner". EMT Certification, LPN Certification, or other experience in healthcare is preferred (experience working with youth is preferred). 

The Office Assistant creates a welcoming environment by greeting guests with an inviting spirit. As the front lines of customer service, they will be communicating with families, helping with camper pick-up and drop-off, and assisting with registration. Must be task-oriented, organized, and great at a communicating via email and phone. 

The Photographer captures all the action of camp throughout each week of summer. They edit and organize the photos to be distributed to parents at the end of each week. Alongside the Marketing Manager, they compile high-quality marketing photos for future use. Must have photography experience. 

The Special Ops Team consists of members who have the opportunity to serve in all areas of camp. Working under the Youth Programs Managers, they are assigned a department for a week to assist in unique roles throughout the Summer. Roles may include counseling, activities team, camp care, store clerks, and more!

Store Clerks are responsible for creating a fun atmosphere at the camp store, Sam's Place, and the coffee bar, Sam's Corner. They stock Sam's Place, tend the register, and create sweet drinks. They must be detail-oriented and poised in a busy atmosphere (retail and barista experience preferred). 

Photographer

"As the photographer, I had the opportunity to expand on my camera skills along with enjoying the exciting atmosphere of summer camp!" - Sarah

Camp Care Crew

"Through my time on Camp Care, God has taught me about doing every small thing to His glory, finding joy in serving and loving others well." -Linaya 

High School Crew

"A highlight of  High School Crew was the Bible Studies, which all team members, not just high school crew, participate in to wind down, take a break and dive into the word that really formed how we went about camp and our lives" -Toby

Kitchen Assistant

"I gained a lot of wisdom about God’s word and the love he has for us. I also learned a lot about team work and team building." - Kory

Cinematographer

"Serving as the cinematographer was such a pleasure and privilege. I was able to witness and film all the activities happening around camp and had the opportunities to meet with many campers and assist other staff when I was able." - Tony
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Leadership Team

"It was such a great experience to mentor and support other staff members, and rewarding to play an integral role in the ministry at SAMBICA!" - Jon

Leadership Team

Members of the SAMBICA Leadership team supervise different areas of camp and care for the physical and spiritual well-being of the team members they oversee. They must be spiritually mature, service-minded, and strong leaders among their peers. Each leadership member has the unique opportunity for mentorship from the Full-Time Team. All Leadership Team members must be college-aged or older.

The Counseling Supervisors work together to lead the Counseling Team with guidance from the Full-Time Team. They train counselors, provide guidance and support, perform administrative tasks, assist with campers, and communicate with parents and staff regarding camper issues. They must be organized, adaptable, effective communicators, and have prior experience working with children, parents, and college-aged adults. 

The Camp Care Supervisor oversees the Camp Care Crew as they maintain the beauty of camp and support camp programming. They delegate tasks and help with Camp Care duties, minister to their team, work alongside ASCEND Crew members, and demonstrate strong leadership skills. They must be flexible, have a fun-loving attitude, a passion for service, and be attentive to detail.  

The Kitchen Supervisor (Sous Chef) works with the Head Chef to prepare, cook, and serve quality meals. They are responsible for the efficiency and cleanliness of the kitchen while ministering to the Kitchen Team and encouraging them as they grow in their faith and kitchen skills. Must have professional kitchen experience, leadership skills, and a Washington State Food Handlers Card.

The Program Supervisor oversees the Program Team and creatively leads the team in building Gospel-centered programming and activities. They minister to the Program Team and guide them in running Rally and field games. Must be fun-loving, comfortable on stage, and have experience with public speaking and leadership. 

The Male Team Advocate and Female Team Advocate ignite greater faith, hope, and love in our summer staff. Their main responsibilities include running Ignatia, a prayer and worship night, facilitating weekly baptisms, and discipling Summer Staff and campers. Must have a heart for the Lord and people, hunger for growth, and winsome humility. 

The Waterfront Supervisor works closely with the Waterfront Director to oversee daily operations such as waterfront safety, activity scheduling, and supervision. They minister to the Waterfront Crew (Lifeguards, Boat Drivers, and Dock Hands), and manage the day-to-day operations of the waterfront. Must be safety-conscious, responsible, and have a love for the water.

The Marketing Supervisor works closely with the Marketing Manager and the Creative Team (Video, Photo, Store Clerks, and Specialist) to capture and tell the incredible stories of what God is doing at SAMBICA. The role builds up Creative Team members, contributes to the success of Sam's Place, and ensures consistent messaging through varied marketing materials. Must be creative, adaptable, dependable, a good communicator, and have a passion for creative design work.

The Work Crew Supervisors work together to oversee and lead the high school work crew participants. With one male and one female supervisor, this role is right in between being a "boss" and a "counselor". They lead the Work Crew participants through service, discipleship, and play.