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Mount Hermon Summer Staff

#WHYIWORKATCAMP

Are you ready to be challenged and grown
while watching God transform lives?

Apply for Summer 2020 positions beginning October 1, 2019!

What's a summer at Mount Hermon like?

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Four Unique Summer Experiences

Each facility plays a different ministry role during the summer and is a completely different feel. Consider what might be the best fit for your personality, skills and interests.

Conference Center

Enjoy serving families? Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, this facility is primarily used for our family camps during the summer.

Redwood Camp

Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, this facility is primarily for our Primary and Junior aged camps.

Ponderosa Lodge

Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, this facility is primarily used for our Junior High and High School camps.

Kidder Creek

Located in Northern California near the Oregon border, hosts adventure campers from primary to high school, as well as groups.

FAQs

  • Qualifications
    What are the requirements for Summer Staff?

    Due to child labor laws, we are requiring all eligible Summer Staff applicants be at least 18. Summer Staff positions are intentionally suited to individuals who are looking for short-term summer opportunities for service. Ideally, we are seeking applicants who are at least one year out of high school, who have had prior ministry experience, and whose life exemplifies the teachings of Christ.

    Living in community is an integral part of the Summer Staff experience. Staff members are provided shared dormitory housing divided by gender. Many counselor positions require staff members to reside in cabins with campers.

    Staff are expected to work hard and take advantage of opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Additionally, staff are expected to work well with people from a variety of cultural and evangelical backgrounds.

  • Interviews
    Do I need to be interviewed?

    All applicants will be interviewed as a part of the application process. If your application is chosen for an interview you will be contacted to set up a time for a phone, skype, or in person interview depending on your current place of residence. Returning Summer Staff applicants should expect to be in contact with the hiring managers.

    I'm not able to make it to a personal interview— what should I do?

    Please contact Human Resources if you have circumstances preventing an interview (limited phone/wifi access, living overseas, etc.). Interview teams will be made aware of any circumstances preventing an interview.

  • Hiring
    Am I hired to work the summer at one camp, or several camps?

    You're hired to work the summer at one camp. Occasionally we may ask someone to work 1–2 weeks at another camp, but the vast majority of staff remain at one camp for the summer.

    When will I find out if I'm hired?

    Applications for Summer Staff opportunities are available in November. Applications will remain open until all positions are filled. All positions posted on our website will be taking applications.

    What if I'm not hired for my first choice?

    If you are not hired for your first choice you will be contacted by HR to inform you of the status of your application. We encourage all applicants to apply for multiple positions. Generally, our Summer Staff program receives well over 600 applications for a limited amount of positions. Applicants will be contacted by HR if applying for multiple positions to determine the ranking of positions. Please contact HR regarding the status of your application.

  • Salaries

    Approximate Salaries per Week:

    First year counselors and support staff

    $252

    Returning counselors and support staff

    $262

    Assistant Leads & Specialists requiring additional certifications

    $272

    Leads and Staff Counselors i.e., supervising other summer staff

    $290

    Graduates (6 months or more out of college) working non-Counselor roles

    $330

    *All summer staff positions come with room and board.*

  • Time Off
    I need to leave early for college. Can I still be considered for a position?

    Our preference is to hire staff able to commit to full dates. If you need to leave 1–2 weeks before camp ends, we will consider your application. We cannot be as flexible with start dates. We prefer staff to be present for staff training (the 1st week of camp). If your start date means you would miss some staff training, feel free to apply. We can hire a limited number of staff who cannot be present for all of staff training.

    What if I need time off during the summer?

    Summer staff typically get 1.5 days off per week. You're free to leave Mount Hermon during your scheduled time off. If you're hoping for more than 1.5 days in any one week, let us know you're requesting time off. Our ability to grant time off depends on the dates of your request: if a camp is full, or if we've granted time off to someone else, we may not be able to honor your request. The earlier you make your request, the greater the chances we'll be able to grant time off. Requests asked at the last minute are typically declined.

Arrival & Check-In

Wondering what to expect as summer staff? Click the Camp Center you'll be working at to get details on Arrival and Check-In!

Hello Conference Center Summer Staff!

The time is drawing near; summer is almost upon us so we are excited to prepare for your arrival. With this in mind there are many questions regarding arrival and travel. Hopefully this will answer most of your questions. If not then call 831.430.1208 or email Carrie Luther at carrie.luther@mounthermon.org. The Human Resources office hours are 9:00am–4:00pm Monday–Friday.

 

 
Conference Center
Leadership 2020 Date TBA (2019 was Tues., June 4th) 2:00PM–3:30PM
All Staff 2020 Date TBA (2019 was Sat., June 8th) 1:00PM–4:00PM
Ivy Dining Room (38 Conference Dr.)
See Map
 

 

Flying?

 

Have no fear! We will be providing airport shuttles to the San Jose airport for Summer Staff. To schedule a pick up please fill out this form no later than May 30 to ensure shuttle pick up.

 

Check-In Must-Haves

 

2 ORIGINAL and current forms of Identification for your I-9— DO NOT bring copies. The most common combination of IDs used is Picture ID/Birth Certificate AND Social Security Card OR a current Passport.

A smile! You will be taking an ID badge photo when checking in.

You are required to complete your online onboarding paperwork prior to your arrival. If it is not completed you will be asked to finish it before checking-in. If you have any questions please email Carrie Luther at carrie.luther@mounthermon.org.

 

Staying in touch while at camp

 

Mail

For all mail sent to you via US Postal Service, UPS, FedEx, and DHL please use the address on the right:

Please keep in mind that the amazing volunteers who sort the mail will not know your camp name or nick name so please make sure to address all mail to your full name!

Your Legal Name (do not use nicknames or camp names)
CC Summer Staff
PO BOX 413
Mount Hermon, CA 95041

 

Cell Phone

This is the easiest way to stay in contact with friends and family. Call your service provider to be sure that you will have reception in our area (Mount Hermon is located in Santa Cruz county).

 

Internet

The staff lounge is Wi-Fi equipped, so feel free to bring your own laptop.

FAQs

  • Can I bring my bike?

    Yes. There is a bike rack located outside the dorms where you can store your bike.

  • Is there a place to exercise? To run?

    In Youth Memorial (downstairs), you will find an exercise room complete with weight and cardiovascular training equipment. A running track rings the Fieldhouse grounds, and there are several miles of trails in Henry Cowell Park (running partners are strongly advised).

  • Are there stores nearby?

    At the bottom of Conference Drive (about a 5-minute walk) is the town of Felton. You will find Safeway, CVS, Mountain Roasting Coffee shop, and a donut shop, among others. We are also a very short drive from Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, and Capitola.

  • Is there an ATM machine at Mount Hermon?

    Yes, there is an ATM machine located in the Snack Shop (note: the ATM charges a fee).

  • Is there a nearby bank?

    Local banks (within 10 miles) include Bank of America, Comerica, Chase, Liberty, Union Bank, and Wells Fargo.

  • Where can I do my laundry?

    There are two washing machines and two dryers located on the ground floor of Buckeye dorm. The door to the laundry room is located at the back of the building, facing Conference Drive. There is no charge to use the machines, but you will need to provide your own detergent. There is also a coin Laundromat at the end of Conference Drive in Felton.

  • Do I have to bring my own bedding and towels?

    No. We provide sheets, towels, and a pillow, along with a bedspread (upon request). However, feel free to bring your own towels and bedding. If you do bring your own bedding, please be aware that you will be sleeping on a twin-size bed.

  • What should I bring?

    Dress tends to be very casual at Mount Hermon, but you may also want to bring at least one set of less-casual clothes. The weather tends to be cool (40’s and 50’s) in the mornings and evenings, sometimes with fog, but is typically sunny and warm during the day (70’s and 80’s). You are welcome to bring personal items such as laptops or musical instruments, among other things, but you will be fully responsible for anything that might happen to any of your personal items.

  • Where will I live for the summer?

    You will live in one of our three dorms. Each dorm room has two twin size beds, closets & dressers, a desk, and a sink. Bathrooms and showers are centrally located on each dorm floor. Each dormitory will have at least one staff counselor in residence that can offer any support you may require.

  • Where is Mount Hermon located? How do I get to the Conference Center?

    Please visit our website at mounthermon.org/contact for information on driving directions.

  • Will I have any time/days off?

    Yes! However, every summer staff department is different. Your supervisors will explain this to you during your training time. If you are concerned about certain times and days please contact your supervisor.

  • Whom should I notify of my change of address for the summer?

    If you use any credit cards, you should notify your credit card company the dates that you will be in Santa Cruz County, so they do not automatically cancel your card when you make purchases this summer.

Additional Questions

 

We are here to help! If you have, additional questions not answered by the information or would like clarification please call 831.430.1208 or email Carrie Luther at carrie.luther@mounthermon.org. The Human Resources office hours are 9:00am–4:00pm Monday–Friday.

 

Hello Redwood Camp Summer Staff!

The time is drawing near; summer is almost upon us so we are excited to prepare for your arrival. With this in mind there are many questions regarding arrival and travel. Hopefully this will answer most of your questions. If not then call 831.430.1208 or email Carrie Luther at carrie.luther@mounthermon.org. The Human Resources office hours are 9:00am–4:00pm Monday–Friday.

 

 
Redwood Camp
Leadership 2020 Date TBA
(2019 was Mon., June 3rd)
2:00PM–3:00PM
All Staff 2020 Date TBA
(2019 was Fri., June 7th)
2:00PM–4:00PM
Ivy Dining Room (38 Conference Dr.)
See Map
 

 

Flying?

 

Have no fear! We will be providing airport shuttles to the San Jose airport for Summer Staff. To schedule a pick up please fill out this form no later than May 30 to ensure shuttle pick up.

 

Check-In Must-Haves

 

2 ORIGINAL and current forms of Identification for your I-9— DO NOT bring copies. The most common combination of IDs used is Picture ID/Birth Certificate AND Social Security Card OR a current Passport.

A smile! You will be taking an ID badge photo when checking in.

You are required to complete your online onboarding paperwork prior to your arrival. If it is not completed you will be asked to finish it before checking-in. If you have any questions please email Carrie Luther at carrie.luther@mounthermon.org.

 

Staying in touch while at camp

 

Mail

For all mail sent to you via US Postal Service, UPS, FedEx, and DHL please use the address on the right:

Please keep in mind that the amazing volunteers who sort the mail will not know your camp name or nick name so please make sure to address all mail to your full name!

Your Legal Name (do not use nicknames or camp names)
Redwood Summer Staff
PO BOX 413
Mount Hermon, CA 95041

 

Cell Phone

This is the easiest way to stay in contact with friends and family. Call your service provider to be sure that you will have reception in our area (Mount Hermon is located in Santa Cruz county).

 

Internet

The Conference Center staff lounge is Wi-Fi equipped as well as a select number of other facilities, so feel free to bring your own laptop.

FAQs

  • Can I bring my bike?

    Yes. There is a bike rack located outside the dorms where you can store your bike.

  • Is there a place to exercise? To run?

    In Youth Memorial (downstairs in the main conference center area), you will find an exercise room complete with weight and cardiovascular training equipment. A running track rings the Fieldhouse grounds, and there are several miles of trails in Henry Cowell Park (running partners are strongly advised).

  • Are there stores nearby?

    At the bottom of Conference Drive (about a 5-minute walk) is the town of Felton. You will find Safeway, CVS, Mountain Roasting Coffee shop, and a donut shop, among others. We are also a very short drive from Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, and Capitola.

  • Is there an ATM machine at Mount Hermon?

    Yes, there is an ATM machine located in the Snack Shop (note: the ATM charges a fee).

  • Is there a nearby bank?

    Local banks (within 10 miles) include Bank of America, Comerica, Chase, Liberty, Union Bank, and Wells Fargo.

  • Where can I do my laundry?

    There is a washing machine and dryer available to you. There is no charge to use the machines, but you will need to provide your own detergent. There is also a coin Laundromat at the end of Conference Drive in Felton.

  • Do I have to bring my own bedding and towels?

    Yes, please bring your own towels and bedding/sleeping bag. You will be sleeping on a twin-size bed.

  • What should I bring?

    Dress tends to be very casual at Mount Hermon, but you may also want to bring at least one set of less-casual clothes. The weather tends to be cool (40’s and 50’s) in the mornings and evenings, sometimes with fog, but is typically sunny and warm during the day (70’s and 80’s). You are welcome to bring personal items such as laptops or musical instruments, among other things, but you will be fully responsible for anything that might happen to any of your personal items.

  • Where will I live for the summer?

    Counselors will reside in cabins with campers and will rotate cabins on a regular basis. Support staff and leadership staff will reside in staff houses and guest rooms on camp property.

  • Where is Mount Hermon located? How do I get to the Conference Center?

    Please visit our website at mounthermon.org/contact for information on driving directions.

  • Will I have any time/days off?

    Yes! However, every summer staff department is different. Your supervisors will explain this to you during your training time. If you are concerned about certain times and days please contact your supervisor.

  • Whom should I notify of my change of address for the summer?

    If you use any credit cards, you should notify your credit card company the dates that you will be in Santa Cruz County, so they do not automatically cancel your card when you make purchases this summer.

Additional Questions

 

We are here to help! If you have, additional questions not answered by the information or would like clarification please call 831.430.1208 or email Carrie Luther at carrie.luther@mounthermon.org. The Human Resources office hours are 9:00am–4:00pm Monday–Friday.

 

Hello Ponderosa Lodge Summer Staff!

The time is drawing near; summer is almost upon us so we are excited to prepare for your arrival. With this in mind there are many questions regarding arrival and travel. Hopefully this will answer most of your questions. If not then call 831.430.1208 or email Carrie Luther at carrie.luther@mounthermon.org. The Human Resources office hours are 9:00am–4:00pm Monday–Friday.

 

 
Ponderosa Lodge
Leadership 2020 Date TBA
(2019 was Sun., June 9th)
3:00PM–4:00PM
All Staff 2020 Date TBA
(2019 was Thurs., June 13th)
2:00PM–4:00PM
Ivy Dining Room (38 Conference Dr.)
See Map
 

 

Flying?

 

Have no fear! We will be providing airport shuttles to the San Jose airport for Summer Staff. To schedule a pick up please fill out this form no later than May 30 to ensure shuttle pick up.

 

Check-In Must-Haves

 

2 ORIGINAL and current forms of Identification for your I-9— DO NOT bring copies. The most common combination of IDs used is Picture ID/Birth Certificate AND Social Security Card OR a current Passport.

A smile! You will be taking an ID badge photo when checking in.

You are required to complete your online onboarding paperwork prior to your arrival. If it is not completed you will be asked to finish it before checking-in. If you have any questions please email Carrie Luther at carrie.luther@mounthermon.org.

 

Staying in touch while at camp

 

Mail

For all mail sent to you via US Postal Service, UPS, FedEx, and DHL please use the address on the right:

Please keep in mind that the amazing volunteers who sort the mail will not know your camp name or nick name so please make sure to address all mail to your full name!

Your Legal Name (do not use nicknames or camp names)
Ponderosa Summer Staff
PO BOX 413
Mount Hermon, CA 95041

 

Cell Phone

This is the easiest way to stay in contact with friends and family. Call your service provider to be sure that you will have reception in our area (Mount Hermon is located in Santa Cruz county).

 

Internet

You may bring your own laptop. There is Wi-Fi in the staff lounge, but not in your cabin.

FAQs

  • Can I bring my bike?

    Yes. There is a bike rack located outside the dorms where you can store your bike.

  • Is there a place to exercise? To run?

    In Youth Memorial (downstairs in the main conference center area), you will find an exercise room complete with weight and cardiovascular training equipment. A running track rings the Fieldhouse grounds, and there are several miles of trails in Henry Cowell Park (running partners are strongly advised).

  • Are there stores nearby?

    At the bottom of Conference Drive (about a 5-minute walk) is the town of Felton. You will find Safeway, CVS, Mountain Roasting Coffee shop, and a donut shop, among others. We are also a very short drive from Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, and Capitola.

  • Is there an ATM machine at Mount Hermon?

    Yes, there is an ATM machine located in the Snack Shop (note: the ATM charges a fee).

  • Is there a nearby bank?

    Local banks (within 10 miles) include Bank of America, Comerica, Chase, Liberty, Union Bank, and Wells Fargo.

  • Where can I do my laundry?

    There are washing machines and dryers located below the dining hall. There is no charge to use the machines, but you will need to provide your own detergent. There is also a coin Laundromat at the end of Conference Drive in Felton.

  • Do I have to bring my own bedding and towels?

    Yes. Please bring your own towels and bedding. You will be sleeping on a twin-size bed.

  • What should I bring?

    Dress tends to be very casual at Mount Hermon, but you may also want to bring at least one set of less-casual clothes. The weather tends to be cool (40’s and 50’s) in the mornings and evenings, sometimes with fog, but is typically sunny and warm during the day (70’s and 80’s). You are welcome to bring personal items such as laptops or musical instruments, among other things, but you will be fully responsible for anything that might happen to any of your personal items.

  • Where will I live for the summer?

    Counselors will reside in cabins with campers and will rotate cabins on a regular basis. Support staff and leadership staff will reside in staff houses and guest rooms on camp property.

  • Where is Mount Hermon located? How do I get to the Conference Center?

    Please visit our website at mounthermon.org/contact for information on driving directions.

  • Will I have any time/days off?

    Yes! However, every summer staff department is different. Your supervisors will explain this to you during your training time. If you are concerned about certain times and days please contact your supervisor.

  • Whom should I notify of my change of address for the summer?

    If you use any credit cards, you should notify your credit card company the dates that you will be in Santa Cruz County, so they do not automatically cancel your card when you make purchases this summer.

Additional Questions

 

We are here to help! If you have, additional questions not answered by the information or would like clarification please call 831.430.1208 or email Carrie Luther at carrie.luther@mounthermon.org. The Human Resources office hours are 9:00am–4:00pm Monday–Friday.

 

Hello Kidder Creek Summer Staff!

The time is drawing near; summer is almost upon us so we are excited to prepare for your arrival. With this in mind there are many questions regarding arrival and travel. Hopefully this will answer most of your questions. If not then call 831.430.1208 or email Carrie Luther at carrie.luther@mounthermon.org. The Human Resources office hours are 9:00am–4:00pm Monday–Friday.

 

 
Kidder Creek
River Guide School
& Swiftwater Rescue
2020 Date TBA
(2019 was Sun., May 19th)
3:00PM Kidder Creek Office
Adventure Team 2020 Date TBA
(2019 was Thurs., May 23rd)
8:00PM Curly Jack Campground
Leadership 2020 Date TBA
(2019 was Sun., May 26th)
5:00PM Kidder Creek Office
All Staff 2020 Date TBA
(2019 was Sat., June 1st)
10:00AM–11:00AM Kidder Creek Office
 

Guide School

All new guides are required to attend a Guide training program with at least 4 days on a Class III River, and a Basic Swift Water Rescue class as a prerequisite to working at Kidder Creek Camp. If you attend elsewhere you need to show proof of completion. Kidder Creek Camp offers to potential employees a Guide School on the Klamath River. Those attending should let Kidder Creek Camp Staff know that you are attending. Cost for attending covers food and camping and $60 for the full training. Guide School will take place over 5 days, 2020 dates TBA (2019 was May 19 - 23).

Flying?

 

Have no fear! We will be providing airport shuttles to the San Jose airport for Summer Staff. To schedule a pick up please fill out this form no later than May 30 to ensure shuttle pick up.

 

Check-In Must-Haves

 

2 ORIGINAL and current forms of Identification for your I-9— DO NOT bring copies. The most common combination of IDs used is Picture ID/Birth Certificate AND Social Security Card OR a current Passport.

A smile! You will be taking an ID badge photo when checking in.

You are required to complete your online onboarding paperwork prior to your arrival. If it is not completed you will be asked to finish it before checking-in. If you have any questions please email Carrie Luther at carrie.luther@mounthermon.org.

 

Staying in touch while at camp

 

Mail

For all mail sent to you via US Postal Service, UPS, FedEx, and DHL please use the address on the right:

Please keep in mind that the amazing volunteers who sort the mail will not know your camp name or nick name so please make sure to address all mail to your full name!

For all mail sent to you via US Postal Service:

Kidder Creek Camp)
C/O Your Full Name
PO BOX 208
Greenview, Ca 96037

 

For all mail sent to you via UPS, FedEx, and DHL:

Kidder Creek Camp)
C/O Your Full Name
2700 S Kidder Creek Rd
Etna, Ca 96027

 

Cell Phone

This is the easiest way to stay in contact with friends and family. Call your service provider to be sure that you will have reception in our area (Verizon works the best, other carriers have spotty coverage in our area).

 

Internet

The staff lounge in the Orchard House is Wi-Fi equipped, so feel free to bring your own laptop.

FAQs

  • Can I bring my bike?

    Yes. A bike is a great way to get around Kidder Creek.

  • Is there a place to exercise? To run?

    There are many trails and roads that are good for running around Kidder Creek (running partners are strongly advised).

  • Are there stores nearby?

    The town of Etna is a 10 minute drive from camp. There is a grocery store, coffee shop, and gas station.

  • Is there an ATM machine at Kidder Creek?

    No, there is an ATM machine located in Greenview, roughly 7 minutes from camp.

  • Is there a nearby bank?

    Local banks (within 10 miles) include Scott Valley Bank and Banner Bank. In Yreka (25 miles away) there is a Chase bank, US bank, Bank of America, and Tri Counties Bank.

  • Where can I do my laundry?

    There are washers and dryers on camp property. There is no charge to use the machines, but you will need to provide your own detergent. There is also a coin Laundromat in Etna and Fort Jones.

  • Do I have to bring my own bedding and towels?

    Yes. Most summer staff bring a sleeping bag and towel. Hammocks are also a popular item when sleeping off camp property (at the river or in the wilderness).

  • What should I bring?

    Dress tends to be very casual at Kidder Creek, but you may also want to bring at least one set of less-casual clothes. The weather tends to be cool (40’s and 50’s) in the mornings and evenings, but is typically sunny and warm during the day (80’s, 90's and often breaking 100 degrees). You are welcome to bring personal items such as laptops or musical instruments, among other things, but you will be fully responsible for anything that might happen to any of your personal items. There is not a reliable option for securing personal items under lock and key on property.

  • Where will I live for the summer?

    You will live in a designated area depending on your job. Kidder Creek summer staff are often required to move sleeping locations each week, so we recommend that you pack only what is truly necessary.

  • Where is Kidder Creek located? Is it where all the other Mount Hermon camps are located?

    No. Mount Hermon's Kidder Creek camp is located near the California/Oregon boarder, roughly seven hours north of Mount Hermon's main campus. Please visit our website at mounthermon.org/contact for information on driving directions.

  • Will I have any time/days off?

    Yes! However, every summer staff department is different. Your supervisors will explain this to you during your training time. If you are concerned about certain times and days please contact your supervisor.

  • Whom should I notify of my change of address for the summer?

    If you use any credit cards, you should notify your credit card company the dates that you will be in Siskiyou County, so they do not automatically cancel your card when you make purchases this summer.

Additional Questions

 

We are here to help! If you have, additional questions not answered by the information or would like clarification please call 530.467.3265 or email Andy Warken at andy.warken@mounthermon.org.

 

 
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