Position Descriptions

Session Staff Positions (ages 17 and up)

Counselors

This is the job most think about when considering working at a Christian summer camp. Counselors are the ‘hands-on’ part of the camp staff and are responsible for the spiritual, physical, emotional, and social well being of 12-14 campers each week.

  • Senior Counselor – Senior Counselors are responsible for directing the campers in their cabin living morning and evening. The Senior Counselor will be in charge of nightly cabin devotions and handling spiritual decisions made by the campers. The Senior Counselor will also teach a skill class activity during the day. When paired with a Junior Counselor, the Senior Counselor leads the Junior Counselor as they work together to lead their campers. When paired with another Senior Counselor, the two senior counselors work in a ‘co-counselor’ relationship and share the senior counselor responsibilities. Must be 18 years old or older and at least 1 year of college is preferred.
  • Junior Counselor – Junior Counselors assist the Senior Counselor in all cabin responsibilities including directing the campers in their cabin living morning and evening, assisting with and occassionally leading cabin devotions under the direction and supervision of the senior counselor, and assisting with a recreational skill class each day. Must be 17 years old or older.

Program Team

Our Program Team are the servant leaders on the summer staff. The Program Director heads up and leads the team. The rest of the positions have primary functions particular to that job, but also work together under the PD to accomplish the summer program.

  • Program Director – The Program Director coordinates both the recreational and spiritual program under the supervision of the Summer Camp Director and the Summer Staff Director. The Program Director heads up and leads the rest of the Program Team who all work together to accomplish the summer program. The PD is a servant leader to the campers and other summer staff members. He also supervises summer staff in all program aspects. Must be 20 years old or older.
  • Worship Leader – The Worship Leader is responsible for organizing, performing and leading the music program. Should lead singing during daily afternoon worship and each evening during campfire. The WL is responsible for managing the camp band – made up of other summer staff. Additionally, the WL assists the Program Director with facilitation of the summer camp program. Must be 18 years old or older and at least one year of college is preferred.
  • Adventure Challenge Course Manager – The Adventure Challenge Manager manages the challenge course elements. Needs to be either ACCT Level 1 certified Facilitator or able to acquire a certification prior to summer. Additionally, ADV MGR assists the Program Director in facilitation of the summer program. Must be 18 years old or older and at least one year of college is preferred.
  • Head Boat Driver/Cable Park Manager – The Head Boat Driver/Cable Park Manager  is responsible for the supervising the boat driving crew and/or the Cable Park Operators. We run 6-8 in-board ski/wake boats 4-5 hours a day, and 3 System 2.0 cable systems for skiing/wakeboading as well.  HBD/CPM will assist in training other drivers and operators, will supervise them throughout summer, and teaches a skill activity class (skiing or wakeboarding or both). They will report to the Head of the Waterfront and Cable Park Director. Additionally, HBD/CPM assists the Program Director with facilitation of the summer camp program. Must be 18 years old or older and at least one year of college is preferred.
  • Media/AV Technician – The Media Technician is responsible for the audio/visual/technical needs of the camp program. Takes videos to be used for various program and promotional needs of the camp, including compiling a weekly DVD with a camp video and pictures. Additionally, the Media Tech assists the Program Director with facilitation of the summer camp program. Must be fluent with both Mac and PC, and be familiar with Final Cut Pro software for Apple computers. Must be 18 years old or older and at least one year of college is preferred.
  • Head Lifeguard– The Head Lifeguard is responsible for supervising the other lifeguards and maintaining a safe environment in the swimming area. The HLG is responsible to the Head of the Waterfront and assists in training and supervision of lifeguards, including making daily staff assignment schedules. Additionally, the HLG assists the Program Director with facilitation of the summer camp program. Must have current lifeguard certification from a recognized provider and at least two years of lifeguard experience. Must be 18 years old or older and at least one year of college is preferred.
  • Camp Store Manager – The Camp Store Manager is responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of the store. This includes maintenance of stock (drinks, candy, T-shirts, caps), friendly sales to campers and staff, maintenance of financial records of what campers and staff spend, and daily tidiness of the inside and outside of the Store. This person is also responsible for taking up spending money from campers at registration and returning the unspent portion at the end of each session. Additionally, the CSM assists the Program Director with facilitation of the summer camp program, including leading activities and performing other program tasks as needed. Must be 18 years old or older and at least one year of college is preferred.
  • Work Crew Leader – The Work Crew Leader is responsible for the discipleship and supervision of the Work Crew. The WC is made up of high school students who serve for 3-Weeks each. They accomplish most of the ‘odd jobs’ around camp – cleaning meeting areas and restrooms, serving in the kitchen, washing pots and pans, grounds work, participation in Bible drama and other camp programs, etc. The Work Crew Leader needs to be able to organize the Crew of 12-14 members to accomplish daily tasks. Needs to be a self-starter, take initiative, and be able to lead a daily Bible study for the crew. The primary focus of this position is the discipleship of the Work Crew members. Must be 19 years old or older and at least one year of college is preferred.

Support Staff

Support Staff keep the camp running smoothly behind the scenes. Some have more direct contact with campers than others, but all have the opportunity to daily interact with campers to some degree. Support Staff members need to have a servant’s heart, a strong work ethic, and an enjoyment from working with one another.

  • Head Wrangler – The Head Wrangler develops and supervises the entire horse program. This includes Horsemanship skill classes and trail rides. Responsible for all horse and tack maintenance, and the daily care/cleanliness of the barn and corral areas. Must be 18 years old or older and at least one year of college is preferred.
  • Assistant Wrangler – The Assistant Wrangler assists the Head Wrangler with their responsibilities including developing and supervising the horse program. This includes Horsemanship skill classes and trail rides, horse and tack maintenance, and the daily care/cleanliness of the barn and corral areas. Usually in charge leading some of the horsemanship classes. Must be 18 years old or older.
  • Teen Assistant Wrangler – The TEEN Assistant Wrangler assists the Head Wrangler with organizing and supervising the teen horse program. This includes teen rodeo practices and trail rides, horse and tack maintenance, and the daily care/cleanliness of the barn and corral areas. When teens are not using the horses, the Teen assistant wrangler assists in other areas of the teen camp program and may be trained in other activity areas as needed. Must be 18 years old or older.
  • Junior Wrangler – Junior Wranglers assist both the Head and Assistant Wranglers with the horse program and horse maintenance. Primarily responsible for horse maintenance (feeding, grooming, and saddling). Must be 17 years old or older.
  • Activity Leader – Activity leaders lead a recreational skill class activity along with assisting with behind-the-scenes tasks of the camp program. They help with the daily set-up and tear-down of activities. Additionally, activity leaders help facilitat the evening program activities and help with other tasks around camp such as cleaning the dining hall after meals, etc. Activity leaders are also trained in counseling responsibilities as they are the ‘go-to’ position when someone is needed to fill in for a counselor.
  • Health Care Assistant – Health Care Assistants (or HCAs) oversee and attend to the medical needs of campers and staff in accordance with the standing orders of the camp doctor and the Health Dept. of the State of Texas. HCAs are responsible to the Health Care Administrator and will receive First Responder certification from the American Red Cross.. Must be 18 years old or older and have a current U.S. driver’s license and at least one year of college is preferred.
  • Head Cook – Head Cooks work closely with the Food Service Director to lead the preparation and serving for their specific kitchen and camp program. Specifically, this person organizes and supervises all kitchen staff as they prepare and serve meals. The head cook needs to be capable of using or being trained in the use of the fryers, mixers and the grill. Must be 18 years old or older and previous camp kitchen experience is preferred.
  • Assistant Cook – Assistant Cooks assist the Food Service Director and Head Cooks. Specifically, this person assists with meal preparation and serving, and needs to be capable of using or being trained in the use of the fryers, mixers and the grill. Will assist in supervision of Kitchen Assistant and Work Crew members working in Kitchen. Must be 18 years old or older.
  • Kitchen Assistant – The Kitchen Assistant assists the Food Service Director and the Head and Assistant Cooks with food preparation, serving, and clean up. Will serve directly under supervision of an Assistant Cook. Must be 17 years old or older.
  • Head of Kitchen Maintenance – The Head of Kitchen Maintenance supervises personnel involved in washing of all utensils, trays, and glasses, mopping the kitchen and bathrooms nightly, and disposing of garbage, both kitchen and grounds. HKM is also responsible for moving food and supplies to picnic areas for meals away from dining hall as well as putting groceries into proper storage areas when they arrive by truck each week. Must be 18 years old or older.
  • Kitchen Maintenance Assistant – The Kitchen Maintenance Assistant works under the direction of the Head of Kitchen Maintenance and operates the dish washing machine each meal in a manner to assure trays, glasses, and silverware are cleaned properly. Also, helps with silverware and dish stacking and other duties as necessary.
  • Grounds/Maintenance Assistant – The Maintenance Assistant works under the direction of one of our Full Time Maintenance Staff. For this position we would like to see a self-motivated individual who shows initiative, can be set out on a task and will see it through to completion. No experience required, but needs to have an aptitude for mechanical things and be willing to learn and work hard. Must be at least 18 years old in order to be trained to operate some equipment.
  • Media Assistant – The Media Assistant assists the Media Technician with the audio/visual/technical needs of the camp program, including taking videos and pictures to be used for various program and promotional needs of the camp, including a weekly DVD with a camp video and pictures. Additionally, the Media Assistant assists the Program Director with facilitation of the summer camp program. Must be fluent with both Mac and PC, and be familiar with Final Cut Pro software for Apple computers. Must be 17 years old or older.

Work Crew (ages 16 and up)

  • Work Crew Member – Work Crew Members work together under the direction of the Work Crew Leader and Assistant Work Crew Leader to accomplish daily ‘odd-job’ tasks. These include, but are not limited to: cleaning meeting areas, cleaning restrooms, kitchen assistance with serving and food preparation, assisting in washing dishes, participating in Bible dramas, assisting with camper programming, etc. In addition, the Crew will participate in daily Bible studies led by the Work Crew Leaders. The Work Crew serve for 3-week terms.
  • Wranglers’ Assistant – The Wranglers’ Assistant serves under the direction of the Wranglers to accomplish the horse program and horse maintenance. Primarily responsible for helping with horse maintenance (feeding, grooming, and saddling).This position is a 3-week term.

Note: Frontier Camp does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.