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ZONE FOREMAN

Foremen are responsible for creating and guarding the Zone atmosphere wherein following Christ is the overriding focus. The primary goal of this adult leadership team is to guide high school Crew into deeper relationships with Christ through discipleship and example. Foremen act as positive role models by being both hardworking managers in our service areas and through their ordinary everyday interactions with Crew. Foreman are expected to cultivate a Christlike servant atmosphere when serving at Sky Lodge. Foremen are to be considerate when working with all types of people. They value diligence and are able to train others in how to “work at it with all your heart” like in Colossians 3:23. They provide spiritual direction when and where opportunities arise. Foremen maintain their own habits for personal spiritual growth and keep a ministry focus throughout the summer, while assisting high school Crew members in developing habits for spiritual growth by forming a close knit summertime community that offers Biblical grace and truth.
Qualifications
  • Has completed high school by the summer they hold the position.
  • Has a personal relationship with God in which their love for Him is evident in daily life. 
  • Dedicated to their spiritual growth and submitted to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. 
  • Shows a strong work ethic and has a desire to do good work.
  • Motivated to work with high schoolers,  and desires to see them grow in Christ.
  • Willing to forego personal rights for the common good of the Sky Lodge Zone community. 
  • Willing to stand by the philosophies and policies of Zone at Sky Lodge Christian Camp. 
  • Willing to be stretched intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.
Each summertime the Foreman we hire is each assigned to a specific realm of camp that becomes their space to work, lead and train their Crew. Below are brief descriptions of each of the Foremen roles that serve with us at Sky Lodge.
Service Areas
  • Barn Foreman
    The Barn staff work hard to care for our herd and to provide wonderful horse experiences for campers at Sky Lodge. Primarily, this crew works closely with the six weeks of specialty horse camps Sky Lodge offers throughout the summer. We hire one or two Barn Foremen who maintain good attitudes and safety in our barn area and out on the trails. We need them to be capable of teaching/training others how to properly work with horses. Qualifications: Needs horse experience. Should have barn skills, including grooming, saddling, and riding. Should be good with people and be able to effectively communicate a knowledge of horses. Special Requirements: You will be interviewed by our Zone Staff Director AND our Barn Director. We may ask you to come up to Sky Lodge during the interview process in order for us to get to know you and for you to get a better understanding of our horse program.
  • Camper Park
    Our Camper Park Foreman works hard helping lead our Maintenance Crew during the week and handling weekend responsibilities at Sky Lodge. They take care of a lot of the outdoor projects around Sky Lodge alongside our Maintenance Foreman, like mowing, garbage runs, and pumping. Our Camper Park Foreman works an slightly different schedule than the rest of our staff in order to be available at the Front Desk over the weekends for our Camper Park guests. Qualifications: Must be able to deal with questions/concerns/criticisms in a positive and productive manner. Enjoys working with their hands, physical labor, and problem solving. Good phone and people skills. Experience in handling money responsibly. Special Requirements: Current Red Cross certifications in lifeguarding and First Aid. These trainings are offered here at Sky Lodge at the beginning of the summer. You will also be trained on other job specifics (like pumping and desk management) when the summer begins.
  • Kitchen Foreman
    Our Kitchen staff works hard to prepare, serve, and clean up after our meals here at Sky Lodge. We hire a two to four Foremen to be managers of the high school Crew in this fast-paced service area. Usually the first ones in and the last ones out, our Kitchen Foremen are an admirable force that we appreciate and depend on all summer long. Qualifications: We are looking for those who are capable of following AND giving out directions. Those who know how to hustle and will be dedicated until the finish. Those we can rely on to have a resiliently positive attitude. Experience in food service is a bonus! Special Requirements: None!
  • Program Foreman
    Our Program Foreman work hard to meet the specific needs of our guest groups here at Sky Lodge. We hire two Program Foremen who are gifted in communication to take the lead in this service area. They will direct and host the dining room during meals, run fun activities for our campers, and have shifts working our Front Desk in the evening hours. They will be cross trained in a variety of the fun areas at Sky Lodge. Qualifications: We’re looking for those with great communication skills. Someone self-motivated, diligent and flexible. Special Requirements: Current Red Cross certifications in lifeguarding and First Aid. Complete out Challenge Course Training for our climbing activities. All of these trainings are offered here at Sky Lodge at the beginning of the summer. You also may be asked to go through Counselor Training in order to be a Counselor for some of our Sky Lodge camps throughout the summer.
  • Hitching Post Foreman
    Our Hitching Post Foreman gets to have a lively summer connecting with both our staff and the campers in one of our more forward facing roles at camp! Typically the mornings will include sprucing the buildings around camp, restocking vending machines, doing any campy laundry, making town runs for any needed supplies, or helping on projects with other crews. In the afternoons, they run the Hitching Post, our snack and game building - selling snacks, making pizzas and ice creams, talking with campers, and making the HP the place to be! Qualifications: Able to balance a transactions sheet and budget, good with communication, enjoys a fast paced environment.
  • Counseling and Utility Foreman
    Those in this role work most of their summer as a Counselor for Sky Lodge youth camps. During their non-counseling weeks, these foreman will be placed into the Zone structure based on our guest group needs and your abilities. We look to hire 1-3 Foremen for this role! Qualifications: We are looking for those who know how to have a good time with kids! Someone with experience working with children, who can keep others on schedule and cultivate a fun environment, and who are eager to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with youth. Special Requirements: Current Red Cross certifications in lifeguarding and First Aid. Complete out Challenge Course Training for our climbing activities. Sky Lodge Counselor Training. All of these trainings are offered here at Sky Lodge at the beginning of the summer.
  • Lifeguard
    Our Lifeguard Crew works hard to keep our pool safe here at Sky Lodge. Our Foremen is the lifeguarding team leader and needs to be the best example of diligence in this service area. They will receive training to be well versed in pool guidelines and rescue procedures, as well as to maintain the pool's cleanliness and to make sure we adhere to state code standards. Qualifications: We want someone who is good with people and able to communicate clearly, patient and meticulous, and who can handle both the big picture and the tiny details. They will also need to be 18 or older. Special Requirements: Current Red Cross certification in lifeguarding and First Aid. If you aren’t currently certified but are interested in the position, we offer a training at Sky Lodge at the beginning of the summer.
  • Maintenance Foreman
    Qualifications: Enjoys working with their hands, physical labor, and problem solving. Special Responsibilities: -Keep storage areas clean, make sure everything is put away after it is used -Report anything broken or damaged to the Executive Director -Keep the lawn areas mowed and trimmed -Remove burnable trash to the burn pile and recyclables to the storage area -Empty outside trash barrels and pop receptacles all around the camp -Help in other areas of the camp as requested and as time permits
  • RA (Resident Assistant)
    The RAs' primary roles are to be actively engaged in and leading spiritual discipleship and to ensure Sky Lodge rules and polices are being enforced. They also organize events, answer questions about camp life, and help crew members with personal problems. We want our RA to be the best person for staff, especially our high school staff, to seek out when they have questions or want clarifications on what they are reading in Scripture or learning about in cabin devotions. Our RAs will learn how to take control of a situation calmly and confidently, which means making decisions quickly and standing by them. Our RAs mentor both the Foreman and Crew throughout the summer, so they must be relational, humble, and know how to communicate effectively. Qualifications: Must be confident and strong in their faith with a solid understanding of Scripture, the ability to articulate Biblical Truths, and to answer hard questions from a biblical perspective. Special Requirements: Current Red Cross certifications in lifeguarding and First Aid. Complete out Challenge Course Training for our climbing activities. All of these trainings are offered here at Sky Lodge at the beginning of the summer.
  • Zone Staff Dean
    Our Zone Staff Dean is the right hand (wo)man to our Staff Director. The Dean partners with our Staff Director in leading our summer staff in work, by being a positive and healthy example in having friendships and in their spiritual practices. The Dean's responsibilities include helping keep the Zone lounge and kitchen tidy, organizing staff town trips and day off outings, filling in for Foreman on their mornings off in service areas, helping on special projects as requested by full time Directors, and leading the Zone Program on our Staff Director's days off. Qualifications: Our Dean position is one that we want a returning staff member to hold - if you've never worked at Sky Lodge but are interested in the Dean position, please come to your zoom interview prepared to discuss your qualifications and an openness to working with Staff Director throughout the spring to prepare for the summer. Special Requirements: Current RedCross certification in Lifeguarding and First Aid. Complete our Challenge Course Training for climbing. Mandated Reporter training. All of these will be hosted/done at Sky Lodge at the start of the summer.
Interested in a Zone Foreman position? Here are the steps to take:
1.

Pray and seek the Lord's will regarding His plans for you this summer.

2.

Read through the descriptions of The Zone discipleship program to make sure you understand the heart of this program

3.

Fill out the online or paper application below by March 15. 

As applications come in, our Staff Director will contact you for a zoom interview.

In March we will review all applicants and send out acceptance emails and contracts.

The earlier you apply the more likely it is that you will get the position you are most interested in.

4.

Finally, be sure to read through our Zone Staff Handbook to understand what is expected from our summer staff at Sky Lodge, and to prepare any questions you may wish to discuss during your interview.

Forman online application
Foreman, RA, and Dean Application
Online Application
Print Application
Thanks for applying to serve in 
The Zone!
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