ZONE STAFF POSITIONS & SERVICE AREAS

Zone Staff Positions

Other Summer Positions

10th Grade

18 Years Old

1 Year out of High School

16 Years Old

18 Years Old

1 Year out of High School

SERVICE AREAS

SUMMER CAMPS

 
CREW
 
Qualifications
  • Must have finished their first year of high school and are eligible up to the first summer after graduation.

  • Desires a growing, personal relationship with God. 

  • Motivated to serve others. 

  • Willing to be stretched intellectually, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. 

  • Willing to forego personal rights for the common good of the camp community.

 
 
Responsibilities
  • Participate in all aspects of The Zone program. 

  • Follow and adhere to the policies and rules of The Zone program as found in the Guidebook. 

  • Pursue and build relationships in ways that glorify God. 

  • Initiate and participate in clean, fun activities that are pleasing to God. 

  • Maintain habits for personal spiritual growth. 

  • Follow the direction of your service area Foreman.

  • Be on time and prepared for your service area and other scheduled activities. 

  • Strive to maintain a servant attitude in your service area. 

  • Maintain a ministry-focus towards the campers. 

  • Be polite, respectful, and conscientious when working with all types and ages of people. 

  • Arrive at the beginning of your contract date and time. 

  • Remain until the end of your contract date and time. 

  • Help clean the cabins and public camp areas at the end of each camp session. 

  • Help in other areas of camp as requested and as time permits.

 
FOREMAN 
Qualifications
  • Eligible applicants for these supervisory positions should have completed high school. 

  • Has a personal relationship with God in which their love for Him is clearly seen in daily life. 

  • Dedicated to their personal spiritual growth and submission to the guidance of the Spirit. 

  • Motivated to work with high school students out of a selfless love that desires to see them grow in Christ. 

  • Agrees with the philosophy and policies of The Zone program of Sky Lodge Christian Camp. 

  • Willing to be stretched (intellectually, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually).

  • Willing to forego personal rights for the common good of the camp community. 

  • Good with people and able to communicate clearly.

Responsibilities
  • The main goal of this position is to guide high school crew into deeper relationships with Christ through discipleship. 

  • Foremen are responsible for providing this positive role model through service and free time interaction with the high school staff. 

  • The foremost responsibility is to create and guard an atmosphere in which following Christ is the overriding focus. 

  • Empower The Zone program through enthusiastic support of its mission and goal. 

  • Actively pursue and build Christ-centered relationships with the high school students. 

  • Provide spiritual direction when opportunities arise during informal times. 

  • Model and cultivate a Christ-like, servant atmosphere in the service area. 

  • Initiate and participate in clean, fun activities. 

  • Maintain habits for personal spiritual growth and a ministry focus. 

  • Assist high school Crew members in developing habits for spiritual growth. 

  • Be conscientious when working with all types of people. 

  • Operate from standards of performance. 

  • Lead a cabin cleaning crew at the end of each camp session.

Alpha Foremen and Beta Foremen Explanation

 

The heartbeat behind Zone has always been intentional discipleship within Christ centered community. Our Foreman team has carried the weight of that effort by genuinely seeking out our high school Crew for the sake of guiding them into closer relationship with the Lord. This is no small thing and should be taken on with the expectation that it will stretch and grow you. So, for the sake of stronger and better prepared leadership, we want to offer our support in the way of more thorough training in discipleship.

And so! We've done away with the Graduate position and are implementing the Alpha/Beta structure. What in the world does that mean? I'm glad you asked. The difference is as follows. Alpha Foreman will be applicants with a strong desire to participate in the mentorship of young Christians and who have practical experience doing so prior to the summer. Beta Foreman will be applicants who are new to the process of  "making disciples" and are interested in being trained how to apply the basics of discipleship throughout the summer.

The qualifications bulleted above remain the same for both positions. Both will hold service area supervisory positions. Both will carry influence within the Zone community. The slight difference will be in the responsibilities. Alpha Foreman will be responsible for taking the

lead during our formal avenues of spiritual direction (Bible study, leading small groups, weekly crew devotions, and growth partners). Because Beta Foreman will be learners primarily, they will participate those group times of spiritual development, but will not yet be assigned to growth partners. This, of course, in no way prohibits both Alpha and Beta from cultivating the Christ centered community at all times. We've done away with the R/A position as well, because now our Alpha Foremen team will take charge of dorm life and the planning weekly girls/boys. Beta Foreman will be leaders in these areas as well, but the Alpha staff will handle the big decisions.

Simply put, Alpha staff will bear more weight of the responsibilities while our Beta staff will be in a training phase of how to effectively disciple within a Christian community. The designations of Alpha or Beta will be decided upon during the hiring process by the Zone

Director and our Staff Dean. No matter what, our desire will be for each Foreman to be in a position where they will have a positive impact on the faith of our high school staff as an overflow of the growth they're experiencing in their own personal relationship with God.

SPECIALTY SESSION SPEAKER
 
Qualifications
  • Eligible applicants for this should have completed their first year in college or have been out of high school for 1 year by the start date. 

  • Has a personal relationship with God in which their love for Him is clearly seen in daily life. 

  • Dedicated to their personal spiritual growth and submission to the guidance of the Spirit. 

  • Has a good understanding of the bible and the process of spiritual formation.

  • Shows enthusiasm and has a passion for working with children.

  • Has some experience preparing and presenting biblical lessons to children.

  • Demonstrates the ability and skill to manage a group of 10-30 children for 30 minutes.

  • Agrees with the philosophy and policies of The Zone program of Sky Lodge Christian Camp. 

  • Willing to be stretched (intellectually, emotionally, mentally & spiritually).

  • Willing to forego personal rights for the common good of the camp community. 

 

 

Responsibilities
  • The main goal of this position is to lead our campers to Christ.  

  • Our speaker is responsible for preparing a five part evening series with a theme/topic of his/her choice. There are about 20-40 minutes allotted for each evening session. The series should be age appropriate and can potentially be repeated throughout the summer.

  • Our speaker will also be responsible for organizing a 10-15 minute devotional for each morning session (5 total).

  • The speaker should be an active participant in the activities, meal times, and free time of our campers.

  • The speaker should be prepared to help with general camp duties such as cabin cleaning and registration set up.

 
 
Service Areas
 
KITCHEN CREW

This crew always has a special bond since they spend so much time with each other in one area. The kitchen crew has a slightly different schedule from the rest of the Zone Staff. They report an hour before breakfast is to be served and stay 1 to 2 hours after supper. Because of the extended hours, they also generally get 30 min to an hour off in the morning and approximately 2 hours off in the afternoon.

 

Report To: Kitchen Supervisor & Camp Director

 

Qualifications

  • Good people skills.

  • Organizational ability.

  • Able to follow directions well.

 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Food preparation:

    • Check the list of "things to be done" before you start working.

    • Closely follow the recipe and/or direction of the Food Service Director (FSD).

    • Carefully follow the guidelines concerning sanitation while preparing foods.

  • Serving meals:

    • Adhere to standardized proportions.

    • When dishing up plate of food, make sure that people are treated cordially.

  • Washing dishes:

    • Carefully follow instructions for operation of the dish machine.

    • Check the temperature of the machine periodically.

    • Check sanitizer and drying agent. Change as needed.

    • Delegate area responsibilities to insure efficient functioning of dish machine.

    • Wash hands thoroughly in the hand washing sink in between touching dirty dishes and clean dishes.

    • Store dishes, silverware, pots, and pans in appropriate manner and places.

    • Clean dish area at the end of each meal.

  • Dining room:

    • Wash tables with disinfectant solution.

    • Make sure each table has a properly filled napkin holder, salt and pepper shakers, silverware holder, cups, and table sign.

    • Sweep and mop.

 
BARN CREW

If you are a horse lover, then this is the perfect crew for you! From breakfast to supper the barn crew takes care of our beautiful horses. We have about a dozen horses and a variety of trails through our thick pine forest. Click here to learn more about our horse program.

 

Unlike the rest of the work areas, high school Crew will not be placed on this crew unless they request it.

 

Report To: Barn Director & Camp Director

 

Qualifications

  • Basic horse grooming, saddling and riding skills.

  • Good with people and able to communicate knowledge of horses.

 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Keep safety as a top priority at all times.

  • Give campers precedence at all times.

  • Groom and saddle the horses.

  • Give and supervise trail rides.

  • Keep the trail rides on schedule.

  • Operate a safe instruction area.

  • Feed and water the horses.

  • See that fences and corrals are kept in proper order and repair.

  • Work on other horse related projects as discussed with the camp director.

  • Help in other areas of camp as requested and as time permits.

MAINTENANCE CREW

This is a hard working crew no doubt about it, but they are blessed to have the opportunity to spend their days out in God's beautiful creation. In the mornings the utility crew reports to maintenance crew to work on a variety of projects.

 

Report To: Maintenance Director & Camp Director

 

Qualifications

  • Enjoys working with their hands, physical labor, and problem solving.

 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Keep storage areas clean, making sure everything is put away after it is used.

  • Report anything that is broken or damaged to the Maintenance 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 camp as requested and as time permits.

 
 
LIFEGUARD CREW

More lifeguards from the utility crew report in the afternoon to help lifeguard. Lifeguard and CPR certification is required to be on this crew. Camp offers a course at the beginning of the summer for those who are interested.

 

The mornings are spent maintaining and cleaning the pool area. Then after lunch the lifeguards guard the pool and canoe dock areas until supper. Click here to see pictures of our pool.

 

Report To: Program Director & Camp Director

 

Qualifications

  • Good with people and able to communicate clearly.

  • Red Cross certified lifeguard with current Red Cross CPR certification. (Class offered at Sky Lodge at the beginning of June.)

 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Administer and instruct staff in swimming pool policies and procedures.

  • Be responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of the life guarding staff.

  • Be responsible for the safety of campers, staff, and guests whenever they are engaged in any activity in the pool area.

  • Supervise the safety of the canoe dock area.

  • See that the posted pool guidelines are followed.

  • Test campers for swimming ability at the beginning of camp sessions and regulate their pool activities according to their abilities.

  • Watch for fatigued or ill swimmers.

  • Check life-saving equipment and keep in good order. Have rescue equipment handy at all times.

  • Always be ahead of time when opening waterfront areas.

  • Test and maintain proper chemical levels and cleanliness.

  • Keep public washrooms neat and clean throughout the day.

  • Work on projects, as discussed with the camp director, when pool is closed.

  • Help in other areas of camp as requested and as time permits.

We provide a lifeguard and CPR/AED training session at the beginning of the summer for our lifeguards. Certification is done through the American Red Cross and may be used at other aquatic centers and pools.

HITCHING POST CREW

After lunch more Crew report from the utility crew to help serve the campers in the Hitching Post.

Similar to the lifeguard crew, the mornings are spent cleaning and then the Hitching Post is open for business in the afternoons. To see pictures of the Hitching Post click here.

 

Report To: Camp Secretary, Program Director, & Camp Director

 

Qualifications

  • Experience in handling money responsibly.

  • Good people and organizational skills.

 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Collect and record camper money in the registration line and dispense early bird shirts for Free Methodist sessions.

  • Make sure snack shop workers are aware of extra responsibilities during slow times, such as cleaning and restocking.

  • Keep snack shop neat and orderly at all times.

  • Make sure campers’ financial records are properly and accurately kept and all monies returned at the end of each week.

  • Follow approved procedures for keeping inventory up to date.

  • Follow proper procedures for filling the pop machines.

  • Wash laundry.

  • Keep motel laundry room neat and clean.

  • Clean the public buildings and meeting rooms.

  • Report any damage or vandalism to the Camp Director.

  • Keep work and storage areas clean, neat and orderly.

  • Help in other areas of camp as requested and as time permits.

 
PROGRAM/COUNSELING CREW

This crew has a variety of responsibilities, and definitely has the most contact with the leaders of the camp.

 

Report To: Camp Director 

 

Qualifications

  • Good with people and able to communicate clearly.

  • Self-motivated, responsible, detail oriented and organized.

  • Red Cross certified lifeguard with current Red Cross CPR certification. (Class offered at Sky Lodge at the beginning of June.)

 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Counsel for a few of the Free Methodist and specialty youth camps.

  • Participate in all counselor training activities.

  • During non-counseling weeks, assist in the service of guest groups.

  • Help prepare the program areas as needed before each camp session opens.

  • See that the program areas are kept clean and in good order.

  • Facilitate a successful, happy learning experience for the campers in the program areas.

  • Teach classes during instruction times as assigned.

  • Operate safe instruction areas.

  • Give campers top priority at all times.

  • Help repair equipment as needed.

  • Give any ideas for the program areas to the Camp Director for next summer.

  • Be open and sensitive to the opportunities to challenge and influence campers spiritually.

  • Set up and run sound equipment for the guest groups.

  • Help run dining room logistics at meals and have fun with the groups.

  • Be prepared to help out in other areas of camp as needed.

  • Coordinate with group leaders as needed.

  • Work at the reception desk in the evenings.

  • During the Free Methodist youth camps, be responsible for taking a lot of pictures of campers in a variety of camp settings.

 
UTILITY CREW

In the mornings everyone reports to maintenance crew to help with their responsibilities. Then in the afternoon part of the utility crew goes to lifeguard and the rest go to the hitching post to help serve.

 

Report To:

  • Report to Maintenance crew for projects in the morning

  • Report to the Lifeguard crew or the Hitching Post crew in the afternoon

 
 
OFFICE FOREMAN

This is a Foreman only position. They are the all-important voice of camp that answers the phone and they respond to needs at the front desk as well.

 

Report To: Camp Secretary

 

Qualifications

  • Good phone and people skills.

  • Experience in handling money responsibly.

 

Specific Foreman Responsibilities

  • Help develop and maintain a friendly, helpful atmosphere and see that the office is kept a place of business.

  • Answer and route phone calls to proper departments.

  • Answer or route front desk questions to proper departments.

  • Schedule and collect fees for public horse rides.

  • Spruce the lodge and clean the office area.

  • Help keep coffee and condiment area clean and replenished.

  • Keep shelves neat and orderly at all times.

  • General office and receptionist duties.

  • Make best use of time-- cleaning, restocking, folding, watering plants, etc.

  • Follow proper procedures in working with the cash register and keys.

  • Make sure shelves are well stocked with inventory.

  • Assist the Hitching Post Director in making sure campers’ financial records are properly and accurately kept.

  • Help with mass mailings.

  • Be open and sensitive to opportunities your position offers to challenge campers and other staff spiritually.

  • Help in other areas of camp as requested and as time permits.

 
CAMPER PARK FOREMAN

This position is open to Foremen and Graduates only. They have a variety of responsibilities, the most important being that they work weekends while the rest of the staff is off. The camper park foreman receives a day and a half off in the middle of the week instead.

 

Report To: Camp Director

 

Qualifications

  • Must be 18 or older

  • Must be able to defuse situations which will hinder camper park safety and enjoyment and then report actions to the Camp Director.

  • Must be able to deal with questions, concerns and criticisms in a positive, productive manner.

  • Enjoys working with their hands, physical labor, and problem solving.

  • Good phone and people skills.

  • Experience in handling money responsibly.

  • Red Cross certified lifeguard with current Red Cross CPR certification. (Class offered at Sky Lodge at the beginning of June.)

 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Supervise the weekend staff in the service of the Sky Lodge camper park throughout the weekend. (This means staying behind while the Zone staff goes on a staff outing.)

  • Perform retreat duties according to camper park schedule (open snack shop, lifeguard, give hayrides, etc.)

  • Communicate with camper park residents concerning weekend schedule, general logistics, etc.

  • Open and close recreational areas as schedule or weather permits.

  • Feed and water the horses during the weekend.

  • Work along with the crew, making sure work is of good quality.

  • Empty the garbage cans at each camper park site and in the public areas according to the camper park schedule.

  • Remove burnable trash to the burn pile and recyclables to the storage area.

  • Maintain the cleanliness of the public buildings and retreat buildings in use during the weekend.

  • Test and maintain proper chemical levels and cleanliness of the pool.

  • Make sure the pool cover is on the pool before leaving for the day.

  • Maintain a friendly, helpful atmosphere and see that the office is kept a place of business throughout the weekend.

  • Answer and route phone calls to proper departments when on duty.

  • General office and receptionist duties.

  • Schedule and collect fees for public horse rides.

  • Follow proper procedures in working with the cash register and keys.

  • During the week pump out the sewage tanks in the camper park and assist the Maintenance Director or Camp Director with current projects.

  • Identify any areas of improvement, increased efficiency and productivity, and safety in the overall camp operation. Report these to the Camp Director.

  • Be open and sensitive to opportunities your position offers to challenge and encourage campers and other staff spiritually.

 
Additional Responsibilities
WORSHIP LEADER

This additional responsibility is available to any Foreman and comes with a pay bonus.

 

Responsible To: Staff Dean

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Able to play an instrument and lead a group in singing.

  • Experience in coordinating a group of musicians. 

  • Possess a basic understanding of sound equipment.

 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Plan the weekly staff worship service; including song selection as well as opportunities for other types of worship responses. 

  • Assemble a worship team for the week. 

  • Practice with the worship team at least once each week.

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ADDRESS:
  Sky Lodge Christian Camp

  N4855 County Road Y

  Montello, WI 53949

PHONE: 608-297-2566

FAX: 608-297-7080

EMAILskylodgecamp@gmail.com

 

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