Being on Activity Staff at HoneyRock is not just about teaching skills and checking off award cards. The activities are a place where campers have fun, gain confidence, learn about success and failure, encourage one another, and learn new skills. As activity staff it is challenging to make all of this happen in a camper’s life, but it is all in a day’s work. Other parts of a day’s work include lifeguarding, equipment and area maintenance, managing campers and SLS counselors, and assisting with other activities as needed. They report to the Activity Area Coordinator.
Activity staff lives and works together in what hopefully becomes an authentic community. The goal is that everyone grows closer to one another and closer to Christ. There will be challenges in activities and in relationships with one another, but by practicing the grace of Christ every day you will grow closer to Him.
One sub-group of Activity Staff is the wranglers. They are a part of the authentic community and staff fellowship, but their day-to-day tasks are very different than other activity staff members. Their day revolves around the barn: wrangler breakfast, horse care, trail rides, and other barn duties. They report to the Ranch Coordinator.
Dates: May 25, 2014 – August 10, 2014
The first 4 weeks are a time for activity staff to grow together and hone your teaching skills in your area. This includes, but is not limited to, lifeguard training, time together in study and worship, personal time in your area, a wilderness trip, teaching SLS staff in your area, and much, much more.
The last 7 weeks you are teaching campers in your area, running staff activities some evenings, participating in activity staff Bible study, and lifeguarding various afternoons and evenings.
- Mountain Biking
- Arts & Crafts
- Ceramics (2 positions)
- Wilderness Skills
- Waterskiing (2 positions)
- Fishing (Position filled by Grandpa Dan)
- Lifeguarding (2 positions)
- Wranglers (4-7 positions)
Activity Staff: Activity Staff are responsible for the equipment maintenance, area supervision, staff training, and camper instruction in HoneyRock’s activity areas. We hire 17 staff to run the following areas: Archery, Riflery, Mountain Biking, Climbing, Arts & Crafts, Ceramics (2 positions), Drama, Wilderness Skills, Canoeing, Sailing, Swimming, Waterskiing (2 positions), Kayaking, and Lifeguarding (2 positions). This staff serves all programs and guests of HoneyRock. Experience in the area preferred. Lifeguard certification required and provided on-site for all activity staff. Training is provided to orient staff to HoneyRock and the specifics of your area. See Activity Staff page for more details.
Wrangler: These 4-7 staff members are part of the activity staff team. HoneyRock has 26 horses, 1 barn, 2 outdoor riding arenas and miles of trails to serve campers in the summer. Under the guidance of the Ranch Coordinator, wranglers are responsible for running all aspects of our equestrian program including the following: teaching riding skills and techniques, leading trail rides, cooking wrangler breakfasts, doing barn maintenance, feeding horses, and performing other barn duties. Previous horsemanship experience preferred but not necessary. See Activity Staff and Horsemanship page for more details.
Adventure Challenge (Ropes Course) Staff: This team runs all of our ropes and challenge course facilities. We currently have two large low ropes courses, one large high ropes course, pamper pole, wild wobbly woozy, and a giant swing. This staff facilitates group experiences in cooperation with counselors and program staff, organizes the facility schedule, and handles daily care and maintenance issues. Rigorous training is provided.
Trip Locker Supervisor: This person is involved in equipment preparation and maintenance for wilderness trips. Wilderness camping background, organizational skills, and good communication skills are desired.
Worship Coordinator: This staff person coordinates all camp worship services. This includes Sunday morning services and other all camp events that involve organized worship. The person in this role creates an order for each service, organizes worship teams to lead worship, works with pastors to put together scripture reading, and organizes other elements such as communion, drama, testimony times, etc. This person works behind the scenes to make our services excellent and glorifying to God. Previous worship leading experience preferred.
Experience in the area is preferred. If you are interested in any of the above positions please fill out an application or contact the Activity Area Coordinator for more information. Or if you are interested in information regarding the Wrangler positions contact the Ranch Coordinator.