College Summer Staff

Build leadership skills and invest in the lives of children.

college-age-summer-staffCamp Tilikum is looking for 20 dedicated young adults to serve at camp for Summer 2022! As Summer Staff you will spend each day showing the love of Jesus to kids and teaching them about their Creator as you hike the hills, swim in the lake, and play (you might even say frolic) in the fields alongside your peers. A summer at Tilikum offers an incredible experience that will push you toward deeper communion with God and others, and also add some valuable skills to your repertoire such as goat herding, canoe rescue, and group management… just to name a few.

Applications are due May 1st! We hope to see you there!

Which program fits you best?

Day Camp Staff

day-camp-for-1st-to-6th-gradesDay Camp is a program for children entering 1st – 6th grades. Each week, Day Camp Staff are responsible for teaching and supervising a variety of program activities such as archery, Bible discussions, canoeing, swimming, the Big Swing, nature hikes, crafts, and more!

Applicants must be 18 years or older and at least one year out of High School to work as Day Camp staff. All College Summer Staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applications are due May 1st! Fill out the online application.

Adventure Program Staff

tilikum-quest-adventure-camp-for-6th-to-8th-gradesAdventure Program staff are responsible for facilitating two programs: QUEST (grades 6-8), and High Adventure Camp (grades 8-12). Campers develop their relational skills and deepen their faith through facilitated activities on the Challenge Course. Each Adventure Program Staff member will be trained as a Challenge Course Facilitator and have an opportunity to lead Bible discussions, games, and other activities.

high-adventure-camp-for-9th-to-12th-gradesApplicants must be 20 years of age and at least two years out of high school to work as Adventure Program staff. All College Summer Staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applications are due May 1st! Fill out the online application.

Important dates

  • american-red-cross-logoApplication opens January 2, 2022
  • Lifeguard training is May 27 – 30, 2022
  • Summer Staff program May 27 – August 10, 2022 (2 weeks training, 8 weeks counseling, 2 days cleanup and debrief)

Summer Salary and Housing

  • First Year Staff – $5,000
  • Returning staff – $5,200
  • Lifeguards earn an additional $200
  • Housing is provided by Camp Tilikum

Summer salaries are distributed over 3 monthly payments during the summer program. Tilikum Summer Staff are expected to be present for the entire program. Scheduling conflicts are accommodated on a case-by-case basis and must be negotiated before hire.

Detailed job descriptions

Support Staff (returning staff preferred)

Tilikum Day Camp Program Staff

More information.

Tilikum Adventure Program (TAP) Staff

More information.

Want more information?

Email Rommie Christiansen/Camp Program Director, or call Rommie at (503) 538-2763 ext.106.

College Summer Staff

Interested in working on College Summer Staff? Click the button below to fill out an application.

See a gallery and list of former Summer Staff.