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The Summer of Your Life

Impact. Adventure. Lifelong friendships.

But best of all: your time at Camp Lurecrest will encourage and strengthen you where you need it most – your relationship with the God Who loves you more than you ever dared hope.

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Amidst God's Awesome Creation

Amidst God's Awesome Creation

Camp Lurecrest is located in beautiful Hickory Nut Gorge on scenic Lake Lure.

Hardwork. Adventure. Impact.

Hardwork. Adventure. Impact.

The most challenging job you've ever had AND you may never love a job more.

Your Life Matters

Your Life Matters

Come to make a difference...
leave a different person.

Helping You Grow<br />
in Grace

Helping You Grow
in Grace

At Camp Lurecrest, ministry to our staff is just as important as ministry to campers.

Why Lurecrest

Our relationship with our summer staff extends beyond the summer months to college visits, weekend retreats, staff gatherings, and other follow-ups. These give us opportunities for ongoing discipleship, to hear what’s really going on in the lives of our staff, and where they need prayer.

Spiritual Lifestyle

We encourage them in how the truth of the gospel applies to EVERY situation. By God’s grace, we believe that ongoing investment in the individual lives of our staff results in formative spiritual development in our staff, and therefore bearing fruit in camper lives!

Summer Jobs

There are over 70 summer camp jobs available this summer at Camp Lurecrest! If you are a college student or a high school senior who is interested in spending your summer investing in people’s lives through a Christian Summer Camp, then Camp Lurecrest would love to meet you.

We offer summer camp counselor positions, as well as many other Christian camp positions and employment opportunities. You could apply to be a camp counselor, boat driver, high ropes staff, lifeguard, and much more.

Endless Opportunities

Not only will you spend your summer ministering to kids and families in a solid Christian environment, but you will also be stretched and challenged to grow in your walk with the Lord as you pour in to others.

Employment Opportunities

For additional information on employment opportunities contact
Camp Director Dan Bragdon at
dbragdon@camplurecrest.org or 980.425.9179.

Male and Female Counselors

The overall responsibility of the Camp Lurecrest Male and Female Counselors is to serve as a Christian role model for all Camp Lurecrest campers.

Cabin Counselors live with, supervise, mentor and lead a cabin. Typically there are 2 counselors and 1 Cross-Trainer assigned to each cabin of 12-14 campers.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Directly overseeing 12-14 campers
  • Supervising an area of camp during free time
  • Spending time with kids when not on duty during free time
  • Leading and participating in special events
  • Leading nightly devotionals for campers

Must be one full year out of high school and at least 18 years of age.

Outdoor Adventure Director

Interview with Outdoor Adventure Staff

The overall responsibility of the Camp Lurecrest Outdoor Adventure Director is to oversee safety, efficiency and exciting operations of the Outdoor Adventure Program.

Daily responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Train and manage outdoor adventure team
  • Know all aspects and manage: high elements, low elements, and paintball
  • Understand and execute safety protocols for Camp Lurecrest

High Elements include the Climbing Wall, Crate Stack, Vertical Playpen, Leap of Faith, Giant’s Ladder, and Zip Line.

Low Elements include teambuilding and problem-solving games.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Formal training and certifications in high ropes course management
  • Formal training and certifications in low ropes and initiatives facilitation
  • Member of Association for Challenge Course Technology [ACCT] [desired, but can be provided through the camp’s membership]
  • Lifeguard and Waterfront certification [desired]

EXPERIENCE:  Outdoor Adventure experience required.

SPIRITUAL RESPONSIBILITY:  Must lead daily devotions for the Outdoor Adventure Team

OTHER:  Needs to display leadership skills, maturity and safety consciousness, have a willingness to serve and a desire to grow spiritually.  Also, should be physically fit, resilient and hardworking.

Outdoor Adventure Team

The overall responsibility of the Camp Lurecrest Outdoor Adventure Team is to run and facilitate high and low elements.

Daily responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate camper elements and paintball
  • Ensure safety on campus and elements
  • Engage in the camp life

High Elements: climbing wall, leap of faith (pamper pole jump), dangling duo (swinging latter), Zip Line.

Low Elements: team and problem solving games, challenge courses.

Must display maturity and safety consciousness, have a willingness to serve and a desire to grow spiritually.

Should be physically fit, resilient and hardworking.

Must be at least one full year out of high school.

Program Director

The overall responsibility of the Camp Lurecrest Program Director is to plan and deliver all program events and activities.

Daily responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Deliver fun programs to campers
  • Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures during camp programs
  • Work with the program team to develop and implement all facets of camp program activities
  • Develop and implement schedules for all areas of camp programs

Must be a team player.

Must be flexible and adaptive.

Must be at least 2 years out of high school.

Assistant Cook

The overall responsibility of the Camp Lurecrest Assistant Cook is to assist with and take the lead cooking for all camp meals.

Duties may include but are not limited to ensure that proper health and safety standards are maintained in the preparation, service, and storage of all food items; cooking meals; assist the Food Service Director (FSD) in coordinating staff preparation and service of meals and snacks according to menus, recipes, and camp schedule; keep inventory to ensure proper amount of food is on-hand to prepare menu items; keep track of the amount of food prepared and leftover – provide this information to the FSD for food ordering.

Must be one full year out of high school. Certifications: none required.

Experience: Food service experience preferred but not required.

Other: Needs to display maturity and safety consciousness, have a willingness to serve and a desire to grow spiritually.  Must also be very hard working.

Office Administrator for the Camp Director

The overall responsibility of the Office Administrator for the Camp Director is to assist the Camp Director.

Duties include but are not limited to answering phone calls, help with onsite arrival and departure days, caring for volunteers, visitors, camp pastors, and their families; manage and oversee operations of the ranch house; must know how to use Microsoft Office and office equipment for general troubleshooting.

Experience: Administrative experience and computer skills required; Food service experience preferred but not required

Other: Needs to display maturity, organizational skills, have a willingness to serve and a desire to grow spiritually.  Must also be very hard working.

Craft Shop Director

The overall responsibility of the Camp Lurecrest Craft Shop Director is to manage and oversee all craft shop activities, purchase supplies, and fire pottery.

Duties include but are not limited to develop and deliver an arts and crafts program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers, ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures, and assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the arts and crafts program area.

Experience:  Ceramics experience required

Other:  Must demonstrate leadership, creativity, and responsibility, have a willingness to serve and a desire to grow spiritually.

Worship Leader

The overall responsibility of the Camp Lurecrest Worship Leader is to oversee and manage the chapel.

Duties include but are not limited to recruit and lead worship team, plan and facilitate chapel services with the program director and camp speaker, and disciple staff as assigned.

Must be spiritually accountable to the Camp Director and be responsible for the spiritual direction of the worship team.  Must display passionate devotion to Jesus Christ.

Boat Driver

The overall responsibility of the Camp Lurecrest Boat Driver is to safely drive boats, maintain waterfront equipment and vehicles, and provide instruction for wakeboarding and tubing.

Duties include but are not limited to participate in waterfront staff training, make sure boats are fueled up before and after session times, work with Aquatics Director ensuring boat maintenance is taken care of, keep record of boat use through logbooks, cleaning of boat each day (wiping seats down, windows), ensure that boats are kept in showroom condition, help train the waterfront staff in terms of safe boating practices while out on the water, ensure that required safety equipment and identification are on the boat at all times, work with the Aquatics Director to ensure that appropriate emergency procedures for the waterfront are in place.

Must have current certification in CPR, AED, waterfront (or attend upon arrival at camp) and lifeguard.

Must be at least 21 years old.

Office Administrator to Assistant Camp Director

The overall responsibility of the Office Administrator for the Assistant Camp Director is to assist the Assistant Camp Director.

Duties include but are not limited to answering phone calls, help with onsite arrival and departure days, caring for volunteers, visitors, camp pastors, and their families; manage and oversee operations of the ranch house; must know how to use Microsoft Office and office equipment for general troubleshooting.

Experience: Administrative experience and computer skills required; Food service experience preferred but not required

Other: Needs to display maturity, organizational skills, have a willingness to serve and a desire to grow spiritually.  Must also be very hard working.

Media Team Director

The overall responsibility of the Camp Lurecrest Media Team Director is to direct a team that produces a wide variety of projects.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Uploading daily slideshows that are sent home with each camper
  • Uploading photos daily to Camp Lurecrest’s website and Facebook page
  • Creating a slideshow for staff orientation and staff debriefing
  • Creating weekly videos, to be shown the last night of camp and sent home with campers on a DVD
  • Creating a website video, for use both during the summer and after
  • Producing a staff video, to be shown at the last night of camp for summer staff 
  • Managing a sound board, lights, and projector for chapel services
  • Overseeing a videography and photography team through time management
  • Report to the Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director

Must be able to use a digital camera, feel comfortable using Mac OSX, create power points, use Final Cut Pro X, use Premier, and manage digital files.

Female Cross-Trainer Director

Interview with Female Cross-Trainers

The overall responsibility of the Camp Lurecrest Female Cross-Trainer Director is to oversee and manage the coordination, delivery, and clean up of dining services to the campers and staff.

Daily duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the daily operations of the camp dining service including coordinating activities between the kitchen and dining room
  • Oversee the maintenance and sanitation of the dining room equipment and furnishings and to manage
  • Disciple Female Cross Trainers

Must be a team player.

Must be at least 1 year out of high school.

Female Cross-Trainer

The overall responsibility of the Camp Lurecrest Cross-Trainer is to assist in managing the dining hall, and to learn and participate in all aspects of camp. Female CTs also train in the camp office, cabin devotion, camp activities, and cabin life.


Interested applicants can apply for one or both sessions.

  1. Session #1 – June 7 – July 4
  2. Session #2 – July 5 – August 8
  3. Both SessionsJune 7 – August 8

For both CT Sessions, Orientation will be May 29-31; there will be a summer’s end debriefing for those who can make it from July 30 – August 1.


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Serving three meals a day
  • Keep dining hall clean and up to code
  • Clean and set up the juice, cereal, salad bar, and coffee stations

Must have completed 11th grade. Paid position.

Male Cross-Trainer Director

The overall responsibilities of the Camp Lurecrest Cross-Trainer are to oversee and manage the dish room and ground and disciple Cross-Trainer guys.

Daily Male Cross-Trainer Director responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the daily operations of the camp dining service that includes dishes clean-up and dining facility sanitation
  • Coordinate water coolers
  • Coordinate trash pickups around campus
  • Manage and disciple Cross-Trainer guys

Cross-Trainers will also train by participating in cabin devotions, camp activities, and cabin life.

Must be at least 2 years out of high school.

Male Cross-Trainer

The overall responsibility of Camp Lurecrest Male Cross-Trainer is to assist in cleaning up dishes following meals, keep the dish room clean, and to learn and participate in all aspects of camp. Male CTs also train in grounds maintenance, cabin devotion, camp activities, and cabin life.


Interested applicants can apply for one or both sessions.

  1. Session #1 – June 7 – July 4
  2. Session #2 – July 5 – August 8
  3. Both SessionsJune 7 – August 8

For both CT Sessions, Orientation will be May 29-31; there will be a summer’s end debriefing for those who can make it from July 30 – August 1.


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Set up dish machine
  • Placement and removal of floor mats
  • Take out trash each shift
  • Sweep and mop floors each shift
  • Keeping dish racks and all silverware racks clean and orderly
  • Keep a temperature chart for the dish machine

Must have completed 11th grade. Paid position.

Aquatics Director

Interview with a Lifeguard

The overall responsibility of the Camp Lurecrest Aquatics Director is to oversee safety, efficiency and exciting operations of all aquatic programs, including the lakefront and pool.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and organize lifeguards
  • Oversee operations of lakefront and pool
  • Maintain safety and rules of lakefront and pool
  • Assisting with camp program when not at the lake or pool

Lifeguards will also be afforded the opportunity to interact with campers via cabin devotions and other cabin activities.

Must be a team player.

Must have lifeguard certification, CPR certification that is valid through the summer and a waterfront certification or attend waterfront certification class at camp.

Must be at least 2 years out of high school.

Assistant Aquatics Director

The overall responsibility of the Camp Lurecrest Assistant Aquatics Director is to assist the Aquatics Director with the safety, efficiency and regulartory operations of the lakefront and pool.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in overseeing operations and cleanliness of lakefront and pool
  • Maintain safety and rules of the lakefront and pool
  • Assist with camp program when not at pool

Must be a team player.

Must have lifeguard and CPR certification that is valid through the summer.

Must be at least 1 year out of high school.

Lifeguard

Interview with a lifeguard

The overall responsibility of the Camp Lurecrest Lifeguard is to supervise and ensure a safe environment at the camp’s pool and waterfront.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Lifeguard pool and waterfront
  • Enforce all waterfront regulations
  • Care for and maintain all camp property and equipment

Lifeguards will also be afforded the opportunity to interact with campers via cabin devotions and other cabin activities.

CERTIFICATION: Must have lifeguard and CPR certification that is valid through the summer, a waterfront certification or attend waterfront certification class.

EXPERIENCE: Lifeguard experience required

OTHER: Needs to display maturity and safety consciousness, have a willingness to serve and a desire to grow spiritually.

Must be 18 or older.

Videographer

The Camp Lurecrest Videographer helps to produce a wide variety of projects, including but not limited to:

  • Weekly Videos, to be shown the last night of camp and sent home with campers on a DVD
  • Website video, for use both during the summer and after
  • Staff Video, to be shown at the last night of camp for summer staff.

Must be able use Mac OSX, FINAL CUT Pro X, Digital Video Cameras, and manage Digital Files.

Photographer

The overall responsibility of the Camp Lurecrest Photographer is to produce a wide variety of projects.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Daily slideshows that are sent home with each camper
  • Uploading photos daily to Camp Lurecrest’s website and Facebook page
  • Slideshow for staff orientation and staff debriefing

Must use a digital camera, feel comfortable using Mac OSX,  and run and create power points.

Assistant OA Director

The overall responsibility of the Camp Lurecrest  Assistant OA Director assists the OA Director to ensure the safety and efficiency of the OA program. Must have prior OA experience.

Must be at least college-aged or older.

Note: Unlike all other positions, Cross-Trainer (CT) applicants will apply for Session 1, Session 2, or Sessions 1 & 2. Session 1 is from June 7-July 4; Session 2 is from July 5-August 8. Also note, all CTs will have an orientation on May 29-31 that all are required to attend; the summer staff debrief is from July 30-August 1.

2019 SUMMER THEME COMING SOON!

Each Summer Camp Lurecrest has a unique theme (ie., motif) to help us
communicate the Gospel message to campers in a way that is both
fun and extremely effective. Check out this summer’s theme!

Internships

Camp Lurecrest is a great way for college students to have both the opportunity of a lifetime by ministering to kids at a dynamic, gospel-focused summer camp, and also meet the necessary requirements for a summer internship.

If your particular undergraduate or graduate track limits your working opportunities because it requires you to occupy your summer with an internship program, then give us a call to see if we can meet your program’s internship criteria.

Specialized areas of concentration enable an Intern to focus on one or more areas of interest:

  • Youth Programming
  • Recreation and Outdoor Ministries
  • Executive Leadership and Administration
  • Food Services
  • Operations and Facilities Management
  • Christian Leadership/Discipleship

2019 Summer Staff

Your time at Camp Lurecrest will encourage and strengthen you where
you need it most - your relationship with the God Who loves you more
than you ever dared hope.