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Summer ministry Team

We are putting together a powerful team of young ministry leaders who are going to change the world by working hard, talking faith, and caring for others. Signing on to our team means you will be serving as a  “backyard missionary” because we will be working with youth right in our own backyard – campers from area farms and cities. Kids need camp - they need a community where living and growing in Christ is contagious and fun. 

The NLOM Summer Ministry Team provides leadership for our day and residence camp programs. Carol Joy Holling Camp, Ashland, NE and Sullivan Hills Camp near Lodgepole, NE offer programs for first through twelth graders as well as programs for adults and youth with special needs. The mobile Day Camp program is for elementary age campers. Staff assignments are made based on camper numbers, needed expertise, leadership skills and team cohesiveness. 

Being on the NLOM Summer Ministry Team will change the way you think, work, interact with friends, worship, pray and serve for years to come. And we have a lot of fun doing it! 

If you are in need of an experience to fulfill an academic or internship requirement, we are willing to work with you to modify a position to fit your needs.

Want to know more or know someone who needs to hear about this great opportunity? Contact Korey Breutzmann, Director of Programs, at KBreutzmann@NLOM.org or call at 402-944-2544.

2020 Positions

Salaries for positions range from $230-$280 per week. All staff also receive room and board throughout the season. Weekly salaries are modified if pre-approved time off is needed.

 

Village Leader

Previously called counselor position. Help a group of 8-12 campers plan and implement their daily program while providing continual support and supervision. Serve as a positive Christian role model for campers by listening, teaching and spending time in the outdoor setting. Village Leaders live with campers.

Positions Available: 35

health care staff

Carry out the physician approved NLOM Health Care Plan. Review health care records, assess needs, keep daily logs of medications and treatments, care for the sick and injured and complete required reports. Responsibilities also include maintaining health care facilities, inventory of supplies and parent connections. Prefer LPN, RN or healthcare students with previous health care experience. May be asked to live with campers. Must have valid driver's license.

Positions Available: 4

Naturalists

Teach care and stewardship of God’s creation through environmental awareness activities, hikes, trail maintenance and outdoor living skills. Serve as a resource for campers and staff encouraging the exploration of God’s creation. Naturalists are responsible for teaching archery and gardening. Naturalists live with campers.

Positions Available: 3

wranglers

Teach basic western horsemanship including ground school, riding in the arena and trail rides with 4th-8th grade campers, at Carol Joy Holling Camp. Care for herd of 30 horses and a variety of small animals plus maintenance of the barn, riding areas, tack and other equipment. Keep appropriate records on horses, riding schedule and performance. Also looking for weekend volunteers to assist with feeding, care and grooming horses. Wranglers also live with campers.

Positions Available: 4

lifeguards

Lifeguard at the pool and lake. Supervise, teach and maintain swimming and boating activities (kayaks, canoes and paddleboats) including special events and off site aquatic activities. Responsible for the care and maintenance of the pool, lake, aquatic equipment, shower house and surrounding area. NLOM will pay for lifeguard certification for those serving in this role that are not currently certified. Lifeguards live with campers.

Positions Available: 3

Challenge Course Facilitators

Challenge Course Facilitators guide camper groups through our high ropes and group challenge courses. They are also in charge of logging and care of all challenge course equipment. Challenge Course Facilitators live with a group of campers.

Positions Available: 5

creative arts specialists

Serve as teacher and helper with campers as they participate in the creative arts program. Create, plan and implement creative arts projects. Store and monitor supplies, making sure supplies needed for projects are available in advance. Involve campers in clean-up and proper storage of supplies and equipment. Creative arts specialists will live with campers.

Positions Available: 1

Family communication Interns

Assist with video, photography, communication with camper parents, maintaining the camp store, special events and other marketing and communication projects. Family Communication Interns may be asked to stay overnight with campers.

Positions Available: 3

service project coordinator

Organize and store supplies for camper service project.  Serve as teacher and helper to summer staff and campers as they participate in the annual summer program service project. Work with volunteers and provide them with hospitality. The Service Project Coordinator will live with campers.

Positions Available: 1

Camp hand

Available to current high school seniors. Serve as a role model for campers. Fulfill other staff administrative roles as assigned. Camp Hands  may also serve as Day Camp counselors and Site Assistants.

Positions Available: 5

 

application process

Who Can Apply?

  • *Staff must be at least 19 years of age OR one year removed from high school

    • *Current high school seniors are eligible to apply for the Camp Hand position.

  • Staff are hired for the full summer season with few exceptions. 


How Do I Apply?

  • Complete the application online.

  • Select three individuals to serve as references. Do not use family members or peers. List the references on the application. It is your responsibility to contact your references and have them complete the reference form.They can do this online. Follow up to be sure they do this promptly. You will not be hired without references being received.

  • An interview will be arranged. Interviews can be held on your college campus for your convenience, if we are in your area.

  • If for some reason, you decide you are no longer interested in a position with NLOM please notify us so we can withdraw your application.

  • Because forms can be submitted online we recommend you contact NLOM to be sure your forms have been received.
     

What Comes Next?

  • NLOM will check your references.

  • NLOM will review your public internet spaces (i.e. twitter, facebook, etc...).

  • NLOM will check the Nebraska Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry to confirm there have been no substantiated referrals of child maltreatment and may contact courts and law enforcement agencies to gather necessary information concerning past violations and arrests.

  • If you decide not to accept the position notify NLOM immediately so we can proceed with other applicants.

  • A service agreement, job description, personnel policies, summer schedule and other necessary documentation will be issued following your verbal agreement to accept the position. Signing your Service Agreement means you will be at camp on the designated date and agree to follow the rules, policies and regulations of NLOM.


How Do I Prepare?

  • You will receive a variety of program materials including a staff handbook. Read the materials thoroughly and respond promptly.

  • Volunteer to help at NLOM program events. Check out the upcoming events section of the web site for details.

  • NLOM offers Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR classes during pre-camp training. Other duties will be assigned during training to those already certified. 

  • Tell others about your summer plans and encourage friends to join the fun and adventures of the NLOM Summer Ministry Team.

 

If you have questions about summer employment with NLOM or about the application process, email Korey Breutzmann at KBreutzmann@NLOM.org.

2020 Summer schedule

Please make note of this important information related to the 2020 summer camp schedule. Applications are accepted until all positions are filled. Any time off during the summer season must be approved in advance. Time off is not guaranteed. 

October 15, 2019       All applications are live.

December 2, 2019       Site Coordinator applications are due.

May 14, 2020                Site Coordinators and Specialists report for training.

May 17, 2020             Counselors report for training. Training runs May 17-29.

May 31-June 5, 2020  Week 1 of camp! Staff are on break from Friday at 5 p.m. through Sunday at 12 p.m.

June 7-12, 2020         Week 2 of camp! Staff are on break from Friday at 5 p.m. through Sunday at 12 p.m.

June 14-19, 2020       Week 3 of camp! Staff are on break from Friday at 5 p.m. through Sunday at 12 p.m.

June 21-26, 2020       Week 4 of camp! Staff are on break from Friday at 5 p.m. through Sunday at 12 p.m.

June 28-30, 2020       Week 5 of camp! Staff are on break from Friday at 5 p.m. through Sunday at 12 p.m.

July 1-5, 2020            Mid-summer break. Staff are to report to camp by 12 p.m. on Sunday, July 5.

July 5-10, 2020          Week 6 of camp! Staff are on break from Friday at 5 p.m. through Sunday at 12 p.m.

July 12-17, 2020        Week 7 of camp! Staff are on break from Friday at 5 p.m. through Sunday at 12 p.m.

July 19-23, 2020        Week 8 of camp!

July 24, 2020             End-of-summer cleaning and packing.

July 25, 2020             Quilt Auction. All staff are expect to help this day.

July 26, 2020             Staff depart.

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