Otherwise known as the Counselors!
Camp Hardtner, at its core, is a Christian community, and the counselors are the foundation of that community. We do all the same fun things as most summer camp programs and put Christ at the center of our life as we do it. As a member of the permanent staff, you will lead games and activities for children of all ages, while supporting your fellow staff in the implementation of the day’s program. As a cabin counselor, you and your cabin mate will be responsible for making sure the kids in your cabin have the best week of their lives.
Serving as a Camp Hardtner Permanent Staff member is very fun and very hard. It involves early mornings and late nights, hot days and loud groups, being a leader and being a friend. It is all about teamwork and living as a model of sacramental ministry, where outward and visible actions are a sign of an inward and spiritual grace.
If all the above characteristics of working on Permanent Staff were thrown into a pot and stirred for long enough, the result would look a lot like servant leadership–the Permanent Staff serves campers and families, each other, and the Kingdom of God with grace, patience, and love.
Every staff member is invited and expected to participate fully in the life of the community. This includes program, worship, and afternoon and evening activities. Whatever the job ALL STAFF POSITIONS are valued and important parts of the team. The norm is fulfilling one’s specific role… and then some. The whole staff works together attending to the many details that make summer camp happen in the context of Christian community.
Being a Permanent Staff member aka “Counselor” at Camp Hardtner is often described as one of the best jobs on Earth!
Are you ready for the greatest summer of your life? Apply today! (Must be at least 18 years of age)