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2024 Staff Positions

The traditions of Rough Acres Bible Camp are brought to life by the dedication and enthusiasm of our new and returning staff. Being a part of the Rough Acres Bible Camp team is a rewarding responsibility. It is also an opportunity to have one of the best summers of your life. Make a positive difference for yourself and the kids you care for!

(Also known as Program Director)

(Also known as Summer Missionaries)


To apply for any of the 2024 staff positions, please follow the steps below. For more information or any questions, please contact Sydney at


Step 1: Email your resume and cover letter to Please include the following information: 

a) Why do you want to work at camp, and which position are you applying for?

b) How does our 2024 theme "Heart of a Champion" and our theme verse (Romans 12:21) speak to you and your life?

c) Please include any ministry experience and church involvement/volunteering that has helped you prepare for camp.

Step 2: Please Arrange for three references (non-relatives) to complete the reference form below. You can direct your references to our website, or simply send them the link. Be sure your references are willing to complete the form.


Once applications and reference forms have been received and processed, you will hear from us in regard to your application and scheduling an interview.

Additional Documents

If you are being considered for a position, a Criminal Record Check must be received before final acceptance is complete (you may include this with your application, but it is not required at this stage).

We also require all staff to complete an online waiver and a Medical form. This information is kept private between First Aid Attendant and Director.)

Job Descriptions

All camp positions include meals and accommodations during overnight camp programs.

Senior Camp Leaders - Applicants must be age 16+

Our Senior Camp Leaders rotate between two main tasks: cabin leading during overnight camp programs and leading chore groups with the support staff crew. As a cabin leader, the SCL are the primary caregivers for up to 8 campers, collaborating with a Junior Cabin Leader to supervise, care for, and encourage children of varying ages each week. They build rapport while eating, playing, and sleeping in the same cabin as their assigned campers and help prepare them for each program activity. 

When leading the support staff crew, the SCL ensure safety and cleanliness for campers and staff. Working as a team they rotate between tasks including but not limited to: washing dishes, cleaning bathrooms, janitorial duties in the dining hall and public areas, garbage removal, and facilitating program activities including campfire songs, archery, field games, arts & crafts, and watercraft use. The SCL act as mentors for the Leaders-In-Training on support staff.

The SCL contribute in team meetings to provide focus and collaboration during camp programs. They help camp run smoothly by adapting as a team when responding to camper needs, weather changes, or changes to the schedule. A SCL must be friendly, responsible, self-motivated, able to work as team, and to build a good rapport with campers. They must have leadership experience, basic knowledge of the gospel and how to communicate it, excellent relational skills, and above all, an incredible desire and passion to love children and bring them to Christ. Basic First Aid certification is an asset to this position. 

Multiple SCL positions are available. Programs run July & August 2024.

Camp Coordinator - Applicants must be age 19+

The summer Camp Coordinator is responsible for the coordination, operation and support of programs in collaboration with the Executive Director. They will plan schedules for each program week, directing campers and staff through engaging activities using both camp inventory and the natural surroundings. The Coordinator will provide direct assistance to all program areas (including setup when necessary) and supply counselors with support, ideas, and ongoing feedback. They will also actively participate in planning and delivering summer staff training.

The Coordinator will meet daily with the Executive Director to discuss and evaluate the success of camping programs and assume designated roles as assigned by Executive Director in the event of an emergency. They will aim to maintain high levels of staff morale and conduct by providing mentorship and support to staff and volunteers during their placement, and contribute to weekly staff meeting re: leadership, camper concerns, volunteer support. They will report all accidents/incidents and program concerns to the Executive Director


During each camp program the Coordinator will greet and welcome all campers, staff and volunteers and orient all to the camp rules on first day. They will remain visible and accessible to staff and campers and adhere to and support all camp policies and procedures as detailed in the Staff Manual. They will coordinate daily cleanup of all program areas and the Coordinators workspace, and weekly cleanup of all camper and staff accommodations. They will also liaise with Food Service Manager/Cooks with respect to food-related program requirements (ie. outdoor cooking, out trips or bag lunches).

Basic First Aid certification is an asset to this position. This position lasts June - August 2024.

Lifeguard - applicants must be age 16+

The lifeguard is responsible for supervising the overall safety, equipment and general maintenance of the waterfront at RABC.  Applicants must have NLS (National Lifeguard and Safety Training) valid until the end of summer programming, and have necessary experience in lifeguarding and leadership. Applicants must have sufficient organizational skills, and knowledge of various water equipment and skills. 

The lifeguard is responsible for communicating with campers and staff to ensure all comply with waterfront rules. Before opening the waterfront, the lifeguard is to ensure that all equipment is in safe working condition, and to check for safety hazards including weather conditions, wild animals, and /or hazards in the water. The lifeguard will need to be able to work with their fellow staff members to make decisions based on weather or time restraints. The lifeguard is responsible for assigning staff to supervise each piece of equipment including water inflatables, floating docks, and watercrafts. The lifeguard will also need to be efficient in keeping a clean work environment, putting away PDF's, canoes, paddles, etc. when not in use. When the waterfront closes, they are responsible for delegating tasks and ensuring all tasks on the waterfront communications sheet are completed. 


In addition to managing water safety, the lifeguard is a front-line staff who is in direct contact with campers and staff. The lifeguard must be easily approachable and able to build rapport with all staff and campers. This relationship-building will aid them in communicating effectively and respectfully in response to concerns, such as camper disputes, menstruation starting while at waterfront, illness, damaged swimwear, etc. The lifeguard will continue to develop safe relationships with campers and staff outside of waterfront activities to support the respect and ease of waterfront communication.

Each day the lifeguard will fill out a communication sheet in the waterfront binder located in the main office, and meet weekly with the Executive Director to discuss weekly positives, challenges, goals. The Lifeguard will communicate any changes or preparations needed at the daily morning staff meeting.

Being able to plan water related programs, teach canoeing/kayaking, etc. would be an asset.

Faith Statement
  • We believe that the Bible (the Old and New Testament scriptures) are the inspired Word of God, without error in the original manuscripts, the complete revelation of God’s will in the Christian faith and life.


  • We believe in the Trinity: one God who exists as Father, Son and Holy Spirit; who is Creator of all things and infinitely perfect.


  • We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and genuinely human (i.e. both God and man) in one person forever. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the scriptures. He rose bodily from the dead, ascended into Heaven, where, at the right hand of the Father on high, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.


  • We believe in the total depravity of man- though he was created in the image of God, he sinned and became separated from God and was under the penalty of eternal condemnation.


  • We believe that salvation from the penalty of sin comes only through personal faith in Jesus Christ and that His substitutionary death on the cross is the only ground for justification, forgiveness, and eternal life.


  • We believe in the resurrection of the body, the eternal life of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost and in the personality of Satan.


  • We believe that the true church universal is composed of all such persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and, therefore, are united together in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head.


  • We believe in the personality of the Holy Spirit whose ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.


  • We believe in the bodily, physical, and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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