Staff Openings

Learn more about Covenant Point:

CPBC Mission, Core Values, History, and Program Overview


Summer 2023 Staff applications will open on October 15, 2022. Apply to join us!

Summer Staff 2023 Dates:

  • Summer Staff Work Agreement: June 4 – August 12, 2023
  • Most leadership positions (Program Director, Island Director, Trip Guides, WF Director, Work Crew Mentor, Grounds Supervisor, Assistant Cook) require earlier arrivals (2-5 weeks before the work agreement).
  • Rental Group at CPBC: Any available summer staff are welcome to join us for employment as early as able to help host a large rental group as early as May 7.
  • Certifications:

      • Lifeguard Training for those who need or desire to be certified will need to take place prior to your arrival at CPBC. Lifeguard certification is valid for 2 years. CPBC will reimburse you for the cost of your LG training, plus pay all lifeguard certified staff an additional $30 per week.
      • CPR Training (required for ALL staff) will be during our first week of staff training, or will be a blended option partially online prior to arrival and in-person after you arrive at CPBC. For those who are trained as lifeguards, CPR is included in Lifeguard Training, therefore anyone certified as a lifeguard does not need additional CPR certification.
      • Wilderness & Remote First Aid Training at CPBC (for those who require it): Offered at CPBC possibly as early as May 30 – June 2, 2023 for those requiring it.
      • WFR Training for Trip Guides: Dates are yet to be determined, but likely as early at May 15. Guides MUST be present for this training.

2023 Summer Staff Starting Compensation:

  • $200/week starting salary for full-time summer staff (Counselors and Program Staff)
  • $180/week starting salary for apprentice-level program positions – 18 year olds who have just completed high school (Canteen Director, Lifeguard/Ropes Assistant, Grounds Assistant, Arts and Crafts Director)
  • $220/week starting salary for Island Cook
  • $300/week starting salary for Assistant Cook

Additional Summer Staff compensation increases are as follows:

(for a maximum total of $300/week)

  • + $15/week for each year of experience on summer staff at Covenant Point
  • + $15/week for each year increased responsibility and leadership roles
  • + $30/week lifeguard pay for all counselors and program staff who are certified lifeguards (*Lifeguard pay not applicable apprentice-level program positions)
  • + Reimbursement for lifeguard certification fees.
  • + Need-based Supplemental Wage Grant Application – While camps will never be able to compete with top-paying employment opportunities elsewhere, we may be able to help bridge enough of the wage gap to allow someone to say “yes” to working at camp. For 2023, we are offering a need-based grant to supplement wages where wages are the sole factor in the ability to join summer staff. Our hope is this program will create new pathways for people to work on summer staff. Please apply as necessary AFTER you’ve filled out the staff application.
  • + “Camp Scholarships” of up to $2000 for students at North Park University.

Additional Benefits to Working at CPBC:

  • Onsite housing provided.
  • Free meals while camp is in session including meal options during time off.
  • Work experience may qualify for school credit, community service hours, school internship credits.
  • Spiritual development opportunities.
  • Social activities throughout the summer – CAMP IS FUN!
  • 24-36 hours off in between weeks of camp, typically Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. Additional hours off will be provided during the week as the schedule allows.
  • Strong resume builder!

Summer Staff Positions available:

* indicates that this role is sometimes combined with another role.

Summer Staff Application Materials:

    • CPBC Summer Staff 2023 Introduction Letter & Summer Staff Covenant – Please read before applying.
    • Summer Staff 2023 Application OPENING OCT 15 – Please apply using your own account with an email address you check regularly. If you’ve applied in the past, you should already have an account. If this is your first time, you’ll need to create an account linked to an email that you check regularly. Decisions regarding staffing will be communicated to the email address that you use. Before applying for a job, please see qualifications and job descriptions for position(s) listed above.
    • Summer Staff 2023 Reference Form – All applicants must have three references submitted.

Summer 2023 Work Crew:

High school students who are ready for an experience of hard work, community, and youth ministry training at camp are encouraged to apply for one of our summer work crews. Grounds and kitchen positions are available and fill quickly. Preference is given to applicants 16 years of age or older. We accept 13 students per session.

Session 1: Sunday, June 11 – Friday, July 7 (4 weeks)

Session 2: Saturday, July 8 – Sunday, Aug 6 (4  weeks)

Work Crew Job Descriptions:

2023 Work Crew Compensation:

  • Work Crew (Grounds and Kitchen) is a volunteer position.
  • Each crew member is given a $10/week cash stipend so the crew members each have money to spend in the canteen or on a weekend trip to town during their time off.
  • + $10/week for each year of experience on Work Crew at Covenant Point

Work Crew Application Materials:

  • Work Crew 2023 Introduction Letter & Summer Staff Covenant – Please read before applying.
  •  Work Crew 2023 Application OPENING OCT 15 – Please apply using your own account with an email address you check regularly. If you’ve applied in the past, you should already have an account. If this is your first time, you’ll need to create an account linked to an email that you check regularly. Decisions regarding hiring will be communicated to the email address that you use. Before applying, please see kitchen and grounds crew job descriptions, as well as dates.
  • Work Crew 2023 Reference Form – Must have two references submitted before you’ll be considered.

Intern Staff:

The internship program at Covenant Point is designed to provide young adults with 1) supervised practical experience and training in all facets of camping ministry, 2) exploration and discernment of one’s sense of vocation, and 3) experience living in a small, Christian community. Interns provide Covenant Point with critical staffing support in all areas of our operations; sensitivity and special interest is given to allowing the intern to craft the emphases of their experience based on gifts and interests. Our aim is to help women and men grow as disciples of Jesus Christ through a shared rhythm of work, worship, hospitality, adventure, ministry, training, reflection, and mentoring. Typically, internships begin in September and conclude the following September. Contact Executive Director, Erik Strom, at erik@cpbc.com if you’d like to learn more. Application can be made by submitting a resume and cover letter.


Permanent Staff:

We are not currently seeking any permanent staff.