Staff Openings

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CPBC Mission, Core Values, History, and Program Overview

We are prayerful and hopeful as we plan on opening Summer 2021 registration in early January. Dates and pricing will be available at in late 2020. Summer 2021 Staff applications will open at 9am on November 15, 2020. Thank you for continuing to navigate all of this with us!

Due to increased restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Summer 2021 will look different than any other to date. We foresee increased limitations on staff ability to come and go during the summer, or take time off to be away from camp, as well as staff interactions with others during time off. Please understand that we’ll likely ask you to stay at camp (or the surrounding area) for the ENTIRE duration of your work agreement.

Summer Staff 2021 Dates: 

  • Full Summer Staff Work Agreement Dates : June 6 – August 14, 2021.
  • Partial Summer Counselor Work Agreement Dates: June 6 – July 17, 2021 (with possible option of continuing ministry by transitioning to counsel the remainder of the summer at our sister camp, Covenant Harbor, in Lake Geneva, WI).
  • We’ll begin our first week of staff training “remotely,” beginning June 6, while asking staff to spend the week quarantining at home. You’ll be asked to arrive for our second week of staff training in-person at CPBC on June 13.
  • Lifeguard Training for those who need or desire to be certified: We’ve got two date options in Chicagoland. Email for details. You may also seek outside LG training prior to arrival. Lifeguard certification is valid for 2 years.
    • Get certified (or re-certified) at Max Aquatics: May 19-22 or May 26-29, 2021
      • You’ll be able to register for just $100 (using a promo code) for both the full course, or the re-cert. Re-cert candidates will likely only need to attend certain sessions, and not the full course.
      • CPBC will reimburse the entire $100 course fee in your first paycheck after you email a copy of your LG certification card to
    • Get certified (or re-certified) elsewhere:
      • CPBC will reimburse half of your course fees (up to a max of $175 reimbursement) in your first paycheck after you email a copy of your LG certification card and a receipt of course fees to LG Courses typically cost $300-350 for the full class, or half of that for recertification.
    • If you are already a certified lifeguard through the work agreement dates and therefore do not need to take a course, you’ll be paid a one-time $100 lifeguard bonus during the summer rather than having any training fees reimbursed. Please send LG cert card to
  • CPR Training (required for all staff) will be during our onsite staff training (June 13-19, 2021), 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 that training, so they do not need this certification.
  • Most leadership positions (Program Director, Island Director, WF Director, Work Crew Mentor, Grounds Supervisor, Assistant Cook) require earlier arrivals (2-5 weeks before the work agreement).

Summer Staff Positions available:

  • Counselors (must be 18+ and at least one year out of high school. Though lifeguard certification is not required, it is strongly desired, and we may prioritize hiring counselors who will obtain LG certification)
  • Program Positions (must be 18+ and at least one year out of high school, some positions require 21+. Though lifeguard certification is not required for all program positions, it is strongly desired, and we may prioritize hiring applicants who will obtain LG certification):

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

Summer Staff Application Materials:

Summer 2021 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, on a rolling basis. Preference is given to applicants 16 years of age or older. We accept roughly 13 students per session.

Session 1: June 13 – July 9, 2021 (4 weeks)
Session 2: July 10 – August 8, 2021 (4 weeks)

Work Crew Job Descriptions:

Work Crew Application Materials:

      • Work Crew 2021 Introduction Letter and Covenant
      • Summer Staff Covenant
      •  Work Crew 2021 Application – 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. Due to increased restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we foresee increased limitations on staff and work crew’s ability to come and go during the summer, or take time off to be away from camp. Please understand that we’ll ask you to stay at camp for the ENTIRE duration of your entire work agreement.
      • Work Crew 2021 Reference Form (Must have two references submitted)

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 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.