Summer Job Descriptions

Our Summer Staff serve for 9-10 weeks during the summer. Summer Staff is divided into teams, managed by a coordinator. Please review the job descriptions below before applying for a position.

Camp Family


 

Camp Family is a beloved tradition at Silver Lake! Open to 16- and 17-year-olds, Camp Family is our leadership development program. Spend your summer working hard, playing hard, and bonding with your "family." 

Camp Family is responsible for keeping camp running: from dishroom to Freds to Camp Store to buddy board. They live "down the hill" on the shore of our beautiful lake. Your Camp Family summer will be a summer you will never forget! 

Watch this recording of a Zoom session held Oct. 26 to learn more about Camp Family, Silver Lake's first-year summer staff and leadership development program, open to 16- and 17-year-olds.

Camp Family is supervised by two Coordinators, who must be age 23 or older.

Camp Family Job Description (16 or 17 years old)

Camp Family Coordinator Job Description (23 or older)

Resource Staff

Our Resource Staff are the hub in the middle of the wheel of camp life! They teach classes (arts & crafts, ceramics, nature, and more), they support the volunteer Deans (supplies, songs, games, and more), they help out in the office and in the health center. 

Resource Coordinator Job Description (age 21 or older)

Nurse's Aide Job Description (age 18 or older)

Counselor Placement Assistant Job Description (age 18 or older)

Photographer Job Description (age 18 or older)

Nature & Garden Specialist Job Description (age 18 or older)

Child Care Specialist Job Description (age 18 or older)

Arts & Crafts Specialist Job Description (age 17 or older)

Ceramics Specialist Job Description (age 17 or older)

Waterfront

Our Waterfront Staff maintain safe swimming and boating facilities. Waterfront Staff must be at least 18 years old and possess current lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR certifications. Current boating/watercraft certifications are needed to oversee the boating waterfront. Waterfront Staff are supervised by the Waterfront Coordinator, who must be at least 21 years old.

Waterfront Coordinator Job Description (age 21 or older)

Waterfront Staff Job Description (age 18 or older)

Adventure Team

The Adventure Team, or A-Team, are our Ropes Course Facilitators, responsible for safety and programming on our high and low ropes courses. A-Team Specialists must be at least 18 years old and must have current ropes certifications. They are supervised by the A-Team Coordinator, who must be at least 21 years old.

A-Team Coordinator Job Description (age 21 or older)

A-Team Specialist Job Description (age 18 or older)

Kitchen Staff

Our Kitchen Staff prepare three meals a day and snacks for everyone at camp. They are supervised by the Food Services Manager and the Kitchen Coordinator, who must be at least 21 years old.

Kitchen Coordinator Job Description (age 21 or older)

Kitchen Staff Job Description (age 18 or older)

Maintenance Staff (ETF)

Our Maintenance Staff, known as ETF (Ecological Task Force), must be at least 18 years old and are responsible for general maintenance around the property, mowing, minor repairs, and trash management. They often work on special projects around site. ETF is supervised by the Site Manager and the ETF Coordinator, who must be at least 21 years old.

Maintenance Coordinator Job Description (age 21 or older)

Maintenance Staff Job Description (age 18 or older)

 

Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center

Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center is a ministry of the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ.
Click here to read our Mission Statement.

223 Low Road | Sharon, CT 06069 | 860.364.5526 | Fax: 860.364.1000 | slcrc@silverlakect.org