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About Serving at Cowboy's Rest:  Our small size (serving 100 or fewer campers per week) and rural, remote setting often proves challenging to our staff.  These factors require that each of us serve with full dedication (expect to work about 12 hours each day) and flexibility (you may be asked to help out with other jobs), but they also provide us with many opportunities to witness Godís amazing faithfulness through our weakness.  Our unique camp atmosphere also allows us, as staff, the chance for Bible study and close fellowship with fellow followers of Christ.

Days Off:  during a typical week, staff members can expect to be "off" at 4:00 PM Friday (or whenever the Camp Director deems camp clean-up complete).  Work will resume Monday morning.  Weekend staff activities and transportation to church will be provided; however, staff members are also permitted to go home for the weekends.  Please note that some weekends, there may be events scheduled (such as Family Camp), and staff members will be expected to work (see our calendar for details).

Support Staff Job Descriptions



 Grounds & Maintenance: routine and preventative maintenance of grounds: mowing, trimming, and watering of lawns & trees; maintenance & construction of low-ropes obstacle course & hiking trails; woodcutting, preparation for campfires, etc.  Experience with outdoor tools, chainsaws, 4 wheelers, tractors, and other small gas engines desired.

twice-daily cleaning of the bathhouse facilities, cleaning of retreat lodge and staff housing once weekly and as needed (floors, dusting, bathrooms, windows), organizing and ordering of cleaning supplies; laundering of kitchen & cleaning towels; organization of weekly lost & found items.

Kitchen Assistant
assistance with weekly menu planning & food shopping; organization of food storage; food preparation, kitchen record keeping, daily kitchen cleaning and dish washing. 


Recreation Assistant: set up and lead camper games, maintain recreation and paintball equipment, assist with other recreation options including: fishing, archery, target shooting, low-ropes obstacle course, climbing wall, paintball




Lifeguard/Recreation Assistant: supervision of all water-related activities (average of 3 hours daily); assistance with planning, running, and officiating of camper recreation; maintenance and storage of all waterfront equipment, availability for evening activities, assistance with tear-down and set up between camps.  Lifeguard Certification required.  Water Front Certification recommended



    Chapel Technician: operation of sound, lighting, and video projection systems during all chapel activities and sound checks; cleaning and upkeep of above systems; responsibility for chapel physical setup and climate control; assisting videographer when needed; some office work (printing of camper materials, photos, etc.)

    Videographer/Editor: digital photography and video recording of camp activities,  editing of daily  video segments, compilation of daily segments to DVD for sale at the end of the week.