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Phone: (616) 452-7906

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Email: info@tallturf.org

2010 Kalamazoo Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

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STAFF APPLICATION 2020

2020 LIT Staff Application

2020 Staff Application  

Please prayerfully and carefully fill out the application and return it to the Tall Turf Ministries office.
Applications may be submitted via Google Forms or Microsoft Word versions may be sent to the Program Director at kristina@tallturf.org.  
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office via email or at (616) 452-7906.

YOUTH CAMP COUNSELOR

Counselors are the front line of everything we do at camp.  These individuals are responsible for supervising the safety and well being of 8 of God’s children 24 hours a day.  Counselors are trained in behavior management, leading camp activities, and working cross-culturally.  As a counselor one has the unique opportunity to plant the seed of the gospel in the lives of young people by leading evening devotions in the cabin, living out your faith in community, and showing campers God’s love.  Counselors must be at least 18 years old with one year of work or college experience (except for former LITs) and have experience working with school-age children.
Two Head Counselor positions will be assigned based on application and experience. The people in this role provide advice and encouragement for the counselors, and step in when difficult situations arise.  The Head Counselors serve as part of the summer leadership team.  They must be at least 21 years old, have past Tall Turf counseling experience, and leadership experience. 

 

SUMMER PROGRAM MANAGER

This person organizes and supervises the overall camp program and schedule.  This includes cabin activities, classes, evening activities, themes and special days.  They serve as part of the leadership team at camp and provide supervision and support for the non-counseling staff. This person will have prior administrative and leadership experience, have prior experience at Camp Tall Turf, and be at least 21 years of age.

 

HEALTH &  WELLNESS OFFICER

This person performs all duties related to camper illness/health or hygienic needs. They maintain and record communications with parents regarding health issues and assist in determining when campers require medical attention or should return home. The Health Officer distributes and records all prescription and non-prescription medication for both campers and staff and is responsible for laundering soiled linens. The Health Officer trains staff in state and ACA health regulations and must be at least 18 years old with the appropriate certifications.  

HEALTH OFFICER

This person performs all duties related to camper illness/health or hygienic needs. They maintain and record communications with parents regarding health issues, and assist in determining when campers require medical attention or should return home. The Health Officer distributes and records all prescription and non-prescription medication for both campers and staff and is responsible for laundering soiled linens. The Health Officer trains staff in state and ACA health regulations and must be at least 18 years old with the appropriate certifications.  

 

STAFF PASTOR

This person monitors and encourages the spiritual growth of staff and campers through Bible studies, prayer time and support, devotions, and ‘prayer over camp.’ They will also coordinate and oversee staff devotions, morning and evening chapel, and lunch time devotions.  The staff pastor will lead and take part in camp’s Passion Play as well as coordinate Sunday church services.  This person will have some pastoral care experience, good communication skills, experience working cross culturally, be at least 21 years of age and ideally eligible for a Michigan Chauffeurs License.

FOOD SERVICE MANAGER

This person is responsible for planning all meals according to USDA guidelines and enforcing all state, county and American Camping Association (ACA) standards regarding the kitchen and dining hall.   They are responsible for supervising the food service staff and ensuring that the kitchen runs smoothly.  The Food Service Specialist should have experience cooking for large groups, knowledge of good nutrition, the ability to plan healthy and interesting meals, experience in leadership and be at least 21 years of age.

 

WATERFRONT DIRECTOR

This person will be responsible for all aspects of the waterfront including training staff on waterfront safety, planning and teaching 2 swimming classes a day, and supervising the waterfront and the staff serving as aquatic observers during free swim, cabin activity, classes, and evening activities. They will also be responsible for the daily cleaning and maintenance of all waterfront equipment and first aid kits. This person must be at least 21 years old and have certifications in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguard training, Waterfront Lifeguard, and Lifeguard Management.  They should have strong peer leadership abilities. 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION MANAGER

This person will serve as the caretaker of the Nature Center and Barn, developing and maintaining interesting displays, daily cleaning, and promoting environmentally friendly behavior and recycling. This Specialist will be responsible for preparing 90 minute age appropriate activities as well as supervising and interacting with campers who come to the Nature Center during free swim and class time.  This individual will be at least 18 years old with some experience and knowledge in developing nature programs, and a definite love for all of God’s creatures from snails to snakes.

 

ADVENTURE PROGRAM MANAGER (Formerly Tripping)

 This person is responsible for the organization and coordination of all overnight campouts, cabin activities, and off property excursions. They will be responsible for the maintenance of all camping equipment, cabin activity materials, and camp out sites. Additionally they will assist with camp activities and kitchen duties as needed.  This person must be at least 21 with a Michigan Chauffeur’s License and should have experience with camping, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to train staff.  Ideal candidates should also be willing to be lifeguard certified.

 

LEADER IN TRAINING (LIT)

The Leader in Training (LIT) program is designed to create young leaders from all backgrounds.   LIT staff will be assigned to assist in programming, food service or other camp activities based on their experience and interests.  LIT staff should be at least 15 years old and have experience as a youth leader in their community.

 

LEADER IN TRAINING (LIT) MENTOR

This person will maintain daily individual contact with all Leader In Training (LIT) participants.  They will guide the LITs in an understanding of leadership, service, goal setting, children, the camp, and help with the development of their spiritual lives. The LIT Mentors will report directly to the Camp Director.  Mentors must be at least 21 years of age and be eligible for a Michigan Chauffeurs License.