Consider spending one of the best summers of your life at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp in the Southern Rocky Mountains. At Rainbow Trail, you will become a part of a tightly woven yet diverse team of Christians. Your purpose will be to help the youth and families of the Rocky Mountain Synod to grow in their faith so that they might help others to grow. Ultimately, our church will be strengthened, and our Lord Jesus Christ will be glorified. It’s an awesome task… it’s hard work. But it has more rewards than you can ever measure.
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“Staff has been an incredible community of support for each other… those relationships with staff were incredible. I appreciated meeting a bunch of new people with so much in common.” — Kate
2017 Recruiting Schedule
Jan. 23 University of Northern Colorado
Jan. 24 Colorado State University
Jan. 25 University of Colorado, at Innisfree Poetry Bookstore and Cafe, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80302, 10 am – 2:30 pm
Feb. 6 Gustavus Adolphus College
Feb. 7 University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse
Feb. 8 Wartburg College
Feb. 9 Luther College
Feb. 10 Luther College (2nd Day)
Feb. 13 Augustana College, Sioux Falls
Feb. 14 St. Olaf
Feb. 15 Pacific Lutheran University
Feb. 16 Pacific Lutheran University (2nd Day)
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SUMMER STAFF JOB DESCRIPTIONS
COUNSELORS: (Minimum, one year of college or equivalent – one year out of high school)
Counselors serve both on-site and day camp throughout the summer. The majority of counselor’s time is on-site. On-site, responsibilities include living with and assuming the leadership of a small group of campers. Day Camp includes travel to congregations within the Rocky Mountain Synod, stay with host families and work with elementary age children in small and large group settings. Energy, enthusiasm, a positive attitude, creativity, the ability to communicate and a willingness to share your personal faith are extremely important. May have the opportunity to be a backpack counselor or travel with a Bridging Borders trip for one week if desired.
TRAVEL DIRECTORS- BRIDGING BORDERS: (Minimum 21 years of age)
Responsible for supervising and directing Bridging Borders and Day Camp staff and program. Bridging Borders is a mission program with trips to Ecuador to lead Day Camp style ministry along with building water filtration systems, to the Dominican Republic to build a house for a family, to New York to work with inner city kids, to a Navajo reservation to work with families, or to Anapra, Mexico to build a house for a family. Maturity, strong communication and interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, leadership abilities and a sound Lutheran theology are essential. Current driver’s license and good driving record required. Fluency in Spanish is strongly desired. Guitar playing ability is desired. Must report to camp by May 22nd.
TRAVEL DIRECTORS-COMPASS POINTS: (Minimum 21 years of age)
Responsible for supervising and directing Compass Points and Day Camp staff and program, and leading a small group of campers on 3-5 day backpacking trips in wilderness settings. Knowledge of camping and backpacking skills, keen awareness of outdoor environments, good physical condition, Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR certifications are required. CP Directors also need maturity, strong communication and interpersonal skills, leadership and problem solving abilities, and a sound Lutheran theology. RTLC will pay for WFA training. Must report to camp by May 22nd.
TRAVEL SUPPORT DIRECTOR: (Minimum 21 years of age)
Responsible for supervising and directing the logistical support of Travel Programs. Based on-site, work will include packing and preparing meals, communication with Travel Directors during the week, supervising and directing Camphands and volunteers, and preparing equipment for teams. Maturity, strong communication and interpersonal skills, leadership and problem solving abilities are essential. Need to be a self-motivator with a positive work attitude and love working with high school youth. Must report to camp by May 22nd.
SUMMER FACILITIES DIRECTOR: (Minimum 21 years of age)
Responsible for providing leadership and coordination for Rainbow Trail’s Camphands and Volunteers. Includes supervising the maintenance team and partnering with the full-time Site and
Facilities Director to maintain the site and facilities throughout the summer. Current driver’s license and good driving record required. Needs to be a self-motivator with a positive work attitude and a love for working with high school youth. Must report to camp by May 22nd.
SUPPORT STAFF DIRECTOR: (Minimum 21 years of age)
Responsible for providing leadership and coordination for Rainbow Trail’s Support Staff. Will include supervising support staff and coordinating their schedules. Current driver’s license and good driving record required. Needs to be a self-motivator with a positive work attitude and a love for working with high school and college aged staff. Must report to camp by May 22nd.
NURSE: (RN required)
Responsible for the health and safety of campers and staff. Position requires instruction of staff in basic first-aid procedures, administering camper medication, and general camp awareness of good health practices. Will also treat minor cuts and bruises, keep accurate records, file insurance claims, and exhibit mature judgment.
ARTS AND CRAFTS/POTTERY INSTRUCTOR: (Min. of one year of college or equivalent–one year out of HS)
Responsible for developing a crafts program that uses primarily indigenous materials (rocks, pine cones, etc.) and implementing the pottery program which includes exercising safety precautions and teaching campers proper care and use of the kiln and pottery equipment. Experience with a pottery wheel is a plus. Programs should stimulate creativity in campers, and relate to the Bible Study. Cabin counseling responsibilities may also be included.
GUITAR INSTRUCTOR: (Minimum of one year of college or equivalent – one year out of high school)
Responsible for leading the guitar program which includes teaching basic and intermediate guitar lessons as well as teaching proper care of the instruments. Responsible for the care and safe storage of the guitars and program equipment. Cabin counseling responsibilities may also be included.
MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT: (Minimum of one year of college)
Responsible for assisting and supporting site maintenance, meal set-up, and program operations. Will include some supervision of Camphands and Volunteers. Current driver’s license and good driving record required. Needs to be a self-motivator with a positive work attitude and love working with high school youth.
VIDEOGRAPHER: (Minimum of one year of college or equivalent – one year out of high school)
Responsible for developing, producing, and presenting an all camp video for each week of camp. Includes shooting footage, editing, and preparing master tape for duplication as well as still photography. Must have some experience with film editing. Knowledge of Final Cut Express is a plus. Also includes some record keeping.
ROPES COURSE COORDINATORS: (At least 21 years of age)
Responsible for leading and processing ropes course activities for staff and campers. Must be proficient in facilitation of soft skills and safety procedures relating to ropes course use. Certification training provided. Specific duties include training staff, orientation of campers, maintaining accurate use records, and daily inspection of equipment and course. Will also be responsible for leading longer hikes. Wilderness First Aid and CPR required. Rainbow Trail will reimburse the cost of the Wilderness First Aid training.
CAMP HANDS: (Minimum – Entering into or graduating from Senior Year of High School)
The camp hand program is a summer of service to Rainbow Trail doing maintenance, kitchen, camp store, backpack food preparation, office tasks and other duties so that the camp program, in general, is improved.