Job Descriptions

Job Descriptions


Summer Staff Job Descriptions:

Cascades will hire approximately 80+ summer staff selected from many qualified applicants from across the country. The entire staff works together ministering to campers and guests.

Kitchen Staff | Campers and guests love our homemade bread, spring water, fresh cookies, and eating around tables, family style. The whole crew works together to prepare, transport, and serve food at satellite locations. You’ll also get to work with kids in a culinary arts elective. With your time off in the afternoons and evenings you have the opportunity to be a cabin buddy to a cabin full of campers.

Retail Staff | Our retail staff work together to operate the espresso stand, gift store, and canteen. As part of the kitchen crew, you’ll also spend part of your time preparing, transporting, and serving food at satellite locations. Your evenings off allow you the opportunity to buddy up with a cabin of campers.

General Operations Team | Cascades is known for the service this dynamic team provides: keeping the camp clean and running smoothly. Together the “O-Team” cares for the beautiful facilities, indoors and out! In addition to custodial and maintenance duties, individuals take responsibility for hosting guests, irrigating lawns, operating the waterslide, and more. When the work is done you have the option of being a cabin buddy to a cabin of campers.

Lifeguard | As part of the “O-Team,” you’ll spend your mornings with the rest of the crew helping keep the camp clean and running smoothly. Your afternoons are spent facilitating safe water play for campers and guests at our lake, which includes a swimming area, water toys, and boating. In the evenings, you’ll have the chance to dive into the programs and be a cabin buddy to a cabin of campers. Lifeguard certification required (YMCA, Red Cross, etc.).

Adventure Guide | Our adventure guides handle all things “extreme.” You’ll spend your summer facilitating games of paintball, belaying campers and guests on our climbing tower, driving our Polaris Rangers on an off-road course, and guiding people across our high-adrenaline zip lines! As part of the “O-Team,” you’ll also join the rest of the crew at times to help keep the camp clean and running smoothly. Your evenings off allow you the opportunity to buddy up with a cabin of campers.

Wrangler | Each week horse-crazy campers come ready to spend hours in the saddle! Ranch staff provide the safety, fun, and teaching to 4th – 12th graders. Wranglers teach horsemanship, lead trail rides, care for horses, do barn chores, and then spend their evenings with campers as cabin buddies.

Counselor | Cascades has programs for children of all ages.  As a counselor you would be given the opportunity to work at Rainier Kids Day Camp (1st-6th grades), Brightwood Station (4th-6th grades), and Camp Timber Rock (7th-9th grades). The program is oriented around the counselors as they care for and supervise their campers throughout the day, leading them in activities and Bible studies. Counselors also may rotate to another department for a week.

S.A.L.T. Mentor | Lead 10th-12th grade students in our Servant And Leadership Training program! The S.A.L.T. program is two to four weeks of intense, hands-on discipleship modeled after Jesus’ servant-leader example. You’ll have the opportunity mentor, teach, and work alongside high school students, while simultaneously taking part in and supporting other Cascades programs.

Worship Coordinator | Lead campers and staff in worship at evening chapels and other events. This position requires the ability to play guitar proficiently, while simultaneously leading the group vocally. A good candidate for this position has prior worship leading experience, can maintain enthusiasm, and has a passion for helping others experience God through music.

Media Technician | Help make it all happen from behind-the-scenes. This position requires an understanding of the setup/operation of complex sound and production systems, a general appreciation for/understanding of technology (computers, projectors, computing accessories, etc.), and basic photography/videography skills. You must also be able to multitask and lift 40 lbs unassisted from the ground to counter level.

Videographer | Film and edit footage to create weekly recap videos for Brightwood Station and Camp Timber Rock each week, along with additional video production as needed. You must be proficient in filming and editing, and able to create your own schedule and stick to deadlines. Photography, Photoshop, and other office skills preferred.

Health Assistant | Care for health needs of campers, providing general first aid, and helping out in other areas of the camp according to your specific gifts. (Priority is given to applicants who have completed at least one year of nursing specific courses through a college or university accredited nursing program or other similar experience in community health and safety.)

Leadership positions are available to returning staff. See online application for available positions.

For questions or for more information about applying for summer staff, contact our Program Director, Jessica Palmer, at 360-894-3838 or