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. Within the different departments, staff work very closely as a team which is why job descriptions don’t list individual positions.

Food Service & Retail, 14 positions | Campers and guests love our homemade bread, spring water, fresh cookies and eating around tables, family style. The whole kitchen crew works together to prepare, transport, and serve food at satellite locations. There are also several retail positions available, running our espresso stand, gift store, and canteen.  With your time off in the afternoons and evenings you have the opportunity to be a cabin buddy to a cabin full of campers.

Operations Team: General, 6 positions | 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, operating the waterslide, and more. When the work is done you have the option of being a cabin buddy to a cabin of campers.

Operations Team: Lifeguards, 5 positions | 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. Swimming experience required; lifeguard certification preferred (YMCA, Red Cross, etc.), but in-house training is available for summer 2017.

Operations Team: Adventure Guide, 6 positions | 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.

Sunrise Ranch, 5 positions | 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, 28 positions | 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. (Leadership positions in program, recreation, and the high school S.A.L.T. program are available to returning staff.)

Worship Leader, 1 position | 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, 1 position | 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. This individual must be proficient in filming and editing, able to create their own schedule, stick to deadlines, and engage with campers as another spiritual leader in their lives. Photography, Photoshop, and other office skills preferred. If interested in this position, please call 360-894-3838 and discuss your skill level with our Program Director, Jessica Palmer.

Health Assistant, 2 positions | 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.)

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