Staff Applications-Camp Capers

"God’s various gifts are handed out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various ministries are carried out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various expressions of power are in action everywhere; but God himself is behind it all. Each person is given something to do that shows who God is: Everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits." (1 Corinthians 12:4-6, the Message)

Mid-Winter and Summer Camp 2018 Staff Applications opens on October 20, 2018. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to hear about it first!

2018 Camp Staff Positions

Director, Head Female Counselor, Head Male Counselor, Cabin Counseling Staff, Ministry Staff (Activities Coordinator, Arts & Crafts Coordinator, Ropes Course Coordinator, Music Coordinator, Media & Marketing Coordinator, Healthcare Assistant/Waterfront Coordinator), Work Crew (Half Summer ONLY, must be graduating high school senior to apply), Session Staff* (volunteer, must have completed sophomore year of high school before summer to apply), and Camp Nurse / Healthcare Provider**.

Downloadable Job Description Page.


Camp Staff Application Steps 

1. Create an individual account through the Camp Capers Online Registration host, Ultracamp. If you attended Camp Capers or other DWTX camps as a camper, you still need to create an account separate from your family's account, using your contact information instead of your parents'. *Session Counselor applicants under 18 years old must use their family's account to apply for the volunteer Session Counseling position.

2. Be prepared to complete the application in one sitting. If you would like to review the questions before you begin, click here. The Staff Application has several pages: the 2018 Application, DWTX Camp Staff Expectations, and three Reference Invitation pages. Before you begin the application, pick three (3) references who are not related to you and have their phone numbers and email addresses ready. 

3. Click this link to access the 2018 Camp Capers Staff Application. **Applicants for the Nurse / Health Care Provider position use the application link at the bottom of this page. 


4. After you complete the three reference pages, your application will be submitted automatically. If you would like to confirm that Camp Capers received your application, contact the Camp Capers Office, (830) 995-3966.

You may expect to hear from our Program Director, Alida Garcia, once she receives and processes your application.


*Session Counselors:

Would you like to volunteer as a co-counselor at camp this summer? There are four easy steps to joining the team. Please keep your availability in mind. Counselors are assigned sessions on a first come, first serve basis. Session Counselor applicants under 18 years old must use their family's account to apply for the volunteer Session Counseling position. 

1. Register for Senior High Camp A or B! Session staff training occurs during SHA and SHB. Attendance is required for all interested counselors.

2. Fill out a staff application, following the steps above. To be considered for a Session Counselor position, you must have completed sophomore year of high school, although college students are also welcome to serve as session staff, particularly for our Senior High weeks! As part of the application process, you will be required to provide three (3) references, who are not related to you.

3. Complete a Safeguarding God's Children workshop. Classes are held at churches throughout the diocese as well as at Camp Capers on the Saturday at the end of each Senior High Camp session (Safeguarding dates listed here). To work at any of the DWTX Camps, an applicant must have attended this child protection course once per year.

Volunteer hours for time served at camp can be granted upon request.


**Camp Nurse Application: 

Follow the steps listed above and use this link to apply for a position as the Camp Nurse / Health Care Provider at one or more sessions of Summer Camp. There will be a place in the application to select the weeks for which you are available, as well as a place to explain your calendar preferences in more detail.

Each camp session is staffed by at least one registered nurse who administers prescribed medications, takes care of scrapes and bruises, and determines whether a camper needs to see a doctor or must go home to prevent the spread of a contagious illness. 

All applicants are considered for positions with the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas and by extension Camp Capers without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.