Summer Staff Applications

Camp Capers, Mustang Island Conference Center, and Duncan Park

Searching for a meaningful, fun, and adventure-filled summer job? Look no further than the summer camp programs at Camp Capers, Mustang Island Conference Center, and Duncan Park. Each camp has a variety of seasonal positions caring for children and youth campers, serving at family camp, leading wilderness adventure trips, and helping the year-round camp staff make 2020 the best summer yet! 

  • Click here to complete a job application to serve on Summer Staff 2020 at Camp Capers, Mustang Island Conference Center, and/or Duncan Park. See more detailed instructions below. 

  • There is a separate online form to apply for Camp Capers Session Staff* (click here) and to apply for the Healthcare Provider/Camp Nurse** position (click here).

Be prepared to complete the online form in one sitting, or save your progress as you go along. The each application has several pages: the 2020 Application, DWTX Camp Staff Expectations, and three Reference Invitation pages. Before you begin the application, choose three references who are not related to you and have their phone numbers and email addresses ready to enter as part of the application process.

 

Camp Capers Staff Positions

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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

Note for potential Session Staff: 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. Volunteer hours for time served at camp can be granted upon request; contact camp.capers@dwtx.org for more information. 2020 Camp Capers Session Counselor training will take place pre-Summer Camp! Stay tuned for an email announcing early training dates or contact Alida for more information.

For questions about Camp Capers job descriptions or application status, contact Alida Garcia, Camp Capers Program Director, at alida.garcia@dwtx.org.

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Mustang Island Family Camp Staff Positions

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We are looking for young adults willing to serve in a summer Christian ministry while having fun in the sun at the beach! As a part of the Family Camp staff, you will help with all aspects of camp, from checking families in and welcoming them to the island to working in the kitchen during meals; from leading beach activities and teaching surf lessons to leading arts and crafts. Staff members work together as a “Christian hospitality” team to make each family’s experience meaningful and hassle-free so they can enjoy intentional family time together and explore the love of God. To read more information about serving on Mustang Island Summer Staff, click here.

For questions about Mustang Island Family Camp job descriptions or application status, contact Kevin Spaeth, Mustang Island Site Director, at kevin.spaeth@dwtx.org

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Duncan Park Camp Staff Positions

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Do you love being outdoors and want to share that joy with people of all ages and backgrounds? Then join the Duncan Park seasonal team! Duncan Park is about a 45-minute drive northwest of Boulder, Colorado. At 9,530 feet elevation the property is surrounded by the Roosevelt National Forest and Boulder County Open Space. We have several amazing job opportunities at Duncan Park, including the Assistant Director position and DP Cook position (description coming soon). If interested, follow the directions below to apply for a summertime position at Duncan Park, Colorado! 

For questions about Duncan Park job descriptions or application status, contact Katie Young, Duncan Park Director, at duncan.park@dwtx.org.

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General Summer Camp Staff Application Steps 

1. Create an individual account through the camp online registration host, Ultracamp. If you attended Camp Capers, Duncan Park, or Mustang Island Family Camp 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. The Staff Application has several pages: the 2020 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 to enter. 

3. Click this link to fill out the 2020 Summer Camp 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, Mustang Island Conference Center, or Duncan Park received your application, contact the Camp Capers Office, (830) 995-3966.

You may expect to hear from Alida Garcia, Kevin Spaeth, or Katie Young once they have received and processed your application.

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*Camp Capers Session Counselors:

2020 Session Counselor training will take place pre-Summer Camp! Stay tuned for an email announcing early training dates or contact Alida for more information (alida.garcia@dwtx.org; 830-995-3966). 

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.

 

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**Healthcare Provider/Camp Nurse Application: 

Follow the steps listed above and then click this link to apply to work as the Camp Nurse / Healthcare Provider at one or more sessions of Summer Camp. There will be a place in the application to indicate which sessions 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.

 

"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)