Who We Are:
Our primary focus is to provide camps serving children of abuse and neglect who are in the foster care system. We seek to share the love of Christ with kids who have not experienced love safely from those who are dearest to them. We are owned and operated by Our Father’s Children (OurFathersChildren.org) who uses the Royal Family Kids curriculum for our summer camps. Currently, our ministry does not fill up a full summer schedule. We host other church groups during our other camp weeks, in order to maximize the opportunity to serve and glorify Christ.
Who We Need:
We are looking for college students who have a firm grounding in their relationship with Christ. We need reliable, hardworking individuals with engaging personalities. We envision a staff that seeks to perpetuate smiles and a sense of belonging for all kids and adults that step foot on our property! We need personnel who can receive instruction and are willing to independently follow through. You will directly affect someone with each of your choices, so we are wanting to hire you if we can count on you to be positively contagious for Christ!
What You Can Do:
Kitchen Crew – Get ready to experience the joy of bringing people together around good food. You will prepare all meals for camp each day. You will cook, serve, and even help clean up daily after meals. This is a great opportunity to work alongside others (cooking some of the best food in the “biz”…seriously!) to serve a dining hall full of hungry campers.
Lifeguards – Do you want to help keep campers safe? Do you enjoy being outside soaking up the sunshine? Lifeguards will oversee safety at our pools and lakefront, and help out at night events. Other duties might include: nerf archery, playing with kids, helping in kitchen, and helping everywhere else. Lifeguards will receive Red Cross training and certification by Akiva.
Housekeeping – These “cleaning ninjas” work each day to ensure that cabins, chapel, and other areas of camp are a clean and welcoming place for campers. In addition, You will lead the rest of the staff in various cleaning tasks. If you are a leader, love to serve, and make a visible difference every day, this is a great job for you.
Maintenance Team/Grounds – Our maintenance team are the backbone of summer camp. They keep camp running smoothly and make things look great! If you are servant-hearted, like to work with your hands, and enjoy the experience of working on something a little different each day – join the maintenance team!
Salary & Benefits:
A summer at Akiva promises to be one of the best of your life! Not only will this summer challenge you to grow spiritually and press you into a new level of service for Christ, but you get paid for it all!
- Summer salaries range from approximately $900-$1000/month
- Lodging and meals are provided for our summer session except for meals during days off.
- Use of Akiva washers & dryers for your laundry needs is complimentary
- You may go home or stay on property on your days off between most camps.
- Salary for returning and highly skilled staff is higher than the base salaries noted above.
- Regular staff bible studies & worship times – We get into the Word!
SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2023:
Staff Training Week (required) May 28th – June 2nd
Week 1 June 4th – 9th
Royal Family Kids Camp I June 11th – 16th
Week 3 June 18th – 22nd
Week 4 June 24th – July 1st
Week 5 July 3rd – 7th
Royal Family Kids Camp II July 9th – 14th
Week 7 July 17th – 21st
Royal Family Kids Camp III July 23rd – 28th
Staff Fun Day! July TBD
(As of 8/23/22)
(Dates are approximate.)
Be dedicated to stay connected to your life source—Christ! Purposefully lavish His goodness onto staff, coworkers, campers, and visitors. Love your job. Be an advocate for Akiva.
Elevate Akiva’s atmosphere from the pack. Intentionally strive for excellence in all areas… High quality results require enthusiasm, endurance, persistence, commitment, and a willingness to dream.
Emergent thoughts come from constant reflection and a sense of ownership. Step up and be willing to voice your perspective. The saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child.” We need you to inspire efficiency and ministry success.
Constantly be aware of your surroundings…be willing to add value to the camp experience of all visitors. Go searching for the small things that can make a big difference.
Our mantra has always been to serve God by serving others. So seek ways to provide a comfortable, loving environment for respite and renewal. Treat all guests with compassion and gentleness. This is where we live by the Spirit, not by the flesh!