Summer Staff

Staff is at the core of our ministry at Frontier Ranch. Not only will your child be cared for by their own counselor, but our 3-to-1 camper-to-staff ratio allows campers the opportunity to get to know many other members of our amazing staff as well. We hire only the highest quality college-age students. Their employment is based upon an in-depth interview, multiple references, a compelling love for kids, and evidence of personal integrity and character. Counselors and staff are trained and supervised by our Mission Springs ministry team, which has over sixty years of combined experience in youth ministry. Your child’s health and safety are top priorities. We carefully design activities to ensure maximum safety and supervision. You can be confident that we provide fully-qualified staff in all areas of our program. Our on-site camp nurse, certified lifeguards, activity leaders, and camp directors are medically trained to handle emergency situations.

Employment

If you are looking to have a life-changing experience and an amazing summer job we encourage you to apply to one of the many different positions we have on summer staff. Have you ever noticed that when you are serving others, you yourself are blessed? Kids and families come to camp and meet Jesus; staff often have the same experience.

A Quotable Quote
You wouldn’t believe how many college students have told us that they had the best summer of their life here. “To say I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Mission Springs would be an understatement. I watched men respect women. I saw campers loved by the counselors. I nearly died of laughter on skit night. I heard honest, vulnerable testimonies of staff members. I saw Jesus. Pure and simple.”
– Peter ‘Maestro’ Neumann

  • How to Apply

    Pray that God would give you direction as you apply.

    Complete an application (online) after looking over the job descriptions (Conference Center and Frontier Ranch) listing your top three job choices.

    In the application, you will find a page for references. You will provide basic information on your references, and once you finish the application you will be given a link to send to your references for them to fill out. Once they are filled out it will let us know on our end.

    Apply Electronically

    To apply for a position at Mission Springs, complete the appropriate online
    application.

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    Apply In-Person

    You can also stop by our Administration Office and apply in-person. No recruiters, please.

    Mission Springs Camp & Conference Center
    1050 Lockhart Gulch Road
    Scotts Valley, CA 95066

    Phone: (831) 335-9133
    Fax: (831) 335-7726

     

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  • What We Expect From Staff

    An authentic relationship with Christ, which is seen by others.

    A servant’s heart reflected in a willing attitude to work as a team with other staff members.

    A desire to participate fully in the staff community and the lives of campers and guests regardless of personal expectations.

  • What You Can Expect From Us

    An authentic relationship with Christ, which is seen by others.

    A servant’s heart reflected in a willing attitude to work as a team with other staff members.

    A desire to participate fully in the staff community and the lives of campers and guests

  • FAQs

    Why should you apply?

    This summer, close to a hundred college-age students are going to enter into a deep, authentic community with one another while serving the guests and campers of Mission Springs. In a setting where the community is rich and you are serving alongside others who are like-minded, God can break through and show you things about yourself and what it means to live for God.

    What is the community like?

    Mission Springs is big enough to do some fun programming but small enough to feel personal. Our full-time staff are amazing people who enjoy seeing God touch the lives of people who come here. There is a good chance you will make life-long friends while you are here.

    Where is Mission Springs located?

    Mission Springs is located in beautiful Santa Cruz County. We are on the Pacific coast about 75 minutes south of San Francisco in the middle of a Redwood forest. Because we are relatively close to several urban areas you will have the chance to serve guests and campers from a variety of backgrounds.

    Do I get paid? If so, how much?

    This is a summer/seasonal and hourly less room and board position. The pay range is from $249 per week, with room and board included. Positions requiring additional responsibility, leadership, or skill will be compensated accordingly. On-site housing required.

    What job classification is this summer work?

    This is a summer/seasonal and hourly less room and board position. Typically at the Conference Center, staff will work approximately 40-45 hours per week. At Frontier Ranch, the staff schedules are dictated by the need to supervise kids 24 hours a day while camp is in session. There is some room for flexibility if you cannot work the full summer but preference will be given to those who commit to work the full term.

    There are age requirements for certain positions; please refer to the job descriptions for details. Are you 16 years old or going into your junior year of high school? Then consider the Frontier Ranch Jr. Staff Program or select jobs at the conference center.

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