Applications for Summer Staff

We have three applications for our summer staff.  You may either fill out an application online or download and send in an application via mail or email. Cabin leader applicants must be at least one year out of college, and junior cabin leader applicants must currently be a junior or senior in high school. For more details on these positions, check out the job descriptions below.

Online Applications

(It would be wise to answer these questions in a savable document, in case the internet, or your computer, crashes while you are filling it out. Click the link to open the application.)

Job Descriptions
Cabin Leader

What can I look forward to as a summer staff member at Riverside?

Our desire is that our summer staff would first and foremost walk away from the summer knowing more of our Father's heart, our Savior's life, and our Spirit's power. WE WANT YOU TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE LOVE OF CHRIST! That is our number one goal. Our number two goal is that summer staff would be better equipped and able to share the love and heart of God with others. This is a program designed to help you grow in Christian leadership. At Riverside we are very intentional about spiritual development. We have structured discipleship all summer long, ranging from staff devotions, to set times you can spend with God, to personal one-on-one discipleship opportunities. It is our greatest desire for you not only to minister to others during the summer, but that you also come to know Christ in a deeper way in your personal life as well!

What do we do each week?

Campers stay in cabins with two cabin leaders (That's you!) and participate in everything on the main camp site. This means that you get to lead them throughout their day, build relationships with youth, have fun, live life with your campers, and point your campers to Christ! Cabin leaders have responsibilities including helping with program events such as chapel, Bible studies, campfire, skits, pool, camp store, shares, and art fun. Cabin leaders are also responsible for teaching and at times disciplining youth. Cabin leaders are expected to be good role models by being appropriate in all things, at all times, and following ALL camp rules. Cabin leaders may occasionally find themselves on "support" staff. Support staff weeks are spent primarily working on maintenance or in the kitchen. During support weeks, all staff are expected to stay at camp and be involved in the programming each evening, except for a possible night off.

How much would I get paid?

You will be paid $210 per week at Riverside plus room and board. (+$10 per summer you have been on staff in the past) 

You will also get paid the two weeks you are at training. Our week of family camp is not a full week, so you will be paid on a pro-rated scale for family camp.

What if I have more questions?

Do not hesitate to call the office at 515-733-5271 or email Lute Olson at Lute@RiversideLBC.org with any questions you may have about working at Riverside!

What's the summer schedule like?

We have two full weeks of training (May 24-June 5), with 9 weeks of summer camp to follow. The last day of camp is August 7. You will have every Saturday off (except for August 1 for our Quilt Auction and 5K), as well as an extended weekend off for July 2-4. You are welcome to stay at camp for any weekend (We have laundry and food available.), but you are allowed to leave site for the weekend if you would like. If you need a week off during the summer, we may allow you to take a week off, as long as we have enough advance notice and know that we will have enough staff available to accommodate your request. 

During your 9 weeks of programming at Riverside, you can expect to be in a cabin of 8-12 youth with another cabin leader "on-site" at Riverside for 5-8 weeks of the summer. You will also go on 1-3 day camps (similar to VBS) at various churches across Iowa. This is a wonderful opportunity to share the Gospel outside of the camp setting, and it helps to break up the 24/7 responsibilities you have as a cabin leader. You may also be assigned for a week or two to help out on maintenance or in the kitchen. While "on-site" in a cabin, you will always have one hour off every day, without any responsibilities with your campers.

Adventure Leader

What is an adventure leader?

Adventure leaders have all of the same fun as cabin leaders (see above), except they also have the opportunity to be an adventure leader for 1-4 weeks of the summer. This consists of camping in tents, canoeing, rock climbing, and spending some quality time outdoors. There will be an adventure training weekend May 29-31 for all adventure leaders. Contact Jessie Muntz at Jessie@RiversideLBC.org with any questions about our adventure program!

"There is really nothing like being in a place where you are genuinely cared about and being prayed for, while constantly being surrounded by love from people and from Christ." -Summer Staff Member

Junior Cabin Leader

What can I look forward to as a junior cabin leader at Riverside?

Our desire is that our summer staff would first and foremost walk away from the summer knowing more of our Father's heart, our Savior's life, and our Spirit's power. WE WANT YOU TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE LOVE OF CHRIST! That is our number one goal. Our number two goal is that summer staff would be better equipped and able to share the love and heart of God with others. With that in mind, this is a program designed to help you grow in Christian leadership. There will be specific time set aside every week for junior cabin leaders to come together and meet with camp leadership staff for discipleship, guidance, study, and relationship building. There will also be times for every junior cabin leader to meet one-on-one with leadership staff several times throughout the summer for discipling, guidance, prayer, sharing, and evaluation.

What do we do each week?

Campers stay in cabins with two cabin leaders (That's you!) and participate in everything on the main camp site. This means that you get to lead them throughout their day, build relationships with youth, have fun, live life with your campers, and point your campers to Christ! Junior cabin leaders have responsibilities including helping with program events such as chapel, Bible studies, campfire, skits, pool, camp store, and art fun. Junior cabin leaders are not expected to be responsible for teaching and at times disciplining youth. This is the cabin leader's responsibility, although we do expect our junior cabin leaders to be available to assist the cabin leaders and support them. Junior cabin leaders are expected to be with their campers at all times and be good role models by being appropriate in all things, at all times, and following ALL camp rules. Junior cabin leaders may occasionally find themselves on "support" staff. Support staff weeks are spent primarily working on maintenance or in the kitchen. During support weeks, junior cabin leaders are expected to stay at camp and be involved in the programming each evening.

What's the summer schedule like?

Junior cabin leaders have one full week of required training (May 31 - June 5), with 7 weeks of summer camp. If you cannot make it to training due to school still being in session, be sure to contact us, as you may still be eligible for employment. The last day of camp for junior cabin leaders is August 7. You will have every Saturday off (except for August 1 for our Quilt Auction and 5K), as well as the week of June 28 - July 4 off. You are welcome to stay at camp for any weekend (we have laundry and food available), but you are allowed to leave site for the weekend if you would like. You just need to communicate with your parent(s)/guardian(s) of your weekend plans. Junior cabin leaders are required to work 5 out of a possible 7 weeks of the summer, but most junior cabin leaders help 6-7 weeks.

During your 5-7 weeks of programming at Riverside, you can expect to be in a cabin of 8-12 youth with another cabin leader on-site at Riverside for 3-6 weeks of the summer. You may also be assigned for 0-3 weeks of support staff help on maintenance or in the kitchen. While on-site in a cabin, you will always have one hour off every day, without any responsibilities with your campers.

How much would I get paid?

You will be paid a stipend of $50 per week at Riverside plus room and board. You will also get paid for the week you are at training. Our junior cabin leaders are also able to come to high school week for free, as a way of extra payment for your service all summer! If you are a returning junior cabin leader, then you will get $60 a week.

What if I have more questions?

Do not hesitate to call the office at 515-733-5271 or email Bailey Comegys at Bailey@RiversideLBC.org with any questions you may have about being a junior cabin leader at Riverside!

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