Summary of Summer Hiring Needs:   

Christian Berets Summer Camps offer week long camping experiences for adults and children (ages 10 to 110) with special needs. Counselors are expected to have integrity and basic leadership skills in everything they do. They should be compassionate, enthusiastic, flexible, and patient while working with campers and staff during all camp sessions. One week of pre-camp training is required.

Summer Camp Counselor Job Description (must be at least 17 years old)

Read, understand, and follow the Counselor Training Manual​
Complete and submit Camp paperwork or forms as needed
Receive instruction daily. Report directly to Executive Director and/or Program Director
Agree to and then follow all Camp Rules & Guidelines, especially Anti-Fraternization Statement
Attend all scheduled staff meetings and devotions
Be quick to ask questions and seek help from other staff when needed
Be quick to cooperate and assist fellow staff (counselors, kitchen crew, nurses, volunteers)
Communicate clearly with and follow instructions from Camp Nurses/medical team
Demonstrate creativity, energy, vision, and self-initiative
Demonstrate basic leadership skills and compassion
Establish and nurture relationships with guests
Participate in and help develop leadership and ministry teams:

       Program: Worship, Puppets, and Drama
       Activity Stations: Crafts, Nature, and Recreation
Prioritize daily care of guests at all times (24/7)
Stay focused and involved in all Camp-related activities
Help with a variety of needs on bus transportation days: 

      Greeters (greet & direct guests, parents, care providers; help with name-tags; take guests to buses).

      Baggers (carry luggage from cars to buses and then load it on the buses)
      Taggers (mark luggage with guests’ names)
      Sitters (stay on the buses to supervise and care for guests as they board)
      Direct parents and care providers to the Camp Nurse's table to check-in medications
      Troubleshoot and resolve Camp-related situations as appropriate
      Any other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director or Program Director

Counselor-in-Training Job Description
Be at least a freshman in high school
Have good interpersonal skills and the ability to make wise decisions
Agree to lead by example and share the Christian faith (See Statement of Faith on website)

Read and understand the Summer Camps Training Manual


Monday morning of each camp session, arrive by 7:45am at Life Connection Church in Modesto, CA.
Friday bus returns from camp to Modesto location by 3pm. Staff wait for all campers to be picked up.
Staff must provide their own transportation to and from the Modesto bus location (unless otherwise discussed/arranged with Executive Director at time of hire).                                                                               
Assist with bus check-in procedures (pick-up and drop-off) as assigned.
Demonstrate creativity, and take the initiative to spend time actively engaging with campers.
Utilize camp facilities and natural surroundings to encourage campers with activities.
Establish and nurture positive relationships with campers and other staff.
Participate in ministry & activity stations, including chapel, drama, crafts, recreation, and campfire.
Prioritize needs of campers and follow individual care plans with diligence.
Any other responsibilities as assigned by supervisors.

Counselors and Counselors in Training are paid on a bi-weekly schedule (daily wage amount and other details provided at time of interview). Room (bunk) & Board (all meals) are provided for all staff while at camp. Transportation by charter bus, to and from camp, will be provided.

                     Charter buses load at Life Connection Church, 1520 Rose Avenue, Modesto, California.


Click each Green and Blue button below for the required fillable forms. Fill in each form completely, save each form as a pdf then attach all forms to an email and send OR print all forms and deliver to the Christian Berets' office, Monday through Thursday, 9am to 3pm.

Each new employee must provide EITHER a Photo ID and Social Security Card OR a Passport

If you are under 18, please contact your school for a work permit.

The Live Scan form will need to be filled out and taken to a location that processes them. You can turn in a receipt for reimbursement of the fee for this. Call the Christian Berets' office if you have questions (209) 524-7993


Blue Buttonsare REQUIRED FORMS that are fillable. Email these completed forms or deliver to office.
Green  Buttons
 are for any forms that you need to update with new info. Email forms or deliver to office.



CPR - All summer camp staff must have current First Aid training and CPR Certification. Take an online course or in-person course. You can turn in a receipt for reimbursement of CPR class fees.

After your employment has been confirmed and all required documents have been filled out, you will receive emails with:

  • Sexual Abuse Prevention Training
  • Employment Offer (to be digitally signed)

Please print and complete either an "Application for Returning Staff" or an "Application for NEW Employment" then scan and email to: Or, you can send by US mail to:  Christian Berets, 2508 Oakdale Rd. Suite 10, Modesto, CA 95355
​Questions, call 209-524-7993

This unique summer camp and retreat center is located on 46 acres in the beautiful Sierras. 24884 Hwy 108, 

Mi Wuk Village, California 95346​​     
(209) 524-7993