Assist the Program Director in the planning, preparation, and leadership of program activities including song leading, games, mixers, challenge course, and high ropes. The Program Assistant for Camp Buc is an integral leadership position that helps to provide a quality program by providing supervision and support for the Camp Buc counseling staff. This position will also work with Unit Coordinators to plan programming, evaluate counseling staff, work in coordination with Program staff, and help administer the overall Camp Buc program in coordination with the Program Director.
Head Counselors – Male & Female
Applicants for this position should have a working knowledge of a summer camping program and preferable have leadership experience in that setting. These persons will be responsible for staff leadership, logistics, and safety concerns within that assigned camp or group at Camp Buc. They will work with the Program Assistant and the Program Director in leading in many aspects of the program at Camp Buc. They will be a part of registration process, creating and distributing schedules, leading staff meetings, transportation, maintaining records, and providing the necessary guidance and leadership for those staff underneath them. They will also help lead and teach parts of staff training.
Applicants for this position should have a working knowledge of a summer camping program and adventure program, and preferable have leadership experience in the setting of outdoors adventure. This person will be responsible for off-site trips, logistics, and safety concerns within the adventure program. They will work with the Program Assistant and the Program Director in leading in many aspects of the program at Camp Buc. This person will go on most of the off-site trips as the leader of the trip. They will also be responsible for all the equipment needed for off-site adventure trips. They will also help lead and teach parts of staff training.
Cabin Counselors live with a group of campers for a camp session, serving as strong Christian role models, mentors, and supervising their activities. Counselors will also assist in numerous activities such as hiking, swimming, canoeing, white water rafting, and any other activity. They will rotate weekly among varying co-counselors and programs so there is a variety of ages and types of camps that each counselor will experience. There will be extensive staff training that will help equip them with the necessary skills needed. Counselors should be flexible and willing to serve in many different capacities, including serving on support staff.
Applicants for this position will help assist the Program Director and the Program Assistant in the planning, preparation of program activities, including song leading, challenge course, high ropes, lifeguarding, going on hikes, games, and mixers. There will be a special emphasis on setting up and breaking down program activities, and working with maintenance and food service.
Media/ Craft Specialist
This person is responsible for leading Arts & Crafts for the small groups of campers. When not doing Arts & Crafts, the person is responsible for taking and editing digital photos throughout the day of the numerous groups during activities in order to update social media, upload to website, and being able to share them with parents and family of campers. This person will also work as support staff in leading games, working within the kitchen, and being able to work with in the numerous activities, which may be assigned by the Program Director or the Program Assistant.
This person will work closely with the cook in implementing healthy food standards and sticking with health code standards. This person will also help with the preparation of the food while helping to make sure that food is up to the satisfaction of the campers.
If you are interested in any of these positions, please fill out and submit our 2016 Summer Staff Application below:
Click here: 2016 Summer Staff Application
Summer Staff Information
Camp Buc provides amazing ministry opportunities in the beauty of the mountains near Sapphire, North Carolina. Supported by the Foothills Presbytery, our mission is to “provide a space to meet God, creation, and each other.” Through year‐round and summer programming, we offer a ministry of education, renewal, and hospitality by welcoming individuals, youth groups, other church groups, business groups, community groups, and family groups to our sites for camps, retreats, training sessions, picnics, and other events.Your Invitation to Join Our Summer Staff
There’s simply no better or more rewarding way to spend a summer than working in a Christian camp setting. As a part of our summer staff, you will join with other young adults and year‐round staff in an encouraging community of faith that will challenge you to grow in your relationship with God. You will have the opportunity to share your faith and listen to the faith stories of others as you lead campers through daily Bible studies and worship experiences, and as you guide campers through the daily activities that make up all the fun of summer camp. Our Summer Staff works together for ten weeks, beginning in late May, and ending in early August. We structure our programs around a “small group decentralized” model of camping. The majority of our camping sessions are week‐long residential sessions for kindergarten through twelfth graders. Specialty camps include a High Adventure Camps, two-week camp options, and Mission Camps.The Application Process
You are invited to complete this online application. Once we receive your application, we’ll begin the process by contacting references and setting up an interview time with you. If you have any questions along the way, please contact our Camp Buc Registrar, LeAnne White, at 864-288-0672 or [email protected] Applications may be submitted to: Summer Camp Staff c/o Foothills Presbytery, 2242 Woodruff Road Simpsonville, SC 29681, fax: 864-288-5778, or email [email protected]
Summer Staff FAQ
Q: Where is Camp Buc?
A: Camp Buc is located just over the North Carolina state line off of NC Highway 281, about 3 miles past Whitewater Falls.
Q: How old do applicants need to be to work at camp?
A: Each year we seek the best applicants for our open positions. Ordinarily, our cabin counselors have completed at least one year of college. Some positions are available for younger applicants. To drive camp vehicles, potential staff should be at least 21 years old and have a clean driving record.
Q: When are applications due? And when will I know if I’m hired?
A: Applications are received and reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. After interview and other due diligence, hiring decisions will be made and candidates notified. You are welcome to follow-up on your application with LeAnne White, [email protected]
Q: What if I have other questions?
A: Contact our Camp Buc Registrar, LeAnne White, at 864-288-5774 or [email protected] We would love to hear from you!