Learn leadership skills such as communication, cooperation, work ethic, decision making, responsibility, accountability by working, under the direction of the
Camp Family Coordinators, as a member of a team assigned to assist in cleaning and maintaining the site, preparing and serving food, supporting staff run activities such as camp store and snack, and assisting other parts of staff and the conferences as needed throughout the summer.

General Housekeeping Responsibilities
• Guide campers in daily cleaning of bathrooms
• Clean buildings between camp sessions
• Other cleaning assignments as needed

– Dining Hall Responsibilities
• Prepare dining hall for each meal
• Supervise campers in waiter duty
• Clean dining hall between meals
• Clean dishes between meals, including kitchen pots

– Kitchen Responsibilities
• Under the direction of the Kitchen Staff, prepare food
• Unload and put away food orders
• Do kitchen laundry
• Assist in meal service as requested
• Serve nightly snack to campers

– Maintenance Responsibilities
• Assist Environmental Task Force (ETF) in repairs and
maintenance of site as requested

– Program Responsibilities
• Assist in staffing and operating the camp store
• Assist Waterfront Staff with managing the Buddy Board
• Assist Administrative staff during camper check-in
• Assist Resources as requested with supporting Conferences
• Be a good role model to campers

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Support Staff


- Age 16 or older (typical Camp Family staff are between 16-18 years old)
- First Aid/CPR certification, or ability to obtain such
- Must submit health history record and examination form prior to first day of work
-Ability to work for long periods of time without sitting
- Lift and carry at least 30 lb., unassisted
- Ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury)

About Silver Lake Camp and Retreat Center

Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center, a year round outdoor ministry of the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ, is called to covenant with God and with the churches and people of the conference in the work of forming life-sustaining leaders for the church and the world, by offering:

Experiences of inclusive and nurturing Christian community
Opportunities to grow and participate as Christ’s disciples
A model of sustainable environmental stewardship of God’s world.

We worship, learn, play, serve, and work together, respecting the right of private judgement. We seek to provide a safe environment of acceptance regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation, reflecting our unity in Christ and respecting the faith journeys of all of God’s children.

Application Instructions

Term of Service: This is a seasonal position to serve Silver Lake’s summer program (June-August). Dates of service will be defined in a written letter of agreement and will include the pre-summer Staff Development Program. Compensation: Room and Board is included as well as a $1000 stipend. Interested candidates should apply here: https://www.silverlakect.org/summeremployment