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Big Lake is an amazing place to work!

Q: Why would I want to work at Big Lake?
A: Um, because of its AWESOMENESS. Who doesn’t love being in the middle of the pristine outdoors, hangin’ with positive peers, and frolicking through the wood chips?! But in all seriousness, Big Lake is a great summer job. Many Adventist colleges will even match some or all of your pay. As a staff member at Big Lake Youth Camp you are able to learn life long skills, make life long friends, and create life long memories.

Q: How old do I have to be to work at camp?
A: The general starting age for staff is 18, but we do hire some 17 year olds.

Q: What time of year does the hiring process start?
A: Great question!!! We will start accepting employment applications for the 2021 Summer on November 9, 2020. Hiring decisions for international summer staff will be done by the first part of January and all other staff, decisions are generally made in February and March.

In the fall, winter and spring, Big Lake Youth Camp’s facilities are available for rent to the public. If you are interested in a maintenance or guest relations position during our rental season, make sure to fill out the appropriate staff application, and fill in the circle for “Seasonal Staff” instead of Full Summer or Partial Summer.

Q: How do I apply to work at Big Lake?
A: There are a number of steps one must take to apply to work at Big Lake Youth Camp

(1) Carefully read through our Job Descriptions.

(2) Please read our Culture and Policies, to make sure Big Lake Youth Camp is the right fit for you.

(3) Complete the appropriate application. If you were hired to work at Big Lake Youth Camp for the summer of 2020, please complete the Returning Staff Application. All other applicants, including former Big Lake Youth Camp staff who worked in 2019 or before, please complete the New Summer Staff Application.

(4) New applicants need to have a Dean/Teacher, Pastor and Work Supervisor each complete a recommendation form – a total of 3 recommendations must be submitted on your behalf.
*Recommendation forms will be accepted starting November 9, 2020.

(5) Interviews: International staff interviews will take place in December. All other staff interviews will be in January and February. Les Zollbrecht, director of Big Lake Youth Camp, and, Liesl Schnibbe, associate director, will be conducting only video chat/Skype/Zoom interviews this year. You will need to choose 3 available days/times from the schedule displayed below, and email office@biglake.org with your choices. Your interview is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation email stating which day and time and will include a link to your Zoom interview. Please note, all times listed are PST (Pacific Standard Time) so you will need to account for any time changes if needed.

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Q: What if I want to volunteer at Big Lake this summer?
A: Wow! We would love to have you donate your time by volunteering at camp. Simply complete the Volunteer Form and we will get back to you if your particular skill set is needed.

Q: I’m a staff alumnus and am wondering if there are any reunions that happen at camp?
A: In 2014 Big Lake hosted its first Big Lake Strong Alumni Work Week. This awesome week allows alumni to reconnect, meet our current staff, and support Big Lake Youth Camp. There are always lots of projects that need to be completed at camp and your talents and presence is always appreciated.  We have been blessed to have Maranatha International scheduled to come help us with projects. If you would like to assist Maranatha at Big Lake, you do not need to be alumni to participate. For more info click here. Register online at https://maranatha.org/register/.

CAMP ADDRESS

26435 Big Lake Rd.

Sisters, OR 97759

EMAIL

 office@biglake.org

Best Summer Camp 2021

BUSINESS OFFICE

19800 Oatfield Rd.

Gladstone, Oregon 97027

PHONE

 503-850-3583

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