Program Internship
Job Details
Entry
Carolina Creek - Huntsville, TX
Internship
4 Year Degree
Program
Position Description

The Program Intern will work within the Program Department to produce engaging, Christ centered, intentional programs, activities, and experiences for a wide range of audiences. 

This isn’t just a job, it’s a calling. At Carolina Creek, we are risk-takers, who believe in working for something more than ourselves, and honoring God with all that we do. We are passionate about helping people experience & know the love of Jesus in new and unique ways. 

Within the Program Department we are looking for individuals who are more than just creative or outdoorsy. We are looking for people with a heart for ministry. We want individuals who are looking to gain experience not only in designing and developing program retreats and summer camps, but also who are excited about facilitating and processing these experiences. We’re looking for someone who loves getting adventure and aquatics activities and would be willing to be trained in both. If you love to dream big ideas and don't mind getting your hands dirty to see them accomplished, then maybe this is the internship for you!

 

The Basics:

  • Excited by the opportunity to facilitate activities and team building events for groups of all ages

  • Energized by creating and executing programmed events, such as: large group games, small group discussions, on-stage productions, etc. 

  • Rock-solid work ethic and a positive attitude

 

The Works:

  • Ability to be high adventure trained and lifeguard certified

  • Contagious energy and enthusiasm for work up front and behind the scenes

  • Ability to work with your hands to and willingness to learn to use power tools

  • Readiness to have spiritual conversation and pray with campers and staff

  • Posture of willingness to openly and honestly communicate with others

 

The cherry on Top:

  • Previous experience in activity facilitation, camp counseling, or related fields

  • Hold certifications such as Lifeguard, ACCT, Boaters license, CDL, etc

  • Understanding that camp is a lifestyle ministry and therefore, strive to maintain a healthy balance in physical, spiritual, and emotional realms.

  • You are known to work hard and play hard.

Program Objectives

Overview

The Internship Program at Carolina Creek is designed to walk with young adult participants as they grow and mature spiritually, professionally and in community with one another.  Interns will have the opportunity to develop in, as well as receive training with regards to Identity In Christ, Spiritual Formation, Discipleship, Communal Living, Leadership (Biblical, Professional, and Social) and Ministry Career Skills.

This is not a gap-year program but is intended to provide work experience for post-graduates who desire to explore ministry careers related to Christian camping,  Christian hospitality, children’s or youth ministry, culinary fields, marketing or creative media ministries. Supervisors construct an individualized curriculum for each Participant that will help them accomplish their own professional goals.

 

Requirements

The Intern Program Participant at Carolina Creek must be a follower of Jesus Christ, still maturing and looking to grow in developing his/her faith. He/she must be fully in accord with Carolina Creek’s mission statement, statement of beliefs, and community guidelines. He/she must be committed to be an active member of the intern community, participating in all assignments directed by the Intern Director.

All Participants are required to commit to the entire twelve-month program. Summer assignments will be determined in collaboration with each Intern as their professional skills and objectives are discovered throughout the year.

 

Primary Responsibilities

Participants in the Intern Program serve on our ministry team, as needed, whenever guests are present. This includes most, but not all weekends throughout the year, as well as some midweek groups. Direct ministry assignments will vary depending upon the giftings and abilities of each individual, but all participants should expect to be deployed as needed to accomplish our mission. Assignments many include, but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate Carolina Creek adventure/recreation, aquatics, and target sports in a safe manner for all guests.

  • Lead a small group of campers in Bible Studies, activities, and other program elements for midweek and weekend programs.

  • Assist the Kitchen Staff in the serving and cleaning of meals for all guest groups.

  • Assist the Guest Experience team in preparing facilities for guests, including cleaning dining halls, common areas, and cabins as well as room setup.

  • Assist the Grounds Team in maintaining & improving grounds.

  • Participate in meetings and complete assignments given by the Intern Coordinator & Supervisor.

 

Each intern will be assigned to a specific team at Carolina Creek. They will be able to apply the leadership principles they are learning from the Intern program in their daily work at Carolina Creek. This department will be secondary to the primary responsibility of leading the program and guest groups experience.

 

Dates (Tenative)

Start: August 15, 2021

End: August 14, 2022

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