There are thousands of different ways to spend your summer. Some of them might involve getting that summer job you always wanted at Taco Bell and saving money, others might involve staying up late every night gaming. Still more options might be hanging out with friends and talking about how little there is to do where you live. I want to invite you to prayerfully consider how you might make an eternal difference with this three-month period of time God has given you called "the summer."
At Tadmor, we offer you the opportunity to use your gifts to impact students for Christ. In this context we will also make an investment in you so that you are challenged to grow in your walk with the Lord and your ability to share that with others. In doing this, your summer will be wrung out for the sake of the gospel and God will be glorified through your choice.
I am well aware there are things you could do that would make more money and there are things you could do that would be more self-satisfying, but pursuing this option will make an eternal impact on both the campers' lives and yours. I spent six summers working at camp through high school and college. I do not regret a single summer I worked and believe the sacrifices were worth it. I think you will find the same to be true if you are willing to take a faith-filled risk and join our team.
James (Maverick) Garner
If you like to think, create, work hard and entertain, then this is where you belong. Applicants for Program Team need to be creative, flexible, and engaging as well as demonstrate a high level of maturity, self-motivation, and discipline. We have openings for the following program positions (all positions report to the program leads when their primary duties are complete):
Use your relational gifting to share your life with campers each week. This is an opportunity to use what God has given you to invest your life into the lives of others. The hours are long and demanding, so applicants must be thoroughly committed to ministering to others through both work and relationships. A great deal of maturity, discipline, patience, and listening skills are necessary for the success of any counselor. The passion of a counselor must be to serve others through positive influence.
We also have some guest counselor positions available. These are volunteer positions for those called to serve as a counselor, but can only commit to a week or two during the summer.
This program is designed to help develop your relational skills and your value of community. You will be working on a tight-knit team of other servant leaders. Some of your summer will be invested in learning counseling skills firsthand while you serve in a cabin alongside one of our counselors. The other weeks will be invested working on projects, staffing our afternoon activities i.e. paintball, blob, etc., as well as going through material that will give you a deeper understanding of who you are in Christ.
"Well done, good and faithful servant. (Matthew 25:23)", words that the SWAT team lives by. While camp is in full session, the SWAT team works behind the scenes to ensure that we provide a quality facility, which will enable us to minister to thousands of students each year. Whether you are washing dishes, cleaning restrooms, chopping wood, or racing to break the garbage run record, you will learn to live in community with your team as you pray, work, and live together. Days are filled with devotions, work, and the infamous SWAT games and team challenges. As a member of the team, you will make new friends and be challenged in your walk with God as you practice and demonstrate how to serve. This is where many people start at Tadmor.
Join us this summer as we don our western gear and create the best rootin' tootin' summer ever. We will dress up like cowboys and cowgirls. We will play crazy games to help build relationships, which will help to enable us to share the gospel with our 3rd-6th grade campers. On this team you will invest time in your cabin of campers, making disciples and leading them through an amazing week of summer camp awesomeness. You will also serve as part of the program team for Circle T, helping to lead and direct all facets of the daily schedule, so that everything runs smoothly, creating as much fun as is humanly possible. If hanging out with the best campers ever and being part of a close knit team here at Tadmor sounds great to you, then being a Circle T Deputy is for you!
Experienced and mature individuals who oversee and direct specific areas of the summer camping ministry.
Do you have a heart for the church and a desire to serve through camping ministry? Do you desire a deeper understanding of full-time Christian ministry? Would you like to grow in your leadership abilities and gain professional experience? If so, Tadmor may be the right fit for you.
Tadmor's internship program is designed to train individuals to be leaders in the church. We use the education of real-life experiences mixed with classroom discussion to connect your unique gifting with ministry application.
Tadmor's internship is structured to provide you the best opportunity to minister and lead in the highest capacity. Our camp works closely with churches and pastors so that experience is gained not only in camp ministry but also in church ministry. This camping and church environment will focus on numerous aspects of Christian leadership for you to grow in. The internship covers 15 months from June - Sept (the following year). Each summer you will be assigned a role to serve within the Summer Ministry Team. We will do this based on what we assess to be your area of strength. The first summer you will learn much about how camp operates, how our values are lived out in what we do, and what it means to be a servant leader. During the non-summer months, you will learn to serve in a variety of ways specific to camp, in addition to receiving church leadership training. The next summer will be your opportunity to apply all that you learned during the first summer coupled with your off-season experience. At this point we expect great things and give great responsibility to our interns.
Interns will receive a $600 per month stipend, plus housing and utilities (power, water, garbage, inernet). Food service is provided whenever guests are being served. Often interns find the provided stipend to be quite sufficient due to the lack of expenses incurred as a result of living at camp.
Please email [email protected] for more information and a link to our medical staff application.
If you have any questions about the application process, please call 541-451-4270 x21 for assistance.
*Note: Time restraints may be approved by the program director and need to be pre-approved during the hiring process. There is space on the application for all requests. We value people and understand the obligations of schooling, weddings, etc. and want to make our best effort to approach each request holistically.
Most weeks of camp will start Sunday afternoon and end Friday morning. With the exception of up to three weekends during the summer (to be determined during training week) you will have the time from 2 pm on Friday to 2 pm on Sunday to relax and recharge your batteries. Exceptions for time commitment based upon school requirements are made on a case-by-case basis and must be preapproved prior to hiring.
Camp Tadmor is located 100 miles south of Portland, Oregon, near the town of Lebanon. Our 200 beautifully forested acres are nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range. For directions click here.
Camp Tadmor believes its success is measured by the strength of the local churches it serves. To better serve our local churches, each member of our summer staff will perform Radical Ongoing Ministry Done After Tadmor or ROMDAT (Tadmor spelled backwards).
Just as we desire each camper to leave with a new or deeper understanding of Christ, we desire our staff's relationship and commitment to Christ to grow as well. In our constant effort to grow and multiply disciples, we want the summer staff's experience to be a springboard for involvement in your local church.
Each summer staff member will individually select a ministry in which they will be involved after Tadmor's summer camping season is completed. The level of commitment and variety of ministry will depend upon each individual. Our only requirement for a ROMDAT is that it consists of a regularly scheduled local church ministry each month beginning in September and continuing throughout the school year. Each summer staff member will be required to submit his or her plan for fulfilling their ROMDAT requirement by September. Each ROMDAT needs to be approved by your local church leadership.