“Being a part of Summer Staff at Twin Rocks has allowed me to cultivate my faith in exciting and new ways through a community based lifestyle. Do it! You will feel loved and appreciated and will learn how to be a faithful servant of Christ.” –Angelina Donaldson (Santa Rose Junior College)
“The chance to step aside from the rest of the world for a summer, and the amount to which I was shaped and grown as a result, will stick with me forever.” –Silas McIlraith
“Summer Staff allows you to serve the Lord in rich and memorable ways. Don’t think of it as giving up your summer, think of it as jumping into likely the most rewarding summer of your life!” –Drew Larabee (Corban University)
“Being part of Summer Staff is a community that you will not walk away from unchanged.” –Kendy Astleford
“The support and encouragement makes the work of constantly serving and giving a joy. The staff truly resemble what it means to sacrifice themselves for the Kingdom of God.” –Ivy Waltschew (George Fox University)
Being a part of Summer Staff means working hard. Summer Staff rotate regularly between various work assignments, such as washing dishes, preparing meals, working grounds, and cleaning cabins. Some staff participate by working in specialized areas like lifeguarding, archery instruction, or in the camp store. Whatever the task, Summer Staff members work together toward the common goal of developing a servant’s heart. (Philippians 2:5-11)
Grow Through Camp Counseling
One of the Summer Staff team member’s most important roles is that of camp counselor. TRFC Summer Staff often counsel several Friends youth camps for grade school through high school age campers. During counseling weeks, Summer Staff team members are challenged with the opportunity to love young people and impact them for Christ through both their actions and their words. These weeks are often the most stretching and the most fulfilling weeks of the summer! (Luke 9:48)
Grow Through Community
For many Summer Staff, the highlight of the summer experience is being a part of the close-knit camp community. Summer Staff live in hotel-style Pacific Woods Lodge. Team members work together, worship together, and play together as they invest an entire summer focused on growing in Christ. Fun activities (such as hikes, initiative games, and weekend retreats) and spiritual growth activities (morning prayer, daily devotions, worship, and small groups) help develop the Summer Staff into an intimate, Christ-centered community. Incredible memories, deep friendships, and lasting spiritual growth are the results. (Ephesians 2:21-22)
What About You?
We’re looking for sixteen outstanding young adults to serve on this year’s Summer Staff. If you are eighteen years or older, at least one year out of high school, and are interested in a summer of tremendous challenge, fun, and spiritual growth, feel free to begin the application process. You can apply online via this webpage. Please be sure to read through all the information about Summer Staff before beginning the application process. Once you’ve completed the online application, you will be sent one more document containing several reflection questions that will need to be answered in order to finalize your application.
May 27 – August 9 (Flexible Start and End Dates Possible)
Starts May 20
Applicants notified of hire/no-hire:
Typically 1 month post application (latest: May 2)
Pay Schedule 2024*
Excellent food and hotel-style housing in the Pacific Woods Lodge, plus:
Full Summer Staff:
*May change slightly (will be finalized January 2024).
Questions or Comments?
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Located on 120 magnificent acres at the Oregon Coast, Twin Rocks Friends Camp & Conference Center sponsors Christian camps and retreats for people of all ages and provides rental accommodations for groups of up to 350.
Grow in relation to self and others;
grow in relationship with God through Jesus Christ.