So you want to work at Sonlight?
As we continue to celebrate all that Summer 2022 was, we eagerly are looking forward to Summer 2023! In gearing up for opening our staff applications this fall, we thought we’d share a few thoughts on what interested applicants should consider before applying:
- Lifestyle reflective of faith
First and foremost we are looking to hire young adults passionate about living out their faith alongside today’s youth. Regardless of what position you are applying for, all staff at Sonlight play an integral role in the lives of campers and are looked up to as role models in the faith. As we aim to hire staff from diverse faith backgrounds – we recognize that how one lives out their faith dutifully might look different than others. How you portray yourself through social media, posts containing suggestive or inappropriate content (ex. immodesty, glorifying drinking/drugs, partying, etc) will be heavily taken into consideration when reviewing your application.
Often we have plenty of previous campers interested in being on staff. We love that your experiences over the years have ignited in you the desire to return and be a part of the magic for other campers, but want to reiterate that being on staff is very different than being a camper. Well it is probably the best summer job you will ever have, it is at the end of the day a job in which you have been hired to perform. Your unique contributions to our community will be of greatest value when shown in the scope in which you were hired for. Please thoroughly read the job description of the role(s) in which you are interested in applying for, in addition to our Statement of Faith before submitting an application. The Leadership team is committed to ensuring that each staff is a great fit to live out and uphold the Sonlight core values; There are many wonderful camps, we recognize that Sonlight is not the best fit for every applicant.
- Youth Experience
While we don’t expect you to have worked previously at a summer camp, we do want to know that you have had interactions working with youth in some capacity. Whether this be in a ministry, educational, or recreational setting – we greatly value these learning experiences and how they will aid your contributions to our community here.
We look forward to receiving your application to be a part of the 2023 Summer Staff; please do not hesitate to reach out to Claire, Program Director, ([email protected]) or Mary, Interim Director, ([email protected]) with any questions you have.