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Support Staff

Support staff positions are a variety of positions available in order to best support our Family Group Leaders throughout the summer learn more below!

 

Support Staff Jobs

 

Senior Staff Family Group Leader (Counselor) 

Family Group Leaders make up the majority of our staff. They are paired up with a different Family Group Leadereach week and together they are in charge of facilitating weekly camp activities for their assigned group of 14 boy/girl campers. Family Group Leaders work with our Day Camp, Resident (over-night) Camp, Adventure Camp and Special Needs Camps. Family Group Leaders live in the cabins with their assigned campers. Age group assignments rotate weekly.counselor


Staff Assistants Family Group Leaders (SAFGL)

(Must be a high school graduate, starting first year of college and a minimum age of 17 years old)

SA Group

The SA FGL program is described as the backbone of our staff, because our SA FGL's are used in many capacities here at Tekoa. Staff Assistants are used flexibly throughout the camp, filling support staff positions as well as Family Group Leader positions along side Senior Staff members. Tekoa's SA FGL program is designed to allow recent high school graduates the opportunity to:

  • Share the light of Christ with children and youth in an outdoor Christian camp atmosphere.
  • Gain experience, leading all camp programs and activities for elementary and middle school, day and resident campers
  • Work alongside and learn from a community of highly trained senior staff.
  • explore and grow Christian faith.
  • engage in Christian fellowship with fellow Tekoa staff and volunteers.

View the SA FGL Job Description.

Leaders in Training

(Must be a rising high school senior and a minimum age of 16 years old)

western nc summer camp volunteers

The LIT program is fully experiential (hands-on). As many educators know, this is one of the best avenues for learning. The design of the LIT program is very intentional about leadership experience. Each aspect of the program is designed to meet the goals listed below. After serving as a LIT volunteer, many of our LITs continue on to become leaders with their home youth groups and children ministries. Because the LIT program is a 4-week volunteer opportunity, participants are able to log over 400 volunteer hours for college applications. The LIT program is also a great way to prepare for future summers on staff at Tekoa. It is not a requirement for our senior staff to be prior LITs however; it is a natural first stepping-stone for many of our senior staff.

Tekoa's LIT program is designed to provide rising high school seniors the opportunity to:

  • share the light of Christ with children and youth in an outdoor Christian camp atmosphere.
  • gain experience, leading games and activities for campers.
  • work alongside and learn from a community of highly trained senior staff.
  • explore and grow Christian faith.
  • provide support for campers and staff throughout the summer.
  • engage in Christian fellowship with fellow LITs and Tekoa staff.

LITs are asked to make a commitment to serve one of the 4-week sessions during the summer. 

View the LIT Job Description.