Pilgrim Pines Southern California

Volunteer-led camps create ministry opportunities for loads of people, this is our way of sweetly saying, “We need you.”

  • Are you a parent who wonders what it’s really like at camp after hearing stories from your child? We need you.
  • Are you a church member or pastor who ‘used to’ love camp but haven’t been in years? We need you.
  • Are you a former Pilgrim Pines summer staff member but can’t give up five weeks to go to camp? How about giving one week to voluntarily make the lives of campers better?
  • Do you have great memories of Pilgrim Pines as a camper? Is this your year to pay back? We can help.
  • Maybe you grew up in another region and staffed, led, or attended other camps? We need you.

This model of camping ministry depends on volunteer directors, game leaders, counselors, musicians, craft people, and nurses. Believe this, your life will be blessed when you give it away to Pilgrim Pines Summer Camp. We’ll connect you, train you, resource you, and appreciate you! What do you need to do? Show up!

Pilgrim Pines Summer Camp Positions which may need to be filled include:

Cabin Counselors: Are the heart of summer camp! You can request to work with any of the age or ability groups at camp, and you will share leadership of a cabin with another counselor.

Mini Camp Director: Program leader for campers entering 1st-3rd grades.

Junior Camp Director: Program leader for campers entering 4th-6th grades.

Junior High Camp Director: Program leader for campers entering 7th-8th grades.

Senior High Camp Director: Program leader for campers entering 9th-12th grades and 2017 graduates.

Seedling Camp Director: Program leader for children ages 10-17 with special needs and disabilities. [Week 3 dates]

PineCone Camp Director: Program leader for youth ages 18-25 with special needs and disabilities. [Week 2 dates]

Note: All program directors will have recommended resources from our ecumenical outdoor ministries curriculum, and the directors will work together with the Outdoor Ministries Team to plan the program which will be used each week of camp.

Music/Campfire Director: Will lead music at Vespers, Morning Sing, special activities, and Campfire circles, ability to build a campfire, a knowledge of camp songs and play a guitar is preferred.

Pastors at Camp: Will support the program of each of the age and ability groups, lead Morning Sing, help with Vespers planning and leadership, and provide pastoral care and support.

Naturalist/Outdoor Activities Director: Will lead outdoor activities for each of the age and ability groups, including hikes, nature activities, and field games, and partner with certified leaders for archery and the high/low ropes courses.

Craft Director: Will plan and supervise the Craft Lodge projects and activities.

Camp Nurse: We are seeking an RN or LVN to offer basic first aid care, contacting on-call doctor or emergency personnel if needed, and supervision of all medication distribution.

Counselor-In-Training: These positions are open to volunteers ages 16-17 who have completed our week-long CIT program or who have previous counseling experience. Volunteers will be pairs with one or two counselors.

Interested persons can apply for one or more weeks for any of these positions.

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