Interested in becoming a part of the amazing ministry that is Camp Squanto?

Summer Staff General Information

Applicant Requirements

  • A strong Christian leader who lives by the Scriptures and shows, by example, that Jesus Christ is Lord of his/her life.
  • A servant’s heart reflected in an attitude of willingness and cooperation.
  • A contagious love for Jesus as Savior and Lord.
  • A fun loving personality that will be a team player working toward the goal of making Christ a reality in people’s lives.
  • At least 18 years of age and a high school senior. Exceptions may be made for younger persons with proven maturity and available positions.

Distinguished Behavior

At Pilgrim Pines, we have certain standards and expectations for our team. Above all else, we desire to glorify God in everything we do. We anticipate all our staff will adhere to the highest moral and ethical standards. We expect the staff to be examples by their solid behavior and to conduct themselves in a Christ-like manner at all times. We look for staff who are committed to regular Christian fellowship, Bible Study, service, and the pursuit of vital relationships with other Christians. Our staff needs to be in good health and prepared for a physically and emotionally challenging summer. Pilgrim Pines full time staff are committed to seeing you grow in your walk with Christ. Throughout the summer we will pray, encourage, inspire, train, support and challenge you as you continue to grow in your spiritual life.

Hiring Process

We hope to have all staff positions (programs staff, food service, tech, counselors, lifeguards, maintenance)  filled by April 15. We will continue to accept applications until all positions are filled. Early applicants with completed files (application & three references returned to PP) will receive priority consideration. We receive many applications and don’t always have positions for all who apply.  An in-person interview or phone interview will be conducted with potential summer staff members if a decision is made to move forward with your application. Please follow up on any sent application. If forward movement, notification of hire will be given by phone/email. A contract will be sent upon the decision to hire and the decision to accept. All potential summer staff must complete the application process. This applies to former Summer Staffers as well.
New/returning staff – If using a former staff member as a reference, that person must be at least three years removed from being on staff.

Staff Reference Form (print out 3 copies)

background checks

A clean Background Check is required to be eligible for hire.  Permission to run a background check is collected as part of the application.  Please review the disclosure about the Fair Credit Reporting Act here.