There are a variety of ways to be involved in the ministry of Bonita Park. We have summer staff, retreat season staff, as well as part-time and full-time year-round staff positions. Check below for a more detailed description of the different staffing opportunities at Bonita Park.
As a Summer Staff employee or intern at Bonita Park, you will be trained to help children and teens overcome their fears, gain self-confidence, and create lasting memories while you grow as a servant. This occurs through daily work including: zip line, rock wall, rappelling, campfires, hikes, gym, challenge courses, Snack Shack, housekeeping, general grounds and maintenance, food service and even washing dishes. Through working in these areas you will gain a sense of teamwork, a servant’s heart, new skills and lifetime hobbies. You will work hard and play even harder at Bonita Park! In addition to wages, you are also provided free housing and great camp meals. When you come here, your basic needs are supplied - you don’t even need a vehicle on the grounds. Unlike other camps, your average work week is 40 hours. If you work more, overtime is paid. If your college or university offers an internship program Bonita Park is willing to work with your adviser to meet those requirements.
Summer staff typically work from mid May to mid August.
Retreat season staff is a brand new opportunity here at Bonita Park. Retreat season staff will learn and work in much the same capacity as Summer staff, but will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of camp ministry in a more intensive way than is possible during the summer.
Retreat season staff are hired for a single season of ministry and usually work from mid August to mid May and typically choose to apply for the following summer as well.