We have 5 criteria we use to identify those we believe would be THE BEST counselors for our campers.
- Staff members who are positive, upbeat, wholesome, Christian role models
- Staff members who love kids unconditionally
- Staff members who desire to develop the heart of a servant and who are committed to hard work
- Staff members who possess a certain skill or who are willing to learn a new skill
- Staff members who are willing to have fun!!!
- Directly responsible for 10-13 campers in a cabin, as well as other supervisory responsibilities for campers throughout the day
- Teaching in one or several areas of the Camp War Eagle program
- Coaching a team in sports competition every day
- Supervising an area of camp during Mish Mash (campers’ free time), as well as spending time with campers when not on duty
- Supervising activities during Special Events in the evening program, as well as participating in the Special Event activities with campers
- Leading a nightly cabin devotional provided by Camp War Eagle
- Spiritual Growth—There are several opportunities for personal spiritual growth and worship, including Time-Out (Camp War Eagle’s staff-only worship) and multiple opportunities for staff Bible studies
- Living arrangements—Counselors will reside in a cabin with 10-13 campers and one or two co-counselors
- Time off—Counselors have one day off during two-week sessions, which begins at lunch time and concludes at noon the following day. Counselors will also have a day off in between the change-over of each session, which begins at approximately 1:00 pm and concludes at 10:00 am the next day. Counselors will also have every other lunch period and every other evening (after 10:30 pm or cabin devotionals) off. During lunch and evenings off, counselors reside at camp. Lunch off and evening off differ on the weekends.
- Orientation—All staff are paid for this fun, exciting, information-packed, eight-day period during which everyone is oriented to Camp War Eagle in their specific roles and responsibilities. Counselors will be a part of an orientation group and will also participate in additional staff certification programs.
- SWAT—All may spend up to two weeks as a member of the Camp War Eagle SWAT team (Servants Working All Together). This experience strives to provide an opportunity to develop a more servant-hearted attitude as you work with fellow counselors in camp support activities, an opportunity for personal and spiritual growth through an in-depth Biblical study of servanthood, and an opportunity to charge or recharge your mental, emotional, and spiritual batteries to enable you to better serve your campers during other sessions. Final determination as to placement on the SWAT team is at the sole discretion of the Camp War Eagle staff.
- Day Camp—All Counselors may spend up to two weeks as a member of the Camp War Eagle Day Camp Team. Camp War Eagle ministers to kids in Northwest Arkansas at day camps in Rogers, Springdale, and surrounding cities in Arkansas. Day Camp staff still reside at the residential camp campus in Day Camp cabins, but will spend the majority of the day conducting the “Amazing Camp War Eagle Experience” to campers in town. Final determination as to the placement on the Day Camp team is at the sole discretion of the Camp War Eagle staff.