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Application Process

SWEAT Work Week (Optional)May 10-May 16
Lake Crew Orientation May 14 (report at 6pm) – May 16
Wrangler Certification May 14 (report at 1pm) - May 21
Pre-Orientation (Certification Classes) May 16-May 21
Returner Orientation May 21 (report at 6:30 pm)
Orientation May 22-May 30
Session 1 May 31- June 13
Session 2 & 3 June 13-June 27
Session 4 June 27- July 11
Session 5 July 11 – July 25
Session 6 & 7 July 25 – August 9

*Note: Summer staff dates are different than camper dates because staff arrive the day before a session begins. Also, Staff working 7th Session will check out Sunday, August 9th, at 7am, as reflected above.


You may apply for either partial or full-summer employment. Staff members must work a minimum of 4 weeks AND attend Staff Orientation in May. Exact session dates are listed above.

1. Sign up for an Interview

2. Fill out an online Summer Staff Application
Note: You are not required to complete your application prior to an on campus interview but you will be required to complete an application before a Skype interview.

3. Submit your references:
First year staff - 4 references through an electronic link on our website.
 

I. Professional - employer, supervisor, etc
II. Personal - coach, youth director, teacher, mentor, etc.

III. Family Member - immediate family member

References are sent automatically. After entering their email address in the reference section of the online application, they will receive an online form that they will fill out electronically and submit through their email link. Applicants are responsible for checking with references to make sure they received the link and are able to complete the form in a timely manner.

Returning Staff members must submit 2 references. One must be from a family member and one from the Professional or Personal category.


Camp War Eagle recruits on approximately 40 campuses each Fall and Spring. You will have the opportunity to meet some of our staff, learn more about Camp War Eagle and have a face to face interview. You may visit our Campus Page to find out when we will be on your campus.

If you don’t see your school, you can get started with the interview and application process by clicking here.


If you are a seeking employment at Camp War Eagle and need to submit a reference request, please log onto your Staff Dashboard and scroll down to the References Box to submit your references from there.

If you are trying to fill out a reference for an employee, please email  [email protected] and she can send you the automated link.


First year War Eagle staff members receive $200.00 per week.
Camp War Eagle recruits over 600 college-age students from many schools and universities across the country, as well as internationally, for our summer staff. Check out our Campus Page to see when we might be at your school.

There are many factors that go into our application and interview process, but there are a few main criteria:


1. Must Love Kids!

  • Able to develop fun, positive relationships with campers

  • Concern and proactive approach to camper safety (emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual)
 

  • Focus on kids and show them God through your life example




2. Must have energy!

Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control

 

3. Must be a positive, upbeat Christian role model!

  • Strong Christian faith and an active relationship with Jesus Christ
 
  • Good character, integrity, and adaptability

4. Must have a strong work ethic!

5. Must possess some sort of skill that helps our program!
Counselor staff must also have the ability to teach or assist in one or more of the 100 plus activities offered at Camp War Eagle.


After an interview with Camp War Eagle, complete your application and submit your references if you have not done so already.


If you wish to contact your recruiter, you may email or call them directly or send any questions you have to [email protected]



You will hear back from Camp War Eagle by the following dates:

Fall Recruiting: December 15th

Winter Recruiting: April 1st


Positions

Please check out our Positions Page  for a listing of all positions we offer as well as further description on what each job entails.

Training

This is for all Top Staff and will be held April 3rd - April 5th, 2020
This is for all Lake Crew members and will be held May 14, 2020 – May 16, 2020. Lake Crew Staff will then all attend Lifeguard training during Pre Orientation from May 16, 2020 to May 20, 2020.
This is for all Wranglers and will be held May 14, 2020 – May 21, 2020.

Pre-Orientation is an important part of staff training when specific area training, instruction and certification are provided to summer staff. Here are the class descriptions:

  • Ropes Training:
  • May 16, 2020 – May 21, 2020
    You will arrive on Saturday, May 16th at 1pm for this class. You will be certified on our ropes course and climbing wall at Camp War Eagle. The class includes belaying, initiative games, and high ropes course instruction. It is a challenge but a great one.
  • Lifeguarding:
    May 16, 2020 – May 21, 2020
    You will arrive on Saturday, May 16th at 1pm for this class. You will get a Red Cross Lifeguard Certification for this class at no charge to you. (This class normally would cost you around $250—so that is a pretty good deal!!!) This certification is good for 2 years and you can use this at any pool that accepts a Red Cross LG Certification. The skills required for this class are:
    • Swimming continuously 300 yards without stopping (Breast and Freestyle Strokes are the only allowed strokes)
    • Retrieving a 10 lb brick out of 9 feet of water and swimming on your back with it for 20 yards.
    • Treading water for 2 minutes using only your legs
    • Holding breath underwater for 10 seconds
    • Performing all skill tests/rescues and passing a written test for LG and CPR with 80% accuracy
  • Outdoor Skills:
    May 16, 2020 – May 21, 2020
    You will arrive on Saturday, May 16th at 1pm for this class. This class is so much fun and has a huge variety of things you will learn!!! They include:
    • Archery
    • Riflery
    • Mountain Biking
    • Skeet
    • Fishing

The only thing that would affect you not doing well in this class would be if you are afraid of guns. Otherwise, regardless of experience, you will do fine in this class.

  • Horses:
    May 14, 2020 – May 21, 2020
    Wranglers will arrive on Thursday, May 14th at 6 pm for this class. (Note: This several days earlier than all other certifications due to the instructors’ schedule).  We will certify you to work in our horse program.
  • Crafts:
    May 16, 2020 – May 21, 2020
    You will arrive on Saturday, May 16th at 1pm for this class. You will get certified in multiple Camp War Eagle crafts including: Pottery Wheel, Ceramics, Hand Molding, Jewelry Making, Candle Making, Wood burning, Tye Dye T-shirts, Beads, etc. If you like crafts, you will love this class!
  • Nature:
    May 16, 2020 – May 21, 2020
    You will arrive on Saturday, May 16th at 1pm for this class. You will be certified in all aspects of our Nature Program at Camp War Eagle. The Camp War Eagle Nature Program is a program that allows us to use God’s Creation in teaching kids about nature, ecology, conservation, camping, wilderness survival, and the outdoors. There is no prior experience needed for this class, but it would be good if you had a passion or interest in the outdoors and nature.

Summer staff members are required to attend our 8-day Staff Orientation held May 22, 2020 - May 30, 2020.

Travel

Summer Staff members are responsible for their transportation to and from Camp War Eagle. There are three main options for traveling to camp:

1. Drive yourself to camp

2. Carpool to camp with a fellow Summer Staff Member

3. Fly into the Northwest Arkansas Airport to then be transported to camp via shuttle bus (only available on limited days)


Camp War Eagle is located east of Rogers, Arkansas on the shores of Beaver Lake.  Major cities are also only a short drive away. Downtown Rogers, AR is only thirty minutes from camp, and Fayetteville, AR is about an hour drive. In these cities, you can find almost any entertainment, store, or restaurant for your time off from camp.  

View DIRECTIONS to Camp War Eagle, 14323 Camp War Eagle Road, Rogers, AR 72756


Miscellaneous

Each day is a different day at Camp War Eagle, but you can check out and look at what a day in the life of all our staff positions typically looks like at by watching our position videos on our Positions Page.

You can also see our typical daily camper schedule here.


You can receive internship credit in a number of areas throughout a Camp War Eagle summer. We have working relationships with several colleges and universities as an accredited intern program. Contact [email protected] to learn more.

Yes! We have a few different types of time off:


Between Sessions - Session responsibilities generally end on Saturday around 1 PM and begin on Sunday morning at 9:30 AM.
Days Off - Most staff members will receive a full day off at some point during the 2 week session.
Lunch Off - Cabin Counselor staff will have the opportunity to have lunch off every other day for around 2 hours (This excludes Sundays and Final Fridays)
Nights Off - Staff have a "Staff Time" from 10:00-12 midnight every other day on Monday - Thursday of a session.